20th anniversary of the first operational synoptic surveillance mission with the NOAA G-IV

  On 14 July, 1997, Tropical Storm Claudette was moving northeastward offshore the east coast of the US.  Eager to test the new Gulfstream-IV (G-IV) jet aircraft and the new Global Positioning System dropwindsonde, the National Hurricane Center tasked the first-ever operational synoptic surveillance mission geared toward improving track forecasts. Initial condition differences in the […]

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HRD Monthly Science Meeting of June 2017

June’s science meeting consisted of 7 presentations: Brad Klotz – “Guidance on Observational Undersampling over the Tropical Cyclone Lifecycle” Pete Black – “Coordinating the the Global Hawk (NASA, NOAA, EPOCH) with the HRD AIPEX module (HFP)” Jon Zawislak and Heather Holbach – “Data Display, Archival, and Legacy (DDAL)” Leon Nguyen – “Science Motivation for Analysis […]

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HRD Seminar – Kelly Ryan, CIMAS and AOML/HRD – 27 April 2017

Kelly Ryan presented a seminar titled  “Using OSSEs to Improve NOAA G-IV Synoptic Surveillance Targeting for Tropical Cyclones”. Abstract: Aircraft reconnaissance missions remain the only means of collecting direct measurements of marine atmospheric conditions affecting tropical cyclone formation and evolution. The National Hurricane Center tasks the NOAA G-IV aircraft to sample environmental conditions that may impact […]

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NOAA Hurricane Research overview for WMO Region IV Training Workshop, NHC – 27 February 2017

HRD researchers Frank Marks and Robert Rogers presented summaries of “NOAA’s Hurricane Research” and “Aircraft Observations of Tropical Cyclones” and how they are used in tropical cyclone research to the World Meteorological Organization Regional Association IV Training Workshop held in the National Hurricane Center media room. Copies of the two presentations are available on the […]

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HRD & AOML researchers at 97th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA – 23-27 January 2017

Abstracts and recordings of  the 25 presentations and 6 posters AOML & HRD researchers presented (or were co-authors) at the 97th AMS Annual Meeting are available online from the AMS website: Presentations: Bachir Annane,  B. D. McNoldy, S. M. Leidner, R. N. Hoffman, R. Atlas, and S. J. Majumdar, Impact of Simulated CYGNSS Ocean Surface Winds […]

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HRD Seminar – Dr. Sim Aberson, AOML/HRD – 5 December 2016

Dr. Aberson presented a seminar titled  “Dropsondes in Hurricanes (1949 to the present)” Abstract: The history of the use of dropsondes in hurricanes will be presented with special emphasis on the achievements since the development and implementation of the NCAR GPS dropwindsonde 20 years ago.  The GPS dropwindsonde revolutionized the science of hurricanes.  Though originally developed […]

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HRD Debrief for missions into Hurricane Matthew – 20 October 2016

HRD researchers discussed the results from the 9 P-3, 9 G-IV, and 3 Global Hawk missions into Hurricane Matthew (30 September to 8 October 2016). The agenda for the discussion was: Slides from the debrief are available at: ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/pub/hrd/blog/meetings/2016/HFP/MatthewDebrief_10202016.pptx

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS Saturday, 8 Oct. 2016 G-IV: No flights scheduled. NOAA43: Flew a Tail Doppler Radar mission into Matthew. They took off around 0600 UTC (2:00AM) from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. Three HRD scientists were on this flight. NOAA43: Is scheduled fly a Tail Doppler Radar mission into Matthew. Take off is scheduled for 1800 UTC (2:00PM Eastern) to […]

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The G-IV is up in air on its way to collect data around Matthew

NOAA’s G-IV jet took off at 1:30AM (0530 UTC) from MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL. It will fly an eight hour mission gathering data in the environment that surrounds Hurricane Matthew. The data collected from this and all other flights helps us understand how Matthew interacts with the environment. Below is the proposed track. […]

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The G-IV jet will fly around Matthew

NOAA’s G-IV jet is up and ready to fly around Hurricane Matthew. The jet will take off at 1:30 PM Eastern (1730 UTC) from MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL. Below is the proposed flight track today’s flight. The aircraft will collect data ahead of Matthew’s projected path and in the Gulf of Mexico. […]

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