HRD researchers contribute to new textbook on recent advances in tropical cyclone research

The book, co-edited by HRD scientist Sundararaman Gopalakrishnan, is based on a series of lectures by scientists from the US, India and Australia, at a workshop held in Bhubaneswar, India on 9-14 July 2012. It provides information on recent advances in tropical cyclone (hurricane and typhoon) observations, data assimilation (the process of getting these observations …

Paper on a new way to run forecast models with multiple hurricanes at the same time published in Weather and Forecasting

Summary: HWRF is NOAA's primary model for tropical cyclone (tropical depressions, tropical storms, and hurricanes) forecast. The distance between places where forecasts are made in the model (the grid resolution) must be small to make accurate forecasts. However, the amount of computer power needed increases as these points get closer together. To save computer power, …

AOML and HRD researchers at 32nd AMS Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, San Juan, Puerto Rico – 10-14 April 2016

Twenty-three AOML and HRD scientists participated in the recent 32nd AMS Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology in San Juan, PR, as authors or co-authors on 36 presentations and 11 posters. Roughly 650 presentations (452 oral presentations in 70 sessions and 196 posters in 2 session) were submitted to the conference. Of the 440 TC-related presentations …

HRD & AOML researchers at 96th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA – 11-14 January 2016

Abstracts and recordings of  the 19 presentations and 5 posters AOML & HRD researchers presented (or were co-authors) at the 96th AMS Annual Meeting are available online from the AMS website: Presentations: A First Look at the Impact of Coyote UAS Observations from Hurricane Edouard (2014) on Tropical Cyclone Data Assimilation and Prediction – Altug …

Paper on improvements to the Hurricane Weather Research and Forecast Model published in Weather and Forecasting

Summary: This paper describes improvements that were made to the Hurricane Weather Research and Forecasting model (HWRF). The key change for the 2012 version was a large increase in the number of points used to define a hurricane in the model. HWRF thus became the first model used by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) that …

HRD & AOML researchers at 95th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ – 4-8 January 2015

Abstracts and recordings of  the 13 presentations and 4 posters AOML & HRD researchers presented (or were co-authors) at the 95th AMS Annual Meeting are available online from the AMS website: Presentations: Improving the Performance of the Basin Scale HWRF System - Javier Delgado, University of Miami/CIMAS and NOAA/AOML/HRD, Miami, FL; and T. Quirino, X. …