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 […]

Rate this:

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, […]

Rate this:

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 […]

Rate this:

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 […]

Rate this:

10th Anniversary of Hurricane Wilma

In the early morning hours of October 24, 2005, Hurricane Wilma came ashore on Florida’s Gulf coast.  The storm had set records and then ravaged the Yucatan Peninsula prior to this final landfall, but it still had plenty of power left to inflict great damage on southern Florida. The 2005 hurricane season was already one […]

Rate this:

10th Anniversary of Hurricane Rita

Early on the morning of September 24, 2005, Major Hurricane Rita came ashore near the Texas/Louisiana border.  In the midst of the very active 2005 hurricane season, Rita caused considerable panic as it approached the coast, with scenes of destruction from Hurricane Katrina still playing on TV news programs.  It left behind a swath of […]

Rate this:

10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

Early on the morning of August 29th, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Louisiana delta region and the Mississippi coast.  The storm surge brought enormous damage to the Gulf Coast and, when the levees around New Orleans failed, a great number of fatalities.  Coming amidst the very busy 2005 hurricane season, Katrina brought death […]

Rate this:

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 […]

Rate this:

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. […]

Rate this:

HRD researchers at 69th Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference/Tropical Cyclone Research Forum, Jacksonville, FL – 2-6 March 2015

HRD and AOML scientists participated in the 69th Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference/Tropical Cyclone Research Forum. HRD scientists presented or were coauthors on 5 of the 51 presentations and 2 of the 10 posters. Shirley Murillo and Eric Uhlhorn co-chaired two sessions and Frank Marks participated in a panel discussion on the “Tropical Cyclone Research Plan Mid-Course […]

Rate this: