HRD & AOML researchers at American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA – 12-16 December 2016

AOML & HRD researchers presented 4 presentations and 2 posters at the 2016 AGU Fall Meeting. Presentations: Robert Atlas, Application of Observing System Simulation Experiments to determining requirements for space-based missions Hua Chen, S. Gopalakrishnan, and J. A. Zhang, The Role of Shallow Convection and Deep convection in the Intensity Changes of Hurricanes Evan A. …

HRD/NHC CHART Seminar – Lisa Bucci, CIMAS & AOML/HRD – 19 May 2016

Lisa Bucci presented a seminar on “Impacts of an Airborne Doppler Wind Lidar on Tropical Cyclone Analysis Forecasts.” that is available on the NHC science presentation web site. Abstract The initial structure of Tropical Cyclones (TCs) in models remains a limiting factor for TC forecasts. Instruments flown on NOAA's P3 Orion Hurricane Hunter Aircraft provide …

HRD observation team monthly meeting – 19 May 2016

The purpose of the observation team meetings is to bring together the people who use observations in their research on a regular basis to discuss issues they’re having, provide updates on observations they’re analyzing or collecting, and any other information that may be of interest to the broader group.  These meetings are also an excellent …

2015 Hurricane Field Program wrap-up

Although the 2015 hurricane season ending on Nov. 30th was by most measures a 'quiet' one, NOAA's annual Hurricane Field Program, led by AOML's Hurricane Research Division entailed plenty of activity and produced several milestones.  HRD scientists participated in 30 research, reconnaissance and surveillance flights, either on-board the NOAA aircraft or remotely from the ground.  In …

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of November 2015

November’s science meeting consisted of 3 presentations: Lisa Bucci – Initial Assessment of the P3 Doppler Wind Lidar Impacts Javier Delgado – Quasi-basin-scale, 3-km HWRF-B Simulations Sim Aberson – An Extremely Extreme Event in Hurricane Patricia All the presentations are available on the anonymous ftp site at: ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/pub/blog/meetings/2015/science/HRD_SciMeet_20151112.zip

Radar animation of NOAA flights into Danny and Erika

This year, real-time radar imagery from the P3's lower-fuselage radars were transmitted to the ground in real time for the first time, so that forecasters at the National Hurricane Center could see the structure of the storms far away from land.  ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/pub/blog/meetings/2015/HFP/LF_radar_earthrel/20150821Iz_ea_ref.mp4 is an animation of all the P3 flights into Hurricane Danny and Tropical …

HRD Debrief for missions into Hurricane Danny and Tropical Storm Erika – 4 September 2015

HRD researchers discussed the results from the 10 P-3, 3 G-IV, and 2 Global-Hawk missions into Hurricane Danny and Tropical Storm Erika. The agenda for the discussion was: Overview of missions (Rogers) Accomplishments Science objectives and opportunities Hurricane Danny (5 P-3 and 2 G-IV mission) TC in shear (Reasor) Tropical Storm Erika (5 P-3, 1 …