Summary: The warm ocean provides the energy for tropical cyclones to form and intensify. Knowing what is happening in the air immediately above this warm ocean (called the boundary layer) tells us how that energy gets into the air. So, it is important to know what is happening there to accurately predict how strong a … Continue reading Paper on the new Doppler Wind Lidar on the NOAA Hurricane Hunters published in Remote Sensing
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. … Continue reading HRD & AOML researchers at American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA – 12-16 December 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 … Continue reading HRD/NHC CHART Seminar – Lisa Bucci, CIMAS & AOML/HRD – 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 … Continue reading HRD observation team monthly meeting – 19 May 2016
The slides from HRD Director Frank Marks’ presentation to the World Meteorological Organization Regional Association IV Training Workshop held in the National Hurricane Center media room are available on the anonymous ftp site: ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/pub/hrd/blog/seminars/2016/HRD_Presentation-2016.pptx
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 … Continue reading 2015 Hurricane Field Program wrap-up
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
Listen to the story at http://wdtn.com/2015/10/28/aircraft-with-miami-valley-ties-aides-hurricane-forecasts/.
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 … Continue reading Radar animation of NOAA flights into Danny and Erika
The article can be found at http://www.news-journalonline.com/article/20150912/NEWS/150919818?Title=Busy-hurricane-season-highlights-forecast-challenges.