Starting in 2010, the National Aeronautic and Space Administration and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have used the Global Hawk, an unmanned aircraft that can fly at 65,000 feet for 24 hours at a time, to make observations in tropical cyclones. The Global Hawk can release dropsondes that measure temperature, humidity, pressure, and wind […]
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 […]
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 […]
HRD researchers Drs. Frank Marks and Sundaraman Gopalakrishnan attended TROPMET 2016 Climate Change and Coastal Vulnerability organized by the Indian Meteorological Society (IMS) held at Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha to present an overview of NOAA’s hurricane research under the Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project (HFIP). Copies of the slides from Drs. Marks’s and Gopalakrishnan’s […]
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. […]
Kelly Ryan presented a seminar titled “OSSE Evaluation of the Impact of Aircraft Observations on Hurricane Analyses and Forecasts” at the University of Arizona. A copy of the presentation is available on the anonymous ftp site: ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/pub/hrd/blog/seminars/2017/Ryan_UA_seminar_Oct2016.pdf
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
Read about it at https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/hurricane-matthew-monitors-fly-into-the-belly-of-the-beast/.
OPERATIONS Sunday, 9 Oct. 2016 G-IV: No flights scheduled. NOAA43: Was scheduled to fly Tail Doppler Radar missions into Matthew with take off times of 0600 UTC (2:00AM) and 1800 UTC (2:00PM). These flights are cancelled. Global Hawk: Is scheduled to land at NASA’s Armstrong Research Flight Facility, Edwards, CA around 0300 UTC (11:00PM Eastern). Monday, 10 Oct. 2016 G-IV: No […]
Read the article at http://qz.com/803994/a-lightweight-drone-is-investigating-hurricane-matthew-by-flying-into-the-eye-of-the-storm/.