HRD Monthly Science Meeting of April 2018

April’s science meeting consisted of five presentations: Andrew Kren - Impact of Global Hawk dropsonde data assimilated in the NCEP GFS model during SHOUT: Hurricanes Matthew and Nicole in 2016 Hui Christophersen - Impact of Global Hawk Dropsondes on Tropical Cyclone Analyses and Forecasts Sim Aberson -  1-km HEDAS analysis of Hurricane Patricia just after peak …

HRD Researchers receive 2018 Aviation Week Laureate Award

The Raytheon/NOAA Coyote UAV team, including HRD researchers Dr. Joe Cione, Kelly Ryan, Dr. Altug Aksoy, Brittany Dahl and Dr. Jun Zhang, received the 2018 AviationWeek Laureate Award in the Defense category for Dual Use.  AviationWeek's Laureate Awards  recognize the extraordinary achievements of individuals and teams in aviation, aerospace, and defense. Their accomplishments embody the spirit of …

HRD researchers at 72nd Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference/Tropical Cyclone Research Forum, Miami, FL – 13-15 March 2018

HRD and AOML scientists participated in the 72nd Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference/Tropical Cyclone Operations and Research Forum. HRD  and AOML scientists presented or were coauthors on 8 of the 39 presentations. Jason Sippel chaired the two Joint Hurricane Testbed (JHT) sessions, Sundararaman Gopalakrishnan chaired a panel discussion on “Recent and Planned Improvements in Modeling Capability”, and …

NOAA Hurricane Research overview for WMO Region IV Training Workshop, NHC – 26 February 2018

To demonstrate how tropical cyclone research is used to improve forecast guidance HRD researchers Drs. Frank Marks, Robert Rogers, and Jason Sippel presented summaries of “NOAA’s Hurricane Research”, “Aircraft Observations of Tropical Cyclones”, and  "Tropical Cyclone Modeling and Data Assimilation"  to the World Meteorological Organization Regional Association IV Training Workshop held in the National Hurricane …

HRD Debrief for missions into Hurricanes Irma, Jose, and Maria – Part 1 – 4 October 2017

HRD researchers discussed the results from the 8 P-3 and 8 G-IV missions into Hurricane Irma (3-8 September 2017). The agenda for the discussion was: Missions Overview (Reasor) Science Discussions 20170903H1 TDR (Jon Zawislak) 20170904H1 TDR (Rob Rogers) 20170904H2 TDR (Jon Zawislak) 20170905H1 TDR (Rob Rogers) 20170905H2 TDR (Jon Zawislak) 20170908H1 TDR (Jon Zawislak) 20170908H2 …

The unmanned aerial system, Coyote gathers data in Hurricane Maria

On September 22-23, scientists with AOML's Hurricane Research Division collected unique data from six Coyote UAS (unmanned aircraft system) launched from NOAA’s P3 Hurricane Hunter aircraft into Hurricane Maria. The Coyote UAS gathered atmospheric, temperature, pressure, and moisture data in Maria’s eye and eyewall at altitudes as low as 300 feet above the ocean surface. The …

Two NOAA flights are scheduled to collect data in Hurricane Maria this afternoon

The P3 and the G-IV jet are set to fly this afternoon and gather data in Maria. First up this afternoon is the P3 with a take off time of 1:00 PM ET (1700 UTC). The P3 will fly inside Hurricane Maria and gather data that will tell us how the storm is developing. Below …

Hurricane Field Program Update – Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, 11 AM ET

OPERATIONS Sunday, 24, Sept. 2017 NOAA42: The P3 was tasked by EMC to fly a Tail Doppler Radar mission into Hurricane Maria. Take off was around 1:00 AM ET (0500 UTC) from Lakeland Linder Regional Airport. No HRD scientists were on this flight. NOAA42: The P3 is tasked to fly an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) …

NOAA’s hurricane hunter NOAA42 aircraft gears up to fly inside Hurricane Maria

The P3 is fueling up and getting ready to fly into Hurricane Maria. We continue to test the unmanned aerial system called the Coyote as well as the Doppler Wind Lidar instrument. These instruments are in the testing phase and could provide us with new measurements inside the hurricane. The P3 will take off at 1 …

Hurricane Field Program Update – Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, 11 AM ET

OPERATIONS Saturday, 23, Sept. 2017 NOAA42: The P3 is tasked to fly an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Coyote/Doppler Wind Lidar (DWL) research mission into Hurricane Maria. Take off is scheduled for 1:00 PM ET (1700 UTC) from Lakeland, FL. Four HRD scientists will be on this flight. G-IV: No flights are scheduled. Sunday, 24, Sept. …