Hurricane Field Program Update – Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS Friday, 18 Aug. 2017 G-IV: No flights are scheduled. NOAA42: N42RF will ferry to St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands in preparation for NHC-tasked reconnaissance missions. No HRD scientists will be on the flight. NASA EPOCH-NOAA UAS Global Hawk:  The Global Hawk is scheduled to perform a 3-hr range test flight. Take off is scheduled for […]

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HRD Debrief for missions into Hurricane Franklin – 15 August 2017

HRD researchers discussed the results from the two P-3 and one Global Hawk mission into Hurricane Franklin (8-9 August 2017). The agenda for the discussion was: Mission Overview (Reasor) Science Discussions 20170808H1 (Zawislak) 20170809H1 (Rogers) EMC input (Sippel) Additional field program issues Slides from the debrief are available at: ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/pub/hrd/blog/meetings/2017/HFP/franklin17_debrief_main.pptx  

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HRD Monthly Science Meeting of August 2017

August’s science meeting consisted of 5 presentations: Jason Sippel: “Examining impact of recon in operational HWRF” Steve Diaz: “Demonstration of solver-independent regridding operation for a moving hurricane nest” Joe Cione: “Infrared Sea Surface Temperature Measurements from Hurricane Edouard (2014) using GPS dropsondes” John Kaplan: “Hurricane Franklin (2017): A Preliminary Look from a Global Hawk-P3 Perspective” […]

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS Wednesday, 9 Aug. 2017 G-IV: No flights are scheduled. NOAA42: Is flying a Tail Doppler Radar mission into Tropical Storm Franklin. Take off was around 0800 UTC (4:00AM Eastern) from Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, Lakeland, FL. Three HRD scientists are on this flight. Global Hawk:  Is currently flying over Tropical Storm Franklin and scheduled to land […]

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The Global Hawk sets up for its first flight of the 2017 hurricane season

As part of NASA’s East Pacific Origins and Characteristics of Hurricanes (EPOCH) field campaign, the Global Hawk is scheduled to fly tonight for a 22-h mission over Tropical Storm Franklin. The Global Hawk will take off at 7PM Pacific (10PM Eastern) from NASA’s Armstrong Research Flight Facility, in Edwards, CA. Here is the proposed flight track […]

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS Tuesday, 8 Aug. 2017 G-IV:  No flights are scheduled. NOAA42: Is scheduled fly a Tail Doppler Radar mission into Tropical Storm Franklin. Take off is scheduled for 2200 UTC (6:00PM Eastern) to and from Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, Lakeland, FL. Three HRD scientists will be on this flight. Global Hawk: Is scheduled to fly a mission over […]

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HRD Scientists brief NOAA Aircraft Operations Center personnel on IFEX 2017, Lakeland, FL – 19 July 2017

Intensity Forecast Experiment (IFEX) Program Director Paul Reasor and HRD Director Frank Marks briefed the Aircraft Operations Center (AOC) personnel at their brand new facility at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport on IFEX plans for 2017 and Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project progress, respectively. The two presentations are available in a .zip archive on the anonymous ftp […]

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HRD Director, Frank Marks presents at NOAA’s 2017 Hurricane Season Awareness Webinar Series, 4 May 2017

The presentation was the first in a series of three webinars presented by NOAA’s Southeast and Caribbean Regional Collaboration Team (SECART) in advance of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season by NOAA specialists from the National Hurricane Center (NHC), the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML), the Weather Prediction Center (WPC), the Southeast River Forecast Center […]

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Paper on forecast improvements due to dropsonde data from the Global Hawk aircraft published in Monthly Weather Review

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 […]

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NOAA Hurricane Research overview for WMO Region IV Training Workshop, NHC – 27 February 2017

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 […]

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