Tag Archives: Unmanned Aerial Systems

Paper on forecast improvements due to dropsonde data from the Global Hawk aircraft released online in 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 … Continue reading

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HRD & AOML researchers at 97th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA – 23-27 January 2017

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, … Continue reading

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HRD researchers provide overview of NOAA hurricane research at Indian Meteorological Society TROPMET 2016, Bhubaneswar, India – 18-20 December 2016

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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HRD Seminar – Kelly Ryan, CIMAS and AOML/HRD, Tucson, AZ – 28 October 2016

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

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HRD Debrief for missions into Hurricane Matthew – 20 October 2016

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

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Joe Cione and Frank Marks talk to Scientific American about flying through hurricanes and the data they collect

Read about it at https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/hurricane-matthew-monitors-fly-into-the-belly-of-the-beast/.

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 11AM Eastern

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 … Continue reading

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Joe Cione talks to Quartz about the Coyote

Read the article at http://qz.com/803994/a-lightweight-drone-is-investigating-hurricane-matthew-by-flying-into-the-eye-of-the-storm/.

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS Saturday, 8 Oct. 2016 G-IV: No flights scheduled. NOAA43: Flew a Tail Doppler Radar mission into Matthew. They took off around 0600 UTC (2:00AM) from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. Three HRD scientists were on this flight. NOAA43: Is scheduled fly a Tail … Continue reading

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