HRD Debrief for missions into Hurricane Barry – 9 August 2019

HRD researchers discussed the results from the 5 P-3 missions into Hurricane Barry, AL02 (10-12 July 2019). The agenda for the discussion was: Agenda: Missions Overview (Jon Zawislak) Deployment Overview (Jon Zawislak) 190710H1 (Rob Rogers) 190711H1 (Frank Marks) 190711H2 (Rob Rogers) 190712H1 (Frank Marks) 190712H2 (Rob Rogers) EMC (Henry Winterbottom) Slides from all presentations are … Continue reading HRD Debrief for missions into Hurricane Barry – 9 August 2019

Paper on how tropical cyclones in shear intensify released online in Geophysical Review Letters

Summary: Tropical cyclones (TCs) are made up of thunderstorms (what we call convection), and these storms have strong winds moving up and down (what we call up- and downdrafts). Dry air enhances evaporative cooling (the same process that cools people when they sweat) from convective downdrafts, reducing the temperature and humidity in low levels; this … Continue reading Paper on how tropical cyclones in shear intensify released online in Geophysical Review Letters

Paper on how downdrafts in hurricanes affect intensity released online in Monthly Weather Review

Summary: This study looks at differences between tropical cyclones that strengthen and those that do not using data collected by dropsondes, small instruments released from hurricane hunter aircraft that measure wind, temperature, and moisture as they fall to the surface. Important Conclusions: 1. The fuel that supports tropical cyclones is the heat and moisture from … Continue reading Paper on how downdrafts in hurricanes affect intensity released online in Monthly Weather Review

HRD Seminar – George “Trey” Alvey, CIMAS/HRD – 16 July 2019

Trey presented a seminar titled “How do sheared tropical cyclones evolve towards symmetry before rapid intensification?" ABSTRACT: In seemingly similar environments, some moderately sheared tropical storms undergo rapid intensification (RI) evolving towards more symmetrical precipitation structures but others do not. What role do the vortex tilt, humidification, and precipitation symmetry play in helping distinguish those … Continue reading HRD Seminar – George “Trey” Alvey, CIMAS/HRD – 16 July 2019

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of May 2019

May’s science meeting consisted of seven presentations: Kelly Ryan: Projects featuring collaboration and consultation on OSEs, OSSEs, data visualization, and machine learning William Ramstrom: Nest Development for FV3 Michael Fischer: Potential mechanisms for two secondary eyewall formation events in Hurricane Irma (2017) Kelly Nunez (PSU): PV budget analysis of high resolution simulations to understand the … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of May 2019

2019 Hurricane Field Program Plan now available

One of the key aspects of NOAA’s Mission is, “To understand and predict changes in the climate, weather, oceans, and coasts...” with a long-term goal of achieving a, “Weather-ready Nation,” in which society is able to prepare for, and respond to, weather-related events. This objective specifies the need to improve the understanding and prediction of … Continue reading 2019 Hurricane Field Program Plan now available

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of April 2019

April’s science meeting consisted of four presentations: Sim Aberson - A Preliminary Look at High-resolution HEDAS analyses of Pre-Sergio (2018) Xuejin Zhang - Development of Moving Nest in FV3GFS Ghassan Alaka - HWRF Verification: Overall Progress & 2018 Highlights Lisa Bucci - Exploring TC Predictability in an OSSE framework Three of the four presentations are … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of April 2019