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Webinar: Advancing the Understanding and Prediction of Tropical Cyclones Using NOAA Aircraft Observations
Thursday, 26 May 2022, 2:30
Thursday, May 26, 2022. 2:30 PM. Webinar: Advancing the Understanding and Prediction of Tropical Cyclones Using NOAA Aircraft Observations. Rob Rogers, Hurricane Research Division at NOAA. Sponsored by NOAA/OAR/Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory. More information here. Register here.
Abstract: The primary goal of NOAA/OAR/AOML's Hurricane Research Division (HRD) is to improve the understanding and prediction of tropical cyclones (TCs). While this improvement can be accomplished from a variety of approaches, a unique capability of HRD is the routine collection and analysis of airborne observations within the tropical cyclone inner-core and its atmospheric and oceanic environments. This data collection and analysis has formed the core of HRD's mission for many decades. This talk will provide a summary of the recent (past 15 years) accomplishments of HRD's annual Field Campaign, including a discussion of advances in NOAA's airborne observing technologies and how these observations have been used to better characterize, understand, and predict physical processes important for TC intensity change. Finally, a look toward the future will be provided, including a discussion of new foci meant to broaden HRD's goals to include a more comprehensive improvement of forecasting TC hazards.