EOL Seminar: Dropsondes in Hurricanes (1949 to the present)

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 15:30 to 16:30
FL2-1022 Large Auditorium
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Holger Voemel
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Dropsondes in Hurricanes (1949 to the present)

Sim D. Aberson


The history of the use of dropsondes in hurricanes will be presented with special emphasis on the achievements since the development and implementation of the NCAR GPS dropwindsonde 20 years ago. The GPS dropwindsonde revolutionized the science of hurricanes. Though originally developed as part of a program to improve numerical forecasts, it spurred development of targeting and data assimilation techniques to optimize data gathering. Most importantly, the instrument provided the first detailed look at the kinematics and dynamics of tropical cyclones, especially in the eyewalls and near the most intense systems. Current research using dropwindsonde data in tropical cyclones will be presented, along with hopes for future measurements.

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Seminar will be webcast at: http://www.fin.ucar.edu/it/mms/fl-live.htm

Tuesday, 01 November 2016, 3:30 PM

Refreshments 3:15 PM

NCAR-Foothills Laboratory 3450 Mitchell Lane

Bldg 2 Large Auditorium (Rm1022)


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