RUCOOL Hurricane Science Team
A Growing Need for Hurricane Science
- U.S. hurricane damages since 1980 are approaching One Trillion Dollars, more than all other weather and climate disasters combined.
- U.S. hurricane related deaths since 1980 exceed 6,500 people, more than any other category of weather or climate disaster.
- U.S. states and territories impacted by North Atlantic hurricanes represent nearly half the U.S. population (U.S. Census Bureau).
- Hurricanes have become more severe over the last 40 years.
- The baseline sea level for hurricane storm surge is rising.
Improving hurricane forecasts is a broad collaborative effort that crosses government agencies, industry sectors, and academic fields. Our focus at RUCOOL is on improved understanding of the rapid co-evolution of the ocean and atmosphere as hurricanes approach landfall. A key observational component supporting both research needs and operational forecasting has been establishing the Hurricane Glider Picket Lines in the U.S. IOOS regions impacted by the landfalling hurricanes.
Vargas, M. A., Miles, T., Glenn, S., Hogan, P., Wilson, W. D., Watlington, R., & LaCour, B. (2019, October). Impact of Glider Data Assimilation on the Global Ocean Forecasting System during the 2018 Hurricane Season. In OCEANS 2019 MTS/IEEE SEATTLE (pp. 1-5). IEEE. DOI:10.23919/OCEANS40490.2019.8962824
Miles, T., Seroka, G. and Glenn, S. 2017. Coastal ocean circulation during Hurricane Sandy. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans Volume 122, Issue 9, September 2017, Pages 7095-7114. doi:10.1002/2017JC013031.
Seroka, G., Miles, T., Xu, Y., Kohut, J., Schofield, O., Glenn, S. 2017. Rapid shelf-wide cooling response of a stratified coastal ocean to hurricanes. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans Volume 122, Issue 6, June 2017, Pages 4845-4867, doi: 10.1002/2017JC012756.
Seroka, G., Miles, T., Xu, Y., Kohut, J., Schofield, O., Glenn, S. 2016. Hurricane Irene Sensitivity to Stratified Coastal Ocean Coling. American Meteorological Society, Monthly Weather Review, September 2016, Rev., 144, 3507–3530 doi: 10.1175/MWR-D-15-0452.1.
Glenn, S.M., Miles, T.N., Seroka, G.N., Xu, Y., Forney, R.K., Yu, F., Roarty, H., Schofield, O., Kohut, J. 2016. Stratified coastal ocean interactions with tropical cyclones. Nature Communications, volume 7, Article number: 10887, Published: 08 March 2016. doi: 10.1038/ncomms10887
Miles, T., Seroka, G., Kohut J., Schofield O., Glenn S. 2015. Glider observations and modeling of sediment transport in Hurricane Sandy. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, Volume 120, Issue 3, March 2015, Pages 1771-1791. doi:10.1002/2014JC010474.
Scott Glenn et al. 2013. Process Driven Improvements to Hurricane Intensity and Storm Surge Forecasts in the Mid-Atlantic Bight: Lessons Learned from Hurricanes Irene and Sandy. Marine Technology Society 2013.
Glenn, S., Schofield, O., Kohut, J., Bowers, L., Crowley, M., Dunk, R., Kerfoot, J., Miles, T., Palamara, L., Roarty, H., Seroka, G., Yi Xu, Titlow, J., Brown, W., Boicourt, W., Atkinson, L., Seim, H. 2012. Impact of ocean observations on hurricane forecasts in the Mid-Atlantic: Forecasting lessons learned from Hurricane Irene IEEE Oceans, vol., no., pp.1,5, 14-19 Oct. 2012. doi: 10.1109/OCEANS.2012.6404929.
Glenn, S. M., Jones, C., Twardowski, M., Bowers, L., Kerfoot, J., Kohut, J., Webb, D., Schofield , O. 2008. Glider observations of sediment resuspension in a Middle Atlantic Bight Fall Transition Storm. Limnology and Oceanography 53(5, Part 2): 2180-2196. doi: 10.2307/40058377.
Josh T. Kohut, Scott M. Glenn, Jeffrey D. Paduan. 2006. Inner shelf response to Tropical Storm Floyd. Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume 111, Issue C9, September 2006. doi:10.1029/2003JC002173.
|1st UFS Users Workshop | July 28, 2020|
|Travis Miles, Hernan Arango, John Wilkin||A Coupled Atmosphere-Ocean Modeling Framework for the Regional Ocean Modeling System|
|NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) Global Ocean Monitoring and Observation (GOMO) program Hurricane Steering Committee | June 2, 2020|
|Scott Glenn||Rapid Co-evolution of the Coastal Ocean and Atmosphere in Hurricanes and Typhoons|
|MARACOOS brief for congressional staff | April 30, 2020|
|Scott Glenn||MARACOOS Congressional Briefing|
|Appropriations Supplemental Funds (IFAA) 2019-2020 Hurricane Gliders Workshop | April 28, 2020|
|Travis Miles & Catherine Edwards||Hurricane Gliders: Improving Tropical Storm Intensity Forecasts with Real Time Data|
|Travis Miles||Mid Atlantic Bight: Summary of 2019 Glider Operations|
|Travis Miles||Planned 2020 Mid Atlantic IFAA hurricane glider operations|
|Scott Glenn||Mid Atlantic Bight: Stratified Coastal Ocean Interactions with Tropical Cyclones|
|SECOORA Webinar with Catherine Edwards | April 27, 2020|
|Travis Miles||Improving Hurricane Intensity Forecasts with Gliders|
|AGU Ocean Sciences – San Diego, CA | February 16-21, 2020|
|Scott Glenn||Scientific Results from the 2018 & 2019 North Atlantic Hurricane Glider Picket Lines|
|Maria Aristizabal||Evaluation of Surface Ocean Metrics Relevant to Air/Sea Heat Fluxes in the HWRF-POM and HWRF-HYCOM Forecasing Models During Hurricane Dorian|
|Rutgers Department of Environmental Sciences Seminar | November 8th, 2019|
|Travis Miles||Stratified coastal ocean interactions with tropical cyclones: How new technology is changing the way we study coastal storms|
|Hydromet Meeting, Bridgeton, Barbados | November 7th, 2019|
|Oscar Schofield||The development of ocean observing networks in support of Hurricane prediction|
|EGO/UG2 8th EGO Meeting and International Glider Workshop, Rutgers University, NJ | May 21st – 23rd, 2019|
|Scott Glenn||Ocean Gliders in Tropical Cyclone Forecasting|
|Maria Aristizabal||Impact of Glider Data Assimilation on Operational Ocean Models During the 2018 Hurricane Season|
|MARACOOS Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD | May 14, 2019|
|Scott Glenn, Travis Miles, Maria Aristizabal + Many||Hurricane Glider Update|
|2019 NOAA – Silver Spring, Washington, D.C. | April 22, 2019|
|Scott Glenn||Hurricane Glider Update|
|Naval Research Laboratory, Stennis, Mississippi | March 19, 2019|
|Scott Glenn, Travis Miles, Maria Aristizabal + Many||Hurricane Sentinel Glider Fleet: 2018 Initial Results|
|Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education, Ensenada, Mexico | January 23, 2019|
|Scott Glenn||Leveraging Hurricane Expertise – MARACOOS/IOOS/OAR Hurricane Initiative|
Data and Visualization Resources
- NOAA National Hurricane Center
- NOAA Operational Hurricane Weather Research and Forecasting model (HWRF)
- NOAA Operational Hurricanes in a Multi-scale Ocean coupled Non-hydrostatic model (HMON)
- NOAA Experimental Hurricane Analysis and Forecast System v0.1a (HAFS)
- IOOS Evaluation of Operational Ocean Models
- MARACOOS OceansMap
- Rutgers Real-time Glider Maps & Data
- IOOS Glider DAC
- IOOS HF Radar DAC
- IOOS Glider DAC Daily Statistics
- IOOS Environmental Data Server Model Viewer
- NOAA/AOML Hurricane Ocean Viewer
- NOAA Observing System Monitoring Center
- Rutgers Hurricane Blog
Hurricane Communication Resources
OCOVI Gliders 2019
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