PROGRAMME

International Workshop on
Tropical Cyclone
Ocean Interaction

In the Northwest Pacific

19-21 June 2019
Hotel Seogwipo Kal, Jeju, Korea

Abstract Submission

[Air-sea Fluxes and TC Analyses] Using Unmanned Aircraft, Buoy and Advanced Dropsonde Technology to Sample the TC Boundary Layer and Air-Sea Interface

Joseph Cione 2019.06.05 07:45

Presentation Type* (Oral/Poster) : Oral

Author(Affiliation) : NOAA Hurricane Research Division


Using Unmanned Aircraft, Buoy and Advanced Dropsonde Technology to Sample the TC Boundary Layer and Air-Sea Interface

 

Joseph J. Cione1,3, George H. Bryan3 and Evan A. Kalina1,2

 

1National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Miami, Florida, USA

 

2University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA

 

3National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado, USA

 

 

Analyses will be presented using a combination of high spatial and temporal resolution atmospheric boundary layer measurements captured during low-flying drone missions into major Hurricanes Maria (2017) and Michael (2018), 500,000 coupled air-sea observations from the Tropical Cyclone Buoy Database (TCBD) along with in-storm measurements of Sea Surface Temperature (SST) using specialized GPS dropsondes. With over 200 Tropical Cyclones in the TCBD, composite analyses of the mean and asymmetric structure of the air-sea interface will be explored.  In addition, analyses of turbulent atmospheric boundary layer structure and direct estimates of surface flux within the TC high wind eyewall region using recent observations from small unmanned aircraft will also be presented. 

  

Please send correspondence to:

 

Joseph J. Cione,

NCAR/MMM

3090 Center Green Drive

Boulder, CO 80301, USA

 

Email: joe.cione@noa.gov or cione@ucar.edu

Phone:  303-497-8955 (O); 305-213-0886 (C)