Never before has it been easier to bring cutting-edge science to your home computer. Thanks to the efforts of the University Corporation of Atmospheric Research (UCAR), they’ve made available to the public their Weather and Research Forecasting (WRF) model: The WRF system is in the public domain and is freely available for community use. It… Continue reading »
Sea-surface temperatures (SST) can be useful for studying hurricanes. Hurricanes can be thought of as giant heat engines. They use tropical oceans as a continual source of moisture and heat to sustain the release of latent heat from condensation which powers its warm core. Higher SST, all else being equal, should provide a more conducive… Continue reading »
Building off of my last post using H*Wind data, I decided to examine the maximum windspeeds produced by Hurricane Katrina. The R code used to produce this post is available via Github.
I did a (relatively) simple work-up over on Github showing how to load in AOML/NOAA H*Wind analysis data and display it. I used the R program, which is an open-source, community-maintained statistical platform capable of handling – well – just about anything. So what is H*Wind? From AOML/NOAA: Since 1996 the Hurricane Research Division has participated in… Continue reading »