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The Hurricane Research Division (HRD) is a unit of the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML). We are engaged in advancing the basic physical understanding and improving the forecasts of hurricanes and tropical meteorological systems. A key aspect of HRD’s research is its annual program of research flights aboard reconnaissance aircraft (two WP–3D turboprops and a Gulfstream IV-SP jet) flown by NOAA’s Aircraft Operations Center. More >>

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