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Dr. Robert F. Rogers
Hurricane Research Division
phone: 305-361-4536
fax: 305-361-4402

NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149

Professional Interests

Dr. Rogers is an employee of NOAA’s Hurricane Research Division (HRD) in Miami, FL.  His main areas of research involve studying the role of convective- and vortex-scale processes in tropical cyclone (TC) structure and intensity change, using a combination of aircraft observations and numerical models.  He is an active participant in HRD's annual hurricane field campaign, and he served as Director of the field campaign in 2005 and 2010.  He has also served as Associate Editor for Monthly Weather Review and Weather and Forecasting.  He has published research in Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Monthly Weather Review, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, and the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, among others.

Current Research Projects

Manuscripts in Review

  1. Ming, J., J. A. Zhang, R.F. Rogers, F. D. Marks, Y. Wang, and N. Cai, 2014: An observational study of the atmospheric boundary layer structure during landfall of Typhoon Marakot (2009). Submitted to J. Geophys. Res. – Atmos.

Recently Published Peer-Reviewed Papers

  1. Chen, H., S. Gopalakrishnan, J.A. Zhang, R.F. Rogers, Z. Zhang, and V. Tallapragada. Azimuthal distribution of deep convection, environmental factors and tropical cyclone rapid intensification: A perspective from HWRF ensemble forecasts of Hurricane Edouard (2014). Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, doi:10.1175/JAS-D-17-0171.1 2017
  2. Doyle, J.D., J.R. Moskaitis, J.W. Feldmeier, R.J. Ferek, M. Beaubien, M.M. Bell, D.L. Cecil, R.L. Creasey, P. Duran, R.L. Elsberry, W.A. Komaromi, J. Molinari, D.R. Ryglicki, D.P. Stern, C.S. Velden, X. Wang, T. Allen, B.S. Barrett, P.G. Black, J.P. Dunion, K.A. Emanuel, P.A. Harr, L. Harrison, E.A. Hendricks, D. Herndon, W.Q. Jeffries, S.J. Majumdar, J.A. Moore, Z. Pu, R.F. Rogers, E.R. Sanabia, G.J. Tripoli, and D.-L. Zhang. A view of tropical cyclones from above: The Tropical Cyclone Intensity Experiment. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 98(10):2113-2134, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0055.1 2017
  3. Hazelton, A.T., R.E. Hart, and R.F. Rogers. Analyzing simulated convective bursts in two Atlantic hurricanes. Part II: Intensity change due to bursts. Monthly Weather Review, 145(8):3095-3117, doi:10.1175/MWR-D-16-0268.1 2017

      Awards and Honors

      2011South Florida Federal Employee of the Year – Scientific CategorySouth Florida Federal Executive Board
      2011NOAA Employee of the MonthNOAA
      2011NASA GRIP Group Achievement AwardNASA
      2008AMS Editor's AwardWeather and Forecasting
      2006Department of Commerce Bronze Medal (HRD group award) for Hurricane KatrinaDepartment of Commerce
      2006NASA TCSP Group Achievement AwardNASA
      2002NASA CAMEX4 Group Achievement AwardNASA
      1991Third Place, AMS Father James B. MacElwane Award for Undergraduate ResearchAMS
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