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Brittany A. Dahl
Research Associate I
Hurricane Research Division-CIMAS
phone: 405-325-5724

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

Professional Interests

Brittany is a member of the data assimilation (DA) and observing system simulations experiment (OSSE) teams at HRD.  Her research focuses on improving tropical cyclone prediction by assimilating data from airborne platforms, particularly uncrewed aircraft systems such as the NASA Global Hawk and Raytheon Coyote.  She is also involved in assessing the impact of satellite radiance data from the TROPICS CubeSat constellation.  Brittany holds B.S. (2011) and M.S. (2014) degrees in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma.

Current Research Projects

        Recently Published Peer-Reviewed Papers

        1. Christophersen, H.W., B.A. Dahl, J.P. Dunion, R.F. Rogers, F.D. Marks, R. Atlas, and W.J. Blackwell. Impact of TROPICS radiances on tropical cyclone prediction in an OSSE. Monthly Weather Review, 149(7):2279-2298, https://doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-20-0339.1 2021
        2. Cione, J.J., G.H. Bryan, R. Dobosy, J.A. Zhang, G. de Boer, A. Aksoy, J.B. Wadler, E.A. Kalina, B.A. Dahl, K. Ryan, J. Neuhaus, E. Dumas, F.D. Marks, A.M. Farber, T. Hock, and X. Chen. Eye of the storm: Observing hurricanes with a small Unmanned Aircraft System. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 101(2):E186-E205, https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-19-0169.1 2020
        3. Wick, G.A., J.P. Dunion, P.G. Black, J.R. Walker, R.D. Torn, A.C. Kren, A. Aksoy, H. Christophersen, L. Cucurull, B. Dahl, J.M. English, K. Friedman, T.R. Peevey, K. Sellwood, J.A. Sippel, V. Tallapragada, J. Taylor, H. Wang, R.E. Hood, and P. Hall. NOAA’s Sensing Hazards with Operational Unmanned Technology (SHOUT) Experiment: Observations and forecast impacts. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 101(7):E698-E987, https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-18-0257.1 2020

            Awards and Honors

            2018Laureate Award - Defense Dual Use: Raytheon Coyote UASAviation Week
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