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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

    Hightlighted Publications

    1. Rogers, R.F., 2010: Convective-scale structure and evolution during a high-resolution simulation of tropical cyclone rapid intensification. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 67, 44–70.
    2. Rogers, R.F., P. Reasor, and S. Lorsolo, 2013: Airborne Doppler Observations of the Inner-core Structural Differences between Intensifying and Steady-State Tropical Cyclones. Mon. Wea. Rev., 141, 2970-2991.
    3. Rogers, R.F., J.A. Zhang, J. Zawislak, H. Jiang, G.R. Alvey III, E.J. Zipser, and S.N. Stevenson, 2016: Observations of the structure and evolution of Hurricane Edouard (2014) during intensity change. Part II: Kinematic structure and the distribution of deep convection. Mon. Wea. Rev., 144, 3355-3376.

      Recently Published Peer-Reviewed Papers

      1. Alvey, G.R., M. Fischer, P. Reasor, J. Zawislak, and R. Rogers. Observed processes underlying the favorable vortex repositioning early in the development of Dorian (2019). Monthly Weather Review, 150(1):253-273, https://doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-21-0069.1 2022
      2. Fischer, M.S., P.D. Reasor, R.F. Rogers, and J.F. Gamache. An analysis of tropical cyclone vortex and convective characteristics in relation to storm intensity using a novel airborne Doppler radar database. Monthly Weather Review, 150(9):2255-2278, https://doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-21-0223.1 2022
      3. Ming J., R. Liu, J.A. Zhang, and R.F. Rogers. The shear-relative variation of inflow angle and its relationship to tropical cyclone intensification. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 127(16):e2022JD037280, https://doi.org/10.1029/2022JD037280 2022

          Awards and Honors

          2016Editors’ Citation for Excellence in Refereeing for JGR-AtmospheresAGU
          2011SSouth 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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