On May 12th, 2017, AOML oceanographic and meteorological scientists participated in the final leg of NOAA’s Hurricane Awareness Tour in Miami at the Opa-Locka Executive Airport. The tour provided an opportunity for NOAA’s National Weather Service and partner agencies to visit locations along the east coast that could be impacted by hurricanes, and to teach visitors about weather safety and preparedness. Visitors were also given the opportunity to climb aboard “Kermit” – one of the P-3 aircrafts used by NOAA Hurricane Hunters – to tour the “flying laboratory” and meet the scientists and pilots who fly into storms to gather data.
Photo credit: NOAA
- Rick Knabb makes his final speech as director of the NHC. Image credit: NOAA
- A record of ‘Kermit’s’ flights. Image credit: NOAA
- AOML Scientists teaching visitors about hurricane data collection. Image credit: NOAA
- AOML Scientist Stan Goldenberg poses with instruments and models for teaching visitors about hurricane data collection. Image credit: NOAA
- AOML Scientist Heather Holbach teaching visitors about hurricane data collection. Image credit: NOAA
- AOML Scientists in front of NOAA’s P-3 aircraft, Kermit. Image credit: NOAA