Robert Black

Research Interests

Cloud physics.

Robert (Bob) Black

Meteorologist, Hurricane Research Division

4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, Florida 33149

Robert (Bob) Black is a Cloud Physics Specialist. He processes all the particle image data collected by the WP-3D Orion aircraft and has done so since 1980.

Current Work

Meteorologist, Hurricane Research Division

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1987, Advanced Study in Department of Atmospheric Science, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

1980, M.S., Department of Atmospheric Science, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

1977, B.S., Department of Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

  1. Leighton, H., R. Black, X. Zhang, and F.D. Marks. The relationship between reflectivity and rainfall rate from rain size distributions observed in hurricanes. Geophysical Research Letters, 49(23):e2022GL099332, 2022
    Ref. 4205
  2. Leighton, H., R. Black, X. Zhang, F.D. Marks, and S.G. Gopalakrishnan. Ice particle size distribution from composites of microphysics observations collected in tropical cyclones. Geophysical Research Letters, 47(15):e2020GL088762, 2020
    Ref. 3835
  3. Moradi, I., K.F. Evans, W. McCarty, M. Cordero-Fuentes, R. Gelaro, and R.A. Black. Assimilation of satellite microwave observations over the rainbands of tropical cyclones. Monthly Weather Review, 148(12):4729-4245, 2020
    Ref. 3868

2014 South Florida Federal Executive Board Federal Employee of the Year

For contributions toward the development of the advanced, high-resolution Hurricane Weather Research and Forecasting (HWRF) model used operationally to provide forecast guidance to the National Hurricane Center. 

2012 NOAA Federal Employee of the Year

For innovative work on the NCEP/EMC hurricane forecast model, leading to greatly improved hurricane track and intensity forecasts.