From the blog author: "Jeff co-founded the Weather Underground in 1995 while working on his Ph.D. He flew with the NOAA Hurricane Hunters from 1986-1990." "Senior Meteorologist at The Weather Underground"Blog from NOAA's Hurricane Research Division (HRD)
From the blog's page: "The Hurricane Research Division (HRD) is a part of the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) on Virginia Key, FL. AOML is a part of the Oceanic and Atmospherc Research (OAR) office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the United States Government's Department of Commerce (DOC).
HRD began fifty years ago as the National Hurricane Research Project and has, under various names, continued to conduct scientific research into hurricanes and related tropical weather phenomena, using theoretical studies, computer models, and an annual field program employing NOAA hurricane research aircraft. This research has resulted in a deeper, scientific understanding and in numerous practical applications which have improved forecasts. HRD employs meteorolgists, computer scientists, and other professionals, who collaborate with other governmental and academic scientists worldwide in this ongoing effort to advanced scientific knowledge and increase public safety."
"The intent of this web log is to showcase examples of some of the meteorological satellite images and products that are available to (or created by) scientists and researchers at NOAA's Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS), located at the University of Wisconsin - Madison's Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC). Interesting and/or educational satellite images that are relevant to current weather events will be shown and discussed; if no significant or newsworthy weather events are happening elsewhere in the US, we will usually focus on satellite imagery over the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes regions."Max Mayfield's Hurricane Blog
Former director of the National Hurricane Center.Derek Ortt
From the blog author: "Derek Ortt graduated from the University of Miami in 2005 with a B.S. degree in meteorology and applied mathematics. In 2007, he graduated with a M.S. degree in meteorology from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Derek is now studying for his Ph.D. at the Rosenstiel School of the University of Miami. Derek's research is related to tropical cyclone intensity change and forecasting. This research has been presented at various American Meteorological Society and American Geophysical Union conferences since 2004. Derek was also the co -president of the Greater Miami chapter of the American Meteorlogical Society from 2004-2006 and Executive Director from 2006 through July 2009."