From the blog author: "Why have we launched a blog? The staff at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) regularly conducts training and educational workshops during the off season for specific audience groups, including emergency managers and other meteorologists. However, despite our heavy emphasis on outreach, there is always a large segment of the population that does not have the opportunity to hear from us in person on important changes to NHC products or discuss topics related to tropical and marine weather events. Therefore, we've launched this blog to be able to keep you, our partners and customers, more informed on a consistent and timely basis."Dr. Jeff Masters
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."El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Blog at Climate.gov
"A team of climate scientists offer perspectives and analysis on the progression of El Niño."Max Mayfield's Hurricane Blog
Former director of the National Hurricane Center.