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National Hurricane Research Project Report Archive

Below you’ll find a list of all of the National Hurricane Research Project reports currently available, listed in chronological order.

Frank Revitte from NWS Slidell, as well as Frank Marks from NOAA/AOML/HRD, and Linda Pikula and Ashley Jefferson from NOAA Miami Regional Library, have provided several of the reports linked below. Rachel Knaff, Megan Troutman, and Kevin Micke assisted with digitizing and posting the reports. Questions can be directed to Kate.Musgrave AT

NHRP #AuthorsTitleYear PublishedMonth Published
1Staff of the NHRPObjectives and basic design of the NHRP1956March
2L. F. HubertNumerical weather prediction of hurricane motion1956July
2 Supplement: Error analysis of prognostic 500-mb. maps made for numerical weather prediction of hurricane motion1957March
3 Rainfall associated with hurricanes1956July
4 Some problems involved in the study of storm surges1956December
5 Survey of meteorological factors pertinent to reduction of loss of life and property in hurricane situations1957March
6C. L. JordanA mean atmosphere for the West Indies area1957May
7D. L. Harris and C. V. LindsayAn index of tide gages and tide gage records for the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States1957May
8E. L. FisherPart I. Hurricanes and the sea surface temperature field1957June
8 Part II. The exchange of energy between the sea and the atmosphere in relation to hurricane behavior  
9E. M. BallenzweigSeasonal variations in the frequency of North Atlantic tropical cyclones related to the general circulation1957July
10C. L. JordanEstimating central pressure of tropical cyclones from aircraft data1957August
11D. T. Hilleary and F. E. ChristensenInstrumentation of National Hurricane Research Project aircraft1957August
12H. V. Senn, H. W. Hiser and R. C. BourretStudies of hurricane spiral bands as observed on radar1957September
13C. L. JordanMean soundings for the hurricane eye1957September
14B. I. MillerOn the maximum intensity of hurricanes1957December
15B. I. MillerThe three-dimensional wind structure around a tropical cyclone1958January
16R. R. Braham, Jr., and E. A. NeilModification of hurricanes through cloud seeding1958May
17H. Riehl and R. C. GentryAnalysis of tropical storm Frieda 1957. A preliminary report1958June
18B. I. MillerThe use of mean layer winds as a hurricane steering mechanism1958June
19R. L. PfefferFurther examination of the balance of angular momentum in the mature hurricane1958July
20R. L. PfefferOn the energetics of the mature hurricane and other rotating wind systems1958July
21E. M. BallenzweigFormation of tropical storms related to anomalies of the long-period mean circulation1958September
22H. RiehlOn production of kinetic energy from condensation heating1958October
23D. L. HarrisHurricane Audrey storm tide1958October
24Staff of the NHRPDetails of circulation in the high energy core of hurricane Carrie1958November
25L. F. HubertDistribution of surface friction in hurricanes1958November
26H. V. Senn and H. W. HiserA note on the origin of hurricane radar spiral bands and the echoes which form them1959February
27 Proceedings of the Board of Review and Conference on Research Progress1959March
28 A model hurricane plan for a coastal community1959March
29 Exchange of heat, moisture, and momentum between hurricane Ella (1958) and its environment1959April
30P. J. Hebert and C. L. JordanMean soundings for the Gulf of Mexico area1959April
31J. S. Malkus and H. RiehlOn the dynamics and energy transformations in steady-state hurricanes1959August
32D. L. HarrisAn interim hurricane storm surge forecasting guide1959August
33H. E. Graham and D. E. NunnMeteorological considerations pertinent to standard project hurricane, Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States1959November
34W. MalkinFilling and intensity changes in hurricanes over land1959November
35H. U. GroeningWind and pressure fields in the stratosphere over the West Indies region in August 19581959December
36N. L. Frank and C. L. JordanClimatological aspects of intensity of typhoons1960February
37H. Riehl and R. HiggsUnrest in the upper stratosphere over the Caribbean Sea during January 19601960April
38C. S. Gilman, K. R. Peterson, C. W. Cochrane, and S. MolanskyOn quantitative precipitation forecasting1960August
39H. E. Graham and G. N. HudsonSurface winds near the center of hurricanes (and other cyclones)1960September
40H. L. KuoOn initiation of tropical depressions and convection in a conditionally unstable atmosphere1960October
41J. A. ColonOn the heat balance of the troposphere and water body of the Caribbean Sea1960December
42G. W. CryClimatology of 24-hour North Atlantic tropical cyclone movements1961January
43H. ArakawaPrediction of movements and surface pressures of typhoon centers in the Far East by statistical methods1961May
44C. L. JordanMarked changes in the characteristics of the eye of intense typhoons between the deepening and filling states1961May
45M. A. AlakaThe occurrence of anomalous winds and their significance1961June
46H. Riehl and J. MalkusSome aspects of hurricane Daisy, 19581961July
47S. L. RosenthalConcerning the mechanics and thermodynamics of the inflow layer of the mature hurricane1961September
48J. A. Colon and Staff of the NHRPOn the structure of hurricane Daisy (1958)1961October
49V. A. Myers and W. MalkinSome properties of hurricane wind fields as deduced from trajectories1961November
50 Part I. Proceedings of the Second Technical Conference on Hurricanes, June 27-30, 1961, Miami Beach, Fla.1962March
50 Part II. Proceedings of the Second Technical Conference on Hurricanes, June 27-30, 1961, Miami Beach, Fla.1962March
51H. G. FortakConcerning the general vertically averaged hydrodynamic equations with respect to basic storm surge equations1962April
52H. F. Hawkins, F. E. Christensen, S. C. Pearce, and Staff of the NHRPInventory, use, and availability of NHRP meteorological data gathered by aircraft1962April
53B. I. MillerOn the momentum and energy balance of hurricane Helene (1958)1962April
54W. M. GrayOn the balance of forces and radial accelerations in hurricanes1962June
55H. F. HawkinsVertical wind profiles in hurricanes1962June
56S. L. RosenthalA theoretical analysis of the field of motion in the hurricane boundary layer1962June
57R. H. SimpsonOn the dynamics of disturbed circulation in the lower mesosphere1962August
58K. ShimadaMean sounding data over the western tropical Pacific Ocean during the typhoon season, and1962October
58Z. HashibaDistribution of turbulence and icing in the tropical cyclone1962October
59C. E. SchaussReconstruction of the surface pressure and wind fields of hurricane Helene1962October
60R. H. Simpson, M. R. Ahrens, and R. D. DeckerA cloud seeding experiment in hurricane Esther, 19611962November
61H. ArakawaStudies on statistical prediction of typhoons1963April
62B. AckermanThe distribution of liquid water in hurricanes1963June
63H. RiehlSome relations between wind and thermal structure of steady state hurricanes1963June
64M. A. AlakaInstability aspects of hurricane genesis1963June
65J. A. ColonOn the evolution of the wind field during the life cycle of tropical cyclones1963November
66B. I. MillerOn the filling of tropical cyclones over land, with particular reference to hurricane Donna of 19601963December
67E. J. Zipser, Jr.On the thermal structure of developing tropical cyclones1964January
68K. R. Peterson, H. V. Goodyear, and Staff of the Hydrometeorological SectionCriteria for a standard project northeaster for New England north of Cape Cod1964March
69 A study of hurricane rainbands1964March
70S. L. RosenthalSome theoretical results which pertain to the upper-tropospheric vortex trains of the Tropics1964April
71M. A. LateefEnergy generation and flux processes associated with a weakening depression over the Gulf of Mexico1964June
72J. A. ColonOn the structure of hurricane Helene (1958)1964December
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