Distinguished Research Professor
PhD, University of Miami, 1977
MS, Naval Postgraduate School, 1969
BS (Distinction), University of Arizona, 1967
Office: PC 327B
Dynamics and Impacts
Dynamics: For most of my career. Iíve been
interested in the dynamics of hurricane motion,
structural evolution and intensity change. The
main tools that I use are simple theoretical models
and analysis of observations---generally radar
and in-situ data from instrumented aircraft. Iíve
made more than 400 research and reconnaissance
flights into the eyes hurricanes and typhoons.
Impacts: During the last few years Iíve also
become interested in tropical cyclonesí human
and economic impacts. Iím in the late stages of
an analysis of statistical distributions and trends
in hurricane caused damage and mortality. Iím
also interested in temporal and geographical changes
in the climatology of hurricane landfalls.
Enabled Hurricane Modeling: I am working with
colleagues in FIUís School of Computing and Information
Sciences and at IBM to develop a framework for
massively parallel ensemble simulations of hurricanes
using the advanced Weather Research and Forecasting
the fall of 2006 we inaugurated an Atmospheric
Sciences Track within FIU's Department of
Earth Sciences. As part of the new curriculum,
this year Iíve taught MET
3003, General Meteorology, MET
4990, Severe Weather, and MET
4992, Hurricanes. The latter course treats
human and engineering aspects of hurricanes as
well as their meteorology.
fall (2007), I plan to teach MET
4502, Synoptic Meteorology with its laboratory,
and in the spring I will teach MET
4400, Instruments and Remote Sensing . These
courses, along with the Dynamics and Physical
Meteorology classes taught by my colleague, Professor
Zhu, round out the Atmospheric Sciences Curriculum
so that FIU can expect to graduate its first Meteorologist
by the spring of 2008.
Willoughby, H.E., R.W.R. Darling and M.E. Rahn,
2006: Parametric representation of the primary
hurricane vortex. Part II: A new family of sectionally
continuous profiles. Mon. Wea. Rev.,
T.P., and H.E. Willoughby, 2005: Ozone measurements
from eye wall transects of two Atlantic tropical
cyclones. Mon. Wea. Rev., 133,
H.E., and M.E. Rahn, 2004: Parametric representation
of the primary hurricane vortex. Part I: Observations
and evaluation of the Holland (1980) model. Mon.
Wea. Rev., 132, 3033-3048.
R, S. Chen, J. Tenerelli, and H. E. Willoughby,
2003: A numerical study of vertical shear on the
distribution of rainfall in Hurricane Bonnie (1998).
Mon. Wea. Rev., 131, 1577-1599.
S., J. Lawrence, J. Gamache, M. Black, E. Hindeman,
R. Black, J. Dunion, H. Willoughby, X, Zhang,
2003: Probing hurricanes with stable isotopes
of rain and water vapor. Mon. Wea. Rev.,
H.E., 2002: Chapter 10: Improvements in observations,
models and forecasts, in HURRICANE! Coping
with Disaster, edited by R.H. Simpson, American
Geophysical Union, 205-216.
M.L., J.F. Gamache, F.D. Marks, C.E. Samsury,
and H.E. Willoughby, 2002: Eastern-Pacific Hurricanes
Jimena of 1991 and Olivia of 1994:The effects
of vertical shear on structure and intensity.
Mon. Wea. Rev., 130, 2291-2312.
H.E. and R.W. Jones, 2001: Nonlinear motion of
a barotropic vortex in still air and in an environmental
zonal flow. J. Atmos. Sci., 58,
Willoughby, H.E., 1998: Tropical cyclone eye thermodynamics.
Mon. Wea. Rev., 126, 3053-3067.
H.E., 1994: Nonlinear motion of a shallow-water
barotropic vortex. J. Atmos. Sci., 51,
H.E., 1990: Temporal changes of the primary circulation
in tropical cyclones. J. Atmos. Sci.,
H.E., J.M. Masters, and C.W. Landsea, 1989: A
record minimum sea level pressure observed in
hurricane Gilbert. Mon. Wea. Rev., 117,
H.E., D.P. Jorgensen, R.A. Black, and S.L. Rosenthal,
Project STORMFURY: A scientific chronicle 1962-1983.
Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 66,
H.E., J.A. Clos, and M. B. Shoreibah, 1982: Concentric
eyewalls, secondary wind maxima, and the development
of the hurricane vortex. J. Atmos. Sci.,
FIU On-Line Cloud Atlas
One-page biographical sketch
17 JAN 2007