Dr. Robert F. Rogers is a meteorologist at NOAA's Hurricane Research Division in Miami, Fla. and a co-investigator on NASA's HS3 Hurricane Mission.
His role in HS3 is to provide scientific guidance on the use of the Global Hawk for tropical cyclone inner-core studies and to provide help in designing flight tracks for the Global Hawk and coordinating that aircraft with the NOAA hurricane hunter aircraft.
Dr. Rogers' main areas of research involve studying the role of convective- and vortex-scale processes in tropical cyclone structure and intensity change, using a combination of aircraft observations and numerical models.
From 2000 to 2003, Rogers was an Assistant Scientist at the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies, University of Miami, Miami, Fla. Before that, he worked as a National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Associate at NOAA's Hurricane Research Division, Miami, Fla. from 1998 to 2000.
Rogers holds a Ph.D. and Masters degree in Meteorology from The Pennsylvania State University. He also has a B.A. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia.