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HRD Monthly Science Meeting of February 2021 – Hurricane Research Division

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February’s science meeting was hosted by NHC and consisted of nine presentations. The first two presented an overview of the proposed Tropical Marine Testbed (TMT) from a NWS and OAR perspective, and the remaining seven presentations were from NHC and HRD researchers describing potential projects that the TMT might tackle: 

Overview of Tropical Marine Testbed concept

  • Ken Graham: “Vision for the lab at NHC”
  • John Cortinas: “Remarks on new testbed at NHC”
  • Q&A for Ken and John


  1. Eric Blake: “Recent forecast challenges from the NHC perspective” 
  2. Stacy Stewart: “Comparisons of WSR 88-D velocity data to flight-level aircraft recon data”
  3. Lakemeriam Worku: “Testing of the Inland Wind Recommender as part of the Hazardous Weather Testbed for Tropical Cyclone (HWT-TC)”
  4. Paul Reasor and Heather Holbach: “Reduction of Airborne Tail-Doppler Radar Winds to the Surface”
  5. Andy Hazelton and Gus Alaka: “Real-time 3-D TC Structure Evaluations for High-Resolution Output from HAFS and HWRF”
  6. Michael Fischer: “”New techniques to use observations to relate TC structure to intensity change”
  7. Pete Black: “Possible Real Time display of WSRA/ KAIA Surface Waves and TDR/SFMR Surface Winds in wave-relative and storm-relative coordinates”

Copies of the last seven presentations are available on the anonymous ftp site at: ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/pub/blog/meetings/2021/Science/HRD_SciMeet_20210211.zip


2021-03-11 18:50:03

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