Last week, researchers from HRD attended the 2022 Hurricane Forecast Improvement Program (HFIP) Annual Meeting in Miami, Florida.
The primary objective of this meeting was to discuss key HFIP strategies including advances to NOAA’s next-generation Hurricane Analysis and Forecast System (HAFS) model.
The current state of operational hurricane capabilities and challenges as well as the results and accomplishments from the 2022 hurricane season were also discussed, allowing for the development of future plans to improve hurricane forecast guidance in upcoming years.
Additionally, a special session was held in which the next phase of the 2019-2024 HFIP strategic plan was discussed. This phase includes improving the forecasting and communication of storm surge from tropical cyclones, incorporating risk communication research to create more effective watches & warnings, and developing probabilistic risk products with a focus on vulnerable communities and industries through the use of social, behavioral, and economic sciences.
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