65th Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference

Ocean and Atmospheric Influences on Tropical Cyclone Predictions:
Challenges and Recent Progress
February 28th - March 3rd, 2011

65th IHC Booklet/Program (pdf - 4.9MB)

65th IHC Summary Report (pdf - 201 KB)

Opening Session
  • Welcome/Opening Remarks
The Honorable Carlos Alvarez
Mayor, Miami-Dade County, Florida
  • Opening Remarks/Introduction
Mr. Samuel P. Williamson
Federal Coordinator
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  • Invited Comments
Major Phillip May
Director, FEMA Region IV
Panel: Advances in Tropical Cyclone Predictions: A Senior Leader Perspective
  • Dr. Kerry A. Emanuel Director, Program in Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate, and Professor of Atmospheric Science, MIT
  • Dr. John “Jack” Hayes, Assistant Administrator for Weather Services, NOAA
  • Colonel John Egentowich, Air Force Deputy Director of Weather
 ppt (7.2MB)
  • Captain Michael Angove, Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Maritime Forecast Center/Joint Typhoon Warning Center

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Session 1: Comparisons of the 2008 and 2010 Snapshots of Tropical Cyclone R & D  
  Session Leader:    
  • Dr. Haiyan Jiang, Department of Earth & Environment, Florida International University

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Session 2: The 2010 Tropical Cyclone Season in Review
  • The 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Extremely Active but no U.S. Hurricane Landfalls
Eric Blake (NCEP/NHC) and J. Beven
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  • Overview of the 2010 Eastern North Pacific Hurricane Season
John P. Cangialosi (NCEP/NHC) and S. Stewart
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  • 2010 Atlantic and Eastern North Pacific Forecast Verification
James Franklin (NHC)
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  • Review of the 2010 Central Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season and Preliminary Verification
Raymond Tanabe (NWS/CPHC)
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  • A Review of the Joint Typhoon Warning Center 2010 Tropical Cyclone Season
Robert J. Falvey (JTWC)
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  • 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Review of the 2010 Hurricane Season
Capt Douglas Gautrau (53rd WRS) and Maj Kait McLaughlin
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  • NOAA Aircraft Operations Center (AOC) 2010 Seasonal Summary and Future Plans

James D. McFadden (NOAA AOC), N. Ash, J. Parrish, P. Flaherty, A. Barry Damiano, I. Sears, J. Williams, and R. Henning
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Invited Presentations
  • Mr. X. William (Bill) Proenza
    Director, National Weather Service Southern Region
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Session 3: Observations and Observing Strategies for Tropical Cyclones and their Environment, Part 1
  • Microwave Sounder Observations during GRIP: Preliminary Results
Bjorn Lambrigtsen (JPL, California Institute of Technology) and S. Brown

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  • NPP Microwave Sounder-Based Tropical Cyclone Products
Andrea Schumacher (CIRA), M. DeMaria, J. Knaff, L. Zhao, and T. Schott
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  • The 2010 GOES-R Proving Ground at the National Hurricane Center
Jack Beven (NCEP/NHC), M. Brennan, M. DeMaria, J. Knaff, C. Velden, and J. Dunion
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  • Development and Validation of a Capability for Wide-Swath Storm Observations of Ocean Surface Wind Speed
Timothy L. Miller (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center), M. W. James, W. L. Jones, C. S. Ruf, E. W. Uhlhorn, C. D. Buckley, S. Biswas, G. Shah, and R. E. Hood
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  • Developments in 2010 in In-Flight Real-Time Reporting of the Directional Ocean Wave Spectra using Wide Swath Radar Altimeter (WSRA) from the NOAA WP-3D Hurricane Reconnaissance Aircraft
Ivan PopStefanija (ProSensing) and E. J. Walsh
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  • NOAA Proof of Concept Demonstrations of Hurricane Observing Strategies using Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Michael Black (AOML/HRD), R. Hood, R. Atlas, F. Marks, S. Koch, R. Rogers, J. Cione, E. Uhlhorn, C. Landsea, G. Wick, Y. Xie, P. Hall, N. Ash, and P. Eastman
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  • Surface-Reflected GPS Wind Speed Sensing Results for 2010 Atlantic Season

Michael S. Grant (NASA Langley Research Center), S. J. Katzberg, and J. P. Dunion
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Session 4: Observations and Observing Strategies for Tropical Cyclones and their Environment, Part 2
  • Real-Time Airborne Ocean Measurements and Predictions of Loop Current Eddy Shedding During the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Implications for Hurricane Intensity Forecasting
Lynn K. Shay (RSMAS/UM), B. Jaimes, J. K. Brewster, P. Meyers, C. McCaskill, S. Paul, E. W. Uhlhorn, F. D. Marks, and G. R. Halliwell
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  • First Flights of HIWRAP During GRIP
Gerald Heymsfield (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), L. Li, J. Carswell, M. Mclinden, M. Perrine, L. Tian, A. Reynolds, and S. Guimond
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  • WISDOM Intensity Program-Weather Hurricane In-situ Sea Surface Probe (WHISSP)
Justyna Nicinska (NOAA/OAR), R. B. Chadwick, and R. Johnson
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  • New Tools for Tropical Cyclone Radar Rainfall Estimation
Dan Berkowitz (Radar Operations Center)
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  • A Two-Dimensional Velocity Dealiasing Algorithm for the WSR-88D
W. David Zittel (Radar Operations Center), Z. Jing, and N. Langlieb
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  • A Summary of New Activities to Expand the Caribbean Sounding and Surface Networks: The IASCLIP and COCONet Initiatives
Michael W. Douglas (NOAA/OAR/NSSL)
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  • Establishing an Improved National Capability for Collection of Extreme Storm and Flood Data

Robert R. Mason (USGS), W. Birkemeier, D. Catlett, W. Coulbourne, R. R. Holmes, A. Ramirez, W. Shaffer, and D. Turnipseed
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Session 5: Tropical Cyclone Model Development and Technology Transfer, Part 1
  • Advancements to the Operational HWRF Modeling System at EMC
Vijay Tallapragada (NCEP/EMC)
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  • Issues in Transitioning HWRF Upgrades into Operations at EMC
Robert E. Tuleya (CCPO/ODU), Y. Kwon, V. Tallapragada, Z. Zhang, Y. Wu, Q. Liu, and J. O’Connor
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  • 2011 Operational HWRF Model Upgrades
Young Kwon (NCEP/EMC), V. Tallaparagada, R. Tuleya, Q. Liu, K. Yeh, Z. Zhang, S. Trahan, and J. O’Connor
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  • Major Upgrades Planned in 2011 for the GFDL Hurricane Prediction System
Morris A. Bender (NOAA/GFDL) , I. Ginis, B. Thomas, and R. Yablonsky
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  • An Overview of COAMPS-TC Development and Real-Time Tests
James Doyle (NRL), R. Hodur, S. Chen, J. Cummings, E. Hendricks, T. Holt, H. Jin, Y. Jin, C.-S. Liou, J. Moskaitis, M. Peng, K. Sashegyi, J. Schmidt, and S. Wang
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  • Progress Towards Developing a Coupled Atmosphere-Wave-Ocean Framework for Research and Operational Hurricane Models
Isaac Ginis (URI), B. Thomas, R. Yablonsky, T. Hara, J. Bao, C. Fairall, and L. Bianco
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  • Evaluation and Improvement of Ocean Model Parameterizations for NCEP Operations

Lynn K. Shay (RSMAS/UM), G. R. Halliwell, and B. Jaimes
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Session 6: Tropical Cyclone Model Development and Technology Transfer, Part 2
  • Prediction of Consensus TC Track Forecast Error (2005-2010)
James S. Goerss (NRL)
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  • Ensemble Forecasting Products for Tropical Cyclones at the UK Met Office
Piers Buchanan (Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom ) and K. Mylne
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  • Large Ensemble Tropical Cyclone Intensity Forecasting
Kerry Emanuel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), R. Hoffman, S. Hopsch, D. Gombos, and T. Nehrkorn
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  • The Performance of a GFDL Hurricane Model Ensemble Forecast System during the 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season
Timothy Marchok (NOAA/GFDL) and M. Bender
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  • Evaluation and Development of Ensemble Prediction System for the Operational HWRF Model
Zhan Zhang (NCEP/EMC), V. Tallapragada, R. Tuleya, Q. Liu, Y. Kwon, S. Trahan, J. O’Connor, and W. M. Lapenta
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  • Forecasting Tropical Cyclone Genesis/Development Using an Ensemble of High Resolution Deterministic Global Models – Results from the HFIP 2010 Summer Demo
Mike Fiorino (NOAA/ESRL)
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  • Ensemble-based Prediction and Diagnostics during the PREDICT Field Experiment
Sharanya J. Majumdar (RSMAS/UM), R. D. Torn, and F. Zhang
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Session 7: Tropical Cyclone Model Development and Technology Transfer, Part 3
  • Technology Transfer in Tropical Cyclone Numerical Modeling – The Role of the Developmental Testbed Center (DTC)
Ligia Bernardet (NOAA/ESRL), S. Bao, C. Harrop, D. Stark, and T. Brown
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  • Objective Evaluation of 2010 HFIP Stream 1.5 Candidates
Louisa Nance (NCAR), C. Williams, M. Harrold, K. Newman, P. Kucera, and B. Brown
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  • Hurricane Intensity and Structure Research Using NOAA's High Resolution Forecast Model and its Transition to Operations
Sundararaman.G.Gopalakrishnan (AOML/HRD), F. Marks, and V. Tallapragada
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  • Progress Towards a High-Resolution HWRF Model
Sam Trahan (NCEP/EMC), V. Tallapragada, S.G.Gopalakrishnan, and X. Zhang
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  • Evaluation and Improvements of Cloud and Precipitation Physics in the Operational Hurricane WRF Model at NOAA/EMC
Yuqing Wang (University of Hawaii)
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  • Controlling Factors of the Radius of Maximum Winds in HWRF
Jian-Wen Bao (NOAA/ESRL), S. A. Michelson, and S.G.Gopalakrishnan
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  • Tropical Cyclone Inner-Core Diagnostics
Robert Rogers (AOML/HRD), P. Reasor, S. Lorsolo, and J. Zhang
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  • On the Characteristic Height Scales of the Hurricane Boundary Layer: Dropsonde Composite Analysis for the Purpose of Model Diagnostics
Jun Zhang (UM/CIMAS and NOAA/ HRD), R. Rogers, D. Nolan, and F. Marks
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Session 8: 2010 Joint Hurricane Field Experiments: PREDICT, GRIP, and IFEX (PGI)  
  • Dr. Chris Landsea (NCEP/NHC)
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 PGI: Program Overview and Goals
  • NASA-sponsored GRIP
Dr. Ramesh K. Kakar, Weather Focus Area Leader for the NASA/Science Mission Directorate
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  • NSF-sponsored PREDICT
Dr. Michael C. Morgan, Director, Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (NSF)
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  • NOAA-sponsored IFEX
Dr. Frank Marks, Director, Hurricane Research Division, NOAA/AOML
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 PGI Field Observations and Preliminary Findings
  • NASA-sponsored GRIP
Dr. Edward Zipser, Professor, Atmospheric Sciences, University of Utah
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  • NSF-sponsored PREDICT
Dr. Michael Montgomery, Professor, Department of Meteorology, Naval Postgraduate School
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  • NOAA-sponsored IFEX
Dr. Robert Rogers (NOAA/AOML/HRD)
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Session 9: ITOP/TCS-10: Coupled Air-Sea Observations and TC Predictions
  • Program Overview of ITOP/TCS10
Linwood Vincent (ONR)
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  • Overview of the Impact of Typhoons on the Pacific (ITOP)
Eric A. D’Asaro (U. of Washington)
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  • Multi-Scale Observations of Cloud Clusters and Tropical Cyclones in ITOP/TCS10
Shuyi S. Chen (RSMAS/UM), B. Kerns, E. Ryan, and C. Lee
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  • The Challenge of Measuring the Atmosphere-Ocean Interface in Tropical Cyclones: Observations from Air-Deployed Drifters
Jan Morzel (Rosetta Consulting), L. Centurioni, and P.P Niiler
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  • Pre-Genesis Monitoring of the 3-D Atmospheric and Oceanic Environment Via High Altitude Aircraft Observations
Jeff Hawkins (NRL), P. Black, P. Harr, and R. Elsberry
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  • Ocean Observations in Developing and Mature TCs Based on a New Airborne Observing Strategy: 'Combo' Deployments of AXBTs and GPS Dropsondes from Long-Endurance, Multi-Altitude Reconnaissance Flights
Peter G. Black (NRL/SAIC) and J. D. Hawkins
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  • An Overview of COAMPS-TC Forecasts and Targeting for ITOP
Sue Chen (NRL), J. Doyle, R. Hodur, H. Jin, J. Cummings, and J. Schmidt
  • Multi-Model Coupled Air-Sea Forecasts of Typhoons during ITOP
Brandon Kerns (RSMAS/UM), S. Chen, and C. Lee
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Session 10: Other Research to Improve the Prediction of Tropical Cyclone Intensity and Structure, Track, Precipitation, Coastal and Inland Inundation, Part 1
  • Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3): A Multi-Year Investigation of Atlantic Hurricanes
Scott A. Braun (NASA/GSFC), P. A. Newman, M. Vasques
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  • 2011 Plans for NOAA’s Intensity Forecasting Experiment (IFEX)
Shirley T. Murillo (AOML/HRD)
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  • Estimating Tropical Cyclone Intensity from Infrared Image Data
Elizabeth A. Ritchie (University of Arizona), M. Piñeros, J. Scott Tyo, and G. Valliere-Kelley
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  • Airborne Surface Water and Ocean Topography Mapping System
James Carswell (Remote Sensing Solutions) and D. Moller
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  • The Experimental HWRF-HEDAS System: Model Evaluation in Preparation for Satellite Microwave Data Assimilation Inside the Hurricane Precipitation Area
Svetla Hristova-Veleva (JPL, California Institute of Technology), S. Gopalakrishnan, T. Vukicevic, Z. Haddad, and T. Quirino
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  • Hurricane Center-Fixing with the Automated Rotational Center Hurricane Eye Retrieval (ARCHER) Method
Anthony Wimmers (UW-CIMSS), C. Velden
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  • Intraseasonal to Seasonal Prediction of Tropical Cyclogenesis: A Statistical-Dynamical Forecast System
Tom Murphree (Naval Postgraduate School) and D. Meyer
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Conference Banquet
  • Banquet Address

Mr. Scott B. Gudes
Vice President, Legislative Affairs
Space Systems & Operations
Lockheed Martin Corporation

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Presentation of the Richard Hagemeyer Award

Dr. Peter G. Black -- 2011

Dr. Jim Goerss --2010
Dr. Mark DeMaria --2009
Mr. Robert Dumont--2008
Mr. Charles J. “Charlie” Neumann--2007
Dr. Joanne Simpson--2006
Dr. Frank D. Marks, Jr.--2005
53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron--2005 Special
NOAA's Aircraft Operations Center--2005 Special
Mr. Max Mayfield--2004
Mr. Chris Velden--2003
Prof. Russell Elsberry--2002

Invited Presentations
  • Dr. Brenda Phillips
    Professor of Political Science
    Fire and Emergency Management Program
    Oklahoma State University
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Session 11: Other Research to Improve the Prediction of Tropical Cyclone Intensity and Structure, Track, Precipitation, Coastal and Inland Inundation, Part 2
  • International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship (IBTrACS)
    Activities at NOAA’s NCDC
Kenneth R. Knapp (NOAA/NCDC), H. Diamond, E. Gibney, P. Hennon, and M. Kruk
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  • Dry Air in the Tropical Cyclone Environment
Jason P. Dunion (RSMAS/UM and AOML/HRD) and G. Tripoli
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  • Improvements to Statistical Intensity Forecasts
John A. Knaff (NOAA/NESDIS/ STAR), M. DeMaria, K. Musgrave, J. Kaplan, C. Rozoff, J. Kossin, and C. Velden
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  • Improvements in the Statistical Prediction of Tropical Cyclone Rapid Intensification
Christopher M. Rozoff (UW-CIMSS), J. Kossin, C. Velden, A. Wimmers, M. Kieper, J. Kaplan, J. Knaff, and M. DeMaria
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  • Improving SHIPS Rapid Intensification (RI) Index Using 37 GHz Microwave Ring Pattern around the Center of Tropical Cyclones
Haiyan Jiang (FIU), M. Kieper, T. Yuan, E. Zipser, and J. Kaplan
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  • Forecasting Rapid Intensification of Tropical Cyclones in the Western North Pacific Using TRMM/TMI 37 GHz Microwave Signal

Tie Yuan (FIU), H. Jiang, and M. Kieper
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Session 12: Joint Hurricane Testbed Project Updates and Improved Products
  • The Joint Hurricane Testbed (JHT): 2010 Update
Jiann-Gwo Jiing (Joint Hurricane Testbed), C. Landsea and S. Murillo
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  • Enhancements to the SHIPS Rapid Intensification Index
John Kaplan (AOML/HRD), J. Cione, M. DeMaria, J. Knaff, J. Dunion, J. Solbrig, J. Hawkins, T. Lee, E. Kalina, J. Zhang, J. Dostalek, and P. Leighton
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  • Status and Plans for the Development of a Unified Dropsonde Quality Assurance and Visualization Capability, ASPENV3
Michael L. Black (AOML/HRD), C. Martin, P. Flaherty, J. Almeida, and J. Latham
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  • Advanced Applications of Monte Carlo Wind Probability Model: A Year 2 Joint Hurricane Testbed Project Update
Mark DeMaria (NOAA/NESDIS), R. DeMaria, A. Schumacher, D. Brown, M. Brennan, R. Knabb, P. Santos, D. Sharp, J. Knaff, and S. Kidder
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  • A New Secondary Eyewall Formation Index; Transition to Operations and Quantification of Associated Hurricane Intensity and Structure Changes
Jim Kossin (NOAA/NCDC and CIMSS), M. Sitkowski, and C. Rozoff
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  • ATCF Requirements, Intensity Consensus and Sea Heights Consistent with NHC Forecasts
Charles R. Sampson (NRL), A. Schrader, E. Serra, P. Wittmann, H. Tolman, C. Sisko, C. Lauer, J. Schauer, J. Knaff, M. DeMaria, and A. Schumacher
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  • Atlantic Warm Pool SST Bias in HYCOM
Sang-Ki Lee (AOML and CIMSS) and C. Wang
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  • Tools for Coordinating Aircraft During Hurricane Field Campaigns
JRich Blakeslee (NASA), M. Goodman, J. Hall, M. He, P. Meyer, M. Garrett, K. Regner, H. Conover, and T. Smith

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Final Plenary Session
  • WG/HWSOR: Action Item Review
Dr. Edward Rappaport (NHC)
Chairperson, WG/HWSOR
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  • Final Wrap-up
Mr. Samuel P. Williamson
Federal Coordinator
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Posters For The 65th Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference



Real-Time Radar Processing in the 2010 Hurricane Season and Plans for 2011

John F. Gamache (AOML/HRD)


Real-Time Transmission of NOAA Tail Doppler Radar Data

James Carswell (Remote Sensing Solutions), P. Chang, M. Mainelli, and J. Hill


Improved Hurricane-Force Surface Winds and Rain Rate Retrievals with the Stepped Frequency Microwave Radiometer

James Carswell (Remote Sensing Solutions), P. Chang, Z. Jelenak, and S. Frasier


Collocated ASOS and WSR-88D Depict Collapsing Core and Maximum Wind Gust at Melbourne, FL, in the Eyewall of Hurricane Erin (1995)

Keith G. Blackwell (U. of South Alabama)


Wide Swath Radar Altimeter (WSRA) Wave Spectra from Hurricane Ike compared with WaveWatch III

Ivan PopStefanija (ProSensing) and E. Walsh


Storm Surge Measurement Potential of the Wide Swath Radar Altimeter

Ivan PopStefanija (ProSensing) and E. Walsh


Direct Interpretation of COSMIC Refractivity Data in the Tropical Cyclone Environment

Christopher M. Hill (Mississippi State University), P. Fitzpatrick, and Y. Lau


Ocean’s Impact on the Intensity of Three Recent Typhoons (Fanapi, Malakas, and Megi) – Results from the ITOP Field Experiment

Peter G. Black (SAIC/NRL) and I-I Lin


Coupled Air-Sea Observations in Tropical Cyclones during ITOP/TCS10

Chiaying Lee (RSMAS/UM) and S. S. Chen


Coming Soon: AMSU in GEO

Bjorn Lambrigtsen (NASA JPL)


Assimilating COSMIC GPS RO data for Investigating TC Genesis in the  Eastern Atlantic Region

Keren Rosado (FIT) and Sen Chiao


Sensitivity of Air-Ocean-Wave Coupling on the Prediction of Hurricane Frances and Ivan

Sue Chen (NRL), T. Smith, S. Gaberšek, T. Campbell, S. Wang, J. Doyle, and R. Allard


Developing an Atlantic Ocean Initialization Based on the Navy Coupled Ocean Data Assimilation (NCODA) Product for the Operational GFDL and GFDN Hurricane Models

Richard Yablonsky (URI), I. Ginis, S. Lee, and B. Thomas


Spatial Verification of Tropical Cyclone Model Track and Intensity Forecasts

Timothy Marchok (NOAA/GFDL) and A. Alpert


Improving Ocean Model Performance in Coupled Hurricane Forecasts through Improved Initialization

George R. Halliwell (NOAA/AOML), L. Shay, D. Willey, J. Brewster, B. Jaimes, and G. Goni


Validation of Coupled Hurricane Atmosphere–Ocean Model (HyHWRF)

Hyun-Sook Kim (NCEP/EMC), D. Iredell, Y. Kwon, L. Liu, Q. Liu, C. Lozano, J. O’Connor, J. Sims, V. Tallapragada, B. Tuleya, and Z. Zhan


HWRF Model Diagnostic Improvements

Janna O’Connor (NCEP/EMC) and V. Tallapragada


Evaluating Experimental Models for Tropical Cyclone Forecasting in Support of the Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project (HFIP)

Paul A. Kucera (NCAR), B. Brown, L. Nance, C. Williams, K. Crosby, and M. Harrold


A Highly Configurable Vortex Initialization Method for Tropical Cyclones

Eric D. Rappin (RSMAS/UM), D. Nolan, and S. Majumdar


Diagnosis of Operational Model Track Forecast Error for Hurricane Ike (2008)

Michael J. Brennan (NCEP/NHC) and S. Majumdar


An Update on the Status of FNMOC Projects to Improve Tropical Cyclone Forecasting

Carey Dickerman (FNMOC), P. Wittmann, B. Sampson, and B. Ruston


Improving the Assimilation of High-Resolution Satellite Wind Data into Mesoscale Prediction Models

Ting-Chi Wu (RSMAS/UM), H. Liu, C. Velden, S. Majumdar, and J. Anderson


Diagnosing Initial Condition Sensitivity of Typhoon Sinlaku (2008) and Hurricane Ike (2008)

William A. Komaromi (RSMAS/UM), S. Majumdar, and E. Rappin


Testing of a New Parametric Tropical Cyclone Wind Model for Implementation in the Gradient Wind Asymmetric Vortex Algorithm (GWAVA) to Drive Storm Surge Prediction Models

Craig Mattocks (RSMAS/UM) and V. Wood


Objective Diagnosis of the Eyewall Replacement Cycle in Mature Tropical Cyclones

Elizabeth R. Sanabia (U.S Naval Academy) and N. Celone


Climatology of Hot Towers in Tropical Cyclone Inner Cores and Rainbands Based on 12-year TRMM Data

Cheng Tao (FIU) and H. Jiang


Quantitative Comparison of Precipitation Algorithms in Tropical Cyclones

Joseph P. Zagrodnik (FIU) and H. Jiang


Numerical Studies of Lower Boundary Forcing on Tropical Storm Fay (2008) over Southern Florida

Travis L. Washington (FIT) and S. Chiao


Vertical Wind Shear Impacts on Hurricane Structure Deduced from Airborne-Doppler and HWRF Databases

Paul Reasor (NOAA/AOML/HRD), R. Rogers, S. Lorsolo, S. Gopalakrishnan, J. Gamache, and F. Marks


Is Hurricane Rapid Intensification Possible from the Energy Released Inside of a Convective Burst?

Owen A. Kelley (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), J. B. Halverson, and J. Stout


Hurricanes: Science and Society – An Online Resource Collaboratively Developed by Scientists, Education and Outreach Professionals, and Educators

Isaac Ginis (URI), G. Scowcroft, R. M. Yablonsky, C. W. Knowlton, and H. Morin


The Influence of Cyclones on the BP Oil Spill

Pat Fitzpatrick (Mississippi State University), Y. Lau, C. Hill, and H. Karan


SATellite Intensity CONsensus (SATCON) Evaluation and Recent Changes

Derrick Herndon (UW-CIMSS) and C. Velden


A Methodology for Incorporating Hurricane Forecast Errors into Decision-Support Systems for Energy and Utility Companies

Andrea Schumacher (CIRA) and S. M. Quiring


What Might a Global TC Reanalysis Project Look Like?

Paula Ann Hennon (STG, Inc.) and K. Knapp


Getting the Surge Message Across

Betty Hearn Morrow (SocResearch), J. Lazo, and J. Rhome