HRD and AOML researchers at the 65th Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference, Miami, FL – 28 February – 3 March 2011

Copies of the 23 presentations HRD researchers presented (or were co-authors) at the 65th IHC are available online from the Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology’s website:

Comparisons of the 2008 and 2010 Snapshots of Tropical Cyclone R & DF. Marks & R. Ferek

The 2010 GOES-R Proving Ground at the National Hurricane Center – J. Beven, M. Brennan, M. DeMaria, J. Knaff, C. Velden, and J. Dunion

Development and Validation of a Capability for Wide-Swath Storm Observations of Ocean Surface Wind Speed – T. Miller, M. James, W. L. Jones, C. Ruf, E. W. Uhlhorn, C. D. Buckley, S. Biswas, G. Shah, and R. E. Hood

NOAA Proof of Concept Demonstrations of Hurricane Observing Strategies using Unmanned Aircraft SystemsM. Black, 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

Surface-Reflected GPS Wind Speed Sensing Results for 2010 Atlantic Season – M. Grant, S. J. Katzberg, and J. P. Dunion

Real-Time Airborne Ocean Measurements and Predictions of Loop Current Eddy Shedding During the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Implications for Hurricane Intensity Forecasting – L. K. Shay, B. Jaimes, J. K. Brewster, P. Meyers, C. McCaskill, S. Paul, E. W. Uhlhorn, F. D. Marks, and G. R. Halliwell

Hurricane Intensity and Structure Research Using NOAA’s High Resolution Forecast Model and its Transition to OperationsS. G.Gopalakrishnan, F. Marks, and V. Tallapragada

Progress Towards a High-Resolution HWRF Model – S. Trahan, V. Tallapragada, S.G.Gopalakrishnan, and X. Zhang

Controlling Factors of the Radius of Maximum Winds in HWRF – J. W. Bao, S. A. Michelson, and S.G.Gopalakrishnan

Tropical Cyclone Inner-Core DiagnosticsR. Rogers, P. Reasor, S. Lorsolo, and J. Zhang

On the Characteristic Height Scales of the Hurricane Boundary Layer: Dropsonde Composite Analysis for the Purpose of Model DiagnosticsJ. Zhang, R. Rogers, D. Nolan, and F. Marks

PGI: Program Overview and Goals: NOAA-sponsored IFEXF. Marks

PGI Field Observations and Preliminary Findings: NOAA-sponsored IFEXR. Rogers

2011 Plans for NOAA’s Intensity Forecasting Experiment (IFEX)S. Murillo

The Experimental HWRF-HEDAS System: Model Evaluation in Preparation for Satellite Microwave Data Assimilation Inside the Hurricane Precipitation Area – S. Hristova-Veleva, S. Gopalakrishnan, T. Vukicevic, Z. Haddad, and T. Quirino

Dry Air in the Tropical Cyclone EnvironmentJ. Dunion

Improvements to Statistical Intensity Forecasts – J. Knaff, M. DeMaria, K. Musgrave, J. Kaplan, C. Rozoff, J. Kossin, and C. Velden

Improvements in the Statistical Prediction of Tropical Cyclone Rapid Intensification – C. Rozoff, J. Kossin, C. Velden, A. Wimmers, M. Kieper, J. Kaplan, J. Knaff, and M. DeMaria

Improving SHIPS Rapid Intensification (RI) Index Using 37 GHz Microwave Ring Pattern around the Center of Tropical Cyclones – H. Jiang, M. Kieper, T. Yuan, E. Zipser, and J. Kaplan

The Joint Hurricane Testbed (JHT): 2010 Update – J. G. Jiing, C. Landsea and S. Murillo

Enhancements to the SHIPS Rapid Intensification IndexJ. Kaplan, J. Cione, M. DeMaria, J. Knaff, J. Dunion, J. Solbrig, J. Hawkins, T. Lee, E. Kalina, J. Zhang, J. Dostalek, and P. Leighton

Status and Plans for the Development of a Unified Dropsonde Quality Assurance and Visualization Capability, ASPENV3M. Black, C. Martin, P. Flaherty, J. Almeida, and J. Latham

Atlantic Warm Pool SST Bias in HYCOMS. K. Lee and C. Wang