HRD and AOML researchers at the 66th Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference, Charleston, SC – 5–8 March 2012

Copies of the 16 presentations HRD researchers presented (or were co-authors) at the 66th IHC are available online from the Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology’s website:

Overview of WG/TCR Efforts and Promising Results – Frank Marks (AOML/HRD) and Ronald Ferek (ONR)

Hurricane Forecast Improvement Program (HFIP) – Fred Toepfer, Robert Gall (NWS/OST), Frank Marks (AOML/HRD), and Ed Rappaport (NWS/NHC)

2011 Update on The Joint Hurricane Testbed (JHT) – Jiann-Gwo Jiing, C. Landsea, and S. Murillo (JHT)

Improvements in Statistical Tropical Cyclone Forecast Models:  A Year 1 Joint Hurricane Testbed Project Update – Mark DeMaria (NOAA/NESDIS) with John Kaplan (AOML/HRD)

Improvements to the SHIPS Rapid Intensification Index – John Kaplan  (AOML/HRD)

Improvements in the Probabilistic Prediction of Tropical Cyclone Rapid Intensification Resulting from Inclusion of Satellite Passive Microwave Observations – Christopher Rozoff (University of Wisconsin) with John Kaplan (AOML/HRD)

Enhancement of SHIPS Rapid Intensification Index Using the 37 GHz Ring Pattern – Haiyan Jiang (Florida International University) with John Kaplan (AOML/HRD)

Development of a Probabilistic Tropical Cyclone Genesis Prediction Scheme – Jason Dunion (UM/CIMAS & AOML/HRD)

Validation of HWRF Forecasts with Satellite Observations – Tomislava Vukicevic (AOML/HRD)

Assimilation of Non-NOAA and Non-AF GPS Dropwindsonde Data into NOAA Numerical Models – Kathryn Sellwood (UM/CIMAS & AOML/HRD)

Improved SFMR Surface Wind Measurements in Intense Rain Conditions:  A JHT Project – Brad Klotz (UM/CIMAS & AOML/HRD)

Understanding the Rapid Intensification of Hurricane Karl From Observations and Models:  Using NASA’s Airborne and Satellite Observations to Evaluate the Operational Hurricane Forecast Model HWRF – Svetla Hristova-Veleva (California Institute of Technology) with Tomislava Vukicevic (AOML/HRD)

2012 Plans for NOAA’s Intensity Forecast Experiment (IFEX) – Shirley Murillo (AOML/HRD)

Pre-Depression Investigation of Cloud Systems in the Tropics (PREDICT) Experiment: Scientific Basis, New Analysis Tools and Some First Results – Michael Montgomery (Naval Postgraduate School)

FY2012 Implementation of Advanced High-Resolution Triple-Nested HWRF at NCEP/EMC – Vijay Tallapragada (NCEP/EMC) with Sundararaman Gopalakrishnan and Xuejin Zhang (AOML/HRD)

Comparison and Evaluation of Two ABL Mixing Schemes in HWRF – Jian-Wen Bao (NOAA/ESRL) with Sundararaman Gopalakrishnan (AOML/HRD)

Diurnal Pulsing of Tropical Cyclones: An Overlooked Yet Fundamental TC Process? – Jason Dunion (UM/CIMAS & AOML/HRD)