HRD observation team monthly meeting – February 2016

The purpose of the observation team meetings is to bring together the people who use observations in their research on a regular basis to discuss issues they’re having, provide updates on observations they’re analyzing or collecting, and any other information that may be of interest to the broader group.  These meetings are also an excellent opportunity to integrate all of the many uses of observations in HRD’s capacity to improve the understanding and prediction of tropical cyclones. It also provides a vehicle to emphasize the uniqueness of having the ability to make observations and to use them more effectively. Discussions include examples of how best to incorporate observations in model evaluation/development, data assimilation, etc..

Agenda for February 2016

  1. Purpose and scope of team
  2. Status update

Traditional instruments

  • radar (TDR (P3 and G-IV) and LF)
  • dropsondes (including IR sondes)
  • flight-level
  • SFMR
  • cloud physics
  • turbulence probes
  • AXBT/CP/CTD

New instruments and platform

  • Doppler Wind Lidar (DWL)
  • Dual-Pol WSR-88D
  • Coyote
  • Global Hawk

3. Archiving: Neal

4. Field program planning updates

The presentation from the meeting is available on the anonymous ftp site: ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/pub/hrd/blog/meetings/2016/Observations/ObsTeam-Feb2016.pptx

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