HRD observation team monthly meeting – 28 April 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.

Agenda for April 2016

1) Instrument/platform updates

  •   AVAPS users meeting update (Aberson)
  •   Cloud physics (R. Black)

2) Field program planning updates

  •    Logistics updates – aircraft availability, instrumentation plans
  •    Mexican clearance
  •    Planned experiment and module submissions due Friday

3) Talk: Brad Klotz: “Performance of the revised SFMR algorithm: 2015 Season in Review”

4) Talk: Jonathan Vigh (NCAR/RAL, presented by Rob): “The Extended Flight Level Dataset for Tropical Cyclones (FLIGHT+)

The presentation from the meeting is available on the anonymous ftp site:

ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/pub/hrd/blog/meetings/2016/Observations/ObsTeam-Apr2016.pptx

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