HFIP "Round 2" Awards First Year Review 2015 Meeting

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11 - 12 June 2015

Meeting Location

Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS)
The University of Miami
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, Florida


Fred Toepfer (frederick.toepher@noaa.gov) HFIP Program Manager
Frank Marks (frank.marks@noaa.gov) HFIP Science Manager
Daniel Melendez (daniel.melendez@noaa.gov) HFIP Logistics Coordinator
Sheema Lett (nysheema.lett@noaa.gov) HFIP Logistics Coordinator

Agenda and Presentations

Thursday, June 11

 09:00 AM Opening comments/Logistics/Introductions - HFIP Management

 09:30 AM Otkin: Satellite brightness temperatures to evaluate the ability of HWRF parameterization schemes to accurately simulate clouds and moisture in the tropical cyclone environment

 10:00 AM Zhu: Understanding the impact of sub-grid scale physics in HWRF on the predicted inner-core structure and intensity of tropical cyclones

 10:30 AM     Break

 10:45 AM Pu: Improving vortex initialization in HWRF multiple-level nested domains with GSI hybrid data assimilation

 11:15 AM Krishnamurti:Improvement of hurricane intensity forecasts using the multi-model superensemble and a suite of mesoscale models

 01:15 PM Zou: Assimilation and vortex initialization for hurricane forecast using HWRF

 12:15 PM Lunch

 01:15 PM Montgomery: Improvement of short-term prediction of tropical cyclogenesis in the 0-5 day lead-time by incorporating and evaluating the HWRF-Genesis model within the Marsupial framework and new Lagrangian flow technique

 01:45 PM Hakim: Intrinsic hurricane predictability

 02:15 PM Rozoff: Probabilistic prediction of hurricane intensity with an analog ensemble

 02:45 PM Ginis: Improving NOAA HWRF's prediction system through new advancements in the ocean model component and air-sea-wave coupling

 03:15 PM     Break

 03:30 PM Torn: Assessing the predictability of tropical cyclone intensity using HWRF

 04:00 AM Zhang: Addressing deficiencies in forecasting tropical cyclone rapid intensification in HWRF

 04:30 AM Haddad: A holistic approach to represent the dependence of all-sky nearly-simultaneous radiances from microwave (LEO) to IR (geostationary) on atmospheric variables for assimilation into WRF

 05:00 PM Discussion and Questions

 05:30 PM Wrap-Up/Adjourn Day One

Friday, June 12

 09:00 AM Wang: Advancing the assimilation of airborne hurricane observations using the GSI-based hybrid ensemble-variational data assimilation system for HWRF

 09:30 AM Holt: Best ways to take advantage of Development Test Center services and discussion

 10:30 AM Tallapragada: Discussion about how to interact and use HWRF code development and testing

 11:10 AM Discussion - What needs modification? How well on track are these tasks? - PIs, Technical Monitors and HFIP manager

 12:10 PM Wrap-up

 12:25 PM Adjourn