HFIP Observations Workshop 2011

May 11, 2011, 2:00am - May 13, 2011, 1:59am ET

NOAA/Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
4301 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149


An HFIP Observations Workshop will be held 11-12 May 2011 at NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) on Virginia Key Florida. The purpose of the meeting is two-fold: (1) For those gathering observations (aircraft, satellite, ocean) to present current data types to potential users, including information on data quality, availability, and access, and (2) for users to present their current and future observational needs in the areas of Physics, Diagnostics, Verification, and Data Assimilation. The ultimate goal is an observations plan for the near future to address needs and abilities.


Title Presenter Presentation
2:00 - 1:59am Day 1 - Wednesday, May 11, 2011
10:30am Introduction and Logistics Aberson
10:40am Welcome Atlas/Marks
10:50am Welcome Gall
10:55 - 11:40am Satellite Observations Session Chair: John Knaff
11:00am Satellite Observations of Tropical Cyclones: Currently and Soon Available J. Knaff, R. Ferrero, and M. DeMaria
12:25 - 12:45pm Ocean Observations Session Chair: Eric Uhlhorn
12:30pm Multi-Platform Ocean Observations In Support of HFIP: Progress and Plans L. Shay and E. Uhlhorn
12:55 - 2:10pm Aircraft Observations Session Chair: Sim Aberson
1:00pm An Introduction to NOAA and Air Force Aircraft in Operations and Research S. Aberson
1:15pm WP-3D Cloud Physics Observations: What We Already Have and What We Really Need More Of R. Black
1:30pm Flight-level Data from the NOAA WP-3D Aircraft: An Overview of the Instrumentation and Errors J. Zhang
1:45pm Analysis of Alternatives for NOAA WP-3D's over the coming years R. Rogers
2:00pm An overview of NOAA's SFMR: Data and Applications B. Klotz
3:40pm Planned UAS operations in Hurricanes J. Cione
3:50pm Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel S. Braun
4:00pm Airborne Radar Observations in Tropical Cyclones: Their quality-control, analysis, and availability at AOML/HRD J. Gamache
4:15pm HRD's Hurricane Dropwindsonde Data Archive K. Sellwood
4:30pm A Web-based hurricane Obs and Model Data Visualization Framework T. Quirino
5:25 - 7:10pm General Discussion of Current Observations
5:30pm Enhancing the BUFR/PrepBUFR support to research and operational community H. Huang
2:00 - 1:59am Day 2 - Thursday, May 12, 2011
10:30am Overview of IWRAP data, formats, and access S. Frasier
10:45am The JPL Tropical Cyclone Information System: A satellite database and analysis approach in support of hurricane forecast improvement through model validation and building the framework for data assimilation in precipitation S. Hristova-Veleva
10:55 - 11:30am Ocean Model Observational Needs Session Chair: George Halliwell
11:00am Ocean Observational Requirements for Improving Ocean Model Initialization for Coupled Hurricane Forecasting G. Halliwell
11:25am - 12:30pm Observational Needs for Physics Session Chair: Chris Fairall
11:30am Observations of Physics/Processes to Improve Parameterizations in Models C. Fairall, E. Walsh, K. Moran, J. Bao, C. Zappa
12:40 - 2:25pm Observations for Data Assimilation Session Chair: Altug Aksoy
12:45pm Data assimilation for tropical cyclones: Advances and challenges A. Aksoy
1:05pm Global data assimilation for tropical cyclones with the hybrid GSI/EnKF system J. Whitaker
1:25pm Using observations for assimilation and diagnostics in the AHW model R. Torn (remote)
1:45pm U.S. Navy's data assimilation for tropical cyclones P. Pauley
3:55 - 5:30pm Diagnostics/Verification/Operations Session Chairs: John Knaff/Tim Marchok/Jack Beven
4:00pm The use of observations in real-time operations at NHC J. Beven
4:15pm The use of observations in the NHC best-tracking process: How good are the 'best tracks'? C. Landsea
4:30pm Observational needs for TC forecast verification T. Marchok
4:45pm An overview of Observational Needs of the HFIP Applications Development and Diagnostics (ADD) Team J. Knaff