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Mission Statement

The mission of the Joint Hurricane Testbed is to transfer more rapidly and smoothly new technology, research results, and observational advances of the United States Weather Research Program (USWRP), its sponsoring agencies, the academic community and other groups into improved tropical cyclone analysis and prediction at operational centers.


26 September 2016: JHT Announcement of Federal Funding Opportunity Posted: Letter of Intent due 10/21/2016, Full proposal due 1/4/2017. See the full announcement here (PDF Format). Frequently asked questions are available here:

26 September 2016: Supplemental Information for new JHT projects including Overview, Project Timeline and Completion, Business Practices, Contact Information, and JHT/NHC Operational Information Technology Environments.

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Please see the Joint Hurricane Testbed Terms of Reference (PDF) for more background information.