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2003-2005 JHT Projects

Project Title Principal Investigator(s) TPC/NHC Point of Contact Goals Cost Years 2004 Mid-year Reports IHC 2004 Pres. First Year Report 2005 Mid-year Reports IHC 2005 Pres. Final Report Status
Upgrades to the operational GFDL hurricane prediction system Bender (GFDL) Pasch Rhome X $90,000/yr 2 Accepted and implemented
Improving the GFDL/URI coupled hurricane-ocean model Ginis (URI) Pasch Rhome X $135,700-yr 1;
$142,900-yr 2
2 Accepted
Hurricane model transitions to operations at NCEP/EMC Pan (NCEP) Pasch Rhome X $165,000/yr 2 Implemented operationally for 2007 season
Evaluation of upper ocean mixing parameterizations Jacob (UMBC)
Shay (UM)
Halliwell (UM)
Lawrence
Mainelli
X $93,000-yr 1; $96,900-yr 2 2 Not Accept
Real-time dissemination of hurricane wind fields determined from airborne doppler Gamache (HRD) Franklin, McAdie, Blake
EMC: several
X $82,300-yr 1; $100,900-yr 2 2 Accept
Targeting strategies to improve hurricane track forecasts Majumdar (UM)
Aberson (HRD)
Toth (NCEP)
Franklin X $122,500-yr 1;
$127,400-yr 2
2 Implemented operationally for 2007 season
Objective and automated assessment of operational global forecast model predictions of tropical cyclone formation and life cycle Harr (NPS) Pasch
Avila
Blake
X $58,200-yr 1; $62,200-yr 2 2 Accept, but unable to implement due to technical issues.
An updated baseline for track forecast skill through five days for the Atlantic and Northeastern and Northwestern Pacific basins Aberson (HRD) Franklin
Gross
X $19,000 1 Accept
Quantifying tropical cyclone track forecast uncertainty and improving extended-range tropical cyclone track forecasts using an ensemble of dynamical models Goerss (NRL) Beven
Gross
X $60,000 1 Accept
Transition of revised dynamical model track prediction evaluation expert system (DYMES) Boothe (NPS) Stewart
Roberts
X $80,000 1 Not Submitted Do not accept
Improving the validation and prediction of tropical cyclone rainfall Rogers (HRD)
Pan (NCEP)
Black (HRD)
Marchok (GFDL)
Stewart
Molleda
X $120,000-yr 1;
$127,500-yr 2
2 Accept
Implementation of the Advanced Objective Dvorak Technique (AODT) and Tropical Cyclone Intensity Estimation (TIE) algorithms at TPC Kossin (UW)
Velden (UW)
Beven
Rhome
Mainelli
Cobb
Brown
X $95,400-yr 1;
$99,700-yr 2
2 Implemented operationally for 2007 season
Improvements in Deterministic and Probabilistic Tropical Cyclone Surface Wind Predictions Knaff (CIRA)
DeMaria (CIRA)
Lawrence
Gross
Sisko
X $95,000/yr 2 Accept
Development of a rapid intensification index for the eastern Pacific basin Kaplan (HRD) Avila
Sisko
X $54,200-yr 1;
$64,100-yr 2
2 Accept
Developing an inner-core SST cooling predictor for use in SHIPS Cione (HRD)
Gentemann (RSS)
Kaplan (HRD)
Avila
Berg
Sisko
Blake
X $79,500-yr 1;
$71,300-yr 2
2
X
Accept

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