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JHT 2011-2013 Goals

The assimilation of non-NOAA and non-AF GPS dropwindsonde data into NOAA numerical models: Sim Aberson, (NOAA/OAR/AOML)

Improvements in Statistical Tropical Cyclone Forecast Models: Renate Brummer (CSU/CIRA), John Knaff (NOAA/NESDIS) and Mark DeMaria (NOAA/NESDIS)

Development of a Real-Time Automated Tropical Cyclone Surface Wind Analysis: Renate Brummer (CSU/CIRA), Mark DeMaria, (NOAA/NESDIS) and John Knaff, (NOAA/NESDIS)

Development of a Probabilistic Tropical Cyclone Genesis Prediction Scheme: Jason Dunion, (Univ. of Miami/CIMAS, AOML), John Kaplan, (NOAA/OAR/AOML), Andrea Schumacher, (CSU/CIRA) and Joshua Cossuth, (FSU/COAPS)

Improving the operational TC models at NOAA/NCEP and Navy/FNMOC: Isaac Ginis, (Univ. of Rhode Island) and Morris Bender, (NOAA/OAR/GFDL)

Enhancement of SHIPS-RI index using satellite 37 GHz microwave ring pattern: Haiyan Jiang, (Florida Intl Univ.)

Improvement to the SHIPS Rapid Intensification Index: John Kaplan, (NOAA/OAR/AOML), Charles Sampson, (DOD/Naval Research Lab.), Chris Rozoff, (NOAA/NCDC), Jim Kossin, (NOAA/NCDC) and Chris Velden, (Univ. of Wisconsin/CIMSS)

Updating the secondary eyewall formation probabilistic model, completing new climatologies of intensity and structure changes associated with eyewall replacement cycles, and construction of new forecast guidance tools based on the new climatologies: Jim Kossin (NOAA/NCDC)

Introducing diagnostic variables towards extending the SHIPS algorithm for hurricane intensity forecasts: T.N. Krishnamurti, (Florida State Univ.)

Improved automation and performance of VORTRAC intensity guidance: Wen-Chau Lee, (NCAR/EOL), Paul Harasti, (DOD/Naval Research Lab.) and Michael Bell, (Naval Postgraduate School)

Improved SFMR surface wind measurements in intense rain conditions: Eric Uhlhorn (NOAA/OAR/AOML)

Validation of HWRF forecasts with satellite observations and potential use in vortex initialization: Tomislava Vukicevic, (NOAA/OAR/AOML) and Tom Greenwald, (Univ. of Wisconsin/CIMSS)