The Third Hurricane CBLAST
PI Winter Meeting
Atlantic Oceanographic and
February 18 - 20, 2004
The Third Hurricane CBLAST PI Winter Meeting will be held at AOML in
Miami, 18-20 February, 2004. We will begin at 9 am, Wed, 18 Feb and
wrap up by noon on Friday, 20 Feb. The meeting will be co-hosted by
Shuyi Chen (U Mimai/RSMAS) and Peter Black (AOML/HRD).
This year we want to continue the process of merging observational and
modeling components of CBLAST in addressing the high wind flux problem
with a view toward developing an implementation plan for new hurricane
model parameterizations and testing procedures in Hurricane WRF
This will be an important and crucial meeting for Hurricane CBLAST.
We need to address the following major themes:
- Summarize initial observational results from the 2003 flights into
Hurricanes Fabian and Isabel.
- Data archival status and strategy on the UMASS web site including
needed updates and changes to the procedures.
- Discussion of possible new flight pattern strategies dictated by
excessive salt contamination of aircraft engines and instrumentation
during the 2003 flights.
- Identify holes in the observational strategy based on 2003
observations, i.e. AXBT observations, and recent numerical modeling
studies. Re-asses observational requirements identified by recent
hurricane modeling studies.
- Identify strategies to fill those gaps during the 2004 season.
- Discuss preparations for instrument re-installation on the WP-3
aircraft for 2004 and this years' early timetable.
- Identify the results that are new and unique and that require
further analysis and funding support. Discuss strategy for follow-on
analysis support and development of an implementation plan for
numerical model improvements.
- Discuss plans for publication in a special journal issue of papers
on initial CBLAST results.
Plan on using the first day, or fraction thereof, for short power
point presentations of where we stand on initial results from last
summer's observations (2003) and recent numerical model results. The
second day will be for addressing where we go from here regarding plans
and strategies for 2004 observations from the P-3's and numerical
model experiments. Friday morning will be reserved for discussing
future funding options and preparations of materials that are required
for follow-on activities. This is especially important in view of the
support required for 2005 to analyze last years data sets and new data
sets from 2004 as well as laying the ground work for implementing new
results and parameterizations so that the hard work of these
observational years can be translated ultimately into better hurricane
Return to CBLAST page.
Return to HRD Homepage.