Note: HRD no longer produces real time H*WIND analyses.
The Hurricane Research Division produced surface wind analysis of tropical cyclones from 1993 - 2013 as part of the H*Wind Project.
In 2014 this technology was transferred to Hwind Scientific, a US private sector firm as allowed under the Technology Transfer Act
of 1986 (15 US Code 3710). The images and data sets formerly available on this site, are now publicly available at:
Real-time and post storm wind field products for the 2014 Hurricane season and future years
are available at Hwind Scientific's commercial site:
Hwind Scientific will also offer a revised historical archive with user support,
time-centered, post storm analyses, larger domains, higher resolution grids, consistent
analysis methodologies, and error corrections.
Scientific publications using H*Wind products should cite one or more
of these papers :
Powell, M. D., S. Murillo, P. Dodge, E. Uhlhorn, J. Gamache, V. Cardone,
A. Cox, S. Otero, N. Carrasco, B. Annane, and R. St. Fleur, 2010:
Reconstruction of Hurricane Katrina?s wind fields for storm surge and
wave hindcasting. Ocean Engineering, 37, 26-36.
Powell, M. D., S. H. Houston, L. R. Amat, and N Morisseau-Leroy,
1998: The HRD real-time hurricane wind analysis system. J. Wind
Engineer. and Indust. Aerodyn. 77&78, 53-64
Powell, M. D., and S. H. Houston, 1998: Surface wind fields of
1995 Hurricanes Erin, Opal, Luis, Marilyn, and Roxanne at
landfall. Mon Wea. Rev., 126, 1259-1273.
Powell, M.D., S.H.Houston, and T.A. Reinhold, 1996: Hurricane Andrew's
landfall in South Florida Part I : Standardizing measurements for
documentation of surface wind fields. Wea. Forecast.
Powell, M.D., and S.H.Houston, 1996: Hurricane Andrew's
landfall in South Florida Part II : Surface wind fields and potential
real-time applications. Wea. Forecast. 11, 329-349.