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Bradley W. Klotz
Hurricane Research Division-CIMAS
phone: 305-361-4309
fax: 305-361-4402
Brad.Klotz@noaa.gov

NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149

Professional Interests

My interests include: Tropical cyclones and their genesis, African Easterly Waves, aircraft observations including SFMR and Doppler radar, data assimilation of TC observations, track and intensity forecasts of tropical cyclones

Current Research Projects

Recently Published Peer-Reviewed Papers

  1. Klotz, B.W., and E.W. Uhlhorn. Improved stepped frequency microwave radiometer tropical cyclone surface winds in heavy precipitation. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 31(11):2392-2408, doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-14-00028.1 2014
  2. Uhlhorn, E.W., B.W. Klotz, T. Vukicevic, P.D. Reasor, and R.F. Rogers. Observed hurricane wind speed asymmetries and relationships to motion and environmental shear. Monthly Weather Review, 142(3):1290-1311, doi:10.1175/MWR-D-13-00249.1 2014

Manuscripts in Review

  1. Klotz, B. W. and E. Uhlhorn, "Improved Stepped Frequency Microwave Radiometer Surface Winds in Heavy Precipitation", Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 2014. - Accepted and in Early online release

    Recent Presentations

    1. Klotz, B. W., E. W. Uhlhorn, R. A. Black, and S. Lorsolo. "Further Improvement of SFMR Surface Wind Speeds in Heavy Precipitation." 31st Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, 30 March - 4 April, 2014., American Meteorological Society, San Diego, CA.
    2. Uhlhorn, E. W., B. W. Klotz, T. Vukicevic, P. Reasor, and R. F. Rogers. "Observed Hurricane Wind Speed Asymmetries and Relationships to Motion and Environmental Shear." 31st Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, 30 March - 4 April, 2014., American Meteorological Society, San Diego, CA.
    3. Aksoy, A., B. W. Klotz, J. Zhang, E. Uhlhorn, and J. J Cione. "Model Sensitivity to Perturbations of Environment, Structure, and Model Parameters in Idealized, Ocean-Coupled Tropical Cyclone Simulations." 31st Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, 30 March - 4 April, 2014., American Meteorological Society, San Diego, CA.
    4. Aksoy, A., S. Aberson. K. Sellwood, B. W. Klotz, T. Vukicevic, and C. S. Velden. "HEDAS Vortex-Scale Data Assimilation with Aircraft and Satellite Retrieval Observations: Summary of the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season Results." 31st Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, 30 March - 4 April, 2014., American Meteorological Society, San Diego, CA.
    5. Klotz, B. W. and E. W. Uhlhorn. “Improving SFMR Surface Wind Measurements in Heavy Rain Conditions.” 30th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, 15 – 20 April, 2012. American Meteorological Society, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
    6. Uhlhorn, E., B. Klotz, J. Zhang, and M. Fischer. “Extreme Surface Wind Observations in Some Recent Category-5 Tropical Cyclones.” 30th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, 15 – 20 April, 2012. American Meteorological Society, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
    7. Klotz, B. W. and E. W. Uhlhorn, Improved SFMR Surface Wind Measurements in Intense Rain Conditions: A JHT Project, 6 March, 2012. Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference, Charleston, SC.

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