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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

    Hightlighted Publications

    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. Klotz, B. W., and H. Jiang, 2017: Examination of Surface Wind Asymmetries in Tropical Cyclones: Part I. General Structure and Wind Shear Impacts. Mon. Wea. Rev., 145, 3989–4009, doi: 10.1175/MWR-D-17-0019.1.
    3. Klotz, B. W., and H. Jiang, 2016: Global composites of surface wind speeds in tropical cyclones based on a 12 year scatterometer database. Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 10,480–10,488.

      Recently Published Peer-Reviewed Papers

      1. Androulidakis, Y., V. Kourafalou, T. Ozgokmen, O. Garcia-Pineda, B. Lund, M. Le Henaff, C. Hu, B.K. Haus, G. Novelli, C. Guigand, H.-S. Kang, L. Hole, and J. Horstmann. Influence of river-induced fronts on hydrocarbon transport: A multiplatform observational study. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, doi:10.1029/2017JC013514 2018
      2. Balaguru, K., G.R. Foltz, and L.R. Leung. Increasing magnitude of hurricane rapid intensification in the central and eastern tropical Atlantic. Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1029/2018GL077597 2018
      3. Balaguru, K., G.R. Foltz, L.R. Leung, S.M. Hagos, and D.R. Judi. On the use of ocean dynamic temperature for hurricane intensity forecasting. Weather and Forecasting, 33(2):411-418, doi:10.1175/WAF-D-17-0143.1 2018