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).
Hwind Scientific is now Moody's RMS HWind.
Their real-time and post storm wind field products are available at
RMS Hwind 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 any of the older 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.