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John Kaplan
Hurricane Research Division
phone: 305-361-4506
fax: 305-361-4402

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

Professional Interests

Real-time statistical tropical cyclone intensity prediction model development

Tropical cyclone rapid intensification

Tropical cyclone genesis

Post-landfall tropical cyclone decay

Tropical cyclone vortex and enviromental interaction

Current Research Projects

        Recently Published Peer-Reviewed Papers

        1. Wadler, J.B., J.J. Cione, J.A. Zhang, E.A. Kalina, and J. Kaplan. The effects of environmental wind shear direction on tropical cyclone boundary layer thermodynamics and intensity change from multiple observational datasets. Monthly Weather Review, 150(1):115-134, https://doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-21-0022.1 2022
        2. Zawislak, J., R.F. Rogers, S.D. Aberson, G.J. Alaka, G. Alvey, A. Aksoy, L. Bucci, J. Cione, N. Dorst, J. Dunion, M. Fischer, J. Gamache, S. Gopalakrishnan, A. Hazelton, H.M. Holbach, J. Kaplan, H. Leighton, F. Marks, S.T. Murillo, P. Reasor, K. Ryan, K. Sellwood, J.A. Sippel, and J.A. Zhang. Accomplishments of NOAA’S airborne hurricane field program and a broader future approach to forecast improvement. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 103(2):E311-E338, https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-20-0174.1 2022
        3. DeMaria, M., J.L. Franklin, M.J. Onderlinde, and J. Kaplan. Operational forecasting of tropical cyclone rapid intensification at the National Hurricane Center. Atmosphere, 12(6):683, https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos12060683 2021

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