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Precipitation data collected from five sites in south Florida indicate a strong seasonal and spatial variation in d 18 O and dD, despite the relatively limited geographic coverage and low-lying elevation of each of the collection sites. Based upon the weighted-mean stable isotope values, the sites were classified as coastal Atlantic, inland, and lower(More)
The interaction of marginal Tropical Storm Danny (1985) with an upper-tropospheric positive potential vorticity anomaly was examined. The intensification mechanism proposed earlier for mature Hurricane Elena appears to be valid for Danny as well, despite significant differences in the synoptic-scale environment and in the stage of the tropical cyclone prior(More)
The purpose of this paper is to summarize forecasting practice, the performance of the forecasting enterprise, and the impacts of tropical cyclones from a meteorological perspective. In the past, a forecast was considered successful if it specified the position and intensity of the hurricane for times ranging from 24 through 72 hours after the initial time.(More)
The impact of hurricanes is so devastating throughout different levels of society that there is a pressing need to provide a range of users with accurate and timely information that can enable effective planning for and response to potential hurricane landfalls. The Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) code is the latest numerical model that has been(More)
Meteorological researchers suggest hurricane modeling improvements by incorporating ensemble forecasting and model coupling Ensemble/couple based forecast requires a scale out of computing resources achievable through Grid infrastructure Ensemble/couple model will generate an order of magnitude more data for researchers to manage and study
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