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HURRICANES

HURRICANE MODELING AT EMC

The Hurricane Modeling Team at EMC works in collaboration with Global, Mesoscale, and Marine analysis and forecast model developers to make improvements to the hurricane modeling systems running in the NCEP Production Suite. Currently two distinct modeling systems are maintained for operational hurricane forecasts at NCEP :

  1. The Hurricane Weather Research and Forecast System (HWRF)
  2. The Hurricanes in a Multi-scale Ocean coupled Non-hydrostatic Forecast System (HMON)
Extensive testing and evaluation is completed for each new model configuration before these changes are incorporated into the operational model. Collaboration from organizations like GFDL, DTC, NHC, and HRD is also essential to the hurricane team's progress.