precipitation and surface water by measuring natural (USWRP), are working closely with NOAA's Na- microwave emissions from cloud water, cloud ice, tional Hurricane Center (NHC) to develop new tech- rainfall, and surface water. Flights for the microphys- niques that will provide a better understanding of wind ics project were approximately 300 nautical miles (560 structure and storm intensity changes, plus valuable km) from the Key West, Florida, area. information on storm track guidance. The hurricane study is part of NASA's Earth Sci- Hugh Willoughby, director of AOML's Hurricane ence Enterprise, a long-term research program dedi- Research Division said, "The real accomplishment this cated to better understanding the total earth system and summer is the closer connection between ground- the effects of natural and human-induced changes on breaking research and practical forecasting that ben- efits every coastal resident in harm's way." our global environment. Knowing wind speed at ground level when a hur- NOA A Hurricane Scientists Test Ne w Forecast ricane makes landfall is of paramount importance to Devices during Tropical Storm Barry local emergency management personnel. To provide that information, meteorologists at AOML have cre- Even though Tropical Storm Barry's winds were a ated H*Wind, a program that visually depicts the wind few miles an hour shy of hurricane strength, the storm speeds and denotes in easy-to-read color bands the re- gave hurricane researchers at NOAA several oppor- gions of hurricane and gale force winds around a tunities to test new technology that may tell them more storm. Hurricane specialists at the hurricane center about wind speed changes and landfall characteristics tried their hand at running H*Wind for the first time of tropical cyclones. during Tropical Storm Barry, focusing on timely Hurricane researchers at NOAA's Atlantic Oceano- analysis and quality control of real-time wind obser- graphic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML), sup- vations. H*Wind is also being used in a post-storm portin g the U.S. Weather Research Program Academic Press, Book Marketing Dept., 525 B Street, Suite 1900, San Diego, CA 92101- 4495; Telephone: 619-231-0926; Web site: http://www.apnet.com Cambridge University Press, 40 West 20th St., New York, NY 10011-4221; Telephone: 212-924-3900; Web site: http://us.cambridge.org Elsevier, 655 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10010; Telephone: 212-989-5800; Web site: http://www.elsevier.nl Hungry Minds (previously IDG Press), Novell Press, 909 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022; Telephone: 800-762-2974; Web site: http://www.idgbooks.com/novell/ Oxford University Press, 198 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016; Telephone: 212-726- 6000; Web site: http://www.oup-usa.org Tempus Publishing Limited, Acquisitions Department, Arcadia Publishing (Northeastern Region), 1, Washington Center, Suite 305, Dover, NH 03820; Telephone: 603-742-5184; Web site: http://www.postcard.co.uk/tempus/index.htm Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
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Published: Nov 1, 2001
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