Monthly Archives: July 2013

Chantal, GFS Bogusing and How You Can Monitor TC Initialization with the GFS

Yesterday provided another opportunity to examine and see how bogusing can impact the GFS performance with tropical cylones (TCs) and how through a little work, forecasters can identify whether bogusing is occurring.  We discussed the relocation and bogusing used in … Continue reading

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July 2013 TC Inland Winds Conference Call Notes

The CIMMSE TC Inland Winds group held their monthly conference call on July 10, 2013 at 11 AM. Participants on the call were: Bryce Tyner (NCSU), Reid Hawkins (ILM), Bob Bright (CHS), Frank Alsheimer (CHS), Jonathan Blaes (RAH), John Billet … Continue reading

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Feedback on the New Modified Rankine with Error Function Wind Field for the TCMWindTool

As a part of an NC State University and NWS CSTAR project, Bryce Tyner from NC State has developed a mechanism to adjust the currently implemented modified Rankine vortex interpolation method used in the TCMWindTool. The TCMWindTool is used by … Continue reading

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Earth Network Total Lightning Data Proves Helpful Once Again

Since late 2011, the NWS Raleigh (RAH) has been evaluating products from Earth Networks Incorporated (ENI), in particular data from ENI Total Lightning Detection Network (ENTLDN).  ENI provided access to their data (real-time and archived) along with a web-based software … Continue reading

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