Author Archives: Briana Gordon

Guide to getting started as an author on this blog

[FYI: This guide will also be distributed by email shortly.] Hi All, Thanks for a great meeting last week and for the enthusiastic exchange of ideas. I wanted to distribute some basic information about how to get going with the … Continue reading

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What kind of Swirl will Earl Unfurl?

This is a quick update as to what HUR-NC is doing with Earl. We are all waiting to see which model verifies, and HUR-NC has had Earl hugging the coastline since the 00Z run on August 28th. Here is the … Continue reading

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More on TC Initial Conditions in WRF: GFS vs. GFDL Bogus Vortex

Here are some higher resolution images that illustrate the differences between the GFS-only initial conditions and the GFDL/GFS Merged initial conditions (please see my first post for background). The first 4 animations are the models’ representations of SLP (mb), simulated … Continue reading

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Preliminary work testing different ICs in the RENCI/NCSU HUR-NC Model

Hi All, I wanted to share some of the work I have been doing, comparing different options for TC initial conditions (ICs) in our HUR-NC WRF model. The objective of my work is to find out what the optimal IC … Continue reading

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