NHC forecasters to test new tools to improve analysis and prediction of tropical storms and hurricanes
During the 2016 and 2017 hurricane seasons, forecasters at the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) will be testing new tools that have the potential to improve the analysis and prediction of tropical storms and hurricanes.
Eight new projects are funded with a total of US$1.4 million through the Joint Hurricane Testbed (JHT).
The mission of the JHT is to transfer more rapidly and smoothly new technology, research results, and observational advances of the United States Weather Research Programme within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), its sponsoring agencies, the academic community and other groups into improved tropical cyclone analysis and prediction at operational centres.
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