The Greater Miami Chapter of the AMS presents

"A Re-analysis of Two Catastrophic South Florida Hurricanes: Donna and Andrew"
Thursday, April 15, 2004

GPS dropwindsondes launched in hurricane eyewalls since 1997 have revolutionized our understanding of the detailed wind structure of tropical cyclones.  The observations have directly led to new methodologies for adjusting flight level winds to the surface in the hurricane environment. This seminar will discuss the development of a new version of H*Wind (the HRD hurricane wind analysis system) that incorporates this revised understanding as well as its application toward the Atlantic hurricane database re-analysis project.  Specifically, re-analysis efforts utilizing H*Wind for Hurricane Donna (1960) and Hurricane Andrew (1992) will be highlighted.

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