Sharanya J. Majumdar (UM/RSMAS/MPO)
Jason Dunion, Sim Aberson, Rob Rogers (NOAA/AOML/HRD),
Chidong Zhang (UM/RSMAS/MPO),
Yucheng Song, Zoltan Toth (NCEP EMC)
This website contains experimental adaptive observing guidance, aimed at
reducing the error variance in numerical forecasts of tropical weather.
The darkest shaded areas in the Ensemble Transform Kalman Filter (ETKF)
guidance are recommended as best for sampling.
Several new extensions to the ETKF used in annual Winter Storm Reconnaissance
programs are made here:
(1) focus on tropical weather forecasts
(2) new observing and verification variables, at specific levels
(3) multi-model ensembles (NCEP+CMC+ECMWF)
Funding by NASA and NOAA/THORPEX is gratefully acknowledged.