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August 30, 2013 | For the third UCAR and NCAR Science Discovery Day on August 21, the focus was on the wide variety of hurricane-related research under way across the institution. Talks by NCAR and UCP participants ranged from modeling and model analysis, to hurricane observing tools and capabilities, to developing a better understanding of societal needs related to hurricane warnings, to what might be expected under future climate.
These quarterly presentations to leadership give staff engaged in research, applications, education, and related endeavors an opportunity to highlight their efforts and describe areas with potential for future funding and investment.
They also inform UCAR's External Affairs staff in Government Relations and Development, assisting their efforts to educate Hill staffers and potential funders about current research efforts. The "Capability Briefings" developed from Discovery Day presentations have become a key tool in these activities. The briefings are showcased on the UCAR Development and Partnerships website.
The next Science Discovery Day, expected to occur in November, will focus on hydrology research.
Julio Bacmeister, Hurricanes at 25-km Resolution
Louisa Nance, Joint Numerical Testbed Tropical Cyclone Modeling Team
Greg Holland and Cindy Bruyère, Effects of Climate Change on Hurricanes
Claudia Tebaldi, The Effect of Sea Level Rise on Storm Surges
Jonathan Vigh, Tropical Cyclone Guidance Project
Jeff Anderson, Accelerating Hurricane Prediction Research and Development with Ensemble Data Assimilation
Hui Liu, Improving Hurricane Prediction with Radio Occultation Data
June Wang, Latest in Dropsonde Technology for Hurricane Prediction and Research
John Braun, GPS Water-vapor Measurements for Hurricane Prediction
Julie Demuth and Rebecca Morss, Creating and Communicating Hurricane Risk Information
Wen-Chau Lee and Jenny Sun, Improving 0-12 hour Wind and Precipitation Forecasts during Hurricane Landfall by Assimilating Coastal WSR-88D Data
Bruce Muller, Hurricane Strike! and other MetEd Modules