Interagency Strategic Research Plan for Tropical Cyclones: The Way Ahead


Appendix D 2005 Forecasts and Models Used at the TPC/NHC and CPHC



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Appendix D
2005 Forecasts and Models Used at the TPC/NHC and CPHC


ID

Name/Description1

Type

Timeliness
(Early/Late)


Parameters
Forecast


OFCL

Official NHC or CPHC forecast




 

Trk, Int

CLP5

CLIPER5 (Climatology and Persistence model)

Statistical baseline

E

Trk

SHF5

SHIFOR5 (Climatology and Persistence model)

Statistical baseline

E

Int

A98E

NHC98 (Atlantic)2

Statistical-dynamical

E

Trk

P91E

NHC91 (Pacific)

Statistical-dynamical

E

Trk

BAMS

Beta and advection model (shallow layer)

Single-layer trajectory

E

Trk

BAMM

Beta and advection model (medium layer)

Single-layer trajectory

E

Trk

BAMD

Beta and advection model (deep layer)

Single-layer trajectory

E

Trk

LBAR

Limited area barotropic model

Single-layer regional dynamical

E

Trk

GFDL

NWS/Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory model

Multi-layer regional dynamical

L

Trk, Int

GFSO

NWS/Global Forecast System (formerly Aviation)

Multi-layer global dynamical

L

Trk, Int

UKM

United Kingdom Met Service model

Multi-layer global dynamical

L

Trk, Int

NGPS

Navy Operational Global Prediction System

Multi-layer global dynamical

L

Trk, Int

GFDN

Navy version of GFDL

Multi-layer regional dynamical

L

Trk, Int

CMC

Environment Canada global model

Multi-level global dynamical

L

Trk, Int

ETA

NWS/Eta

Multi-level regional dynamical

L

Trk, Int

AFW1

Air Force MM52

Multi-layer regional dynamical

L

Trk, Int

OFCI

Previous cycle OFCL, adjusted

Interpolated

E

Trk, Int

GFDI

Previous cycle GFDL, adjusted

Interpolated-dynamical

E

Trk, Int

GFSI

Previous cycle GFS, adjusted

Interpolated-dynamical

E

Trk, Int

UKMI

Previous cycle UKM, adjusted

Interpolated-dynamical

E

Trk, Int

NGPI

Previous cycle NGPS, adjusted

Interpolated-dynamical

E

Trk, Int

GFNI

Previous cycle GFDN, adjusted

Interpolated-dynamical

E

Trk, Int

AEMI

Previous cycle AEMN, adjusted

Consensus

E

Trk, Int

SHIP

Statistical Hurricane Intensity Prediction Scheme (SHIPS)

Statistical-dynamical

E

Int

DSHP

SHIPS with inland decay

Statistical-dynamical

E

Int

AEMN

GFS ensemble mean

Consensus

L

Trk, Int

GUNA

Average of GFDI, UKMI, NGPI, and GFSI

Consensus

E

Trk

CONU

Average of at least 2 of GFDI, UKMI, NGPI, GFSI, and GFNI

Consensus

E

Trk

ICON

Average of GFDI and DSHP

Consensus

E

Int

FSSE

FSU Super-ensemble2

Weighted consensus

E

Trk, Int

GUNS

Average of GFDI, UKMI, NGPI

Consensus

E

Trk

1. Items are used by both TPC/NHC and CPHC unless otherwise footnoted (and highlighted in blue).

2. Item is used only at TPC/NHC.




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