Hurricane Research Division

  • 1. Which H*Wind product do you use?
           
    Snapshot Analysis   Swaths: (Maximum Sustained Wind Fields)  
    1. 2 degree, 4 degree, and 8 degree Color contour maps (images) 5. Color Images
    2. 2 degree, 4 degree, and 8 degree Color data coverage plots (images) 6. Gridded ascii file
    3. Marine gridded field: ascii formatted 7. ESRI shapefile
    4. Merged (land & marine) gridded field: ascii formatted, ESRI Shapefiles, NetCDF files    

  • 2. Are there products that should be discontinued?
           
    Snapshot Analysis   Swaths: (Maximum Sustained Wind Fields)  
    1. 2 degree, 4 degree, and 8 degree Color contour maps (images) 5. Color Images
    2. 2 degree, 4 degree, and 8 degree Color data coverage plots (images) 6. Gridded ascii file
    3. Marine gridded field: ascii formatted 7. ESRI shapefile
    4. Merged (land and marine) gridded field: ascii formatted, ESRI Shapefiles, NetCDF files    

  • 3. How are you using H*Wind products in your field?



  • 4. What could we do to improve the products?



  • 5. What is your impression of the quality and accuracy of the products?



  • 6. Do you primarily use the real-time products, the archive, or both?

    Real-time
    Archive
    Both

  • 7. Are there any additional products you would like to see?

    Yes No

    If so, what?

  • 8. Is there a particular format that you would prefer for the H*Wind products?

    Yes No

    If so, what?


  • 9. Would you prefer H*Wind real-time analyses, when performed, center times the correspond to the synoptic times vs. the curent analysis advisory time?

    Yes No

    Explain your reasons, if any.


10. Listed below are some improvements we have been discussing, subject to limited resources. Please rate these in priority from 1 to 10, 1 being the lowest priority, 10 being the highest.


A. Time stamp for when analysis was completed.


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B. Estimate of uncertainty of the max wind and wind radii.


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C. Measures of the kinetic energy of various wind thresholds to quantify the wind, wave, and storm surge damage potential.


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D. More timely wind swaths available within a few hours of landfall.


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E. A surface pressure distribution snapshot map.


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F. An estimate of the Holland "B" pressure profile parameter based on fitting the radial wind profile from the H*Wind analysis.


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G. Swath shapefiles containing peak 3 seconds open terrain wind gust estimates at census tracts and zip code centroids.


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H. List methods used for flight-level wind reductions to the surface on the snapshot annotation.


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I. Automated hourly or half hourly wind analysis.


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J. Add airborne Doppler winds adjusted to the surface.


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