The new method has been tested successfully against storm structure information provided by operational tropical-cyclone advisories of the years 2000-2004. Statistical analysis of the model results and comparisons with the operational parameters show agreement in the general characteristics of storm parameter relationships, but also significant differences. For example, the model produces lower maximum wind speeds in the case of strong storms with low values of central pressure. For given radius of outermost closed isobar and central pressure, the mean differences between the model results and the observations amount to 3.5 m/s in maximum wind speed (9770 cases of tropical depressions and storms), 31 km in the radius of maximum wind speed and 47 km in the radius of 34 kt wind speed (5110 cases).
Besides direct application of the new model in an operational context to estimate (or possibly correct) storm structure parameters, it is planned to apply the method for the construction and implementation of more realistic storms in operational numerical prediction models such as the Australian Weather Bureau's Tropical-Cyclone Limited-Area Prediction System.