Poster Session 2 Posters: Tropical Cyclone Modeling, Convection, Tropical Cyclone Structure, Intraseasonal Variability, T-PARC, TCS-08, Air-Sea Interaction, Convectively Coupled Waves, Tropical Cyclone Observations, Climate Change, Probabilistic Forecasting

Thursday, 13 May 2010: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Arizona Ballroom 7 (JW MArriott Starr Pass Resort)
Host: 29th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology

The Systematically Merged Atlantic Regional Temperature and Salinity (SMARTS) Climatology
Patrick C. Meyers, Univ. of Maryland, Riverdale Park, MD; and J. K. Brewster and L. K. Shay

Convectively coupled waves in a sheared environment
Boualem Khouider, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada; and Y. Han

Applying Multi-sensor and ECMWF Analyses to Characterize and Evaluate Cloud, Convection and Radiation Processes in Numerical Models
Jui-Lin Li, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and D. E. Waliser, W. T. Chen, T. L'Ecuyer, Y. C. Wang, W. W. Tung, J. D. Neelin, B. Kahn, E. Fetzer, and R. G. Fovell

Vaisala dropsondes: History, status, and applications
Ilkka Ikonen II, Vaisala, Inc., Vantaa, Finland; and N. W. S. Demetriades and R. L. Holle

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Validation of QuikSCAT wind vectors by dropwindsonde data from DOTSTAR
Kun-Hsuan Chou, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan; and C. C. Wu, P. H. Lin, and S. J. Majumdar

On sources of dry tropical air in the environment of Atlantic tropical cyclones
Scott Braun, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and R. Boller

Recurving eastern North Pacific tropical cyclones
Kristen L. Corbosiero, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA; and M. Dickinson and L. F. Bosart

Monsoon Rainfall Characteristics: Precipitation Types and Associated Environment Regimes observed during SoWMEX/TiMREX
Ben Jong-Dao Jou, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan; and C. C. Tong

Large-scale features associated with Arabian Sea cyclonic storms
Amato Evan, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; and S. J. Camargo

Analysis of data gathered during NOAA WP-3D penetrations of Hurricanes Felix, Katrina and Ivan during episodes of extreme intensity
Richard G. Henning, NOAA Aircraft Operations Center, Lakeland, FL; and J. Parrish, A. B. Damiano, J. Williams, I. T. Sears, and P. Flaherty

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Suleiman Odeh Alsweiss, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL; and P. Laupattarakasem and L. Jones

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Determining the error characteristics of H*Wind
Steven M. DiNapoli, Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Tallahassee, FL; and M. A. Bourassa

Wind Effects on Asphalt Shingles
Timothy P. Marshall, Haag Engineering Co., Irving, TX; and R. Herzog, S. M. Morrison, and J. Green

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Composite structure of vortical hot towers observed in Hurricane Guillermo (1997)
Kelly C. Smith, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC; and M. D. Eastin

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A new parametric tropical cyclone wind-profile model: Testing and verification
Vincent T. Wood, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and L. W. White and H. E. Willoughby

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Eddy variations in the Western North Pacific South Eddy Zone by Satellite Altimetry Observation for Typhoon Intensification Research
Iam Fei Pun, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan; and I. I. Lin

Developing high spatial resolution daytime cloud climatologies for Africa
Rahama Beida, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and M. W. Douglas and A. Dominguez

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An observational study of tropical cyclone landfall processes in the Australian region
Yubin Li, Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; and K. K. W. Cheung and J. C. L. Chan

Ocean-atmosphere interaction effects on tropical cyclone inner-core convective bursts
Paula Ann Hennon, STG, Inc., Asheville, NC; and J. Halverson and C. C. Hennon

Air-sea coupling and tropical cyclone prediction in the Australian region
Paul Sandery, Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Australia

Predicting Typhoon Morakot's Catastrophic Rainfall and Flooding With a Cloud-Scale Ensemble System
Yonghui Weng, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; and F. Zhang, Y. H. Kuo, and J. S. Whitaker

The influence of Tropical cyclone structure on storm evolution and its interaction with topography
Kun-Hsuan Chou, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan; and C. C. Wu

Validating the ocean model component of coupled hurricane-ocean models
Richard M. Yablonsky, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI; and I. Ginis, B. Thomas, J. J. Cione, G. R. Halliwell Jr., E. W. Uhlhorn, H. S. Kim, C. Lozano, E. P. Chassignet, and H. R. Winterbottom

Structural analysis of SSM/I and TMI overpasses of tropical cyclones from 1987-2008
Daniel S. Harnos, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL; and S. W. Nesbitt and K. R. Knapp

Tropical and subtropical influences on Montreal’s record-breaking rainfall event of 8-9 November 1996
Shawn M. Milrad, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada; and E. H. Atallah, J. R. Gyakum, and D. A. Durnford

Beta-effect on the evolution of tropical cyclone
Juan Fang, Nanjing University, China, Nanjing, China; and F. Zhang

Extreme winds associated with a collapsing core on the Mobile waterfront during the landfall of Hurricane Katrina
Keith G. Blackwell, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL; and A. Williams and J. Holmes

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Analysis of wind field variations of major hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico
Christopher M. Hill, Geosystems Research Institute, Stennis Space Center, MS; and P. J. Fitzpatrick and Y. Lau

Gravity waves in shear and implications for organized convection
Samuel N. Stechmann, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA; and A. J. Majda

Hurricane Ike Damage Survey
Timothy P. Marshall, Haag Engineering Co., Irving, TX

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Thermodynamic structure of tropical cyclones from dropsondes
Leon Nguyen, SUNY, Albany, NY; and D. Thomas, D. Vollaro, and J. Molinari

Structural evolution in diabatic heating profiles of the MJO in global reanalysis
Jian Ling, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Miami, FL; and C. Zhang

Determination of the Highest Cloud Top in SAS Scheme and Its Impact on Hurricane Forecasts
Qingfu Liu, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC, Camp Springs, MD; and H. Pan, S. Lord, B. Lapenta, V. Tallapragada, Z. Zhang, Y. Kwon, and J. Oconnor

Okinawa typhoons, 1954 - 1956
Fred S. Hickernell, University of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ

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Surface cold pools in the outer rainbands of Tropical Storm Hanna (2008)
Matthew D. Eastin, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC; and T. Gardner, M. C. Link, and K. C. Smith

Miniature supercells observed in an offshore outer rainband of Hurricane Gustav (2008)
Matthew D. Eastin, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC; and J. Edwards

Case study on validation and interpretation of adjoint-derived sensitivity steering vector as targeted observation guidance of tropical cyclones
Shin-Gan Chen, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan; and C. C. Wu, J. H. Chen, and K. H. Chou

An Effort to Increase Storm Surge Threat Awareness for the Charleston, SC Area Using a Web-based Visualization Tool and Associated Survey
Frank Alsheimer, NOAA/NWSFO, North Charleston, SC; and R. Bright, B. L. Lindner, J. Johnson, and S. Duke

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Improved SFMR surface wind measurements in intense rain conditions
Eric W. Uhlhorn, AIR-Worldwide; and R. A. Black and B. W. Klotz

Evolving boundary layer measurements during hurricanes Gustav and Ike
Jeffrey Scott Zuczek, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Miami, FL; and L. K. Shay, P. C. Meyers, E. W. Uhlhorn, R. Lumpkin, B. Jaimes, J. K. Brewster, and G. R. Halliwell Jr.

NOAA's Vision for a Coordinated Storm Surge Enterprise
Jamie Rhome, NOAA/NWS National Hurricane Center, Miami, FL; and J. Feyen and M. Erickson

Lightning fatalities in tropical and subtropical regions
Ronald L. Holle, Holle Meteorology & Photography, Oro Valley, AZ

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Impact of the atmospheric boundary layer on eyewall mesovortices of hurricanes
Ping Zhu, Florida International University, Miami, FL; and K. Menelaou

Characteristics of tropical cyclone tracks over western North Pacific - the case study of Typhoon Fengshen (2008)
Chung-Chuan Yang, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan; and C. C. Wu

The influence of the island topography on tropical cyclone track deflection and looping motion
Yi-Hsuan Huang, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan; and C. C. Wu and T. S. Huang

An investigation into gradient balance of flight-level tropical cyclone windfields
Michael P.M. Gibbons, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada; and C. Miller

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The HWRFX Modeling System: Recent Developments in Hurricane Structure and Intensity Forecasting Research in NOAA
S.G. Gopalakrishnan, NOAA/AOML/HRD, Miami, FL; and X. Zhang, T. Quirino, R. Rogers, K. Yeh, F. Marks, and R. Atlas

Interannual Changes of Tropical Cyclone Prevailing Tracks in the Western North Pacific
Haikun Zhao, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, China; and L. Wu and W. Zhou

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An intercomparison of WRF-ARW and JMA-NHM performance in prediction of tropical cyclones over the South China Sea in 2008
S.T. Chan, Hong Kong Observatory, Hong Kong, China; and T. F. Chan and W. K. Wong

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Cloud-top-height variability associated with equatorial Kelvin waves in the tropical tropopause layer
Junko Suzuki, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Kanagawa, Japan; and M. Fujiwara, A. Hamada, K. Yoneyama, and R. Shirooka

The orographic effects of Reunion Island on tropical cyclone tracks
David Barbary, Météo-France/LACy, Sainte Clotilde, Reunion; and Y. L. Lin

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Statistical assessment of tropical cloud-system resolving model simulations using a cell-tracking algorithm
Simon Caine, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia; and T. P. Lane, P. T. May, J. Pinto, C. Jakob, S. T. Siems, and M. J. Manton

Modelling the transient response of the Dines anemometer in tropical cyclone winds
Jeffrey David Kepert, Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research, Melbourne, Vic, Australia

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PBL triggering mechanism of convective rainfall viewed from Helicity during TC landfall
Leiming Ma, Shanghai Typhoon Institute, Shanghai, China

Aggregated Convection and the Regulation of Tropical Climate
Marat F. Khairoutdinov, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY; and K. Emanuel

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Constructing a 13-year (1996-2008) high resolution GPS dropsonde database for hurricane research
Jeffrey Halverson, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD; and J. Wang, K. Young, B. Arensdorf, and M. Black

The effect of marine cold-air outbreaks on tropical cyclone potential intensity in the Gulf of Mexico
Rebecca Hunniford, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and C. A. Clayson and A. S. Bogdanoff

Predictable structures in idealized steady state hurricanes
Bonnie R. Brown, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and G. J. Hakim

Convective quasi-equilibrium revisited, part I: theory
David Raymond, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM; and Z. Fuchs

Investigating the relationship between tropical precipitation and water vapor in a cloud resolving model
Satomi Sugaya, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM; and S. L. Sessions and D. J. Raymond

Impact of microphysical assumptions on the intensity and the structure of simulated hurricanes: Can satellite observations help determine the optimal set of microphysical assumptions?
Svetla M. Hristova-Veleva, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and Y. Chao, A. Chau, Z. Haddad, B. Knosp, B. Lambrigtsen, P. P. Li, J. Martin, W. L. Poulsen, E. Rodriguez, B. W. Stiles, S. Tanelli, F. J. Turk, D. G. Vane, and Q. A. Vu

The influence of large-scale westerly winds on Madden-Julian Oscillations
Lei Zhou, Columbia University, Palisades, NY; and R. Murtugudde, M. Jochum, and R. Neale

Thermodynamics of Madden Julian Oscillation in a regional model with constrained moistening
Samson M. Hagos, PNNL, Richland, WA; and L. R. Leung and J. Dudhia

Convective quasi-equilibrium revisited, part II: cloud resolving model simulations
Michael J. Herman, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM; and D. J. Raymond

The evolution of tropical storm Gabrielle (2001)
Julie Kelly, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI; and G. M. Barnes and K. Dolling

Idealized Tropical Cyclones in Atmospheric General Circulation Models: The Impact of the Dynamical Core
Christiane Jablonowski, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; and K. A. Reed

Sensitivity of El Niño – Southern Oscillation to Madden Julian Oscillation
Atul Kapur, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Miami, FL; and C. Zhang

The impact of trade surges on the Madden–Julian Oscillation under different ENSO conditions
Ayako Seiki, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Kanagawa, Japan; and Y. N. Takayabu, K. Yoneyama, and R. Shirooka

Dry air layers observed over the central equatorial Indian Ocean
Kunio Yoneyama, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Yokosuka, Japan; and K. Yasunaga and M. Katsumata

Statistical comparison of scales and spatial distributions of convection in observational data and simulated hurricanes
Sam Trahan, NOAA/NCEP/EMC (UCAR), Camp Springs, MD; and L. C. Sparling, V. Tallapragada, S. A. Braun, and J. Halverson

The Global 3-Dimensional Structure of the Atlantic Multi-decadal Oscillation
Scott Stuckman, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; and J. L. Lin and M. Davis

The Global 3-Dimensional Structure of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation
Erik Fraza, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; and J. Lin and S. Melaragno

Tropical orographic rainfall regimes according to the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission
Kimberly Reed, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL; and S. W. Nesbitt

Convectively coupled gravity waves in the tropics: Why do most waves travel westward?
Stefan N. Tulich, CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and G. N. Kiladis

Drag and enthalpy coefficients at major hurricane wind speeds
Michael M. Bell, NPS, Monterey, CA; and M. T. Montgomery and K. Emanuel

Improved Representations of Ice Cloud Microphysics for Hurricane Models
Greg M. McFarquhar, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL; and A. Dooley, M. Freer, A. J. Heymsfield, P. Lawson, and A. Bansemer

The impact of eastern Pacific tropical cyclones on the climatology of the North American Southwest region
Kimberly M. Wood, Mississippi State Univ., Mississippi State, MS; and E. A. Ritchie

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Tropical cyclone flow structure in the presence of elevated terrain
Brian J. Billings, National Research Council, Monterey, CA; and J. D. Doyle

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Dominant intraseasonal variability modes over the eastern Pacific ITCZ and their representation in climate models
Xianan Jiang, JIFRESSE/UCLA & JPL/Caltech, Pasadena, CA; and D. E. Waliser

EnKF Data Assimilation of dual-Doppler radar data from hurricane Guillermo
Humberto C. Godinez, LANL, Los Alamos, NM; and A. O. Fierro and J. Reisner

Diurnal circulations and their multi-scale interactions on rainfall over the South China Sea during monsoon westerly wind bursts
Myung-Sook Park, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South); and C. H. Ho and J. Kim

Retrieval of hurricane turbulence parameters using airborne Doppler radar measurements
Sylvie Lorsolo, University of Miami, Miami, FL; and J. F. Gamache, F. Marks, and P. Dodge

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The Fidelity of Tropical Cyclone Representation in Atmospheric Reanalysis Datasets
Benjamin Schenkel, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and R. Hart
Kinematic and microphysical aspects of mesovortices in Hurricane Ike (2008)
Stephanie Mullins, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL; and K. Knupp

A unified GPS dropsonde quality assurance and visualization software system
Michael L. Black, NOAA/AOML/HRD, Miami, FL; and C. Martin

South Pacific Convergence Zone: A conduit for energy transport from the tropics to higher latitudes?
Matthew J. Widlansky, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia; and P. J. Webster and C. D. Hoyos

A hierarchy of synthetic vortex initialization methods for tropical cyclones
Eric D. Rappin, University of Miami, Miami, FL; and S. J. Majumdar, D. Nolan, and D. P. Stern

An Integrated Modeling and Data Analysis Approach to Understanding Louisiana's Wetland Resilience to Hurricane Landfall
Pat Fitzpatrick, Mississippi State University, Stennis Space Center, MS; and Y. Lau, J. Chen, A. Chawla, S. Shean, K. Hu, H. L. Tolman, R. R. Twilley, C. M. Hill, and J. E. Cable

Sensitivity of the evolution of an idealized tropical cyclone to small perturbations in initial input fields
R. J. Maliawco, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL; and G. M. McFarquhar and B. F. Jewett

Tropical cyclone energy and power dissipation as a predictor of storm surge using ADCIRC
Angela Fritz, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA; and J. A. Curry

Vortical evolution of deep convection in idealized tropical disturbance environments
Elizabeth M. Minter, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida; and P. D. Reasor

Evaluation of the GFDL 25km resolution Global Atmospheric Model for tropical cyclone prediction
Jeffrey S. Gall, NOAA/GFDL, Princeton, NJ; and I. Ginis, S. J. Lin, and T. Marchok

Description of HWRF Modeling System graphics and statistics for use as a diagnostic tool
Janna O'Connor, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC -SAIC, Camp Springs, MD; and V. Tallapragada, S. Trahan, H. Y. Chuang, W. M. Lapenta, and S. J. Lord

Hurricane Isabel (2003) boundary layer characteristics and patterns using the Richardson number
Aaron Paget, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT; and P. H. Ruscher

Evolution of the Tropical Cyclone Integrated Data Exchange and Analysis System (TC-IDEAS)
F. Joseph Turk, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and Y. Chao, Z. Haddad, S. Veleva, B. W. Knosp, B. H. Lambrigtsen, P. P. Li, W. L. Poulsen, S. Tanelli, D. G. Vane, Q. A. Vu, H. M. Goodman, R. J. Blakeslee, H. Conover, J. M. Hall, Y. M. He, and K. Regner

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Simulation of historical hurricane events using 20th Century Reanalysis
Robert E. Hart, Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL

Mesoscale gravity wave - convection coupling
Todd P. Lane, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic., Australia; and F. Zhang

Characterization of momentum transport associated with organized moist convection and gravity waves
Todd P. Lane, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic., Australia; and M. W. Moncrieff

What's New with the Online Textbook for Tropical Meteorology?
Arlene Laing, UCAR/COMET, Boulder, CO; and J. L. Evans and M. Pope

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How well do coupled global climate models simulate convectively coupled equatorial waves?
Katherine H. Straub, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA; and P. T. Haertel and G. N. Kiladis

The community Hurricane Weather Research and Forecast (HWRF): System description, forecast skill and Developmental Testbed Center support
Shaowu Bao, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and L. Bernardet, V. Tallapragada, N. Surgi, Y. C. Kwon, Q. Liu, Z. Zhang, C. Harrop, L. Carson, D. Stark, S. Trahan, B. Lapenta, S. Koch, and B. Kuo

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A statistical method for modeling tropical cyclone activity
Mary M. Louie, AIR Worldwide Corporation, Boston, MA; and G. Ljung

Sensitivity of a parametric hurricane model to different wind profiles
Ioana M. Dima, AIR Worldwide, Boston, MA; and T. Doggett and P. Dailey

The role of the asymmetric mode in a turbulent regime
Stephen R. Guimond, COAPS/Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and J. M. Reisner

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Multidecadal oscillations in tropical ocean and land temperatures
Carlos D. Hoyos, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia; and P. Webster, H. R. Chang, and J. A. Curry

Tropical thick anvil
Wei Li, Penn State University, University Park, PA; and C. Schumacher

NASA Goddard GES DISC Data Services for Supporting Hurricane Research and YOTC
Zhong Liu, George Mason University/CSISS, Fairfax, VA and NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and G. Leptoukh, D. Ostrenga, and D. E. Waliser

Numerical weather prediction and tropical cyclone track forecasting in the Caribbean using MM5 and ARPS. Case studies of hurricane Dean (2007), Omar (2008) and Paloma (2008)
Daniel Martinez, Cuban Meteorological Service, Cuba; and I. Mitrani, I. Borrajero, E. M. Hicks, and C. A. Pontikis

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Observed variability of the East Pacific ITCZ
Caroline L. Bain, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA; and G. Magnusdottir, P. Smyth, and H. Stern

Neap-spring tidal patterns in Atlantic tropical cyclones
Peter H. Yaukey, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

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An observatinal and numerical study of the boundary layer processes during the intensification of Hurricane Bill (2009)
Jun Zhang, NOAA/AOML/HRD, Miami, FL; and A. Aksoy, S. Lorsolo, R. Rogers, E. Uhlhorn, J. J. Cione, J. Dunion, J. Kaplan, K. Yeh, X. Zhang, S. Gopalakrishnan, T. Quirino, J. Cangialosi, and F. Marks

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Predictability and dynamics of a vertically-sheared tropical storm
Thomas S. Hinson, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; and F. Zhang, Y. Weng, J. Wei, and R. F. Rogers
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