7A.1 Assimilation of All-Weather GMI and ATMS Observations into Hurricanes Using a Novel Bayesian Monte Carlo Integration Technique

Tuesday, 17 April 2018: 1:30 PM
Masters E (Sawgrass Marriott)
Isaac Moradi, NASA, Greenbelt, MD; and F. Evans, W. McCarty, M. Fuentes, and F. D. Marks Jr.

We propose a novel Bayesian Monte Carlo Integration (BMCI) technique to retrieve the profiles of temperature, water vapor, and cloud liquid/ice water content from microwave cloudy measurements in the presence of tropical cyclones (TC). These retrievals then can either be directly used by meteorologists to analyze the structure of TCs or be assimilated into numerical models to provide accurate initial conditions for the NWP models. The BMCI technique is applied to the data from the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) onboard Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) and Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Microwave Imager (GMI). The retrieved profiles are then assimilated into Hurricane WRF using GSI data assimilation system. This talk presents the development of the BMCI retrieval system as well as the preliminary results of assimilating the retrievals into HWRF.
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