Status on reaching the Goals of the Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project (HFIP)
The transition to operations process for HFIP was discussed in this conference last year and is summarized extensively in a recent Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society article: http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/pdf/10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00071.1. In this presentation we will focus on results from the project.
We are nearing the end of the first 4 years of the HFIP and if the Project is to be successful after its first 5 years, some of the research results that it has been working on with NCEP and the community to get into operations ought to be apparent in operational hurricane model results. In this talk we will outline those results and note where we need to focus the effort during the next 5 years.