Impact of doppler wind lidar data on hurricane prediction

R. Atlas, G. D. Emmitt, L. Bucci, K. Ryan, J. A. Zhang

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Abstract

One of the most important applications of a space-based Doppler Wind Lidar (DWL) would be to improve atmospheric analyses and weather forecasting. Since the mid-1980s, Observing System Simulation Experiments (OSSEs) have been conducted to evaluate the potential impact of space-based DWL data on numerical weather prediction (NWP). All of these OSSEs have shown significant beneficial impact on global analyses and forecasts. In more recent years, a limited number of OSSEs have been conducted to evaluate the potential impact of DWL data on hurricane forecasting and to also evaluate the impact of real airborne DWL observations. These latest studies suggest that DWL can complement existing hurricane observations effectively and should contribute to improved hurricane track and intensity forecasting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2016
Event18th Coherent Laser Radar Conference and the Lidar Working Group on Space Based Winds, CLRC 2016 - Boulder, United States
Duration: Jun 26 2016Jul 1 2016

Conference

Conference18th Coherent Laser Radar Conference and the Lidar Working Group on Space Based Winds, CLRC 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoulder
Period6/26/167/1/16

Keywords

  • DWL
  • Hurricanes
  • OSE
  • OSSE
  • Simulation experiments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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