Simulations of Hurricane Isabel (2003) in the WRF, GFDL, and ZETAC models

David S Nolan, Morris A. Bender, Timothy P. Marchok, Stephen T. Garner, Christopher L. Kerr

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Abstract

The analysis of the forecasts of Hurricane Isabel from the GFDL Hurricane Prediction System, the Weather Research and Forecast Model (WRF), and ZETAC model was carried out. The GFDL model had an excellent track forecast, but it could not reproduce the observed category 4 and 5 intensities. The WRF model also predicts the right intensity range, and seems to capture the magnitude and character of Isabel's observed intensity fluctuations. The ZETAC track forecast took nearly 4 days to "spin up" to the observed intensity due to the absence of cumulus parametrization and the 18 km grid spacing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication26th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology
Pages304-305
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2004
Event26th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorolgy - Miami, FL., United States
Duration: May 3 2004May 7 2004

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Other26th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorolgy
CountryUnited States
CityMiami, FL.
Period5/3/045/7/04

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Nolan, D. S., Bender, M. A., Marchok, T. P., Garner, S. T., & Kerr, C. L. (2004). Simulations of Hurricane Isabel (2003) in the WRF, GFDL, and ZETAC models. In 26th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology (pp. 304-305)

Simulations of Hurricane Isabel (2003) in the WRF, GFDL, and ZETAC models. / Nolan, David S; Bender, Morris A.; Marchok, Timothy P.; Garner, Stephen T.; Kerr, Christopher L.

26th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology. 2004. p. 304-305.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Nolan, DS, Bender, MA, Marchok, TP, Garner, ST & Kerr, CL 2004, Simulations of Hurricane Isabel (2003) in the WRF, GFDL, and ZETAC models. in 26th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology. pp. 304-305, 26th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorolgy, Miami, FL., United States, 5/3/04.
Nolan DS, Bender MA, Marchok TP, Garner ST, Kerr CL. Simulations of Hurricane Isabel (2003) in the WRF, GFDL, and ZETAC models. In 26th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology. 2004. p. 304-305
Nolan, David S ; Bender, Morris A. ; Marchok, Timothy P. ; Garner, Stephen T. ; Kerr, Christopher L. / Simulations of Hurricane Isabel (2003) in the WRF, GFDL, and ZETAC models. 26th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology. 2004. pp. 304-305
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