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Targeted Observations, Data Assimilation, and Tropical Cyclone Predictability

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Accurate tropical cyclone track forecasts are of foremost importance to the increasing population in coastal areas worldwide, necessitating advances in all facets of the numerical prediction process. These include the observational network, the data assimilation schemes that blend these observations with the numerical first guess field, the vortex initialization schemes and the dynamics, physics, and resolution of the models themselves, and methods to target observations to optimize the reduction in forecast error. During the past 30 years, the forecast skill for tropical cyclone track has increased steadily because of improvements in all of these areas. In particular, advances have been made in targeted observations and data assimilation over the past decade. This Monthly Weather Review special collection gathers together a series of timely papers on these topics, many of which have resulted from multinational collaborations. Click here to view the collection preface and a list of articles in this special collection. The articles will be presented below as they are published.

Collection coordinators:
Chun-Chieh Wu
Sharanya J. Majumdar
Sim D. Aberson
Tetsuo Nakazawa
Carolyn Reynolds

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Peter Black; Peter Black; Lee Harrison; Mark Beaubien; Robert Bluth; Roy Woods; Andrew Penny; Robert W. Smith; James D. Doyle
Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology
Matthieu Plu
Monthly Weather Review
Sim D. Aberson
Monthly Weather Review
Kun-Hsuan Chou; Chun-Chieh Wu; Po-Hsiung Lin; Sim D. Aberson; Martin Weissmann; Florian Harnisch; Tetsuo Nakazawa
Monthly Weather Review
Shin-Gan Chen; Chun-Chieh Wu; Jan-Huey Chen; Kun-Hsuan Chou
Monthly Weather Review
Mark Buehner; P. L. Houtekamer; Cecilien Charette; Herschel L. Mitchell; Bin He
Monthly Weather Review
Sim D. Aberson
Monthly Weather Review
Munehiko Yamaguchi; Takeshi Iriguchi; Tetsuo Nakazawa; Chun-Chieh Wu
Monthly Weather Review
Ryan D. Torn; Gregory J. Hakim
Monthly Weather Review
Munehiko Yamaguchi; Ryota Sakai; Masayuki Kyoda; Takuya Komori; Takashi Kadowaki
Monthly Weather Review
Chun-Chieh Wu; Jan-Huey Chen; Sharanya J. Majumdar; Melinda S. Peng; Carolyn A. Reynolds; Sim D. Aberson; Roberto Buizza; Munehiko Yamaguchi; Shin-Gan Chen; Tetsuo Nakazawa; Kun-Hsuan Chou
Monthly Weather Review
Fuqing Zhang; Yonghui Weng; Jason A. Sippel; Zhiyong Meng; Craig H. Bishop
Monthly Weather Review
Rolf H. Langland; Christopher Velden; Patricia M. Pauley; Howard Berger
Monthly Weather Review
Mu Mu; Feifan Zhou; Hongli Wang
Monthly Weather Review
Carolyn A. Reynolds; Melinda S. Peng; Jan-Huey Chen
Monthly Weather Review
Chun-Chieh Wu; Shin-Gan Chen; Jan-Huey Chen; Kun-Hsuan Chou; Po-Hsiung Lin
Monthly Weather Review
Hyun Mee Kim; Byoung-Joo Jung
Monthly Weather Review
Hyun Mee Kim; Byoung-Joo Jung
Monthly Weather Review
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