The Joint Hurricane Test Bed: Its First Decade of Tropical Cyclone Research-To-Operations Activities Reviewed

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  • 1 National Weather Service, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Hurricane Center, Miami, Florida
  • 2 Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, Hurricane Research Division, Miami, Florida
  • 3 National Weather Service, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Hurricane Center, Miami, Florida
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The Joint Hurricane Testbed (JHT) is reviewed at the completion of its first decade. Views of the program by hurricane forecasters at the National Hurricane Center, the test bed's impact on forecast accuracy, and highlights of the top-rated projects are presented. Key concerns encountered by the test bed are identified as possible “lessons learned” for future research-to-operations efforts. The paper concludes with thoughts on the potential changing role of the JHT.

The Joint Hurricane Testbed (JHT) is reviewed at the completion of its first decade. Views of the program by hurricane forecasters at the National Hurricane Center, the test bed's impact on forecast accuracy, and highlights of the top-rated projects are presented. Key concerns encountered by the test bed are identified as possible “lessons learned” for future research-to-operations efforts. The paper concludes with thoughts on the potential changing role of the JHT.

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