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AMS 22ND CONFERENCE ON HURRICANES AND TROPICAL METEOROLOGY
FT. COLLINS, COLORADO, MAY 19-23, 1997

Presentations by NWS Southern Region Forecasters

An overview of hurricane Hortense and its aftermath. Shawn Bennett (NWSFO San Juan).

WSR-88D observations of bow echoes embedded in outer rainbands of hurricane Bertha. John Wright and Shawn Bennett (NWSFO San Juan).

Doppler radar observations of a spectrum of outer spiral rainband mesocyclones associated with tropical cyclones. David Sharp, Scott Spratt, and Steve Hodanish (NWSO Melbourne), and Jeffrey Medlin (NWSO Mobile).

Tropical cyclone intensity climatology of the North Atlantic, Caribbean Sea, and Gulf of Mexico. Paul Hebert (NWSFO Miami) and Colin McAdie (NCEP/NHC).

The influence of cold internal boundary layer decoupling on the landfall of tropical storm Josephine, October 7, 1996. Pat Welsh, Pablo Santos, and Kent Kuyper (NWSO Jacksonville), and Chris Herbster (COMET post-doc fellow, NWSO Tallahassee).

Hurricane development: The impact of ENSO and QBO phasing. Steve Letro and Pat Welsh (NWSO Jacksonville).

Hurricane operations at NWSO Melbourne: Real-time local forecasts and applied research. Scott Spratt and David Sharp (NWSO Melbourne).

WSR-88D characteristics of tornado-producing convective cells associated with tropical cyclones. Stephen Hodanish, Scott Spratt, and David Sharp (NWSO Melbourne).


In addition, a number of individuals from the Cooperative Institute for Tropical Meteorology (CITM) at FSU, and Texas A&M University's Meteorology Department participated in the conference. In particular, the following paper reflects a joint study with the NWSFO San Juan staff.

A climatology of tropical cyclone rainfall over Puerto Rico. Matt Carter (CITM/Florida State University.).