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TC Intensity Model Guidance used by NHC


Chris Landsea

Mark DeMaria

Andrea Schumacher

Andrew Latto








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Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the spectrum of NHC tropical cyclone intensity models
  • Describe the general strengths and weaknesses of each intensity model
  • Understand how intensity models are used in consensus forecasts
  • Have an overview of future intensity forecast model improvements
  • Limitations of tropical cyclone structure forecasting

Training Session Options

NOAA/NWS students – to begin the training, use the web-based videoYouTube video, or audio playback options below (if present for this session). Certificates of completion for NOAA/NWS employees can be obtained by accessing the session via the Commerce Learn Center

  1. Live VISIT teletraining (with an instructor leading the session). Check the VISIT Training Calendar to signup for teletraining. The session will last 45 minutes. This teletraining session uses the Gotomeeting software, where a Windows PC with an Internet connection is needed and a phone line for audio.
  2. YouTube video:

References/Additional Links

This course is Basic

There are no prerequisites


Dan Bikos

(970) 491-3777