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TC Track Model Guidance used by NHC


Mike Brennan

Chris Landsea

Mark DeMaria

Andrea Schumacher

Andrew Latto








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Learning Objectives:

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

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