The Tropical Cyclone team works closely with NOAA RAMMB. The main objectives of RAMMB and the TC team are to conduct research on hurricanes and tropical cyclones to improve our understanding through an observational approach, to develop and test satellite (and other) products for tropical cyclone analysis and forecasting, and evaluate numerical model output using satellite diagnostics and when such products/methods have demonstrated success, transition them to operational platforms and centers. In this research, we utilize a combination of satellite data and products, numerical model output, aircraft reconnaissance, and tropical cyclone data, and metrics derived from operational advisories and best tracks. We develop satellite products/methods that improve the diagnosis and forecasting of tropical cyclones, conduct research to improve our understanding of atmospheric and oceanic physical processes, and produce techniques and products that help forecasters do their job efficiently.
Realtime TC centric products are available at TC Realtime.