The Second Hurricane Rainband and Intensity Change Experiment (RAINEX) Workshop was held 12-14 February 2007 at NCAR/EOL in Boulder, CO

Workshop Report

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Monday, 12 February 2007
09:30 Introduction
Plan of Meeting
Status Update of RAINEX Data Archives G. Stossmeister/J. Goldstein
Upcoming article in Science R. Houze
10:30 Break
10:45 Eyewall Replacement in Hurricane Rita R. Houze
11:00 Observations of the evolution of azimuthal asymetries in Hurricane Rita (2005) R. Rogers
11:30 Vortical structures accompanying eyewall replacement in Hurricane Rita B. Smull
12:00 Axisymmetric concentric eyewall evolution in Hurricane Rita (2005) M. Bell
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Vortical hot towers observed in Tropical Depression Ophelia (2005) W-C. Lee
14:00 Convective-scale rainband structure D. Hence
14:30 Environmental water vapor and rainband structures in Hurricanes Katrina and Rita D. Ortt
15:00 Break
15:30 Plenary discussion of research directions suggested by today's presentations
Tuesday, 13 February 2007
09:00 The dynamic response of RAINEX-observed vortices to RAINEX-inspired rainbands (PDF) D. Nolan
09:30 Assimilating observations within Hurricanes Katrina and Rita G. Hakim
10:00 Updates on RAINEX coupled modeling results S. Chen
10:30 Break
11:00 Perspectives from Greg Holland G. Holland
11:30 WRF hurricane forecasts: A critical need for RAINEX observations C. Davis
12:00 Lunch
13:30 Plenary discussion of research directions suggested by today's presentations
15:00 Break
15:30 Breakout for collaborative discussions
Wednesday, 14 February 2007
09:00 Wrap-up discussion
    Data needs
    Research directions
    Publications plans
    Proposal plans

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