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Hurricane Katrina 72 Hour Model Forecast


These animations were created from data produced from NCAR's Weather Research and Forecasting model (also known as WRF, Advanced Research WRF or ARW) Version 2.1.0. It is a 72-hour forecast of Hurricane Katrina, initialized at 0000 UTC August 27, 2005, about 60 hours before landfall. The path of the hurricane in the animation predicts almost precisely the path of the actual hurricane.
   
   
   


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In this animation, the white isosurface represents the cloud water mixing ratio (QCLOUD) and the colored surface at the bottom is the relative wind speed where red indicates the highest velocity.

In this animation, the yellow isosurface represents the cloud water mixing ratio (QCLOUD). The surface at the bottom shows wind speed (color-coded as shown by the color bar) overlaid with a map of the Gulf of Mexico. Notice how the computational domain moves relative to the map.

   
Visualization  
Tim Scheitlin
Software: Vis5D
David Kennison
Software: TDPACK (NCAR Graphics)
Model  
Model Name:
WRF
Data  
Time Evolution:
72 Hours
Time Resolution:
1 Hour

Domain

 
Horizontal Resolution:
4kmX4km
Vertical Resolution:

34 Levels

Project
Scientists:
Wei Wang, Chris Davis,
Joe Klemp,
(NCAR, MMM)
Other Collaborators:
Cindy Bruyere,
John Michalakes,
(NCAR, MMM)
Date Catalogued:
2005
Rights:
© 2005, UCAR, All rights reserved.