Investigating the Utility of Using Cross-Oceanic Training Sets for Superensemble Forecasting of Eastern Pacific Tropical Cyclone Track and Intensity Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract This paper examines how combining training-set forecasts from two separate oceanic basins affects the resulting tropical cyclone track and intensity forecasts in a particular oceanic basin. Atlantic and eastern Pacific training sets for 2002 and 2003 are combined and used to forecast 2004 eastern Pacific tropical cyclones in a real-time setting. These experiments show that the addition of Atlantic training improves the 2004 eastern Pacific forecasts. Finally, a detailed study of training-set and real-time model biases is completed in an effort to determine why cross-oceanic training may have helped in this instance.

publication date

  • June 1, 2008