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RAMMB-CIRA Administrative Quarterly Report


1st Quarter: October, November, December 2016

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Publications, Presentations, and Awards

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Published: 

  • Refereed

Chavas, D. R., K. A. Reed, and J. A. Knaff, 2017: Physical understanding of the tropical cyclone wind-pressure relationship. Nature Communications, 8(1360), doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-01546-9.

Miller, S. D., T. L. Schmit, C. J. Seaman, D. T. Lindsey, M. M. Gunshor, R. A. Kohrs, Y. Sumida, and D. W. Hillger, 2016: A Sight for Sore Eyes: The Return of True Color Imagery to Geostationary Satellites. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 97:10, 1803-1816, doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00154.1.

Rivoire, L., T. Birner, and J. A. Knaff, 2016: Evolution of the upper-level thermal structure in tropical cyclones, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 10,530–10,537, doi:10.1002/2016GL070622

Sampson, C., J. Hansen, P. Wittmann, J. A. Knaff, and A. B. Schumacher, 2016: Wave probabilities consistent with official tropical cyclone forecasts. Wea. Forecasting, 31, 2035–2045, doi: 10.1175/WAF-D-15-0093.1.

Wu, T.-C., M. Zupanski, L. D. Grasso, P. J. Brown, C. D. Kummerow, J. A. Knaff, 2016: The GSI capability to assimilate TRMM and GPM hydrometeor retrievals in HWRF. Quarterly Journal of The Royal Meteorological Society, 142, 2768–2787. doi:10.1002/qj.2867

  • Nonrefereed

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Accepted:

  • Refereed

Boukabara, S., et. al. (including D. T. Lindsey and L. D. Grasso), 2016: S4: An O2R/R2O Infrastructure of Optimizing Satellite Data Utilization in NOAA Numerical Modeling Systems. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Grasso, L. D., D. T. Lindsey, K. -S. Lim, A. Clark, D. E. Bikos, 2017: Evaluation of and Suggested Improvements to the WSM6 Microphysics in WRF-ARW Using Synthetic and Observed GOES-13 Imagery. Mon.Wea.Rev.

Kliewer, A. J., S. J. Fletcher, A. S. Jones and J. M. Forsythe, 2017:  Comparison of Gaussian, logarithmic transform and mixed Gaussian-lognormal distribution-based 1DVAR microwave temperature-water vapor mixing ratio retrievals.  Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, doi:10.1002/qj.2651.

Knaff, J. A., C. Sampson, G. Chirokova, 2017: A global statistical-dynamical tropical cyclone wind radii forecast scheme. Wea. Forcasting.

Lang, T. J., S. A. Rutledge, B. Dolan, P. Krehbiel, W. Rison, D. T. Lindsey, 2017: Lightning in Wildfire Smoke Plumes Observed in Colorado during Summer 2012. Mon.Wea.Rev.

Nachamkin, J. E., Y. Jin, L. D. Grasso, and K. Richardson, 2017: Using Synthetic Brightness Temperatures to Address Uncertainties in Cloud Top Height Verification. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology.

Noh, Y.-J., J. M. Forsythe, S. D. Miller, C. J. Seaman, Y. Li, A. K. Heidinger, D. T. Lindsey, M. Rogers and P. Partain, 2016: Cloud Base Height Estimation from VIIRS, Part II: A Statistical Algorithm Based on A-Train Satellite Data. J. Atmos. and Ocean. Tech., in press.

Seaman, C. J, Y.-J. Noh, S. D. Miller, A. K. Heidinger and D. T. Lindsey, 2016: Cloud Base Height Estimation from VIIRS, Part I: Operational Algorithm Validation Against CloudSat. J. Atmos. and Ocean. Tech., in press.

  • Nonrefereed

Submitted:

  • Refereed 

Bender, M., T. Marchok, C. Sampson, J. A. Knaff, M. Morin, 2017: Impact of storm size on prediction of storm track and intensity using the 2016 Operational GFDL Hurricane Model. Wea. Forcasting.

Grasso, L. D., D. W. Hillger, M. Sengupta, 2017:  Demonstrating the Utility of the GOES-R 2.25 µm band for Fire Retrieval. Geophysical Research Letters.

Neetu, S., A global assessment of tropical cyclones intensity statistical-dynamical hindcasts” by S. Neetu (CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography), M. Lengaigne (Sorbonne Universités), H. B. Menon (Goa University) , J. Vialard (Sorbonne Universités), M. Mangeas (Sorbonne Universités) , C.E. Menkes (New Caledonia, IRD), M.M. Ali (Florida State University), I. Suresh (CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography), and J.A. Knaff has been submitted to the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society

Seaman, C. J., Y. – J. Noh, S. D. Miller, A. K. Heidinger and D. T. Lindsey, 2017: Cloud Base Height Estimation from VIIRS. Part I: Operational Algorithm Validation Against CloudSat. J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech.

Taraphdar, S., L. R. Leung, S. Hagos, K. Balaguru, and J. A. Knaff, 2017: Why is the United States experiencing less frequent landfalling major hurricanes in the recent decades? Science.

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Knaff, J. A., C. Sampson, B Strahl, 2016: A consensus approach to operationally estimate and forecast tropical cyclone wind radii. International workshop on measuring high-wind speeds over the ocean. 15-17 November, Meteorological Office, Exeter, UK (oral presentation)

Knaff, J. A., 2016: Synthetic hurricane wind fields based on modeled winds and infrared imagery: Method, results, and potential applications. International workshop on measuring high-wind speeds over the ocean. 15-17 November, Meteorological Office, Exeter, UK (poster presentation)

Musgrave, K. D., 2016: Synthetic hurricane wind fields based on modeled winds and infrared imagery: Method, results, and potential applications. International workshop on measuring high-wind speeds over the ocean. 15-17 November, Meteorological Office, Exeter, UK (poster presentation)

Presentations and Posters:

Miller, S.D., 2016: Taking Back the Night with the VIIRS Day/Night Band. Invited presentation at NOAA Exhibit Booth. AGU Annual Fall Meeting, San Francisco, 12-16 December 2016.

Miller, S. D., C. J. Seaman, C. Combs, J. Solbrig, W. Straka, A. Walther, Y.-J. Noh, A. Heidinger, 2016: Status and Prospects for Low-Light Visible Sensing from the VIIRS Day/Night Band on Suomi NPP and JPSS-1. AGU session “Space-Based, Operational Global Earth Observations from Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership (S-NPP), the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) II,” AGU Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 12-16 December.

Noh, Y.-J., S. D. Miller, C. J. Seaman, J. Forsythe, R. L. Brummer, D. T. Lindsey, A. Walther, A. Heidinger, 2016: Validation of VIIRS Cloud Base Heights at Night Using Ground and Satellite Measurements over Alaska. AGU Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 12-16 December. (poster)

Solbrig, J., S. D. Miller, S. Van den Heever, S. Kreidenweis, M. Zupanski, M. Oo, J. Wang, J. Zhang, R. Holz, S. Atwood, A. Igel, J. Bukowski, S. Saleeby, J.-m. Park, A. Kliewer, K. Apodaca, L. D. Grasso, T.-C. Wu., 2016: Advancing Littoral Zone Aerosol Prediction via Holistic Studies in Regime Dependent Flows. AGU Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 12-16 December. (poster)

Knaff, J. A., 2016: Synthetic Hurricane Wind Fields Based on Modeled Winds and Infrared Imagery: Method, Results, and Potential Applications. Front Range Tropical Cyclone Workshop, 24 October, Colorado State University Foothills Campus.

Slocum, C., 2016: A Simplified Model for Tropical Cyclone Intensification. Front Range Tropical Cyclone Workshop, 24 October, Colorado State University Foothills Campus.

Noh, Y. J., S. D. Miller, C. J. Seaman, J. Forsythe, D. T. Lindsey, A. Heidinger and Y. Li, 2016: Improvement of Satellite Cloud Base Height and Cloud Cover/Layer Products. Australia-Oceania Meteorological Satellite User’s Conference (AOMSUC), held jointly with the Korean Meteorological Administration (KMA) Satellite User’s Conference, 24-27 October, Incheon, South Korea. (oral presentation)

Seaman, C. J., S. D. Miller, D. T. Lindsey and D. W. Hillger, 2016: Multi-spectral Imagery for the New Generation Geostationary Satellites: Applications for AHI, ABI and AMI. Australia-Oceania Meteorological Satellite User’s Conference (AOMSUC), held jointly with the Korean Meteorological Administration (KMA) Satellite User’s Conference, 24-27 October, Incheon, South Korea. (oral presentation)

Solbrig, J., S. D. Miller, R. Holz, J. Jiang, J. Wang, S. van den Heever, S. Kriedenweis, M. Zupanski, S. Albers, M. Oo, A. Klewer, A. Igel, and S. Atwood, 2016: Use of Advanced Meteorological Sensors in gaining a Holistic Understanding of Aerosols in the Littoral Zone. Australia-Oceania Meteorological Satellite User’s Conference (AOMSUC), held jointly with the Korean Meteorological Administration (KMA) User’s Conference, 24-27 October, Incheon, South Korea. (oral presentation)

Torres, J., 2016: JPSS in Operations. 7 October, WFO-Boulder.

Presentation to Students at Metro State University: D. Lindsey was invited by Prof. Sam Ng at Metro State University in Denver to speak to his 2-hour Radar and Satellite undergraduate class on Tuesday, Nov. 15. The topic was the next generation of satellites, including both GOES-R and Himawari.

Figure. D. Lindsey presenting on the next generation of Geostationary Satellites to an undergraduate class at Metro State University in Denver on Nov. 15, 2016.

Science Talk During GOES-R Launch Week: D. Lindsey gave an invited talk on the GOES-R Risk Reduction program as part of a Science Meeting organized by Steve Goodman at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Center in Cape Canaveral, FL. This was held on Friday 18 November, the day before the successful launch of GOES-R.

Invited Lectures in Taiwan: D. Lindsey was invited by The Research Center for Environmental Changes at the Academia Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan, to present three lectures as part of a training workshop on Monitoring and Forecasting Severe Weather with Remote Sensing Technology. He traveled to Taipei to give the lectures in person and participate in the workshop. Each lecture was 80 minutes in length. They were titled: 1) “Himawari-8: A new era of geostationary satellite imagery,” 2) “Observing severe storms from satellite in the U.S.,” and 3) “Satellite observations of hazards.” The talks were all well-received. The workshop was attended by about 25 participants from several southeast Asian countries.

Figure. Group photo of the participants of the workshop on Monitoring and Forecasting Severe Weather with Remote Sensing Technology in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Awards:

Prestigious Award: Steve Miller, CIRA Senior Research Scientist and Deputy Director, received the 2016 Colorado State University (CSU) College of Engineering Faculty and Staff Award in the category of “Outstanding Administrative Professional Researcher.” The award was presented by David McLean, Professor and Dean of the College of Engineering, and announced by Sonia Kreidenweis, University Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean for Research, who presented the slide below detailing Dr. Miller’s work on satellite remote sensing algorithms.

 

The award ceremony was held on CSU’s main campus on November 10th.

Figure: David I. McLean (right) congratulates Steve Miller (left) for winning the 2016 College of Engineering “Outstanding Administrative Professional Researcher” award.

 

 

Purpose

AGU
Fall Meeting

JPSS & GOES-R Presentations

Training Workshop at IRDR-ICoE

GOES-R Launch

International Workshop on Measuring High-Wind Speeds over the Ocean

McIDAS Meeting

Australia-Oceania Meteorological Korean Meteorological Administration Satellite Users’ Conferences

University of UT Lecture

Destination
San Francisco, CA
Cheyenne,
WY
Taipei,
Taiwan
Cape Canaveral, FL
Exeter,
UK
Madison,
WI
Incheon,
South Korea
Salt Lake City, UT
Participants
G. Chirokova,
S. Miller,
Y.-J. Noh
E. Szoke,
J. Torres
D. Lindsey
D. Hillger,
D. Lindsey,
D. Molenar,
A. Schumacher
J. Knaff
D. Molenar,
N. Tourville
Y.-J. Noh, C. Seaman, J. Solbrig
L. Grasso
Dates
12/12-16
12/1
11/26-12/2
11/17-20
11/13-17
11/13-16
10/24-27
10/20-22

Former RAMMB Chief: Jim Purdom, former Chief of the RAMM branch, visited CIRA on 12 October 2016.

 

Japanese visitors: Munehiko Yamaguchi, Typhoon Research Department, Meteorological Research Institute, Japan Meteorological Agency, and Kosuke Ito, Department of Physics and Earth Sciences, University of the Ryukyus, Japan, visited CIRA on October 20th and gave a presentation titled “Recent Research and Development in Japan to Improve Typhoon Forecasts.” John Knaff and Kate Musgrave also had the opportunity to meet with Yamaguchi and Ito to discuss statistical-dynamical tropical cyclone intensity guidance being developed at the Japan Meteorological Agency. (J. Knaff and K. Musgrave)

Suomi NPP VIIRS Infrared image of Category 4 Hurricane Matthew over the Bahamas on October 6, 2016