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RAMMB-CIRA Administrative Quarterly Report


1st Quarter: October, November, December 2017

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Published: 

  • Refereed

Chavas, D., K. Reed, and J. A. Knaff, 2017: The physical relationship between the central pressure deficit and maximum wind speed in a tropical cyclone. Nature Communications, 8(1360), doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-01546-9.

Hawkins, J. D., S. D. Miller, J. E. Solbrig, R. L. Bankert, M. Surrat, K. A. Richardson, 2017: Tropical Cyclone Characterization via Nocturnal Low-Light Visible Illumination. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 98(11), 2351-2365, doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0281.1.

Heidinger, A. K. , Y. Li, S. Wanzong, Y. J. Noh, A. Walther, S. Tushaus, and S. D. Miller, 2017: Satellite remote sensing of cloud vertical structure. In S. Liang (Ed.), Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences (Chapter 7.05, p. 97-136). ISBN: 978-0-12-803220-6, Elsevier, https://www.elsevier.com/books/comprehensive-remote-sensing/liang/978-0-12-803220-6.

Miller, S. D., R. L. Bankert, J. E. Solbrig, J. M. Forsythe, and Y.-J. Noh, 2017: DEBRA – A Dynamic Enhancement with Background Reduction Algorithm: Overview and Application to Satellite-Based Dust Storm Detection. JGR-Atmospheres, 122(23), 12938-12959, doi.org/10.1002/2017JD027365.

Neetu, S., M. Lengaigne, H. B. Menon, J. Vialard, M. Mangeas, C. E. Menkes, M. M. Ali, I. Suresha and J. A. Knaff, 2017: Global assessment of tropical cyclones intensity statistical-dynamical hindcasts. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 143(706), 2143-2156, doi:10.1002/qj.3073.

Noh, Y.-J., J. M. Forsythe, S. D. Miller, C. J. Seaman, Y. Li, A. K. Heidinger, D. T. Lindsey, M. A. Rogers, and P. T. Partain, 2017: Cloud base height estimation from VIIRS. Part II: A statistical algorithm based on A-Train satellite data. J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech., 34(3), 585-598, doi: 10.1175/JTECH-D-16-0110.1.

  • Nonrefereed

See Presentations and Posters.

Accepted:

  • Refereed

Dostalek, J. F., W. H. Schubert, M. DeMaria, 2017: Derivation and Solution of the Omega Equation Associated with a Balance Theory on the Sphere. AGU’s Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems.

Haupt, S. E., B. Kosovic, T. Jensen, J. Lazo, , P. A. Jimenez, J. Cowie, G. Wiener, T. C. McCandless, M. A. Rogers, S. D. Miller, M. Sengupta, Y. Xie, L. Hindelman, P. Kalb, J. Heiser, 2017: Building the Sun4Cast System: Improvements in Solar Power Forecasting. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0221.1. In press.

Liang, Y., X. Sun, S. D. Miller, H. Li, Y. Zhou, R. Zhang and S. Li, 2017: Cloud base height estimation from ISCCP cloud-type classification applied to A-Train data. Advances in Meteorology, In Press.

Miller, S. D., M. A. Rogers, J. M. Haynes, M. Sengupta, A. K Heidinger, 2017: Short-Term Solar Energy Forecasting via Satellite/Model Fusion. Solar Energy, doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2017.11.049. In Press.

Noh, Y. J., and S. D. Miller, 2017: Detection of mixed-phase clouds from shortwave and thermal infrared satellite observations. Mixed-phase Clouds: Observations and Modeling, C. Andronache (Ed.), (Chapter 3, p. 43-67). ISBN: 978-0-12-810549-8, Elsevier, 288 pp.

  • Nonrefereed

Submitted:
Refereed 

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.

Halide, H., A. Andika, M. Z. Dassir, J. A. Knaff, 2017: Determining Skill of Operational Models for Long-Lead ENSO Forecasting. Geophysical Research Letters.

Knaff, J. A., R. T. DeMaria, 2017: Forecasting tropical cyclone eye formation and dissipation in infrared imagery. Wea. Forecasting.

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

Trabing, B. C., J. A. Knaff, K. D. Musgrave, 2017: Hurricane Observations Using Long-Range Lightning Detection Networks. Wea. Forcasting.

Tratt, D. M., J. A. Hackwell, B. L. Valant-Spaight, R. L. Walterscheid, L. J. Gelinas, J. H. Hecht, C. M. Swenson, C. P. Lampen, M. J. Alexander, L. Hoffmann, D. S. Nolan, S. D. Miller, J. L. Hall, R. Atlas, F. D. Marks, Jr., P. T. Partain, 2017: GHOST: A Satellite Mission Concept for Persistent Monitoring of Stratospheric Gravity Waves Induced by Severe Storms. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Trott, C., A. Mayer, A. B. Schumacher, 2017: Beyond the Medium and the Message: The Role of Public Trust in Weather Communication. Weather, Climate and Society.

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  • Nonrefereed               

Grasso, L. D., 2018: GOES-16 ABI Channel Differencing used to Reveal Cloud-Free Zones of ‘Precursors of Convective Initiation.’ 22nd Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, 98th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, 7-11 January, Austin, TX.

Grasso, L. D., 2018: GOES-16 ABI Observations of Lower Tropospheric Structures of Water Vapor at 1.38 µm. 22nd Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, 98th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, 7-11 January, Austin, TX.

Presentations and Posters:

Brummer, R. L., S. D. Miller, D. T. Lindsey, C. J. Seaman, E. J. Szoke, A. B. Schumacher, J. Torres, 2017: Connecting with Operational Forecasters in the GOES-16 Era via the NOAA Satellite Proving Ground Program. EUMETSAT Satellite Conference, 2-5 October, Rome, Italy. (poster)

Cintineo, J., M. Pavolonis, J. Sieglaff, D. T. Lindsey, 2017: Next generation geostationary satellite observations in a multi-sensor severe weather nowcasting tool. EUMETSAT Satellite Conference, 2-5 October, Rome, Italy.

Hillger, D. W. T. Kopp, S. D. Miller, D. T. Lindsey, C. S. Seaman, J. Torres, and W. C. Straka III, 2017: Overview of VIIRS Imagery, JPSS Science Meeting, 8 November, Vandenberg AFB, CA.

Knaff, J. A., 2017: Recent operational transitions at the Joint Typhoon Warning CenterProject. Professors Barnes, Birner, Maloney, & Thompson Weekly Project Meeting. Colorado State University Department of Atmospheric Science, 29 November, Fort Collins, CO.

Lindsey, D. T., 2017: GOES-R Rapid Scan Imaging. Via webinar for a GOES-R University Faculty Course organized by COMET.

Lindsey, D. T., 2017: Satellite observations of various weather phenomena. 5th grade class, Dunn Elementary School, week of October 23-27, Fort Collins, CO.

Lindsey, D. T., S. D. Miller, T. J. Schmit, S. Goodman, 2017: Operational Use of GOES-16 Imagery by the National Weather Service. EUMETSAT Satellite Conference, 2-5 October, Rome, Italy.

Miller, S. D., D. T. Lindsey, T. J. Schmit, C. J. Seaman, D. W. Hillger, R. L. Brummer, 2017: Where East Meets West: How Himawari-8 Enables True Color Capabilities for GOES-R ABI. EUMETSAT Satellite Conference, 2-5 October, Rome, Italy. (presented by D. T. Lindsey)

Miller, S. D., W. C. Straka III, C. J. Seaman, R. L. Brummer, 2017: Double-Take: Possibilities for Improved Nocturnal Environment using VIIRS Day/Night Band sensors on Suomi NPP and JPSS-1. EUMETSAT Satellite Conference, 2-5 October, Rome, Italy.

Miller, S. D., W. C. Straka III, C. J. Seaman, J. E. Solbrig, A. Walther, A. K. Heidinger, 2017: Seeing the Night in a New Light. (presented by J. Solbrig), AGU Fall Meeting, 11-15 December, New Orleans, LA.

Musgrave, K. D., J. A. Knaff, G. Chirokova, A. B. Schumacher, 2017: JPSS products: Moisture-In-Flux (MIST) application for detecting dry intrusions in TC environment; upgrades to the operational Hurricane Intensity and Structure Algorithm (HISA), the Satellite Eye-Detection Algorithm (SEDAR), the VIIRS TC-centered DNB imagery, and the proxy-visible imagery. Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) Training, 16-19 October, Honolulu, HI. (presented by K. Musgrave)

Musgrave, K. D., J. A. Knaff, G. Chirokova, A. B. Schumacher, 2017: JPSS products: Moisture-In-Flux (MIST) application for detecting dry intrusions in TC environment; upgrades to the operational Hurricane Intensity and Structure Algorithm (HISA), the Satellite Eye-Detection Algorithm (SEDAR), the VIIRS TC-centered DNB imagery, and the proxy-visible imagery. as well as current CIRA tropical cyclone research. Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC), 16-19 October, Honolulu, HI. (presented by K. Musgrave)

Purdom, J.F.W., D. A. Molenar, 2017: New tools for analyzing the new generation of geostationary satellite data.The Asia Oceania Meteorological Satellite Users’ Conference 8 (AOMSUC-8), 16-18 October, Vladivostok, Russia.

Seaman, C. J., S. D. Miller, D. T. Lindsey, D. W. Hillger, 2017: Multispectral Imagery Applications for the New Generation Weather Satellites. EUMETSAT Satellite Conference, 2-5 October, Rome, Italy.

Schmit, T. J., M. M. Gunshor, D. T. Lindsey, S. D. Miller, K. Bah, J. Daniels, S. J. Goodman, 2017: An Early Look at the Imagery from the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) on GOES-16. EUMETSAT Satellite Conference, 2-5 October, Rome, Italy. (presented by D. T. Lindsey)

Schumacher, A. B., 2017: GOES Satellite Applications in the Tropics. Denver/Boulder local chapter of the American Meteorological Society, 7 December, NCAR Mesa Lab, Boulder, CO.

Solbrig, J. E., and K. P. Micke, 2017: Oral talks demonstrating SLIDER and providing an overview of the MURI project. Asia Oceania Meteorological Satellite Users Conference (AOMSUC-8), 15-19 October, Vladivostok, Russia.

participants at the 8th Asia Oceania Meteorological Satellite Users Conference

 

Figure: Group picture of participants at the 8th Asia Oceania Meteorological Satellite Users Conference held in Vladivostok Russia, 15-19 October 2017.

 

Wang, P. K., D. T. Lindsey, K.-Y. Cheng, 2017: Satellite and Aircraft Observations of Cross-Tropopause Transport of Water Substance by Thunderstorms. EUMETSAT Satellite Conference, 2-5 October, Rome, Italy.

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Awards: 

Steve Miller, Curtis Seaman, and Dan Lindsey were awarded the CO-LABS Governor’s Award for High-Impact Research. The award, which will be presented by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper at a gala awards ceremony on October 5th, is the second such award that CIRA has won and highlights the important role CIRA has in the research community here in Colorado as well as nationally.

2017 Gov Award

 

Figure. 2017 CO-LABS webpage announces this year’s winners of the Governor’s Award for High-Impact Research

Kevin Micke was recognized with CIRA’s “2017 Exceptional Service Award” for his “Outstanding achievements in Pioneering the web application “Satellite Loop Interactive Data Explorer in Real-time (SLIDER).”

Kevin Micke was also awarded an Outstanding Information Technology and Engineering Employee of the Year Award for 2017 from NOAA/NESDIS, based on recommendations from of his colleagues at StAR. Kevin “demonstrated excellence in IT and Engineering by enabling the delivery of GOES-R satellite images to broadcasters, meteorologists, and the public during the 2017 hurricane season in real time.” Kevin was recognized at the 2017 NESDIS Awards Ceremony in November.

Purpose
NWS GOESR16
User App Workshop
HFIP Annual Review
JPSS Launch
CYGNSS App Workshop
JTWC Training
EUMETSAT Satellite Conference
Destination
Kansas City, MO
Miami, FL
Santa Barbara, CA
Monterey, CA
Honolulu HI
Rome, Italy
Participant
D. Bikos, E. Dagg,
D. Lindsey, D. Molenar
A. Schumacher
D. Hillger
K. Musgrave
K. Musgrave
D. Lindsey, C. Seaman
Dates
November 13-16
November 6-9
November 5-9
October 30-November 1
October 16-19
October 2-6

Dave Jones: meteorologist with StormCenter Communications based in Maryland, visited CIRA on 12 December 2017 and gave a seminar. He was showcasing the software GeoCollaborate, an internet tool designed to facilitate the sharing of meteorological data and imagery with colleagues in different geographic locations. (D. Lindsey)

 

Jason Apke Visit: Jason Apke, a PhD student at the Univ. of Alabama-Huntsville, visited CIRA on 21 November 2017. Jason has done lots of work with 1-minute imagery from GOES-14 and associated atmospheric motion vectors, specifically looking at storm-top divergence and vorticity fields. Some of Jason’s work complements the research interest at CIRA and RAMMB. (S. Miller, D. Lindsey)

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