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RAMMB-CIRA Administrative Quarterly Report


2nd Quarter: January, February, March 2018

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  • Refereed

Cintineo, J. L., M. J. Pavolonisb, J. M. Sieglaffa, D. T. Lindsey, L. Croncea, J. Gertha, B. Rodenkircha, J. Brunnera, and C. Gravelle, 2018: The NOAA/CIMSS ProbSevere Model: Incorporation of Total Lightning and Validation. Wea. Forecasting, 33(1), 331-345, doi/full/10.1175/WAF-D-17-0099.1.

Emanuel, K., P. Caroff, S. Delgado, C. Guard, M. Guishard, C. Hennon, J. A. Knaff, K. R. Knapp, J. P. Kossin, C. Schreck, C. S. Velden, and J. L. Vigh, 2018: On the desirability and feasibility of a global reanalysis of tropical cyclones. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 99(2), 427–429, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-17-0226.1.

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, and J. Heiser, 2018: Building the SUN4CAST System: Improvements in Solar Power Forecasting. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 99(1), 121-136, doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0221.1.

Kalluri, S., C. Alcala, J. Carr, P. Griffith, W. Lebair, D. T. Lindsey, R. Race, X. Wu, and S. Zierk, 2018: From photons to pixels: Processing data from the Advanced Baseline Imager. Rem. Sens., 10(2), 177, 1-28. doi: 10.3390/rs10020177.

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., and P. T. Partain, 2018: GHOST: A Satellite Mission Concept for Persistent Monitoring of Stratospheric Gravity Waves Induced by Severe Storms. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 99, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-17-0064.1.

  • Nonrefereed

See Presentations and Posters.

Accepted:

  • Refereed

Dostalek, J. F., W. H. Schubert, M. DeMaria, 2018: Derivation and Solution of the Omega Equation Associated with a Balance Theory on the Sphere. AGU’s Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems.

Grasso, L. D., D. T. Lindsey, K. -S. Lim, A. Clark, D. E. Bikos, 2018: Evaluation of and Suggested Improvements to the WSM6 Microphysics in WRF-ARW Using Synthetic and Observed GOES-13 Imagery. Mon.Wea.Rev.

Lang, T. J., S. A. Rutledge, B. Dolan, P. Krehbiel, W. Rison, D. T. Lindsey, 2018: Lightning in Wildfire Smoke Plumes Observed in Colorado during Summer 2012. Mon.Wea.Rev.

Lindsey, D. T., S. Nam, S. D. Miller, 2018: Tracking oceanic nonlinear internal waves in the Indonesian seas from geostationary orbit. Remote Sensing of the Environment.

Nachamkin, J. E., Y. Jin, L. D. Grasso, and K. Richardson, 2018: Using Synthetic Brightness Temperatures to Address Uncertainties in Cloud Top Height Verification. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology.

Sampson, C. R., J. Goerss, J. A. Knaff, B. Strahl, E. Fukuda, and E. Serra, 2018: Tropical cyclone gale wind radii estimates, forecasts and error forecast for the western North Pacific. Wea. Forecasting.

  • Nonrefereed

Submitted:
Refereed 

Bhatia, K. T., D. S. Nolan, M. DeMaria, and A. B. Schumacher, 2018: Improving Tropical Cyclone Intensity Forecasts with PRIME. Wea. Forcasting.

Gitro, C. M., J. Jurewicz, S. Kusselson, J. M. Forsythe, S. Q. Kidder, E. J. Szoke, D. E. Bikos, A. Jones, C. Gravelle, C. Grassotti, 2018: Using the Multisensor Advected Layered Precipitable Water Product in the Operational Forecast Environment. J. Operational Meteor.

Grasso, L. D, , D. E. Bikos, and S. D. Miller, 2018: Observations of lower tropospheric water vapor structures in GOES-16 ABI imagery. J. Operational Meteor.

Grasso, L. D., D. W. Hillger, M. Sengupta, 2018:  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, 2018: Determining Skill of Operational Models for Long-Lead ENSO Forecasting. Geophysical Research Letters.

Knaff, J. A., R. T. DeMaria, 2018: Forecasting tropical cyclone eye formation and dissipation in infrared imagery. Wea. Forecasting.

Knaff, J. A., K. D. Musgrave, C. R. Sampson, 2018: Statistical tropical cyclone wind radii prediction using climatology and persistence: Updates for the western North Pacific. Wea. Forcasting.

Knaff, J. A., C. R. Sampson, and K. D. Musgrave, 2018: An operational rapid intensification prediction aid for the western North Pacific. Wea. Forecasting.

Lindsey, D. T., D. E. Bikos, and L. D. Grasso, 2018 Using the GOES-16 Split Window Difference to Detect a Boundary Prior to Cloud Formation. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Micke, K. P., 2018: Every Pixel of GOES-16 Imagery at Your Fingertips. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., Nowcast Article.

Miller, S. D., W. C. Straka III, J. Yue, C. J. Seaman, S. Xu, C. D. Elvidge, L. Hoffman, S. I. Azeem, 2018: The Dark Side of Hurricane Matthew—Unique Perspectives from the Day/Night Band. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Taraphdar, S., L. R. Leung, S. Hagos, K. Balaguru, J. A. Knaff, 2018: Why is the United States experiencing less frequent landfalling major hurricanes in the recent decades? Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Trabing, B., J. A. Knaff, K. D. Musgrave, 2018: Hurricane Observations Using Long-Range Lightning Detection Networks. Wea. Forcasting.

Trott, C., A. Mayer, A. B. Schumacher, 2018: Beyond the Medium and the Message: The Role of Public Trust in Weather Communication. Weather, Climate and Society.

  • Nonrefereed   

Grasso, L. D., D. E. Bikos, and S. D. Miller, 2018: GOES-16 ABI observations of Boundary Layer Flow over Complex and Elevated Terrain. AMS 18th Conference on Mountain Meteorology, 25-29 June, Santa Fe, NM.    

Musgrave, K. D., and M. DeMaria, 2018: Further development of a statistical-dynamical ensemble for tropical cyclone intensity prediction. AMS 33rd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, April 16-20, Ponte Vedra, FL.

Schumacher, A.B., and M. DeMaria, 2018: New methods for incorporating situation-specific track uncertainty into the Monte Carlo Wind Speed Probability Model. AMS 33rd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, April 16-20, Ponte Vedra, FL.

Slocum, C. J., 2018: Shock-like structures in the tropical cyclone boundary layer. AMS 33rd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, April 16-20, Ponte Vedra, FL.

Slocum, C. J., J. P. Kossin, R. K. Taft, and W. H. Schubert, 2018: Instability between the concentric eyewalls of Hurricane Maria (2017). AMS 33rd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, April 16-20, Ponte Vedra, FL.

Slocum, C. J., and W. H. Schubert, 2018: A forced, balanced model for tropical cyclone intensification. AMS 33rd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, April 16-20, Ponte Vedra, FL.  

Presentations and Posters:

Bankert, R. L. K. A. Richardson, M. L. Surratt, A. P. Kuciauskas, J. H. Cossuth, S. D. Miller, and J. E. Solbrig, 2018: GOES-16 Sensor Data: NRL Ground Station Reception and GeoIPSTM Processing. AMS 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems (poster), 7-11 January, Austin, TX.

Brotzge, J. A., C. D. Thorncroft, E. Joseph, N. Bain, J. Wang, N. Bassill, N. Farruggio, J. M. Freedman, K. Hemker Jr., D. Johnston, E. Kane, S. McKim, S. D. Miller, P. Naple, S. Perez, J. Sicker, and S. Soroka, 2018: Development of a Statewide, Multiuse Surface and Vertical Profiling Network: An Overview of the New York State Mesonet. AMS 22nd Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)Observing Systems, Part I, 7-11 January, Austin, TX.

Chirokova, G., 2018: Outlook for JPSS data and products for Tropical Cyclone Analysis and Forecasting. 2018 Tropical Cyclone Operations and Research Forum (TCORF), 72nd Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference, https://www.ofcm.gov/meetings/TCORF/tcorf.htm, 13-15 March, Miami, FL.

Chirokova, G., J. Kaplan, 2018: JHT Project 2: Improvements to Operational Statistical Tropical Cyclone Intensity Forecast Models Using Wind Structure and Eye Predictors. 2018 Tropical Cyclone Operations and Research Forum (TCORF), 72nd Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference, https://www.ofcm.gov/meetings/TCORF/tcorf.htm, 13-15 March 2018, Miami, FL.

Chirokova, G., J. A. Knaff, and J. L. Bevin, 2018: Proxy Visible Satellite Imagery. AMS 22nd Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, Advanced Satellite Data Applications, 7-11 January, Austin, TX.

Chirokova, G., J. A. Knaff, M. DeMaria, A. B. Schumacher, 2018: Improvements to Operational Statistical Tropical Cyclone Intensity Forecast Models. AMS 8th Conference on Transition of Research to Operations, Testbeds, Models, and Data Assimilation to Enable and Accelerate the Transition of Research to Operations to End Users and to the Public in Weather, Water, or Climate Applications—Part II, 7-11 January, Austin, TX.

Connell, B. H., K. A. Caesar, M. Garbanzo, D. Souza, N. Rudorff, and M. Campos, 2018: 17 Years of Interactions between NOAA and the WMO VLab Members in Regions III and IV to Ensure Satellite Usage through Training. AMS Third Symposium on Special Sessions on US-International Partnerships, 7-11 January, Austin, TX.

Connell, B. H., E. L. Dagg, K. A. Caesar, M. Garbanzo, and D. Souza, 2018: Linking Data Access and Display, Hands on Exploratory Training, and Adaptations for Learners of Various Skill. AMS 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, 7-11 January, Austin, TX.

Covert, J. M., S. D. Miller, J. A. Brotzge, N. Farruggio, J. M. Schwab, N. Bain, E. Kane, J. Sicker, S. McKim, S. Perez, D. Johnston, C. W. Appleby, and P. Naple, 2018: New York State Mesonet: Implementation of an Eddy Covariance Flux Subnetwork. AMS 19th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation, (poster), 7-11 January, Austin, TX.

DeMaria, M., A. B. Schumacher, and G. Chirokova, 2018: JPSS Tropical Cyclone Applications. National Hurricane Center, 7 March, Miami, FL.

Dostalek, J. F., D. T. Lindsey, A. Gambacorta, N. Smith, and C. D. Barnet, 2018: Automated Modifications to SNPP NUCAPS Soundings Using Surface Data for Severe Weather Analysis. AMS 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, 7-11 January, Austin, TX.

Forsythe, J. M., S. Q. Kidder, A. S. Jones, D. E. Bikos, and E. J. Szoke, 2018: Tracking Water Vapor with Multisensor Blended Products for Forecasters. AMS 22nd Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, Session: Water Vapor, Clouds, and Precipitation from Satellite Observations—Part I, 7-11 January, Austin, TX.

Grasso, L. D., D. E. Bikos, and S. D. Miller, 2018: GOES-16 ABI Observations of Lower Tropospheric Structures of Water Vapor at 1.38 µm. AMS 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, (poster), 7-11 January, Austin, TX.

Grasso, L. D., J. F. Dostalek, and D. T. Lindsey, 2018: GOES-16 ABI channel differencing used to reveal cloud-free zones of ‘precursors of convective initiation’. AMS 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, (poster), 7-11 January, Austin, TX.

Haynes, J. M., Y.- J. Noh, S. D. Miller, D. T. Lindsey, A. K. Heidinger, and J. M. Forsythe, 2018: Improving Cloud Layer Boundaries from GOES-16. AMS 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, Session: Algorithm Development and New Science Innovation—Part I, 7-11 January, Austin, TX.

Hilburn, K., M. Marchand, Y. Lee, C. D. Kummerow, C. Alexander, 2018: Using GOES-16 to Improve Short Term Forecasts. AMS 22nd Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, Session: Satellite Studies of Severe Weather Events, 7-11 January, Austin, TX.

Hillger, D. W., T. J. Kopp, C. J. Seaman, S. D. Miller, D. T. Lindsey and J. Torres, 2018: First VIIRS Imagery from JPSS-1. AMS 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, 7-11 January, Austin, TX.

Knaff, J. A., 2018: 10-year GOES climatology of cold lows, the TC antithesis. Front Range Tropical Cyclone Workshop, 8 March, NCAR Foothills Laboratory, Boulder, CO.

Kreidenweis, S., Q. Bian, L. D. Grasso, X. Xu, J. Bukowski, S. C. van den Heever, J. E. Solbrig, and S. D. Miller, 2018: Disappearing Dust Plumes: Exploring the Roles of Water Vapor and Dust Properties in Detection from Satellite Observations. AMS 10th Symposium on Aerosol–Cloud–Climate Interactions, Soil Dust III: Lofting, Transport, Characterization, and Interactions with Clouds and Climate, 7-11 January, Austin, TX.

Lindsey, D. T., S. D. Miller, C. J. Seaman, and S. J. Goodman, 2018: Highlights of the First Year of GOES-16 Imagery. AMS 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, Development and Communication of Next-Generation Satellite Information for Forecasting Extreme Weather—Part II, 7-11 January, Austin, TX.

Micke, K. P., S. D. Miller, D. W. Hillger, R. L. Brummer, S. Finley, N. D. Tourville, D. A. Molenar, D. T. Lindsey, 2018: SLIDER: A Satellite Imagery Looper Capable of Viewing Every Pixel of GOES-16 Imagery in Real-Time Over the Web. AMS 34th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies, Session: Visualization Techniques for Climatology and Meteorology, 7-11 January, Austin, TX.

Miller, S. D., G. Chirokova, J. A. Knaff, and J. L. Beven, 2017: Proxy-visible Imagery. AMS 22nd Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, 7 – 11 January, Austin TX.

Miller, S. D., L. D. Grasso, J. M. Haynes, Y.-J. Noh, J. M. Forsythe, M. Zupanski, D. T. Lindsey, R. L. Brummer, J. E. Solbrig, 2018: New GOES-R Risk Reduction Activities at CIRA. AMS 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, (poster), 7-11 January, Austin, TX.

Miller, S. D., D. T. Lindsey, C. J. Seaman, J. E. Solbrig, Y.-J. Noh, L. D. Grasso, and K. P. Micke, 2018: Advanced Imagery Applications Development for GOES-16 ABI. AMS 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, Special Session on GOESR, 7-11 January, Austin, TX.

Miller, S. D., W. C. Straka, III, C. J. Seaman, C. L. Combs, A. K. Heidinger, A. Walther, and J. E. Solbrig, 2018: Chasing the Shadows with the VIIRS Day/Night Band. AMS 8th Conference on Transition of Research to Operations, Advances in Satellite Observations for Earth Science and Observing Technologies—Part I, 7-11 January, Austin, TX.

Musgrave, K. D., 2018: Preliminary examination of H-GPROF in tropical cyclones. Front Range Tropical Cyclone Workshop, 8 March, NCAR Foothills Laboratory, Boulder, CO.

Schumacher, A. B., G. T. Stano, C. M. Gravelle, W. Line, S. D. Miller, 2018: Development and Communication of Next-Generation Satellite Information for Forecasting Extreme Weather. AMS 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, 22nd Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, and Sixth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise, (panel discussion), 7-11 January, Austin, TX.

Schumacher, A. B., G. T. Stano, C. M. Gravelle, W. Line, S. D. Miller, 2018: GOES-R Series: Products and User Applications. AMS Annual Meeting Short Course, 7-11 January, Austin, TX.

Slocum, C. J., 2018: Some dynamical aspects of eyewall interaction. Front Range Tropical Cyclone Workshop, 8 March, NCAR Foothills Laboratory, Boulder, CO.

Szoke, E. J., D. E. Bikos, B. H. Connell, H. Gosden, S. D. Miller, J. Torres, R. L. Brummer, D. T. Lindsey, D. W. Hillger, D. A Molenar, and C. J. Seaman, 2018: Advancing potential new satellite products into operations: CIRA’s NWS Proving Ground plans. AMS 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, (poster), 7-11 January, Austin, TX.

Torres J., 2018: NOAA CLASS: How to Access JPSS data and products. AMS Annual Meeting, Short Course, 7-11 January, Austin, TX.

Torres J., 2018: Training Resources Available for JPSS Data Products. AMS Annual Meeting, Short Course, 7-11 January, Austin, TX.

Torres J., B. H. Connell, and S. D. Miller, 2018: JPSS Products, Applications and Training. AMS 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, Session: Education, Training and User Readiness for GOES-R and JPSS – Part II, 7-11 January, Austin, TX.

Awards: 

NASA Award: D. Hillger, D. Lindsey, and S. Miller were part of a NASA Group Achievement Award to the GOES-R Team, “for outstanding achievement in the successful GOES-R satellite launch, providing the nation’s foundation for the world’s highest quality weather monitoring forecasting.”

Purpose
98th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting
Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference (IHC)
Destination
Austin, TX
Miami, FL
Participants
D. Hillger, D. Lindsey, S. Miller, A. Schumacher, E. Szoke, J. Torres, K. Micke, L. Grasso, G. Chirokova, B. Connell, K. Hilburn.
G. Chirokova
Dates
6-11 January
12-22 March

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