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RAMMB-CIRA Administrative Quarterly Report


2nd Quarter: January, February, March 2019

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Published: 

  • Refereed

Broomhall, M., L. Majewski, V. Villani, I. Grant, and S. D. Miller, 2019: Correcting Himawari-8 Advanced Himawari Imager data for the production of vivid true colour imagery. J. Atmospheric Ocean. Technol., 36(3), 427-442, https://doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-18-0060.1. PDF

Grasso, L. D., D. E. Bikos, and S. D. Miller, 2018: Observations of lower tropospheric water vapor structures in GOES-16 ABI Imagery. JGR-Atmospheres, 123(24), 13,625-13,642, doi: 10.1029/2018JD029220.

Miller, S. D., W. C. Straka III, J. Yue, C. J. Seaman, S. Xu, C. D. Elvidge, L. Hoffman, and S. I. Azeem, 2019: The Dark Side of Hurricane Matthew—Unique Perspectives from the Day/Night Band. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. In press.

Noh, Y.-J., S. D. Miller, A. K. Heidinger, G. Mace, A. Protat, and S. P. Alexander, 2019: Satellite-based detection of daytime supercooled liquid-topped mixed-phase clouds over the Southern Ocean using the Advanced Himawari Imager. J. Geophys. Res.: Atmospheres, 124(5), 2677-2701, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JD029524.

Wu, T.-C., M. Zupanski, L. D. Grasso, C. D. Kummerow, and S.-A. Boukabara, 2019: All-Sky Radiance Assimilation of ATMS in HWRF: A Demonstration Study. Mon. Wea. Rev., 147(1), 85-106, doi: 10.1175/MWR-D-17-0337.1.

  • Nonrefereed

See Presentations and Posters below.

Accepted:

  • Refereed

Dostalek, J. F., W. Schubert, M. DeMaria, 2019: 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, 2019: Evaluation of and Suggested Improvements to the WSM6 Microphysics in WRF-ARW Using Synthetic and Observed GOES-13 Imagery. Mon.Wea.Rev.

Knaff, J. A., C. J. Slocum, and K. D. Musgrave, 2019: Quantification and exploration of diurnal oscillations in tropical cyclones. Mon.Wea.Rev.

Lang, T. J., S. A. Rutledge, B. Dolan, P. Krehbiel, W. Rison, and D. T. Lindsey, 2019: 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, 2019: Using Synthetic Brightness Temperatures to Address Uncertainties in Cloud Top Height Verification. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol.

  • Nonrefereed

Submitted:
Refereed 

Goni, G., J. A. Knaff, and I-I Lin, 2019: [The Tropics] Tropical Cyclone Heat Potential/ Oceanic Heat Content, [in NOAA “State of the Climate 2016”]. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Grasso, L. D., D. W. Hillger, and M. Sengupta, 2019:  Demonstrating the Utility of the GOES-R 2.25 µm band for Fire Retrieval. Geophysical Research Letters.

Halide, H., A. Andika, M. Z. Dassir, and J. A. Knaff, 2019: Determining Skill of Operational Models for Long-Lead ENSO Forecasting. Geophysical Research Letters.

Knaff, J. A., and R. T. DeMaria, 2019: Forecasting tropical cyclone eye formation and dissipation in infrared imagery. Wea. Forecasting.

Mouche, Chapron, J. A. Knaff, Zhao, Zhang, and Combot, 2019: Co- and Cross- polarized SAR measurements for high resolution description of major hurricane wind structures: Application to Irma category-5 Hurricane. Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans.

Reimel, K., S. A. Rutledge, S. D. Miller, B. Fuchs, and D. T. Lindsey, 2019: Relationships between total lightning and tornadogenesis. Wea. Forecasting.

Taraphdar, S., L. R. Leung, S. Hagos, K. Balaguru, and J. A. Knaff, 2019: Why is the United States experiencing less frequent landfalling major hurricanes in the recent decades? Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Trabing, B., J. A. Knaff, and K. D. Musgrave, 2019: Hurricane Observations Using Long-Range Lightning Detection Networks. Wea. Forcasting.

Trott, C., A. Mayer, and A. B. Schumacher, 2019: Beyond the Medium and the Message: The Role of Public Trust in Weather Communication. Weather, Climate and Society.

Weaver, G. M., N. Smith, E. B. Berndt, K. D. White, J. F. Dostalek, and B. T. Zadovsky, 2019: Addressing the cold air aloft aviation challenge with satellite sounding observations. Journal of Operational Meteorology.

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  • Nonrefereed   

Chirokova G., J. A. Knaff, M. Brennan, D. T. Lindsey, S. D. Miller, R. T. DeMaria, D. W. Hillger, and D. A. Molenar, 2019: Proxy Visible Imagery and Beyond. 2019 Joint EUMETSAT /AMS Satellite Conference, 28 September–4 October, Boston, MA.

Grassotti, C., S. Liu, R. Honeyager, Y. K. Lee, Q. Liu, J. M. Forsythe, and G. Chirokova, 2019: NOAA’s Microwave Integrated Retrieval System (MiRS): Operational Update, Applications, and Recent Scientific Progress. 2019 Joint EUMETSAT /AMS Satellite Conference, 28 September–4 October, Boston, MA.

Presentations and Posters:

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Apke, J., J. R. Mecikalski and S. D. Miller, 2019: On the Origin of Rotation Observed in Super Rapid Scan Geostationary Satellite Data over Severe Deep Convection. AMS 15th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, (S. D. Miller, co-chair), 6-10 January, Phoenix, AZ.

Blackwell, W. J., R. V. Leslie, S. A. Braun, R. Bennartz, C. S. Velden, T. Greenwald, D. C. Herndon, M. DeMaria, G. Chirokova, R. Atlas, J. P. Dunion, F. D. Marks Jr., R. Rogers, H. Christophersen, B. Annane, and B. A. Dahl, 2019: Microwave Atmospheric Sounding CubeSats: From MicroMAS-2 to TROPICS and Beyond. AMS 9th Conference on Transition of Research to Operations, 6-10 January, Phoenix, AZ.

Brown, L., B. Keffer, M. Jochum, D. T. Lindsey, and P. Keehn, 2019: Lessons Learned in the First Year of Delivering GOES-16 Imagery to the Public. (poster), AMS 15th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, 6-10 January, Phoenix, AZ.

Chirokova G., J. Kaplan, and J. A. Knaff, 2019: Improvements to Operational Statistical Tropical Cyclone Intensity Forecast Models Using Wind Structure and Eye Predictors. 2019 Tropical Cyclone Operations and Research Forum (TCORF), 2-13 March, Miami, FL.

Chirokova, G., 2019: Main project goals and achievements, as well as future product development, including the combined VIIRS-DNB-Proxy-Visible, Objective Radius of Maximum Winds, and MIST applications. Hurricane and Tropical Cyclone (H&TC) Initiative Stakeholders Meeting, 19 March, Miami, FL.

Connell, B. H., 2019: Presentation to Mike Stringer (GOES-R Assistant System Program Director) and Kevin Fryar (GOES-R Chief of Staff). 26 March, CIRA visit, Fort Collins, CO.

Connell, B. H., E. L. Dagg, L. Veeck, and K. A. Caesar, 2019: Strengthening National and International Training Activities by Utilizing Similarities and Differences. AMS 15th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, 6-10 January, Phoenix, AZ.

Cook, M. J., F. P. Padula, A. J. Pearlman, D. Pogorzala, J. McCorkel, C. Cao, and D. T. Lindsey, 2019: An Image Striping Mitigation Strategy for GOES-16 and GOES-17 ABI Developed Using Desert Monitoring Special Collections. (poster), AMS 15th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, 6-10 January, Phoenix, AZ.

DeMaria, R. T., and G. Chirokova, 2019: CIRA Polar Orbiters Database Software (CPOD): Python Software to Make Searching Polar Orbiting Satellite Data Fast and Easy. (poster), AMS Ninth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python, 6-10 January, Phoenix, AZ.

Forsythe, J. M., 2019: Presentation to Mike Stringer (GOES-R Assistant System Program Director) and Kevin Fryar (GOES-R Chief of Staff). 26 March, CIRA visit, Fort Collins, CO.

Forsythe, J. M., D. E. Bikos, S. Q. Kidder, A. S. Jones, E. J. Szoke, and S. J. Fletcher, 2019: Satellite and Model Layer Precipitable Water Products to Support Forecasting of Heavy Precipitation Events. AMS 33rd Conference on Hydrology, 6-10 January, Phoenix, AZ.

Forsythe, J. M., S. Q. Kidder, A. S. Jones, D. E. Bikos, E. J. Szoke, and L. D. Grasso. 2019: Using the New Capabilities of GOES-R to Improve Blended, Multisensor Total Precipitable Water Products for Forecasters. AMS 33rd Conference on Hydrology, 6-10 January, Phoenix, AZ.

Grasso, L. D., 2019: Interference of Satellite Dust Detection by Water Vapor. (poster), AMS 11th Symposium on Aerosol–Cloud–Climate Interactions, 6-10 January, Phoenix, AZ.

Grasso, L. D., 2019: Presentation to Mike Stringer (GOES-R Assistant System Program Director) and Kevin Fryar (GOES-R Chief of Staff). 26 March, CIRA visit, Fort Collins, CO.

Haynes, J. M., 2019: Presentation to Mike Stringer (GOES-R Assistant System Program Director) and Kevin Fryar (GOES-R Chief of Staff). 26 March, CIRA visit, Fort Collins, CO.

Haynes, J. M., Y.-J. Noh, S. D. Miller, A. K. Heidinger, and J. M. Forsythe, 2019: Cloud Geometric Thickness and Improved Cloud Boundary Detection with the GOES ABI. AMS 15th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, 6-10 January, Phoenix, AZ.

Hilburn, K., 2019: Presentation to Mike Stringer (GOES-R Assistant System Program Director) and Kevin Fryar (GOES-R Chief of Staff). 26 March, CIRA visit, Fort Collins, CO.

Hilburn, K., B. Fuchs, and S. A. Rutledge, 2019: Evaluation of GOES-16 GLM to Lightning Mapping Arrays. AMS 9th Conference on the Meteorological Application of Lightning Data, 6-10 January, Phoenix, AZ.

Hillger, D. W., T. J. Kopp, C. J. Seaman, S. D. Miller, D. A. Molenar, and J. R. Torres, 2019: Validating VIIRS Imagery from NOAA-20. AMS 15th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, 6-10 January, Phoenix, AZ.

Jones, A. S., A. A. Andales, J. L. Chavez, C. McGovern, G. E. B. Smith, J. P. Deshon, J. D. Niemann, S. J. Fletcher, J. M. Forsythe, M. Goodliff, and A. Kliewer, 2019: Tools for use of Predictive Rainfall within Irrigation Decision Aids, Downscaling of Soil Moisture, and Non-Gaussian Data Assimilation for Agricultural/Military Applications and Analysis of Atmospheric River Events. AMS 33rd Conference on Hydrology, 6-10 January, Phoenix, AZ.

Marchand, M., and K. Hilburn, 2019: Assimilation of ABI and GLM at High Temporal and Spatial Scales. AMS 7th Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation. 6-10 January, Phoenix, AZ.

McCorkel, J., B. Efremova, M. M. Coakley, A. Krimchansky, and D. T. Lindsey, 2019: GOES-17 Advanced Baseline Imager Signal-to-Noise Performance and Impact on Downstream Products Using Optimized Sensor Configuration. (poster), AMS 15th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, 6-10 January, Phoenix, AZ.

Micke, K. P., 2019: Exciting New Features, Products, and Satellites Added to SLIDER Satellite Imagery Looper. AMS 35th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies, 6-10 January, Phoenix, AZ.

Miller, S. D., 2019: Presentation to Mike Stringer (GOES-R Assistant System Program Director) and Kevin Fryar (GOES-R Chief of Staff). 26 March, CIRA visit, Fort Collins, CO.

Miller, S. D., W. C. Straka III, C. J. Seaman, Y.-J. Noh, L. D. Grasso, J. E. Solbrig, and C. L. Combs, 2019: Return to the Dark Side: Visible Applications in Dark Environments, Revisited (VADER). AMS 15th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, 6-10 January, Phoenix, AZ.

Musgrave, K. D., P. J. Brown, and J. A. Knaff, 2019: Exploration of Tropical Cyclone Rapid Intensification Using Hurricane GPROF and Impacts on Statistical-Dynamical Intensity Models. AMS 9th Conference on Transition of Research to Operations, 6-10 January, Phoenix, AZ.

Noh, Y.-J., S. D. Miller, J. M. Haynes, J. M. Forsythe, C. J. Seaman, A. K. Heidinger, and Y. Li, 2019: Improvement of nocturnal cloud base height and vertical layer retrievals in high latitudes. AMS 15th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, 6-10 January, Phoenix, AZ.

Oo, M., R. Holz, A. Walther, A. K. Heidinger, R. Levy, and S. D. Miller, 2019: Developing an Aerosol Retrieval for Land, Ocean, and Littoral Zones Using the Next Generation Geostationary Observations. (poster), AMS 15th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, 6-10 January, Phoenix, AZ.

Schmit, T. J., M. M. Gunshor, J. M. Daniels, D. T. Lindsey, J. J. Gerth, S. S. Lindstrom, and C. S. Velden, 2019: Monitoring Tropical Cyclones from Satellite: Improvements from 1966 to 2018. AMS 15th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, 6-10 January, Phoenix, AZ.

Seaman, C. J., 2019: Operating in the Dark: The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Day/Night Band (DNB) Making a Difference. AMS JPSS Short Course: Applying JPSS Data Products to Better Forecast Challenging Weather Events, 6-10 January, Phoenix, AZ.

Seaman, C. J., 2019: Polar SLIDER: A Website for Displaying Real-time Polar-orbiting Satellite Data. AMS 15th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, 6-10 January, Phoenix, AZ.

Seaman, C. J., K. P. Micke, D. T. Lindsey, S. D. Miller, Y.-J. Noh, N. D. Tourville, S. Finley, and D. W. Hillger, 2019: Polar SLIDER: A Website for Viewing Global VIIRS Imagery. AMS 15th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, 6-10 January, Phoenix, AZ.

Slocum, C. J., 2019: Presentation to Mike Stringer (GOES-R Assistant System Program Director) and Kevin Fryar (GOES-R Chief of Staff). 26 March, CIRA visit, Fort Collins, CO.

Slocum, C. J., and J. A. Knaff, 2019: Is GOES-R Seeing “Hottish” Convective Towers in Hurricanes? AMS 15th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, 6-10 January, Phoenix, AZ.

Straka, W. C. III, S. D. Miller, C. J. Seaman, M. Goldberg, and B. Sjoberg, 2019: Usage of the VIIRS Day–Night Band and Other Channels in Disaster Response and Monitoring. AMS 15th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, 6-10 January, Phoenix, AZ.

Thomas, J. R., S. S. Lindstrom, B. H. Connell, M. J. Folmer, A. Stevermer, E. Madsen, J. Peronto, M. Medina, N. Donoho, and S. J. Goodman, 2019: GOES-R Series International Training Efforts in the Americas. AMS 15th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, 6-10 January, Phoenix, AZ.

Torres, J. R., B. H. Connell, and S. D. Miller, 2019: JPSS Products, Applications, and Training Resources. (poster), AMS 15th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, 6-10 January, Phoenix, AZ.

Torres, J. R., 2019: JPSS Training/Resources. AMS JPSS Short Course: Applying JPSS Data Products to Better Forecast Challenging Weather Events, 6-10 January, Phoenix, AZ.

Steve Miller at AMS

 

At the 2019 AMS 99th Annual Meeting at the Phoenix Convention Center, CIRA Acting Director Steve Miller stands next to the empty AMS NOAA Booth. C. Seaman (CIRA) and D. Lindsey (NOAA/NESDIS/RAMMB) were both scheduled to talk at the NOAA Booth before it was canceled.

         
Purpose
HRD/AOL and NHC Meetings
Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference (IHC)
Meetings
AMS Annual Meeting
Destinations
Miami, FL
Miami, FL
Greenbelt, MD
Phoenix, AZ
Participants
G. Chirakova
G. Chirakova
and K. Musgrave
D. Lindsey
B. Connell, R. DeMaria, J. Forsythe
L. Grasso, J. Haynes, K. Hilburn
M. Marchand, K. Micke, K. Musgrave
C. Slocum, and J. Torres
Dates
18-22 March
12-13 March
4-8 February
6 – 10 January
   
 
   

Mike Stringer and Kevin Fryar: CIRA hosted NOAA visitors, Mike Stringer (GOES-R Assistant System Program Director) and Kevin Fryar (GOES-R Chief of Staff) on 26 March 2019. Presentations were given by Mike Stringer as well as Steven Miller (CIRA Acting Director) and several CIRA researchers: John Haynes, John Forsythe, Louie Grasso, Milija Zupanski, Kyle Hilburn, Chris Slocum, and Bernie Connell. The guests also had meetings with CIRA leadership and the RAMMB, as well as attended CIRA’s daily weather discussion led by Dan Bikos. (D. Lindsey, D. Hillger, E/RA1, S. Miller, R. Brummer, D. Bikos, and many others)

 

RAMMB/CIRA Visitor: Dr. Peter Pilewskie from the University of Colorado Boulder, who was visiting CSU’s Department of Atmospheric Science on 8 March 2019 and gave a seminar titled “The Sun and Earth’s climate from the Maunder Minimum to the satellite era,” also visited RAMMB/CIRA, including participating in CIRA’s daily weather discussion. Featured at the weather discussion was SLIDER, showing GOES, Himawari, and JPSS/VIIRS imagery, (http://rammb-slider.cira.colostate.edu). (D. Hillger, T. Vonder Haar, and J. Dostalek)

 

Kevin Garrett: Kevin Garrett the CRTM Federal Manager and Associate Director of the JCSDA visited CIRA on February 6 to meet with members working on the small satellite data assimilation project. Kevin was here to ask how he might help; we pointed out: 1) the cumbersome task of working on a one year accelerated project for NOAA and the next-to-impossible-task to acquire accounts on NOAA machines for the benefit of the project; 2) the lack of NOAA support when working with operational models, in this case FV3. Kevin’s visit was quite productive and we look forward to his next visit. (L. Grasso and Heather Cronk)