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RAMMB-CIRA Administrative Quarterly Report


2nd Quarter: January, February, March 2020

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To Accepted and Submitted Publications  To Presentations and Posters To Awards

Published: 

  • Refereed

Esmaili, R., N. Smith, E. Berndt, J. F. Dostalek, B. Kahn, K. White, C. Barnet, W. Sjoberg, and M. Goldberg, 2020: Adapting Satellite Soundings for Operational Forecasting within the Hazardous Weather Testbed. Remote Sensing, 12(5), 886, 16 pp., https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12050886.

Miller, S. D., D. T. Lindsey, C. J. Seaman, and J. E. Solbrig, 2020: GeoColor: A Blending Technique for Satellite Imagery. J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech., 37(3), 429-448, https://doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-19-0134.1.

Samarasinghe, S.M. Y. Deng, and I. Ebert-Uphoff, 2020: A Causality-Based View of the Interaction between Synoptic-and Planetary-Scale Atmospheric Disturbances. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 77(3), https://doi.org/10.1175/JAS-D-18-0163.1.

Solbrig, J. E., S. D. Miller, J. Zhang, L. D. Grasso, and A. Kliewer, 2020: Assessing the Stability of Surface Lights for use in Retrievals of Nocturnal Atmospheric Parameters. Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 165-190, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-165-2020.

Wang, J., M. Zhou, X. Xiaoguang, S. Roudinin, S. P. Sander, T. J. Pongett, S. D. Miller, J. S. Reid, E. Hyer, and R. Spurr, 2020: Development of a nighttime shortwave radiative transfer model for remote sensing of nocturnal aerosols and fires from VIIRS. Remote Sens. Env., 241, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2020.111727.

Yue, J., S. Perwitasari, S. Xu, Y. Hozumi, T. Nakamura, T. Sakanoi, A. Saito, S. D. Miller, W. C. Straka III, and P. Rong, 2020: Preliminary dual-satellite observations of atmospheric gravity waves in airglow. Atmosphere, 10(11), 650, https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos10110650.

  • Nonrefereed

See Presentations and Posters below.

Accepted:

  • Refereed

Dostalek, J. F., W. Schubert, M. DeMaria, 2020: 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, 2020: 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, and D. T. Lindsey, 2020: 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, 2020: Using Synthetic Brightness Temperatures to Address Uncertainties in Cloud Top Height Verification. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol.

  • Nonrefereed

Submitted:
Refereed 

Combot, C., A. Mouche, J. A. Knaff, Y. Zhao, Y. Zhao, L. Vinour, Y. Quilfen, and B. Chapron, 2020: Extensive high-resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data analysis of Tropical Cyclones: comparisons with SFMR flights and Best-Track. Mon. Wea. Rev.

Grasso, L. D., D. E. Bikos, J. F. Dostalek, T.-C. Wu, K. A. Hillburn, W. E. Line, J. R. Torres, and E. J. Szoke, 2020: Application of the GOES-15 Advanced Baseline Imager: Morphology of a Pre-convective Environment on 17 April 2019. Electronic Journal of Severe Storms Meteorology.

Grasso, L. D., D. W. Hillger, and M. Sengupta, 2020:  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, 2020: Determining Skill of Operational Models for Long-Lead ENSO Forecasting. Geophysical Research Letters.

Knaff, J. A., and R. T. DeMaria, 2020: Forecasting tropical cyclone eye formation and dissipation in infrared imagery. Wea. Forecasting.

Reimel, K., S. A. Rutledge, S. D. Miller, B. Fuchs, and D. T. Lindsey, 2020: Relationships between total lightning and tornadogenesis. Wea. Forecasting.

Taraphdar, S., L. R. Leung, S. Hagos, K. Balaguru, and J. A. Knaff, 2020: 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, 2020: Hurricane Observations Using Long-Range Lightning Detection Networks. Wea. Forcasting.

Trott, C., A. Mayer, and A. B. Schumacher, 2020: Beyond the Medium and the Message: The Role of Public Trust in Weather Communication. Weather, Climate and Society.

Van den Heever, S., and C. J. Slocum, 2020: Driving into Cold Pools and Flying into Updrafts of Deep Convective Storms. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Nonrefereed   

Forsythe, J. M., 2020: Multisensor Satellite-Driven Water Vapor Products for Forecasters. (abstract submitted), NWA 2020 Annual Meeting, 12-17 September, Tulsa, OK.

Grasso, L. D., J. F. Dostalek, D. E. Bikos, J. R. Torres, K. A. Hilburn, T.-C. Wu, E. J. Szoke, and W. E. Line, 2020: Application of the GOES-16 Advanced Baseline Imager: Morphology of a Pre-convective Environment on 17 April 2019. 30th Conference on Severe Local Storms, 12-16 October, Santa Fe, NM.

Kusselson, S., 2020: The Very Wet Period from October 2019 to March 2020 in the Southeast U.S. (abstract submitted), NWA 2020 Annual Meeting, 12-17 September, Tulsa, OK.

Line, W. E., 2020: Using GOES-R and JPSS Satellite Data to Detect and Track Hazardous Sea Spray in the High Latitudes. (abstract submitted), NWA 2020 Annual Meeting, 12-17 September, Tulsa, OK.

Presentations and Posters:

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Barnes, E.A., I. Ebert-Uphoff, J. Hurrell, C. W. Anderson, 2020: Viewing Climate Signals through an AI Lens (Core Science Keynote). AMS 19th Conference on Artificial Intelligence for Environmental Science, 12-16 January, Boston, MA.

Brammer, A., K. D. Musgrave, and M. DeMaria, 2020: Evaluation, Verification, and Deployment of Real-Time Experimental Tropical Cyclone Applications. (poster), AMS 10th Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python!, 12-16 January, Boston, MA.

Brammer, A., A. B. Schumacher, and K. D. Musgrave, 2020: : Development and Evaluation of a Multimodel Global Ensemble Tropical Cyclone Wind Speed Probability Product. (poster), AMS 30th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting (WAF)/26th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP), 12-16 January, Boston, MA.

Ebert-Uphoff I., K. A. Hilburn, B. Toms, and E. Barnes, 2020: Selected Methods from Explainable AI to Improve Understanding of Neural Network Reasoning for Environmental Science Applications. AMS 19th Conference on Artificial Intelligence for Environmental Science, 12-16 January, Boston, MA.

Forsythe, J. M., 2020: Using a New Product to Better Understand Water Vapor. (remote presentation), NOAA Science Seminar Series. 4 March.

Gorman, V., M. Mooney, T. J. Schmit, and D. T. Lindsey, 2020: GOES Nation and the GOES Virtual Science Fair: How Students Can Learn and Have Fun Doing Research with Satellite Data! AMS 29th Conference on Education, 12-16 January, Boston, MA.

Grigsby, E., P. Sullivan, D. T. Lindsey, J. McCorkle, and A. Krimchansky, 2020: Assessing the Potential Inclusion of an Infrared Hyperspectral Radiometric Spectrometer in the Next-Generation GEO Weather Satellite Constellation. AMS 16th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, 12-16 January, Boston, MA.

Halperin, D. J., R. E. Hart, and A. Brammer, 2020: Transitioning the Tropical Cyclone Logistic Guidance for Genesis (TCLOGG) Forecast Tool to the National Hurricane Center via the Joint Hurricane Testbed. AMS 10th Conference on Transition of Research to Operations, 12-16 January, Boston, MA.

Hillger, D. W., T. J. Kopp, G. Lin, A. Griffin, J. Dellomo, D. Stuhmer, W. Chen, S. Finley, and C. J. Seaman, 2020: Terrain Correction for VIIRS Imagery in Preparation for JPSS-2. AMS 16th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, 12-16 January, Boston, MA.

Lindsey, D. T., 2020: Next-Generation Satellite Observations of Severe Local Storms: Can We now Detect Storm-Scale Rotation from Space? AMS Severe Local Storms Symposium, 12-16 January, Boston, MA.

Lindsey, D. T., and T. Lee, 2020: Staying at the Forefront of Geostationary Satellite Research: A Joint Effort between NOAA and NASA. AMS 16th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, 12-16 January, Boston, MA.

McGovern, A., J. Hickey, D. Hall, I. Ebert-Uphoff, C. Thorncroft, J. Williams, R. J. Trapp, R. He, and C. Bromberg, 2020: AI2ES: Alpha-Institute—Artificial Intelligence for Environmental Sciences. AMS 19th Conference on Artificial Intelligence for Environmental Science, 12-16 January, Boston, MA.

Mooney, M., V. Gorman, K. Loach, T. J. Schmit, M. M. Gunshor, and D. T. Lindsey, 2020: The GOES-16/17 Virtual Science Fair. (poster), AMS 29th Conference on Education, 12-16 January, Boston, MA.

Musgrave, K. D., J. A. Knaff, and C. R.Sampson, 2020: A Preliminary Analysis of the RIPA and SPICE Models for the 2019 Hurricane Season. (poster), AMS Tropical Meteorology and Tropical Cyclones Symposium, 12-16 January, Boston, MA.

Musgrave, K. D., P. Brown, and C. J. Slocum, 2020: The Balanced Response to Latent Heating Profiles from H-GPROF. (poster), AMS Wayne Schubert Symposium, 12-16 January, Boston, MA.

Noh, Y.-J., S. D. Miller, J. M. Haynes, C. J. Seaman, J.-H. Kim, and A.K. Heidinger, 2020: Satellite Cloud Vertical Cross-Section Products and User-Engaged Improvement for Aviation Weather Applications. AMS 100th Annual Meeting/20th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology,12-16 January, Boston, MA.

Rogers, M. A., S. D. Miller, and K. P. Micke, 2020: Bringing Advanced Scientific Imagery to the Studio: Options for Scientists and Broadcasters. AMS 48th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology,12-16 January, Boston, MA.

Slocum, C. J., and A. Gonzalez, 2020: Leaving a Balanced World: Probing the Nonlinear, Unbalanced Dynamics of the Tropical Boundary Layer. (poster), AMS Wayne Schubert Symposium, 12-16 January, Boston, MA.

Slocum, C. J., and J. A. Knaff, 2020: Using Geostationary Imagery to Peer through the Clouds Revealing Hurricane Structure. AMS 19th Conference on Artificial Intelligence for Environmental Science, 12-16 January, Boston, MA.

Slocum, C. J., A. B. Schumacher, and K. D. Musgrave, 2020: Short Course: From Satellite Data to Disaster Response – Every Decision Counts. AMS 100th Annual Meeting, 2-16 January, Boston, MA.

Sullivan, P., F. W. Gallagher III, S. A. Boukabara, D. T. Lindsey, and E. Grigsby, 2020: What Follows GOES-R? AMS 16th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, 12-16 January, Boston, MA.

Szoke, E. J., C. Alexander, J. Brown, and T. Alcott, 2020: A Comparison of the Current and Next Version of the HRRR for Some Recent High-Impact Mesoscale Events. AMS 30th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting (WAF)/26th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP), 12-16 January, Boston, MA.

Szoke, E. J., D. E. Bikos, K. A. Hilburn, R. Cox, D. Barjenbruch, and P. Schlatter, 2020: Is There a Total Lightning Precursor Signal for Nonsupercell Tornadoes? AMS 16th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, 12-16 January, Boston, MA.

Thomas, J. R., S. J. Goodman, D. T. Lindsey, B. Sjoberg, M. Goldberg, N. Donoho, B. H. Connell, E. Madsen, M. Medina, J. Peronto, J. A. Nelson Jr., A. Stevermer, J. M. Galvez, and K. A. Caesar, 2020: Satellite International Training Working Group Summary of 2019 Events: Lessons Learned and Continuing Education Plans. AMS 16th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, 12-16 January, Boston, MA.

Toms, B. A., E. A. Barnes, and I. Ebert-Uphoff, 2020: Using Physically Interpretable Neural Networks to Discover Modes of Climate and Weather Variability. AMS 26th Conference on Probability and Statistics. 12-16 January, Boston, MA.

Torres, J. R., 2020: The Utility of JPSS and GOES Fire Weather Products and Applications in the Operational Forecasting Environment. AMS 16th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, 12-16 January, Boston, MA.

Torres, J. R., and B. H. Connell, 2020: JPSS Product, Applications, and Training Resources. AMS 16th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, 12-16 January, Boston, MA.

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Awards and Recognition: 

J. A. Knaff will continue as an associated editor for both Monthly Weather Review and Weather and Forecasting.

         
Purpose
HRD/AOL and NHC Meetings
Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference (IHC)
Meetings
AMS 100th Annual Meeting,
Destinations
Miami, FL
Miami, FL
Greenbelt, MD
Boston, MA
Participants
G. Chirakova
G. Chirakova
and K. Musgrave
D. Lindsey
A. Brammer, I. Ebert-Uphoff, D. Hillger, K. Musgrave, D. Lindsey, Y-J. Noh, C. Slocum, E. Szoke, and J. Torres
Dates
18-22 March
12-13 March
4-8 February
12 – 16 January

Visitor: Dr. James Ruppert, a research faculty member at The Pennsylvania State University, visited CIRA on 4 March 2020. He presented on “The Critical Role of Cloud–Infrared Radiation Feedback in Tropical Cyclones” in a Special CIRA Seminar and held discussions with CIRA researchers on the diurnal cycle of deep tropical convection and longwave forcing in the development and rapid intensification of tropical cyclones. ( C. Slocum and J. Knaff)

 

Greg Holland, NCAR Emeritus Scientist: Greg Holland visited the TC group and gave a seminar entitled “Tropical Cyclones and the (Sub)Tropical Energy Budget.” Greg met with members of our group and some folks at CSU’s Department of Atmospheric Science. (J. Knaff and C. Slocum)