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RAMMB-CIRA Administrative Quarterly Report


4th Quarter: July, August, September 2019

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  • Refereed

Bourassa, M. A., T. Meissner, I. Cerovecki, P. S. Chang, X. Dong, G. DeChiara, C/ Donlon, D. S. Dukhovskoy, J. Elya, A. Fore, M. R. Fewings, R. C. Foster, S. T. Gille, B.K. Haus, S.Hristova-Veleva, H. M. Holbach, Z. Jelenak, J. A. Knaff, S. A. Kranz, A. Manaster, M. Mazloff, C. Mears, A. Mouche, M. Portabella, N. Reul, L. Ricciardulli, E. Rodriguez, C. Sampson, D. Solis, A. Stoffelen, M. R. Stukel, B. Stiles, D. Weissman, and F. Wentz, 2019: Remotely Sensed Winds and Wind Stresses for Marine Forecasting and Ocean Modeling. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6(443), https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2019.00443. PDF

Domingues R., A. Kuwano-Yoshida, P. Chardon-Maldonado, R.E. Todd, G. Halliwell, H.-S. Kim, I.-I. Lin, K. Sato, T. Narazaki, L.K. Shay, T. Miles, S. Glenn, J.A. Zhang, S.R. Jayne, L. Centurioni, M. Le Hénaff, G.R. Foltz, F. Bringas, M.M. Ali, S.F. DiMarco, S. Hosoda, T. Fukuoka, B. LaCour, A. Mehra, E.R. Sanabia, J.R. Gyakum, J. Dong, J.A. Knaff, and G. Goni, 2019: Ocean observations in support of studies and forecasts of tropical and extratropical cyclones. Front. Mar., Sci. 6(446), doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00446. PDF

Goni, G. J., J. A. Knaff, and I.-I. Lin, 2019: [The Tropics] Tropical Cyclone Heat Content [in NOAA “State of the Climate in 2019”], Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 100(8), S133-S135. PDF

Miller, S. D., L. D. Grasso, Q. Bian, S. M. Kreidenweis, J. F. Dostalek, J. E. Solbrig, J. Bukowski, S. C. van den Heever, Y. Wang, X. Xu, J. Wang A. L. Walker, T.-C. Wu, M. Zupanski, C. Chiu, and J. S. Reid, 2019: A Tale of Two Dust Storms: Analysis of a Complex Dust Event in the Middle East. Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12(9), 5101–5118, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-5101-2019. (NOTE: This paper was selected as a “Highlight” article by the Journal Editor) PDF

Mouche, A., B. Chapron, J. A. Knaff, Y. Zhao, B. Zhang, and C. Combot, 2019: Copolarized and cross‐polarized SAR measurements for high‐resolution description of major hurricane wind structures: Application to Irma category 5 hurricane. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 124(6), 3905 – 3922, https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JC015056. PDF

Saleeby, S. M., S. C. van den Heever, J. Bukowski, A. L. Walker, J. E. Solbrig, S. A. Atwood, Q. Bian, S. M. Kreidenweis, Y. Wang, J. Wang, and S. D. Miller, 2019: The influence of simulated surface dust lofting and atmospheric loading on radiative forcing. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 19(15), 10279-10301, https://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/19/10279/2019. PDF

Weaver, G. M., N. Smith, E. B. Berndt, K. D. White, J. F. Dostalek, and B. T. Zavodsky, 2019: Addressing the Cold Air Aloft Aviation Challenge with Satellite Sounding Observations. National Weather Association’s Journal of Operational Meteorology, 7(10), 138-152, doi: https://doi.org/10.15191/nwajom.2019.0710. PDF

  • Nonrefereed

See Presentations and Posters below.

Accepted:

  • Refereed

Albers, S., S. Saleeby, S. M. Kreidenweis, E. Bian, P. Xian, Z. Toth, and S. D. Miller, 2019: A fast 3-D radiative transfer procedure at visible wavelengths for NWP visualization and forward modeling. Atmos. Meas. Tech.

Apke, J. M., K. A. Hilburn, S. D. Miller, and D. A. Peterson, 2019: Towards Objective Identification and Tracking of Convective Outflow Boundaries in Next-Generation Geostationary Satellite Imagery. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques.

Bluestein, H. D. T. Lindsey, D. E. Bikos, D. Reif, and Z. Wienhoff, 2019: The relationship between overshooting tops in a tornadic supercell and its radar-observed evolution. Mon. Wea. Rev.

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.

Fierro, A. O., S. N. Stevenson, and B. Rabin, 2019: Variations of GLM-observed total lightning near maximum intensity in Hurricane Maria (2017). Mon. Wea. Rev., (in revision).

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.

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.

Levin, N., C. C. Kyba, Q. Zhang, A. Sánchez de Miguel, M. O. Román, X. Li, B. A. Portnov, A. L. Molthan, A. Jechow, S. D. Miller, Z. Wang, R. M. Shrestha, and C. D. Elvidge, 2019: Remote sensing of night lights: a review and an outlook for the future. Remote Sensing of Environment. In Press.

Marchand, M., K. A. Hilburn, and S. D. Miller, 2019: GLM and Earth Networks Lightning Detection over the Contiguous United States and Dependence on Flash Characteristics. J. of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres. In Press.

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.

Oo, M., R. Holz, A. Walther, A. K. Heidinger, J. S. Reid, and S. D. Miller, 2019: Developing a Combined land, ocean and littoral aerosol retrieval for next-generation geo stationary observations. Atmos. Chem. Phys.

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

Submitted:

  • Refereed

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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.

Miller, S. D., D. T. Lindsey, C. J. Seaman, and J. E. Solbrig, 2019: GeoColor: Illustrating a Dynamic Blending Technique for Multivariate Satellite Imagery. JTECH.

Park, J. M., S. C. van den Heever, A. L. Igel, L. D. Grant, J. S. Johnson, S. M. Saleeby, S. D. Miller, and J. S. Reid, 2019: Environmental Controls on Tropical Sea Breeze Convection and Resulting Aerosol Redistribution. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos..

Rutledge, S. A., K. A. Hilburn, and B. Fuchs, 2019: Evaluating the performance of the GLM sensor on GOES-16: Normal and inverted polarity storms. J. Geophys. Res.

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. Forecasting.

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.

Yue, J., S. Perwitasari, S. Xu, Y. Hozumi, T. Nakamura, T. Sakanoi, A. Saito, S. D. Miller, W. C. Straka III, and P. Rong, 2019: Preliminary dual-satellite observations of atmospheric gravity waves in airglow. Atmosphere.

Presentations and Posters:

  • Nonrefereed

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Apke, J. M., 2019: Development and Applications of Dense Optical Flow for Next Generation Satellite Imagery. NOAA/NESDIS 2019 Cooperative Research Program (CoRP) Science Symposium, Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies (CISESS), 27-29 August, College Park, MD.

Apke, J. M., K. A. Hilburn, and S. D. Miller, 2019: Towards the Objective Identification and Tracking of Outflow Boundaries in New Generation Geostationary Satellite Imagery. 2019 Joint Satellite Conference, 28 September – 04 October, Boston, MA.

Apke, J. M., S. D. Miller, D. T. Lindsey, and K. A. Hilburn, 2019: Optical Flow Computation and Applications in Fine-Temporal Resolution Geostationary Satellite Imagery. 2019 Joint Satellite Conference, 28 September – 04 October, Boston, MA.

Bedka, K. M., K. V. Khlopenkov, C. R. Yost, B. Scarino, C. R. Homeyer, E. M. Murillo, T. Sandmael, J. W. Strapp, J. R. Mecikalski, and J. M. Apke, 2019: Use of GOES Super Rapid Scan Imagery for Analysis and Automated Detection of Ice Crystal Icing and Severe Weather Hazards. 2019 Joint Satellite Conference, 28 September – 04 October, Boston, MA.

Bikos, D. E., 2019: VISIT / SHyMet training on GOES-16/17 imagery and products. National Weather Association (NWA) Annual Meeting, , 8-12 September, Huntsville, AL.

Bikos, D. E., E. J. Szoke, B. H. Connell, and E. L. Dagg, 2019: Recent CIRA VISIT and Shymet Training Activities on GOES-R Series Applications. 2019 Joint Satellite Conference, 28 September – 04 October, Boston, MA.

Chirokova, G., J. A. Knaff, M. J. 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 Satellite Conference, 28 September – 04 October, Boston, MA.

Connell, B. H., E. L. Dagg, and L. Veeck, 2019: Building Short Examples to Highlight Successful Learning and Meet WMO Competency Guidelines for Satellite Skills for Operational Meteorologists. 2019 Joint Satellite Conference, 28 September – 04 October, Boston, MA.

Cook, M. J., F. P. Padula, D. Pogorzala, J. McCorkel, A. Krimchansky, and D. T. Lindsey, 2019: On-Orbit Relative Calibration for Image Striping Mitigation Using Advanced Baseline Imager Special Scans. 2019 Joint Satellite Conference, 28 September – 04 October, Boston, MA.

Dostalek, J. F., L. D. Grasso, Y.-J., Noh, and D. T. Lindsey, 2019: A Three Channel, Split Window Retrieval of Low-Level Water Vapor for Convective Nowcasting. 2019 Joint Satellite Conference, 28 September – 04 October, Boston, MA.

Ebert-Uphoff, I., and C. Kumler, 2019: Machine Learning Specific to Climate and Weather Applications. NOAA-StAR Web-ex invited seminar, 18 July.

Esmaili, R., N. Smith, C. D. Barnet, E. Berndt, J. F. Dostalek, B. H. Kahn, K. D. White, B. Sjoberg, and M. Goldberg, 2019: Life Cycle of Satellite Sounding Product Development: Refining Requirements and Product Design within the Hazardous Weather Testbed. 2019 Joint Satellite Conference, 28 September – 04 October, Boston, MA.

Forsythe, J. M., S. Q. Kidder, S. Kusselson, D. E. Bikos, A. S. Jones, and E. J. Szoke, 2019: Improving Blended Total Precipitable Water Products for Forecasters Via Advection and Inclusion of GOES-R Satellite Data. 2019 Joint Satellite Conference, 28 September – 04 October, Boston, MA.

Forsythe, J. M., S. Kusselson, S. Q. Kidder, A. S. Jones, E. J. Szoke, C. M. Gitro, M. L. Jurewicz Sr., and D. Leins, 2019: Applications of Layer Precipitable Water Products from Microwave Satellite Retrievals and Forecast Model Integration. 2019 Joint Satellite Conference, 28 September – 04 October, Boston, MA.

Grigsby, E., P. Sullivan, D. T. Lindsey, J. McCorkel, and A. Krimchansky, 2019: Assessing the Potential Inclusion of an InfraRed Hyperspectral Sounding Capability in the Next Generation GEO Weather Satellite Constellation. 2019 Joint Satellite Conference, 28 September – 04 October, Boston, MA.

Grasso, L. D., 2019: Interference of Satellite Dust Detection by Water Vapor. 2019 Joint Satellite Conference, 28 September – 04 October, Boston, MA.

Grassotti, C. S. Liu, R. Honeyager, Y. 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 Satellite Conference, 28 September – 04 October, Boston, MA.

Haynes, J. M., Y.-J. Noh, S. D. Miller, A. K. Heidinger, and J. M. Forsythe, 2019: Cloud Boundary Detection in Multilayer Scenes with the GOES ABI. 2019 Joint Satellite Conference, 28 September – 04 October, Boston, MA.

Hilburn, K. A., 2019: Using GOES-16/17 to Improve Short Term Forecasts. Graduate Seminar at the University of North Dakota (UND), 29 August, Grand Forks, ND.

Hilburn, K. A., A. K. Kochanski, J. Mandel, and N. Nikolov, 2019: Integrating Satellite Fire Detections with Coupled Fire-Weather-Smoke Forecasting System Wrfx for Improved Wildland Fire Decision Making. 2019 Joint Satellite Conference, 28 September – 04 October, Boston, MA.

Hilburn, K. A., S. D. Miller, and M. Marchand, 2019: Using High-Resolution Observations from GOES-16 ABI to Improve Operational Short-Range Forecasting. 2019 Joint Satellite Conference, 28 September – 04 October, Boston, MA.

Hillger, D. W., T. J. Kopp, G. Lin, R. Marley, J. Dellomo, D. Stuhmer, W. Chen, S. Finley, and C. J. Seaman, 2019: Implementing Terrain-Correction for VIIRS Imagery. 2019 Joint Satellite Conference, 28 September – 04 October, Boston, MA.

LaDue, J. G., A. B. Schumacher, and K. Scharfenberg, 2019: Fusing Satellite Data into Warning Situations: A Training Approach. 2019 Joint Satellite Conference, 28 September – 04 October, Boston, MA.

Leslie, R. V., W. J. Blackwell, S. A. Braun, R. Bennartz, G. Chirokova, M. DeMaria, T. Greenwald, L. E. Gumley, D. C. Herndon, C. Kidd, T. Matsui, and C. S. Velden, 2019: NASA Tropics Earth Venture Mission: Payload Characteristics and Data Products. 2019 Joint Satellite Conference, 28 September – 04 October, Boston, MA.

Lindsey, D. T., 2019: Assessing the Ability of GOES-17 to Meet Forecasters’ Needs. National Weather Association (NWA) Annual Meeting, , 8-12 September, Huntsville, AL.

Lindsey, D. T., V. Griffin, K. Schrab, and P. Sullivan, 2019: The GOES-17 Advanced Baseline Imager Anomaly Mission Recovery. 2019 Joint Satellite Conference, 28 September – 04 October, Boston, MA.

Lindstrom, S. S., K. Bah, M. M. Gunshor, A. S. Bachmeier, T. J. Schmit, D. E . Bikos, J. R. Thomas, and M. Seybold, 2019: Updates to the Satellite Hydrology and Meteorology (SHyMet) Course That Incorporate GOES-16 Data. 2019 Joint Satellite Conference, 28 September – 04 October, Boston, MA.

McCorkel, J., M. M. Coakley, J. M. Daniels, D. T. Lindsey, and A. Krimchansky, 2019: GOES-17 Advanced Baseline Imager signal-to-noise performance and impact on downstream products using optimized sensor configuration. 2019 Joint Satellite Conference, 28 September – 04 October, Boston, MA.

Mecikalski, J., E. M. Sandmael, C. R. Homeyer, K. M. Bedka, J. M. Apke, and C. P. Jewett, 2019: A Statistical Model to Nowcast Severe Storms Using High-Resolution Radar-GOES Satellite-Lightning-NWP-Based Observations. 2019 Joint Satellite Conference, 28 September – 04 October, Boston, MA.

Miller, S. D., 2019: TMP 18-08: Evaluation of Next-Generation Satellite Architecture Solutions to Nocturnal Low-Light Visible Observations in the Arctic and Beyond. OPPA Brown Bag TMP (NESDIS/STAR Technology Maturation Program) Seminar, 22 August.

Miller, S. D., D. T. Lindsey, and C. J. Seaman, 2019: Geocolor-Taking Value-Added Satellite Imagery to the Next Level in the GOES-R Era. 2019 Joint Satellite Conference, 28 September – 04 October, Boston, MA.

Miller, S. D., W. C. Straka III, C. J. Seaman, Y.-J. Noh, and L. D. Grasso, 2019: The Power of the Dark Side: Visible Applications in Dark Environments, Revisited (VADER). 2019 Joint Satellite Conference, 28 September – 04 October, Boston, MA.

Miller, S. D., W. C. Straka III, C. J. Seaman, Y.-J. Noh,, and L. D. Grasso, 2019: The Power of the Dark Side: Visible Applications in Dark Environments, Revisited (VADER). JPSS-PGRR Seminar Series, 18 September, remote.

Molenar, D. A., 2019: The many ways that RAMMB/CIRA utilizes McIDAS-X for satellite data ingest, display, and analysis. 2019 McIDAS User’s Group Meeting, 16-19 September, Madison, WI.

Musgrave, K. D., C. J. Slocum, and J. A. Knaff, 2019: Model Diagnostics of Tropical Cyclone Structure and Environment. (presented by K. Musgrave), NOAA/ESRL’s Global Systems Division Seminar, 17 July.

Noh, Y.-J., S. D. Miller, J. M. Haynes, J. M. Forsythe, C. J. Seaman, A. K. Heidinger, A. Walther, and Y. Li, 2019: Improvement of Nighttime Cloud Geometric Thickness Retrieval Integrating Multi-Sensor Observations and Numerical Model Simulations. 2019 Joint Satellite Conference, 28 September – 04 October, Boston, MA.

Oo, M., B. Holz, A. K. Heidinger, A. Walther, and S. D. Miller, 2019: Developing an Aerosol Retrieval for Land, Ocean, and Littoral Zones Using the Next Generation Geostationary Observations As a Part of Colorado State Univ. Onr Muri. 2019 Joint Satellite Conference, 28 September – 04 October, Boston, MA.

Padula, F. P., A. J. Pearlman, M. J. Cook, B. Efremova, J. McCorkel, C. Cao, and D. T. Lindsey, 2019: Advancements in GOES-R UAS Post-Launch Satellite Sensor Product Validation. 2019 Joint Satellite Conference, 28 September – 04 October, Boston, MA.

Schmit, T. J., M. M. Gunshor, J. J. Gerth, D. T. Lindsey, X. Wu, E. Weisz, and W. P. Menzel, 2019: Geostationary Satellite Improvements to Better View the Pacific and Surrounding Areas. 2019 Joint Satellite Conference, 28 September – 04 October, Boston, MA.

Schumacher, A. B., K. Scharfenberg, and J. G. LaDue, 2019: Identifying Best Practices for Integrating GOES Imagery and Products into Short Term Forecasting and Warning Decision Making. 2019 Joint Satellite Conference, 28 September – 04 October, Boston, MA.

Seaman, C. J., K. P. Micke, Y.-J. Noh, J. F. Dostalek, S. Finley, S. D. Miller, and D. W. Hillger, 2019: Polar Slider: A Website for the Display of Global Polar-Orbiting Satellite Data in Near Realtime. 2019 Joint Satellite Conference, 28 September – 04 October, Boston, MA.

Slocum, C. J., 2019: Leveraging GOES-R to Improve Short-Term Tropical Cyclogenesis Forecasts. NOAA/NESDIS 2019 Cooperative Research Program (CoRP) Science Symposium, Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies (CISESS), 27-29 August, College Park, MD.

Slocum, C. J., and J. A. Knaff, 2019: What Are the Cloud-Top Microphysical Properties of Tropical Cyclones Telling Us about Intensification? 2019 Joint Satellite Conference, 28 September – 04 October, Boston, MA.

Solbrig, J. E., 2019: Assessing the Stability of Surface Lights for use in Retrievals of Nocturnal Atmospheric Parameters. NOAA/NESDIS 2019 Cooperative Research Program (CoRP) Science Symposium, Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies (CISESS), 27-29 August, College Park, MD.

Solbrig, J. E., S. D. Miller, J. Zhang, L. D. Grasso, and A. Kliewer, 2019: Assessing the Variability of VIIRS Day/Night Band Observed Nocturnal Light Sources for Use in Atmospheric Retrievals Via K-Means Clustering. 2019 Joint Satellite Conference, 28 September – 04 October, Boston, MA.

Stevenson, S., G. Chirokova, C. J. Seaman, D. T. Lindsey, and J. A. Knaff, 2019: How satellite data from GOES-R and JPSS, including CIRA products, are utilized at the National Hurricane Center. (presented by S. Stevenson), WMO RA-IV GOES-R/JPSS/GNC-A The Americas Satellite Workshop, 22-24 July, Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH), Barbados.

Stevenson, S. N., and C. J. Slocum, 2019: Tropical Cyclone Lightning Observed from the GOES-16/17 GLM. 2019 Joint Satellite Conference, 28 September – 04 October, Boston, MA.

Straka, W. C. III, B. Sjoberg, S. Li, S. D. Miller, and M. Goldberg, 2019: Usage of the VIIRS and Other Instruments Other Channels in Disaster Response and Monitoring. 2019 Joint Satellite Conference, 28 September – 04 October, Boston, MA.

Sun, D., S. Li, M. Goldberg, B. Sjoberg, S. J. Goodman, and D. T. Lindsey, 2019: Integrate Operational Polar-Orbiting and Geostationary Satellites for Monitoring the Catastrophic Floodwaters Due to Hurricanes. 2019 Joint Satellite Conference, 28 September – 04 October, Boston, MA.

Szoke, E. J., 2019: An update on CIRA’s GOES-16/17 Proving Ground efforts. National Weather Association (NWA) Annual Meeting, , 8-12 September, Huntsville, AL.

Szoke, E. J., D. E. Bikos, B. H. Connell, R. L. Brummer, H. Gosden, J. R. Torres, S. D. Miller, D. T. Lindsey, D. W. Hillger, D. A. Molenar, and C. J. Seaman, 2019: Some Lessons Learned from the CIRA GOES-R Proving Ground Effort. 2019 Joint Satellite Conference, 28 September – 04 October, Boston, MA.

Thomas, J. R., D. T. Lindsey, S. J. Goodman, N. Donoho, B. H. Connell, E. Madsen, M. Medina, J. Peronto, A. Stevermer, K. W. Mozer, and M. Seybold, 2019: Satellite International Training Working Group Summary of 2019 Events, Lessons Learned and Continuing Education Plans. 2019 Joint Satellite Conference, 28 September – 04 October, Boston, MA.

Torres, J. R., 2019: An overview of the Satellite Foundational Course for JPSS (SatFC-J). and 2). National Weather Association (NWA) Annual Meeting, , 8-12 September, Huntsville, AL.

Torres, J. R., 2019: Polar-orbiting and Geostationary capabilities and observations in support of active fires. National Weather Association (NWA) Annual Meeting, , 8-12 September, Huntsville, AL.

Torres, J. R., B. H. Connell, D. E. Bikos, E. L. Dagg, and S. D. Miller, 2019: An Overview of the Satellite Foundational Course for JPSS (SatFC-J). 2019 Joint Satellite Conference, 28 September – 04 October, Boston, MA.

Tourville, N. D., M. Hiatt, and R. L. Brummer, 2019: CIRA Ground Station Storage System Architecture Using Ceph. 2019 Joint Satellite Conference, 28 September – 04 October, Boston, MA.

Tourville, N., D. A. Molenar, and K. P. Micke, 2019: CIRA Specialized Satellite Data Products and Visualization Tools for GOES, JPSS and Himawari. 2019 Joint Satellite Conference, 28 September – 04 October, Boston, MA.

Van Naarden, J., A. Krimchansky, J. McCorkel, and D. T. Lindsey, 2019: Optimization of GOES-17 Advanced Baseline Imager to Recover and Maximize Performance with Degraded Thermal System. 2019 Joint Satellite Conference, 28 September – 04 October, Boston, MA.

Yu, F., M. Black, C. Cao, M. Coakley, M. J. Cook, J. Fulbright, M. M. Gunshor, S. Guo, D. Igli, E. Kline, V. Kondratovich, D. T. Lindsey, J. McCorkel, F. Padula, D. Pogorzala, H. Qian, A. Reth, T. J. Schmit, M. Seybold, J. Van Naarden, Z. wang, X. Wu, and H. Yoo, 2019: GOES-17 ABI L1b and CMI Products Performance. 2019 Joint Satellite Conference, 28 September – 04 October, Boston, MA.

Awards: 

Apke, J. M., 2019: Won second place in the student/poster oral talk competition for his optical flow talk. NOAA/NESDIS 2019 Cooperative Research Program (CoRP) Science Symposium, Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies (CISESS), 27-29 August, College Park, MD.

Stevenson, S., 2019: Outstanding Communications Award as part of the GOES-R Training Team for her efforts preparing and delivering the Barbados Satellite Training Week for RA-IV, July.

             
Purpose
AMS 2019 Joint AMS EUMETSAT Satellite Conference
McIDAS Users Group (MUG) Meeting
GLM Science Team Meeting
National Weather Association 44th Annual Meeting
NOAA/NESDIS 2019 Cooperative Research Program (CoRP) Science Symposium, at CISESS
NHC Collaboration
Destinations
Boston, MA
Madison, WI
Huntsville, AL
Huntsville, AL
College Park, MD
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Participants
J. Apke, D. Bikos, R. Brummer, G. Chirokova, B. Connell, J. Dostalek, J. Forsythe, L. Grasso, J. Haynes, K. Hilburn, D. Lindsey, S. Miller, E. Sanders, A. Schumacher, C. Seaman, C. Slocum, J. Solbrig, S. Stevenson, E. Szoke, J. Torres, N. Tourville, M. Garbanzo, D. Souza, L. Veeck, K.-A. Caesar, L. Vidal
D. Molenar
S. Stevenson
D. Lindsey,
D. Bikos,
J. Torres
J. Apke, J. Solbrig,
C. Slocum
K. Musgrave
Dates
27 September-4 October
15-19 September
10-12 September
7-12 September
27-29 August
26-29 August
             
Purpose
NHC Collaboration
AmeriGEO Week 2019
2019 Satellite Applications Workshop
NHC & HRD Collaboration
GOES-16, JPSS, GEONET Workshop
TC Collaboration
Destinations
Miami, FL
Lima, Peru
Kansas City, MO
Miami, FL
Barbados
Fort Collins, CO
Participants
A. Brammer
B. Connell
D. Lindsey, D. Molenar,
E. Sanders, J. Torres,
A. Schumacher, E. Szoke
G. Chirokova
S. Stevenson
S. Stevenson.
Dates
25-30 August
17-24 August
29 July–1 August
TBD
21-24 July
8-13 July
             

Visitors from Japan Meteorological Agency: Kotaro Bessho, Masaya Takahashi, and Miki Abe from the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) visited CIRA on 13 September 2019. The purpose of their visit was to discuss possible plans for the next generation of geostationary satellites to be launched by JMA in the ~2029 timeframe. These satellites will replace the Himawari-8 (operational) and Himawari-9 (backup) satellites that are currently in orbit. A number of CIRA researchers participated in the discussions, which covered a wide variety of topics including: the value of the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) as demonstrated by the GOES-R series, the potential value of imagery bands at 0.38 μm, 0.55 μm, 1.38 μm, and 13.9 μm, the potential value of a geostationary hyperspectral infrared sounder, the potential value of a geostationary version of the VIIRS Day/Night Band, and improved methods for utilizing high-temporal-frequency observations (30 – 60 s) for applications including severe weather monitoring and atmospheric motion vectors. A photo of the group discussion members is shown below. (S. Miller, C. Seaman, C. Slocum, K. Hilburn, J. Apke, J. Dostalek, and M. Rogers, D. Hillger and D. Lindsey)

AWIPS2 Development Workshop & ISatSS Training: Deb Molenar hosted the AWIPS2 Development Workshop & ISatSS Training, 10-13 September. Participants were Michael Folmer, Patrick Meyers (CICS), Amanda Terborg (AWC), Michael Bowlen (SPC), Gregg Grosshans (SPC), Diana Stovern (WPC), Monica Bozeman (NHC), Lee Byerle (TOWR-S), Joe Zajic (TOWR-S), Joseph Anderson (TOWR-S), Matt Smith (SPoRT) (remote). (D. Molenar)

John Kaplan CIRA Visit: John Kaplan (NOAA/AOML/HDR) visited CIRA to work on the joint CIRA/HRD JHT project on the improvement of the operational tropical cyclone intensity forecast models using storm structure predictors and the probability of eye existence as determined by the CIRA automated Satellite Eye-Detection Routine (SEDR). During his visit, John worked with Galina Chirokova (CIRA project PI) on setting up rerun scripts and finalizing the format of the new variables for the developmental data. In addition, John presented a CIRA seminar “A Meteorological Double Feature: Part 1: Statistical Rapid Intensity Prediction: A Review of Recent Model Results. Part 2: Preliminary Analysis of Wind Gusts in Recent Landfalling Hurricanes.” John also met with several people from CIRA Tropical Cyclones group. (G. Chirokova, K. Musgrave, C. Slocum, and R. DeMaria)

Dr. Volz Visit: NESDIS AA Dr. Stephen Volz visited CIRA on Tuesday, August 20. The purpose of the visit was to speak to CIRA leadership about the role of the Cooperative Institutes moving forward with NESDIS’ new strategic plan, and to meet with CIRA scientists to learn about the various projects they are working on. (D. Lindsey, D. Hillger, D. Molenar, C. Kummerow, and S. Miller)

Tsz-Kin (Eric) Lai, McGill University and NCAR visiting scholar: Tsz-Kin (Eric) Lai visited the tropical cyclone group. During his visit, he presented work on eyewall replacement in tropical cyclone and its impact on tropical cyclone structure. With rapid relic eyewall decay causing issues for intensity forecasting in dynamical models, ideas for using current and future satellite observations in the eyewall replacement problem were discussed (C. Slocum, K. Musgrave, A. Brammer, and J. Knaff)

Carl Dierking visit: Carl Dierking (GINA/U. Alaska-Fairbanks) visited CIRA on 22-23 July 2019. Carl Dierking serves as a satellite liaison for GINA and the Alaska Region. He presented a seminar on GINA’s Direct Broadcast activities, and met with a variety of CIRA researchers and training staff to discuss Alaska- and Arctic-relevant research activities at CIRA and the transition of products into operations. In particular, he worked with D. Molenar to resolve issues with the display of VIIRS imagery products in AWIPS for the CONUS region. Carl also met with J. Dostalek to discuss the Cold Air Aloft and the NUCAPS modified boundary layer products, J. Forsythe on the Advected Layer Precipitable Water (ALPW) and other microwave precipitable water products, J. Haynes on improvements to the VIIRS and ABI cloud products, and C. Seaman on upcoming multispectral VIIRS imagery products. Carl met with CIRA Training Team members (B. Connell, E. Sanders, D. Bikos, J. Torres and E. Szoke) to discuss current and future training activities. D. Lindsey and D. Hillger discussed the status and future plans for the GOES-R and JPSS programs, respectively. These meetings are expected to benefit a variety of JPSS Proving Ground Initiatives, including Aviation, Fire & Smoke, Hydrology, NUCAPS, River Ice and Flooding, and Volcanic Ash. (C. Seaman, D. Bikos, B. Connell, J. Dostalek, J. Forsythe, J. Haynes, S. Miller, E. Sanders, E. Szoke J. Torres, D. Hillger, D. Lindsey, and D. Molenar)

Sid Boukabara, StAR: Sid presented at the two-week Summer Satellite Workshop at CIRA. He stopped for a short visit to discuss RAMMB and StAR activities. (D. Hillger)

Greg Mandt and Mitch Goldberg, JPSS: Greg and Mitch presented at the two-week Summer Satellite Workshop at CIRA. They stopped for a short visit regarding JPSS, at which time I showed them VIIRS granule imagery that are processed in realtime to do continuous checking of quality control/validation. (D. Hillger)

Tim Schmitt/StAR/ASPB: Tim presented at the two-week Summer Satellite Workshop at CIRA. He stopped by and we briefly chatted about StAR items, ASPB goings on, and ideas about what should be on the next GOES satellite series. It is always great to see Tim. (J. Knaff)

Josh Cossuth, ONR: Josh presented at the two-week Summer Satellite Workshop here at CIRA. We talked about the recent ONR funding opportunity, and why our LOI was discouraged from writing a full proposal, goings on with 604 and 602 Navy funding, as well as ideas for future transitions to JTWC. (J. Knaff)

Alex Gonzolez, Iowa State: Alex visited CIRA and the CSU Dept. of Atmospheric Science to discuss ongoing research collaborations for satellite data applications to moist tropical dynamics. Alex’s research group at Iowa State focuses on improving our basic science understanding of the Intertropical Convergence Zone using simplified fluid dynamic models and global circulation models. He is collaborating with CIRA to understanding how GOES products can assist in improving these research endeavors. (C. Slocum)

Stephanie Stevenson visit: Stephanie Stevenson, CIRA, stationed at the National Hurricane Center visited this week (8-12 July) and met with members of the tropical cyclone group, CIRA’s management and CIRA’s human resource personnel. This was Stephanie’s second visit to CIRA. She works closely with NHC’s Technical Support Branch, conducts applied research on GOES-R applications in tropical cyclones and performs/assists with operational transitions of applied research and applications. (J. Knaff)

Mammatus clouds 4 July 2019 Fort Collins, CO Photo by M. Fryer