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1

A Mobile Mesonet for Finescale Meteorological Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A mobile weather observing system (mobile mesonet) was designed to augment existing meteorological networks in the study of severe local storms and other mesoscale weather phenomena in conjunction with the Verification of the Origins of Rotation ...

Jerry M. Straka; Erik N. Rasmussen; Sherman E. Fredrickson

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Resource & Meteorological Assessment Project (SOLRMAP): Observed Atmospheric and Solar Information System (OASIS); Tucson, Arizona (Data)  

DOE Data Explorer (OSTI)

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory collaborates with the solar industry to establish high quality solar and meteorological measurements. This Solar Resource and Meteorological Assessment Project (SOLRMAP) provides high quality measurements to support deployment of power projects in the United States. The no-funds-exchanged collaboration brings NREL solar resource assessment expertise together with industry needs for measurements. The end result is high quality data sets to support the financing, design, and monitoring of large scale solar power projects for industry in addition to research-quality data for NREL model development. NREL provides consultation for instrumentation and station deployment, along with instrument calibrations, data acquisition, quality assessment, data distribution, and summary reports. Industry participants provide equipment, infrastructure, and station maintenance.

Wilcox, S.; Andreas, A.

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Solar Resource & Meteorological Assessment Project (SOLRMAP): Observed Atmospheric and Solar Information System (OASIS); Tucson, Arizona (Data)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory collaborates with the solar industry to establish high quality solar and meteorological measurements. This Solar Resource and Meteorological Assessment Project (SOLRMAP) provides high quality measurements to support deployment of power projects in the United States. The no-funds-exchanged collaboration brings NREL solar resource assessment expertise together with industry needs for measurements. The end result is high quality data sets to support the financing, design, and monitoring of large scale solar power projects for industry in addition to research-quality data for NREL model development. NREL provides consultation for instrumentation and station deployment, along with instrument calibrations, data acquisition, quality assessment, data distribution, and summary reports. Industry participants provide equipment, infrastructure, and station maintenance.

Wilcox, S.; Andreas, A.

2010-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Systems and Meteorology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Meteorological services are expected to function as forecasting agencies, but much of the existing data collection network appears to exist in order to provide a data base for scientific studies. A better definition of the goals of a ...

Rodney Hills; Tom Beer

1981-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Antarctic Meteorological Observations on the GTS during the FROST Project  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An assessment is made of the availability of Antarctic synoptic observations on the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Global Telecommunication System (GTS) during the trial periods (5–9 July 1993 and 1–15 February 1994) and winter and ...

Steven Colwell; John Turner

1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Complex Quality Control of Meteorological Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A survey of the so-called complex quality control (CQC) of meteorological information is presented. The principles of the CQC approach are formulated. The CQC of rawinsonde height and temperature data at mandatory isobaric surfaces is described ...

Lev S. Gandin

1988-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of a Mesoscale Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling System with Observations from the 1980 Great Plains Mesoscale Tracer Field Experiment. Part I: Datasets and Meteorological Simulations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Colorado State University mesoscale atmospheric dispersion (MAD) numerical modeling system, which consists of a prognostic mesoscale meteorological model coupled to a mesoscale Lagrangian particle dispersion model, has been used to simulate ...

Michael D. Moran; Roger A. Pielke

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automated data system for emergency meteorological response  

SciTech Connect

The Savannah River Plant (SRP) releases small amounts of radioactive nuclides to the atmosphere as a consequence of the production of radioisotopes. The potential for larger accidental releases to the atmosphere also exists, although the probability for most accidents is low. To provide for emergency meteorological response to accidental releases and to conduct research on the transport and diffusion of radioactive nuclides in the routine releases, a series of high-quality meteorological sensors have been located on towers in and about SRP. These towers are equipped with instrumentation to detect and record temperature and wind turbulence. Signals from the meterological sensors are brought by land-line to the SRL Weather Center-Analysis Laboratory (WC-AL). At the WC-AL, a Weather Information and Display (WIND) system has been installed. The WIND system consists of a minicomputer with graphical displays in the WC-AL and also in the emergency operating center (EOC) of SRP. In addition, data are available to the system from standard weather teletype services, which provide both routine surface weather observations and routine upper air wind and temperature observations for the southeastern United States. Should there be an accidental release to the atmosphere, available recorded data and computer codes would allow the calculation and display of the location, time, and downwind concentration of the atmospheric release. These data are made available to decision makers in near real-time to permit rapid decisive action to limit the consequences of such accidental releases. (auth)

Kern, C.D.

1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The National Meteorological Center Regional Analysis System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The National Meteorological Center (NMC) Regional Optimum-Interpolation (ROI) analysis is described. The ROI is the analysis component of the Regional Analysis and Forecast System (RAFS) and is specially designed to provide initial conditions for ...

Geoffrey J. DiMego

1988-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preliminary Experiments Using GALE Observations at the National Meteorological Center  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Analyses and forecasts for the first 2 weeks of the Genesis of Atlantic Lows Experiment (GALE) are described. These fields were produced using the National Meteorological Center (NMC) Regional Analysis and Forecast System (RAFS). Two sets of ...

Eric Rogers; Geoffrey J. DiMego; Joseph P. Gerrity; Ralph A. Petersen; Brian D. Schmidt; Deirdre M. Kann

1990-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM Surface Meteorology Systems Instrument Handbook  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The ARM Surface Meteorology Systems consist mainly of conventional in situ sensors that obtain a defined “core” set of measurements. The core set of measurements is: Barometric Pressure (kPa), Temperature (°C), Relative Humidity (%), Arithmetic-Averaged Wind Speed (m/s), Vector-Averaged Wind Speed (m/s), and Vector-Averaged Wind Direction (deg).

Ritsche, MT

2011-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

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The Accuracy of Voluntary Observing Ships' Meteorological Observations-Results of the VSOP-NA  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For the Voluntary Observing Ships Special Observing Project for the North Atlantic (VSOP-NA), the layout, meteorological instrumentation, and observing practices of 45 voluntary observing ships (VOS) operating in the North Atlantic were ...

Elizabeth C. Kent; Peter K. Taylor; Bruce S. Truscott; John S. Hopkins

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The IMET (Improved Meteorology) Ship and Buoy Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The recently developed IMET (improved meteorology) system for ships and buoys and the key elements of the program that led to its development are described. The system improves the ability to measure mean meteorological variables, including wind ...

David S. Hosom; Robert A. Weller; Richard E. Payne; Kenneth E. Prada

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Meteorological Observations for Renewable Energy Applications at Site 300  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In early October 2010, two Laser and Detection Ranging (LIDAR) units (LIDAR-96 and LIDAR-97), a 3 m tall flux tower, and a 3 m tall meteorological tower were installed in the northern section of Site 300 (Figure 1) as a first step in development of a renewable energy testbed facility. This section of the SMS project is aimed at supporting that effort with continuous maintenance of atmospheric monitoring instruments capable of measuring vertical profiles of wind speed and wind direction at heights encountered by future wind power turbines. In addition, fluxes of energy are monitored to estimate atmospheric mixing and its effects on wind flow properties at turbine rotor disk heights. Together, these measurements are critical for providing an accurate wind resource characterization and for validating LLNL atmospheric prediction codes for future renewable energy projects at Site 300. Accurate, high-resolution meteorological measurements of wind flow in the planetary boundary layer (PBL) and surface-atmosphere energy exchange are required for understanding the properties and quality of available wind power at Site 300. Wind speeds at heights found in a typical wind turbine rotor disk ({approx} 40-140 m) are driven by the synergistic impacts of atmospheric stability, orography, and land-surface characteristics on the mean wind flow in the PBL and related turbulence structures. This section of the report details the maintenance and labor required in FY11 to optimize the meteorological instruments and ensure high accuracy of their measurements. A detailed look at the observations from FY11 is also presented. This portion of the project met the following milestones: Milestone 1: successful maintenance and data collection of LIDAR and flux tower instruments; Milestone 2: successful installation of solar power for the LIDAR units; and Milestone 3: successful implementation of remote data transmission for the LIDAR units.

Wharton, S; Alai, M; Myers, K

2011-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM Surface Meteorology Systems Instrument Handbook  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The ARM Surface Meteorology Systems consist mainly of conventional in situ sensors that obtain a defined “core” set of measurements. The core set of measurements is: Barometric Pressure (kPa), Temperature (°C), Relative Humidity (%), Arithmetic-Averaged Wind Speed (m/s), Vector-Averaged Wind Speed (m/s), and Vector-Averaged Wind Direction (deg). The sensors that collect the core variables are mounted at the standard heights defined for each variable: • Winds: 10 meters • Temperature and Relative Humidity: 2 meters • Barometric Pressure: 1 meter. Depending upon the geographical location, different models and types of sensors may be used to measure the core variables due to the conditions experienced at those locations. Most sites have additional sensors that measure other variables that are unique to that site or are well suited for the climate of the location but not at others.

Ritsche, MT

2011-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Observations and modelling of dispersion meteorology in the  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Fuelled by offshore natural gas, industrial development is growing steadily in coastal parts of Western Australia’s Pilbara region. In this paper, we present an analysis of meteorological data from the area, with an emphasis on those aspects that are important for the dispersion of pollutants. Three distinct wind patterns are identified, corresponding basically to the warmer, cooler and transitional months. The dominant pattern for the transitional months is particularly interesting, consisting of boundary-layer winds, up to a height of about 1000 m, rotating through 360 degrees over a 24-hour period. This can occur over several consecutive days and has implications for the recirculation of pollutants. Onshore winds occur on about 70 per cent of days, suggesting that fumigation of elevated plumes to the ground in thermal internal boundary layers (TIBLs) is also likely to be an important process for dispersion in the region. Data are presented that support the existence of these two processes. The Air Pollution Model (TAPM) is used to simulate the mesoscale meteorology of the region. It is able to reproduce the diurnal behaviour of the three wind regimes, as well as the vertical structure observed in early morning and evening wind profiles. A comparison with data shows good simulation of TIBL development in onshore flow and also recirculation of emissions back onshore in early evening, giving confidence in the application of TAPM as an air quality management tool in the Pilbara region.

Pilbara Region; W. L. Physick; K. N. Rayner; P. Mountford; M. Edwards

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The National Meteorological Center's Spectral Statistical-Interpolation Analysis System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

At the National Meteorological Center (NMC), a new analysis system is being extensively tested for possible use in the operational global data assimilation system. This analysis system is called the spectral statistical- interpolation (SSI) ...

David F. Parrish; John C. Derber

1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lewis and Clark: Pioneering Meteorological Observers in the American West  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The technical achievements of Lewis and Clark have been celebrated in fields ranging from cartography to zoology. As America commemorates the bicentennial of their historic journey across the continent, this paper shows that their meteorological ...

Susan Solomon; John S. Daniel

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Multiseason Climate Forecast System at the National Meteorological Center  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Coupled Model Project was established at the National Meteorological Center(NMC)in January l991 to develop a multiseason forecast system based on coupled ocean atmosphere general circulation models. This provided a focus to combine expertise ...

Ming Ji; Arun Kumar; Ants Leetmaa

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Meteorological Development Laboratory’s Aviation Weather Prediction System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Meteorological Development Laboratory (MDL) has developed and implemented an aviation weather prediction system that runs each hour and produces forecast guidance for each hour into the future out to 25 h covering the major forecast period of ...

Judy E. Ghirardelli; Bob Glahn

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An open meteorological alerting system: issues and solutions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes an experimental alerting system under development by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, initially targetted at (but not restricted to) the aviation sector. The system provides alert routing and filtering: for example pressure ... Keywords: artificial intelligence, distributed systems, real-time systems, software engineering

Ian Mathieson; Sandy Dance; Lin Padgham; Malcolm Gorman; Michael Winikoff

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NASA Cold Land Processes Experiment (CLPX 2002/03): Ground-Based and Near-Surface Meteorological Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A short-term meteorological database has been developed for the Cold Land Processes Experiment (CLPX). This database includes meteorological observations from stations designed and deployed exclusively for CLPX as well as observations available ...

Kelly Elder; Angus Goodbody; Don Cline; Paul Houser; Glen E. Liston; Larry Mahrt; Nick Rutter

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Charles Darwin's Meteorological Observations aboard the H.M.S. Beagle  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Charles Darwin, as a trained naturalist and observer, recorded many intriguing meteorological phenomena during the voyage of the H.M.S. Beagle around the world from 1831 to 1836. Unfortunately, the scientific community has, in general, neglected ...

Randall S. Cerveny

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Use of Simultaneous Horizontal and Vertical Transmissions for Dual-Polarization Radar Meteorological Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Observations are presented in which the standard dual-polarization meteorological quantities (ZDR, dp, and ?HV) are determined from simultaneous horizontal (H) and vertical (V) transmissions. The return signals are measured in parallel H and V ...

Richard D. Scott; Paul R. Krehbiel; William Rison

2001-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A New Tall-Tower Meteorological Monitoring System  

SciTech Connect

The Atmospheric Technologies Group of the Savannah River Technology Center operates an extensive meteorological monitoring network of 13 tower in and near the Savannah River Site near Aiken, South Carolina. The data from this system are available in ''real-time'' for emergency response atmospheric release modeling and operational weather forecasting.

Parker, M.J.

2003-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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The Meteorological Measurement System on the NASA ER-2 Aircraft  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A Meteorological Measurement System (MMS) was designed and installed on one of the NASA high-altitude ER-2 aircraft (NASA 706). The MMS provides in situ measurements of free-stream pressure (±0.3 mb), temperature (±0.3°C), and wind vector (±1 m s?...

Stan G. Scott; T. Paul Bui; K. Roland Chan; Stuart W. Bowen

1990-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impacts of Mesonet Observations on Meteorological Surface Analyses  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Given the heterogeneous equipment, maintenance and reporting practices, and siting of surface observing stations, subjective decisions that depend on the application tend to be made to use some observations and to avoid others. This research ...

Daniel P. Tyndall; John D. Horel

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Monthly Evapotranspiration from Satellite and Conventional Meteorological Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Monthly mean satellite measurements of surface heating rate, surface temperature, and normalized difference vegetation index were collected for seven locations in Kansas. These were combined with monthly average surface observations and used in a ...

J. D. Tarpley

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Some Observations of Snowfall and Meteorological Conditions in Arctic Canada  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Observations of snow crystals were made in mid-winter at Inuvik, N.W.T., Canada, in order to study the snow crystal of cold temperature type. The following results were obtained:

Choji Magono; Katsuhiro Kikuchi

1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of incremental changes in meteorology on thermal compliance and power system operations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The sensitivity of the TVA reservoir and power supply systems to extreme meteorology was evaluated using a series of mathematical models to simulate the relationship between incremental changes in meteorology, associated changes in water temperature, and power plant generation. Single variable analysis techniques were applied at selected TVA facilities for representative average and extreme weather conditions. In the analysis, base case simulations were first conducted for each representative year using observed meteorology (i.e., the no change condition). The impacts of changes in meteorology were subsequently analyzed by uniformly constant at their respective base case values. Project results are generally presented in terms of deviations from base case conditions for each representative year. Based on an analysis of natural flow and air temperature patterns at Chickamauga Dam, 1974 was selected to represent extreme cold-wet conditions; 1965 as reflecting average conditions; and 1986 as an example of an extremely hot-dry year. The extreme years (i.e., 1974 and 1986) were used to illustrate sensitivities beyond historical conditions; while the average year provided a basis for comparison. Observed reservoir conditions, such as inflows, dam releases, and reservoir elevations for each representative year, were used in the analysis and were assumed to remain constant in all simulations. Therefore, the Lake Improvement Plan (which was implemented in 1991) and its consequent effects on reservoir operations were not incorporated in the assessment. In the model simulations, computed water temperatures were based on vertically well-mixed conditions in the reservoirs.

Miller, B.A.; Alavian, V.; Bender, M.D. [and others

1992-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Six- and three-hourly meteorological observations from 223 USSR stations  

SciTech Connect

This document describes a database containing 6- and 3-hourly meteorological observations from a 223-station network of the former Soviet Union. These data have been made available through cooperation between the two principal climate data centers of the United States and Russia: the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), in Asheville, North Carolina, and the All-Russian Research Institute of Hydrometeorological Information -- World Data Centre (RIHMI-WDC) in Obninsk. Station records consist of 6- and 3-hourly observations of some 24 meteorological variables including temperature, weather type, precipitation amount, cloud amount and type, sea level pressure, relative humidity, and wind direction and speed. The 6-hourly observations extend from 1936 to 1965; the 3-hourly observations extend from 1966 through the mid-1980s (1983, 1984, 1985, or 1986; depending on the station). These data have undergone extensive quality assurance checks by RIHMI-WDC, NCDC, and the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC). The database represents a wealth of meteorological information for a large and climatologically important portion of the earth`s land area, and should prove extremely useful for a wide variety of regional climate change studies. These data are available free of charge as a numeric data package (NDP) from CDIAC. The NDP consists of this document and 40 data files that are available via the Internet or on 8mm tape. The total size of the database is {approximately}2.6 gigabytes.

Razuvaev, V.N.; Apasova, E.B.; Martuganov, R.A. [All-Russian Research Inst. of Hydrometeorologicl Information, Obninsk (Russia). World Data Centre; Kaiser, D.P. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Six- and Three-Hourly Meteorological Observations from 223 Former U.S.S.R.  

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Six- and Three-Hourly Meteorological Observations from 223 Former U.S.S.R. Six- and Three-Hourly Meteorological Observations from 223 Former U.S.S.R. Stations (NDP-048) DOI: 10.3334/CDIAC/cli.ndp048 image PDF image Data image Previous Data (data through 1990, published in 1998) image Investigators Contributed by V. N. Razuvaev, E. B. Apasova, R. A. Martuganov All-Russian Research Institute of Hydrometeorological Information-World Data Centre Obninsk, Russia Prepared by D. P. Kaiser and G. P. Marino (contact: kaiserdp@ornl.gov) Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge, Tennessee Date Published: November 2007

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Climatology of Surface Meteorology, Surface Fluxes, Cloud Fraction, and Radiative Forcing over the Southeast Pacific from Buoy Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A 5-yr climatology of the meteorology, including boundary layer cloudiness, for the southeast Pacific region is presented using observations from a buoy located at 20°S, 85°W. The sea surface temperature and surface air temperature exhibit a ...

Virendra P. Ghate; Bruce A. Albrecht; Christopher W. Fairall; Robert A. Weller

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing and Diagnosing the Ability of the Bureau of Meteorology’s Numerical Weather Prediction Systems to Support Prediction of Solar Energy Production  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The ability of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology’s numerical weather prediction (NWP) systems to predict solar exposure (or insolation) was tested, with the aim of predicting large-scale solar energy several days in advance. The bureau’s ...

Paul A. Gregory; Lawrie J. Rikus; Jeffrey D. Kepert

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Regional Analysis and Forecast System of the National Meteorological Center  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The three components of the Regional Analysis and Forecast System (RAFS) of the National Meteorological Center (NMC) are described. This system was implemented in March 1985 to supplement guidance from NMC's limited-area fine-mesh model (LFM), ...

James E. Hoke; Norman A. Phillips; Geoffrey J. Dimego; James J. Tuccillo; Joseph G. Sela

1989-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhancement of ARM Surface Meteorological Observations during the Fall 1996 Water Vapor Intensive Observation Period  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This work describes in situ moisture sensor comparisons that were performed in conjunction with the first Water Vapor Intensive Observation Period (IOP) conducted at the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program Southern Great Plains (SGP) ...

Scott J. Richardson; Michael E. Splitt; Barry M. Lesht

2000-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparisons of the NASA ER-2 Meteorological Measurement System with Radar Tracking and Radiosonde Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Measurements of aircraft longitude, latitude, and velocity, and measurements of atmospheric pressure, temperature, and horizontal wind from the meteorological measurement system (MMS) on board the NASA ER-2 aircraft were compared with independent ...

Steven E. Gaines; Stuart W. Bowen; R. Stephen Hipskind; T. Paul Bui; K. Roland Chan

1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evolution of the National Meteorological Center Global Data Assimilation System: January 1982–December 1983  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A number of changes were made to the National Meteorological Center global data assimilation system (GDAS) during 1982 and 1983. The most significant of these changes was the replacement of the quasi-univariate, sigma-coordinate optimum ...

Clifford H. Dey; Lauren L. Morone

1985-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Impact of Nudging in the Meteorological Model for Retrospective Air Quality Simulations. Part II: Evaluating Collocated Meteorological and Air Quality Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For air quality modeling, it is important that the meteorological fields that are derived from meteorological models reflect the best characterization of the atmosphere. It is well known that the accuracy and overall representation of the modeled ...

Tanya L. Otte

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

40

Tonopah Test Range Air Monitoring: CY2012 Meteorological, Radiological, and Airborne Particulate Observations  

SciTech Connect

In 1963, the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), predecessor to the US Department of Energy (DOE), implemented Operation Roller Coaster on the Tonopah Test Range (TTR) and an adjacent area of the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR) (formerly the Nellis Air Force Range (NAFR)). Operation Roller Coaster consisted of four tests in which chemical explosions were detonated in the presence of nuclear devices to assess the dispersal of radionuclides and evaluate the effectiveness of storage structures to contain the ejected radionuclides. These tests resulted in dispersal of plutonium over the ground surface downwind of the test ground zero. Three tests, Clean Slate 1, 2, and 3, were conducted on the TTR in Cactus Flat; the fourth, Double Tracks, was conducted in Stonewall Flat on the NTTR. DOE is working to clean up and close all four sites. Substantial cleaned up has been accomplished at Double Tracks and Clean Slate 1. Cleanup of Clean Slate 2 and 3 is on the DOE planning horizon for some time in the next several years. The Desert Research Institute installed two monitoring stations, number 400 at the Sandia National Laboratories Range Operations Center and number 401 at Clean Slate 3, in 2008 and a third monitoring station, number 402 at Clean Slate 1, in 2011 to measure radiological, meteorological, and dust conditions. The primary objectives of the data collection and analysis effort are to (1) monitor the concentration of radiological parameters in dust particles suspended in air, (2) determine whether winds are re-distributing radionuclides or contaminated soil material, (3) evaluate the controlling meteorological conditions if wind transport is occurring, and (4) measure ancillary radiological, meteorological, and environmental parameters that might provide insight to the above assessments. The following observations are based on data collected during CY2012. The mean annual concentration of gross alpha and gross beta is highest at Station 400 and lowest at Station 401. This difference may be the result of using filter media at Station 400 with a smaller pore size than the media used at the other two stations. Average annual gamma exposure at Station 401 is slightly greater than at Station 400 and 402. Average annual gamma exposure at all three TTR stations are in the upper range to slightly higher than values reported for the CEMP stations surrounding the TTR. At higher wind speeds, the saltation counts are greater at Station 401 than at Station 402 while the suspended particulate concentrations are greater at Station 402 than at Statin 401. Although these observations seem counterintuitive, they are likely the result of differences in the soil material present at the two sites. Station 401 is located on an interfluve elevated above two adjacent drainage channels where the soil surface is likely to be composed of coarser material. Station 402 is located in finer sediments at the playa edge and is also subject to dust from a dirt road only 500 m to the north. During prolonged high wind events, suspended dust concentrations at Station 401 peaked with the initial winds then decreased whereas dust concentrations at Station 402 peaked with each peak in the wind speed. This likely reflects a limited PM10 source that is quickly expended at Station 401 relative to an abundant PM10 source at Station 402. In CY2013, to facilitate comparisons between radiological analyses of collected dust, the filter media at all three stations will be standardized. In addition, a sequence of samples will be collected at Station 400 using both types of filter media to enable development of a mathematical relationship between the results derived from the two filter types. Additionally, having acquired approximately four years of observations at Stations 400 and 401 and a year of observations at Station 402, a period-of-record analysis of the radiological and airborne dust conditions will be undertaken.

Mizell, Steve A; Nikolich, George; Shadel, Craig; McCurdy, Greg; Miller, Julianne J

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of Meteorological Measurements from Sparse and Dense Surface Observation Networks in the U.S. Southern Great Plains  

SciTech Connect

The primary objective of this study was to analyze the spatial variability of temperature and relative humidity across Kansas (KS) and Oklahoma (OK) for sparse and dense networks by comparing data from (1) the Surface Meteorological Observing System (SMOS) installations at the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM; Peppler et al. 2008) Program’s Southern Great Plains site and (2) the Oklahoma Mesonet (OKM; McPherson et al. 2007). Given the wealth of observations available from these networks, this study provided the unique opportunity to determine, within a quantifiable statistical limit, an optimal distance between stations deployed for observation of the climatological values of temperature and relative humidity. Average distances between a given station and its closest neighboring station for the ARM SMOS (~ 70 km) and the OKM (~ 30 km; Brotzge and Richardson 2003) networks provided an excellent framework for comparisons of sparse and dense observations (Figure 1). This study further lays groundwork for a future investigation to determine the necessary spacing between observations for initialization of gridded numerical models.

JW Monroe; MT Ritsche; M Franklin; KE Kehoe

2008-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface Meteorological Observations in Severe Thunderstorms. Part I: Design Details of TOTO  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The TOTO (Totable Tornado Observatory) device was designed as a prototype meteorological measuring instrument for use by severe storm intercept teams. Portions of the instrument evolved from our work in producing “hardened” sensors for use in ...

A. J. Bedard Jr.; C. Ramzy

1983-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Impact of Doppler Lidar Wind Observations on a Single-Level Meteorological Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Through the use of observation operators, modern data assimilation systems have the capability to ingest observations of quantities that are not themselves model variables but are mathematically related to those variables. An example of this is ...

L. P. Riishøjgaard; R. Atlas; G. D. Emmitt

2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Meteorological Tower, Microbarograph Array, and Sodar Observations of Solitary-like Waves in the Nocturnal Boundary Layer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Five short-duration disturbances of the stable nocturnal boundary layer, ranging in depth from about 15 m to over 500 m, were observed using a 300 m meteorological tower, 2 sodars, and a 4-station microbarograph array. Four of the events showed ...

T. K. Cheung; C. G. Little

1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Overview of observations from the RADAGAST experiment in Niamey, Niger: Meteorology and thermodynamic variables  

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An overview is presented of the meteorological and thermodynamic data obtained during the RADAGAST experiment in Niamey, Niger, in 2006. RADAGAST (Radiative Atmospheric Divergence using ARM Mobile Facility, GERB data and AMMA STations), combined data from the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program Mobile Facility (AMF) at Niamey airport with broadband satellite data from the Geostationary Earth Radiation Budget (GERB) instrument on Meteosat-8. The experiment was conducted in collaboration with the African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis (AMMA) project. The focus in this paper is on the variations through the year of key surface and atmospheric variables. The seasonal advance and retreat of the InterTropical Front (ITF) and the seasonal changes in near-surface variables and precipitation in 2006 are discussed and contrasted with the behavior in 2005 and with long-term averages. Observations from the AMF at Niamey airport are used to document the evolution of near-surface variables and of the atmosphere above the site. There are large seasonal changes in these variables, from the arid and dusty conditions typical of the dry season to the much moister and more cloudy wet season accompanying the arrival and intensification of the West African monsoon. Back trajectories show the origin of the air sampled at Niamey and profiles for selected case studies from rawinsondes and from a MicroPulse Lidar at the AMF site reveal details of typical atmospheric structures. Radiative fluxes and divergences are discussed in the second part of this overview and the subsequent papers in this special section explore other aspects of the measurements and of the associated modeling.

Slingo, A.; Bharmal, N.; Robinson, G. J.; Settle, Jeff; Allan, R. P.; White, H. E.; Lamb, Peter J.; Lele, M.; Turner, David D.; McFarlane, Sally A.; Kassianov, Evgueni I.; Barnard, James C.; Flynn, Connor J.; Miller, Mark

2008-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Meteorological Instrumentation System on the T-28 Thunderstorm Research Aircraft  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A T-28 aircraft was specially modified to permit gathering in situ cloud physics and dynamics data from the interior regions of hailstorms. Since its first use in 1969, the T-28 instrumentation and data acquisition system has undergone ...

Gary N. Johnson; Paul L. Smith Jr.

1980-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of meteorological measurements from sparse and dense surface observational networks in the U.S. southern Great Plains.  

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The primary objective of this study was to analyze the spatial variability of temperature and relative humidity across Kansas (KS) and Oklahoma (OK) for sparse and dense networks by comparing data from (1) the Surface Meteorological Observing System (SMOS) installations at the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM; Peppler et al. 2007) Program's Southern Great Plains site and (2) the Oklahoma Mesonet (OKM; McPherson et al. 2007). Given the wealth of observations available from these networks, this study provided the unique opportunity to determine, within a quantifiable statistical limit, an optimal distance between stations deployed for observation of the climatological values of temperature and relative humidity. Average distances between a given station and its closest neighboring station for the ARM SMOS ({approx} 70 km) and the OKM ({approx} 30 km; Brotzge and Richardson 2003) networks provided an excellent framework for comparisons of sparse and dense observations (Figure 1). This study further lays groundwork for a future investigation to determine the necessary spacing between observations for initialization of gridded numerical models. The spatial variability of temperature and relative humidity was examined over KS and OK by comparing observations between station pairs located in three primary domains: (1) a sparse domain in KS, consisting only of ARM SMOS stations; (2) a dense domain centered in northern OK, consisting of both ARM SMOS and OKM stations; and (3) a dense domain centered in central OK, also consisting of both ARM SMOS and OKM stations (Figure 2). In addition, the ARM SMOS stations in OK were utilized to create two secondary sparse domains. Before the observations were compared, quality control (QC) beyond the standard ARM range test was added through implementation of tighter range tests specified by data quality objectives (DQOs). Furthermore, instances of poor-quality data were removed from the data set on the basis of ARM data quality reports (DQRs). Finally, to account for spatial differences in terrain, temperature observations were corrected to mean sea level by using a standard lapse rate of 6.5 C km{sup -1} and the elevation of each observing station. For the comparison, a central station was chosen in each domain. Observations during the time period 2004-2006 from each of the other stations within a respective domain were compared to those from this central station. The Pearson correlation coefficient ({rho}) and root-mean-square difference (RMSD) were the statistics used to quantify the relationship between station pairs. For each domain, the {rho} and RMSD values were plotted against the distance separating each station pair, and a least-squares (LS) regression line was fitted to the values. The regression slopes and intercepts were compared between the various domains. The results of this analysis demonstrated positive correlations between all individual station pairs for both temperature and relative humidity. In addition, the {rho} and RMSD values for both temperature and relative humidity exhibited, in general, a linear relationship with distance from a central station. The calculated slope and intercept values were comparable across most domains, and spatial differences in temperature were smaller than those for relative humidity. The findings suggest that although the sparse networks studied might provide an accurate spatial representation for climatological values of temperature and relative humidity over the specific distances between stations, the relative importance of the temperature and relative humidity observations is a critical consideration in network design.

Monroe, J. W.; Ritsche, M. T.; Franklin, M.; Kehoe, K. E.; Environmental Science Division; Univ.of Oklahoma

2008-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of the typical meteorological years for solar heating and cooling system studies. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report is a summary of an evaluation of the weather data set, generated at Sandia Laboratories, known as the Typical Meteorological Year (TMY) Data. The purpose of the evaluation is to determine how well the TMY data represent actual long-term weather data in affecting the performance of solar heating and cooling systems. The two data sets are compared through detailed SHAC simulation.

Freeman, T. L.

1979-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Impact of Nudging in the Meteorological Model for Retrospective Air Quality Simulations. Part I: Evaluation against National Observation Networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is common practice to use Newtonian relaxation, or nudging, throughout meteorological model simulations to create “dynamic analyses” that provide the characterization of the meteorological conditions for retrospective air quality model ...

Tanya L. Otte

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of Cloud Cover from All-Sky Imager and Meteorological Observer  

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Naked-eye observation of cloud cover has widely resisted automation. Replacement of human observation by instruments is an inexorable trend for the development of ground-based macroscopic cloud observation. In this paper, cloud covers from an all-...

Juan Huo; Daren Lu

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stereoradar Meteorology: A Promising Technique for observation of Precipitation from a Mobile Platform  

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This paper presents a new concept in the measurement of precipitation by radar. The principle consists of stereoscopic observations: the same precipitation cell is observed by two radars operating at the same attenuated frequency but following ...

J. Testud; P. Amayenc

1989-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of the Different Components of 4DVAR on the Global Forecast System of the Meteorological Service of Canada  

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A four-dimensional variational data assimilation (4DVAR) scheme has recently been implemented in the medium-range weather forecast system of the Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC). The new scheme is now composed of several additional and ...

Stéphane Laroche; Pierre Gauthier; Monique Tanguay; Simon Pellerin; Josée Morneau

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Meteorological Observations of Jean-François Gaultier, Quebec, Canada: 1742–56  

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Jean-François Gaultier was a physician in the French colony of Québec in New France from 1742 to 1756. During that period, he recorded daily readings of temperature and observations of the weather, although only the observations for 1742–46, 1747–...

Victoria C. Slonosky

2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Relating Satellite-Observed Cloud Properties from MODIS to Meteorological Conditions for Marine Boundary Layer Clouds  

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This study examines 6 yr of cloud properties observed by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on board the NASA Terra satellite in five prominent marine boundary layer (MBL) cloud regions (California, Peru, Canary, Angola, ...

Guang J. Zhang; Andrew M. Vogelmann; Michael P. Jensen; William D. Collins; Edward P. Luke

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pre-1872 Extension of the Japanese Instrumental Meteorological Observation Series back to 1819  

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Instrumental observations from Dejima (Nagasaki), Japan, taken under the responsibility of the Dutch, covering the periods 1819–28, 1845–58, and 1871–78, have been recovered. The Dejima series overlaps by six months the modern Nagasaki ...

G. P. Können; M. Zaiki; A. P. M. Baede; T. Mikami; P. D. Jones; T. Tsukahara

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Assessment of Marine Surface Winds from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology Numerical Weather Prediction Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A method for routinely verifying numerical weather prediction surface marine winds with satellite scatterometer winds is introduced. The marine surface winds from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology’s operational global and regional numerical ...

Eric W. Schulz; Jeffrey D. Kepert; Diana J. M. Greenslade

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comments on “A Statistical Determination of the Random Observational Errors Present in Voluntary Observing Ships’ Meteorological Reports”  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The accuracy achievable for surface ship pressure reports and the sources of error in them are discussed. In The Met Office numerical weather prediction (NWP) system the error is estimated as 1 hPa, whereas Kent et al. calculated a figure of ...

N. Bruce Ingleby

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Turbulent Heat Fluxes in Urban Areas: Observations and a Local-Scale Urban Meteorological Parameterization Scheme (LUMPS)  

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A linked set of simple equations specifically designed to calculate heat fluxes for the urban environment is presented. This local-scale urban meteorological parameterization scheme (LUMPS), which has similarities to the hybrid plume dispersion ...

C. S. B. Grimmond; T. R. Oke

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating Cloud Contamination in Clear-Sky MODIS Terra Daytime Land Surface Temperatures Using Ground-Based Meteorology Station Observations  

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Environment Canada meteorological station hourly sampled air temperatures Tair at four stations in the southwest Yukon were used to identify cloud contamination in the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Terra clear-sky daytime ...

Scott N. Williamson; David S. Hik; John A. Gamon; Jeffrey L. Kavanaugh; Saewan Koh

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatial Interpolation of Daily Maximum and Minimum Air Temperature Based on Meteorological Model Analyses and Independent Observations  

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Hourly meteorological forecast model initializations are used to guide the spatial interpolation of daily cooperative network station data in the northeastern United States. The hourly model data are transformed to daily maximum and minimum ...

Arthur T. DeGaetano; Brian N. Belcher

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Comparison of Meteorological Observations from South Pole Station before and after Installation of a New Instrument Suite  

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The Amundsen–Scott South Pole surface meteorological instrument suite was upgraded in 2004. To ensure that the new and old instruments were recording similar information, the two suites of instruments ran simultaneously for a year. Statistical ...

L. M. Keller; K. A. Baker; M. A. Lazzara; J. Gallagher

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Meteorological Distribution System for High-Resolution Terrestrial Modeling (MicroMet)  

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An intermediate-complexity, quasi–physically based, meteorological model (MicroMet) has been developed to produce high-resolution (e.g., 30-m to 1-km horizontal grid increment) atmospheric forcings required to run spatially distributed ...

Glen E. Liston; Kelly Elder

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Diagnostic Comparison of Meteorological Analyses during the 2002 Antarctic Winter  

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Several meteorological datasets, including U.K. Met Office (MetO), European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP), and NASA’s Goddard Earth Observation System (GEOS-4) analyses, ...

Gloria L. Manney; Douglas R. Allen; Kirstin Krüger; Barbara Naujokat; Michelle L. Santee; Joseph L. Sabutis; Steven Pawson; Richard Swinbank; Cora E. Randall; Adrian J. Simmons; Craig Long

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Mobile Aerosol Observing System  

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FacilitiesMobile Aerosol Observing System FacilitiesMobile Aerosol Observing System AMF Information Science Architecture Baseline Instruments AMF1 AMF2 AMF3 Data Operations AMF Fact Sheet Images Contacts AMF Deployments Hyytiälä, Finland, 2014 Manacapuru, Brazil, 2014 Oliktok Point, Alaska, 2013 Los Angeles, California, to Honolulu, Hawaii, 2012 Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 2012 Gan Island, Maldives, 2011 Ganges Valley, India, 2011 Steamboat Springs, Colorado, 2010 Graciosa Island, Azores, 2009-2010 Shouxian, China, 2008 Black Forest, Germany, 2007 Niamey, Niger, 2006 Point Reyes, California, 2005 Mobile Aerosol Observing System Intensive aerosol observations conducted on the campus of Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island, New York, using the ARM Mobile Aerosol Observing System. Intensive aerosol observations conducted on the campus of Brookhaven

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Development and testing of a high-resolution model for tropospheric sulfate driven by observation-derived meteorology  

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A high-resolution three-dimensional Eulerian transport and transformation model has been developed to simulate concentrations of tropospheric sulfate for specific times and locations; it was applied over the North Atlantic and adjacent continental regions during October and November, 1986. The model represents emissions of anthropogenic SO{sub 2} and sulfate and of biogenic sulfur species, horizontal and vertical transport, gas-phase oxidation of SO{sub 2} and dimethylsulfide, aqueous-phase oxidation of SO{sub 2}, and wet and dry deposition of SO{sub 2}, sulfate, and methanesulfonic acid (MSA). The meteorological driver is the 6-hour output from the forecast model of the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts. Calculated sulfate concentrations and column burdens, examined in detail for October 15 and October 22 at 6Z, are related to existing weather patterns. These results exhibit rich temporal and spatial structure; the characteristic (1/e) temporal autocorrelation time for the sulfate column burdens over the central North Atlantic averages 20 hours; 95% of the values were 25 hours or less. The characteristic distance of spatial autocorrelation over this region depends on direction and averages 1,600 km; with 10{sup th} percentile value of 400 km and 90{sup th} percentile value of 1,700 km. Daily average model sulfate concentrations at the lowest vertical accurately represent the spatial variability, temporal episodicity, and absolute magnitudes of surface concentrations measured by monitoring stations in Europe, Canada and Barbados.

Benkovitz, C.M. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States). Environmental Chemistry Div.

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Surface Aerosol Observing System  

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FacilitiesSurface Aerosol Observing System FacilitiesSurface Aerosol Observing System AMF Information Science Architecture Baseline Instruments AMF1 AMF2 AMF3 Data Operations AMF Fact Sheet Images Contacts AMF Deployments Hyytiälä, Finland, 2014 Manacapuru, Brazil, 2014 Oliktok Point, Alaska, 2013 Los Angeles, California, to Honolulu, Hawaii, 2012 Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 2012 Gan Island, Maldives, 2011 Ganges Valley, India, 2011 Steamboat Springs, Colorado, 2010 Graciosa Island, Azores, 2009-2010 Shouxian, China, 2008 Black Forest, Germany, 2007 Niamey, Niger, 2006 Point Reyes, California, 2005 Surface Aerosol Observing System The ARM Mobile Facility (AMF) is equipped to quantify the interaction between clouds and aerosol particles. A counter-flow virtual impactor (CVI) is used to selectively sample cloud drops. The CVI takes advantage of the

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Meteorology: typical meteorological data for selected stations in Ghana  

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data for selected stations in Ghana data for selected stations in Ghana from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Each TMY is a data set of hourly values of solar radiation and meteorological elements for a 1-year period. Solar radiation is modeled using the NREL METSTAT model, with surface observed cloud cover being the principal model input. The container file contains one TMY file for each selected station in the region, plus documentation files and a TMY data reader file for use with Microsoft Excel. (Purpose): Simulations> (Supplemental Information): A TMY consists of months selected from individual years and concatenated to form a complete year. The intended use is for computer simulations of solar energy conversion systems and building systems. Because of the selection criteria, these TMYs are not appropriate for simulations of wind energy conversion systems. A TMY provides a standard for hourly data for solar radiation and other meteorological elements that permit performance comparisons of system types and configurations for one or more locations. A TMY is not necessarily a good indicator of conditions over the next year, or even the next 5 years. Rather, it represents conditions judged to be typical over a long period of time, such as 30 years. Because they represent typical rather than extreme conditions, they are not suited for designing systems and their components to meet the worst-case conditions occurring at a location.

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Meteorology: typical meteorological year data for selected stations in  

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Kenya from NREL Kenya from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Each TMY is a data set of hourly values of solar radiation and meteorological elements for a 1-year period. Solar radiation is modeled using the NREL METSTAT model, with surface observed cloud cover being the principal model input. The container file contains one TMY file for each selected station in the region, plus documentation files and a TMY data reader file for use with Microsoft Excel. (Purpose): Simulations (Supplemental Information): A TMY consists of months selected from individual years and concatenated to form a complete year. The intended use is for computer simulations of solar energy conversion systems and building systems. Because of the selection criteria, these TMYs are not appropriate for simulations of wind energy conversion systems. A TMY provides a standard for hourly data for solar radiation and other meteorological elements that permit performance comparisons of system types and configurations for one or more locations. A TMY is not necessarily a good indicator of conditions over the next year, or even the next 5 years. Rather, it represents conditions judged to be typical over a long period of time, such as 30 years. Because they represent typical rather than extreme conditions, they are not suited for designing systems and their components to meet the worst-case conditions occurring at a location.

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Meteorology: typical meteorological year data for selected stations in  

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Ethiopia from NREL Ethiopia from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Each TMY is a data set of hourly values of solar radiation and meteorological elements for a 1-year period. Solar radiation is modeled using the NREL METSTAT model, with surface observed cloud cover being the principal model input. The container file contains one TMY file for each selected station in the region, plus documentation files and a TMY data reader file for use with Microsoft Excel. (Purpose): Simulations (Supplemental Information): A TMY consists of months selected from individual years and concatenated to form a complete year. The intended use is for computer simulations of solar energy conversion systems and building systems. Because of the selection criteria, these TMYs are not appropriate for simulations of wind energy conversion systems. A TMY provides a standard for hourly data for solar radiation and other meteorological elements that permit performance comparisons of system types and configurations for one or more locations. A TMY is not necessarily a good indicator of conditions over the next year, or even the next 5 years. Rather, it represents conditions judged to be typical over a long period of time, such as 30 years. Because they represent typical rather than extreme conditions, they are not suited for designing systems and their components to meet the worst-case conditions

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Meteorology: typical meteorological year data for selected stations in  

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Brazil from NREL Brazil from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Each TMY is a data set of hourly values of solar radiation and meteorological elements for a 1-year period. Solar radiation is modeled using the NREL METSTAT model, with surface observed cloud cover being the principal model input. The container file contains one TMY file for each selected station in the region, plus documentation files and a TMY data reader file for use with Microsoft Excel. (Purpose): Simulations (Supplemental Information): A TMY consists of months selected from individual years and concatenated to form a complete year. The intended use is for computer simulations of solar energy conversion systems and building systems. Because of the selection criteria, these TMYs are not appropriate for simulations of wind energy conversion systems. A TMY provides a standard for hourly data for solar radiation and other meteorological elements that permit performance comparisons of system types and configurations for one or more locations. A TMY is not necessarily a good indicator of conditions over the next year, or even the next 5 years. Rather, it represents conditions judged to be typical over a long period of time, such as 30 years. Because they represent typical rather than extreme conditions, they are not suited for designing systems and their components to meet the worst-case conditions occurring at a location.

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Meteorology: typical meteorological year data for selected stations in  

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Nepal from NREL Nepal from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Each TMY is a data set of hourly values of solar radiation and meteorological elements for a 1-year period. Solar radiation is modeled using the NREL METSTAT model, with surface observed cloud cover being the principal model input. The container file contains one TMY file for each selected station in the region, plus documentation files and a TMY data reader file for use with Microsoft Excel. (Purpose): Simulations (Supplemental Information): A TMY consists of months selected from individual years and concatenated to form a complete year. The intended use is for computer simulations of solar energy conversion systems and building systems. Because of the selection criteria, these TMYs are not appropriate for simulations of wind energy conversion systems. A TMY provides a standard for hourly data for solar radiation and other meteorological elements that permit performance comparisons of system types and configurations for one or more locations. A TMY is not necessarily a good indicator of conditions over the next year, or even the next 5 years. Rather, it represents conditions judged to be typical over a long period of time, such as 30 years. Because they represent typical rather than extreme conditions, they are not suited for designing systems and their components to meet the worst-case conditions occurring at a location.

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Meteorology: typical meteorological year data for selected stations in  

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China from NREL China from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Each TMY is a data set of hourly values of solar radiation and meteorological elements for a 1-year period. Solar radiation is modeled using the NREL METSTAT model, with surface observed cloud cover being the principal model input. The container file contains one TMY file for each selected station in the region, plus documentation files and a TMY data reader file for use with Microsoft Excel. (Purpose): Simulations (Supplemental Information): A TMY consists of months selected from individual years and concatenated to form a complete year. The intended use is for computer simulations of solar energy conversion systems and building systems. Because of the selection criteria, these TMYs are not appropriate for simulations of wind energy conversion systems. A TMY provides a standard for hourly data for solar radiation and other meteorological elements that permit performance comparisons of system types and configurations for one or more locations. A TMY is not necessarily a good indicator of conditions over the next year, or even

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Use of Midlatitude Soil Moisture and Meteorological Observations to Validate Soil Moisture Simulations with Biosphere and Bucket Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Soil moisture observations in sites with natural vegetation were made for several decades in the former Soviet Union at hundreds of stations. In this paper, the authors use data from six of these stations from different climatic regimes, along ...

Alan Robock; Konstantin Ya Vinnikov; C. Adam Schlosser; Nina A. Speranskaya; Yongkang Xue

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Meteorological and Chemical Characteristics of the Photochemical Ozone Episodes Observed at Cape D’Aguilar in Hong Kong  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As in many metropolitan areas around the world, air pollution in Hong Kong is an increasing concern. In this paper the authors present the observations of ozone (O3) pollution episodes made at a nonurban coastal location in Hong Kong. Four O3 ...

Tao Wang; K. S. Lam; Agatha S. Y. Lee; S. W. Pang; W. S. Tsui

1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparing Local Analysis and Prediction System (LAPS) Assimilations with Independent Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Meteorological forcing data are necessary to drive many of the spatial models used to simulate atmospheric, biological, and hydrological processes. Unfortunately, many domains lack sufficient meteorological data and available point observations ...

Christopher A. Hiemstra; Glen E. Liston; Roger A. Pielke Sr.; Daniel L. Birkenheuer; Steven C. Albers

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Meteorology: typical meteorological year data for selected stations in  

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Bangladesh from NREL Bangladesh from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Each TMY is a data set of hourly values of solar radiation and meteorological elements for a 1-year period. Solar radiation is modeled using the NREL METSTAT model, with surface observed cloud cover being the principal model input. The container file contains one TMY file for each selected station in the region, plus documentation files and a TMY data reader file for use with Microsoft Excel. (Purpose): Simulations (Supplemental Information): A TMY consists of months selected from individual years and concatenated to form a complete year. The intended use is for computer simulations of solar energy conversion systems and building systems. Because of the selection criteria, these TMYs are not

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Improved Meteorological Input for Atmospheric Release Decision support Systems and an Integrated LES Modeling System for Atmospheric Dispersion of Toxic Agents: Homeland Security Applications  

SciTech Connect

When hazardous material is accidently or intentionally released into the atmosphere, emergency response organizations look to decision support systems (DSSs) to translate contaminant information provided by atmospheric models into effective decisions to protect the public and emergency responders and to mitigate subsequent consequences. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)-led Interagency Modeling and Atmospheric Assessment Center (IMAAC) is one of the primary DSSs utilized by emergency management organizations. IMAAC is responsible for providing 'a single piont for the coordination and dissemination of Federal dispersion modeling and hazard prediction products that represent the Federal position' during actual or potential incidents under the National Response Plan. The Department of Energy's (DOE) National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center (NARAC), locatec at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), serves as the primary operations center of the IMAAC. A key component of atmospheric release decision support systems is meteorological information - models and data of winds, turbulence, and other atmospheric boundary-layer parameters. The accuracy of contaminant predictions is strongly dependent on the quality of this information. Therefore, the effectiveness of DSSs can be enhanced by improving the meteorological options available to drive atmospheric transport and fate models. The overall goal of this project was to develop and evaluate new meteorological modeling capabilities for DSSs based on the use of NASA Earth-science data sets in order to enhance the atmospheric-hazard information provided to emergency managers and responders. The final report describes the LLNL contributions to this multi-institutional effort. LLNL developed an approach to utilize NCAR meteorological predictions using NASA MODIS data for the New York City (NYC) region and demonstrated the potential impact of the use of different data sources and data parameterizations on IMAAC/NARAC fate and transport predictions. A case study involving coastal sea breeze circulation patterns in the NYC region was used to investigate the sensitivity of atmospheric dispersion results on the source of three-dimensional wind field data.

Arnold, E; Simpson, M; Larsen, S; Gash, J; Aluzzi, F; Lundquist, J; Sugiyama, G

2010-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Aerosol Observing System (AOS) Handbook  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Aerosol Observing System (AOS) is a suite of in situ surface measurements of aerosol optical and cloud-forming properties. The instruments measure aerosol properties that influence the earth’s radiative balance. The primary optical measurements are those of the aerosol scattering and absorption coefficients as a function of particle size and radiation wavelength and cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) measurements as a function of percent supersaturation. Additional measurements include those of the particle number concentration and scattering hygroscopic growth. Aerosol optical measurements are useful for calculating parameters used in radiative forcing calculations such as the aerosol single-scattering albedo, asymmetry parameter, mass scattering efficiency, and hygroscopic growth. CCN measurements are important in cloud microphysical models to predict droplet formation.

Jefferson, A

2011-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Statistical Forecasts Based on the National Meteorological Center's Numerical Weather Prediction System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The production of interpretive weather element forecasts from dynamical model output variables is now an integral part of the centralized guidance systems of weather services throughout the world. The statistical forecasting system in the United ...

Gary M. Carter; J. Paul Dallavalle; Harry R. Glahn

1989-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Study on the Planetary Wave Transport of Ozone during the Late February 1979 Stratospheric Warming Using the SAGE Ozone Observation and Meteorological Information  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Ozone data from the Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment (SAGE) have been used in conjunction with meteorological information to study the ozone transport near 55°N due to planetary waves during the late February 1979 stratospheric warming. ...

Pi-Huan Wang; M. P. McCormick; W. P. Chu

1983-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparisons of Raman Lidar Measurements of Tropospheric Water Vapor Profiles with Radiosondes, Hygrometers on the Meteorological Observation Tower, and GPS at Tsukuba, Japan  

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The vertical distribution profiles of the water vapor mixing ratio (w) were measured by Raman lidar at the Meteorological Research Institute, Japan, during the period from 2000 to 2004. The measured values were compared with those obtained with ...

Tetsu Sakai; Tomohiro Nagai; Masahisa Nakazato; Takatsugu Matsumura; Narihiro Orikasa; Yoshinori Shoji

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Automated High-Resolution, Rapidly Relocatable Meteorological Nowcasting and Prediction System  

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An automated, rapidly relocatable nowcasting and prediction system, whose cornerstone is the full-physics, nested-grid, nonhydrostatic fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research (PSU–NCAR) Mesoscale ...

Anthony J. Schroeder; David R. Stauffer; Nelson L. Seaman; Aijun Deng; Annette M. Gibbs; Glenn K. Hunter; George S. Young

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Horizontal Distribution of Electrical and Meteorological Conditions across the Stratiform Region of a Mesoscale Convective System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Five soundings of the electric field and thermodynamic properties were made in a mesoscale convective system (MCS) that occurred in Oklahoma and Texas on 2–3 June 1991. Airborne Doppler radar data were obtained from three passes through the ...

Maribeth Stolzenburg; Thomas C. Marshall; W. David Rust; Bradley F. Smull

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

84

Forecasting in Meteorology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Public weather forecasting heralded the beginning of modern meteorology less than 150 years ago. Since then, meteorology has been largely a forecasting discipline. Thus, forecasting could have easily been used to test and develop hypotheses, ...

C. S. Ramage

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

85

Preliminary Investigations of Outdoor Meteorological Broadband and Spectral Conditions for Evaluating Photovoltaic Modules and Systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Historically, flat-plate photovoltaic (PV) modules have been rated at "peak-output" for power generated under Standard; Reporting Conditions (SRC) of 1000 Watts per square meter W/m2 global irradiance at a standard temperature (25degC) and reference spectral distribution. We examine the direct-normal irradiance, spectral distribution, ambient temperature, and wind speed to be used for evaluating flatplate and concentrator module performance. Our study is based upon the 30-year U.S. National Solar Radiation Data Base for conditions observed when the global irradiance on a 2-axis-tracked surface is 1000 W/m2. Results show commonly-used values for concentrator testing of 850 W/m2 for direct-normal irradiance and 20degC for ambient temperature are appropriate. Wind speed should be increased from 1 m/s to a more frequently observed 4 m/s. Differences between the reference direct-normal spectrum and spectra measured at three sites when broadband direct-normal irradiance and global-normal irradiance are near SRC irradiances suggest revisions to the reference spectra may be needed.

Myers, D. R.; Kurtz, S. R.; Whitaker, C.; Townsend, T.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

86

An Ocean Observing System for Climate  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Designs and implementation are proceeding for a Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) and a Global Climate Observing System (GCOS). The initial design for the ocean component of the GCOS, which is also the climate module of the GOOS, was completed ...

Worth D. Nowlin Jr.; Neville Smith; George Needler; Peter K. Taylor; Robert Weller; Ray Schmitt; Liliane Merlivat; Alain Vézina; Arthur Alexiou; Michael McPhaden; Massaaki Wakatsuchi

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

87

Meteorological Monitoring Program  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this technical report is to provide a comprehensive, detailed overview of the meteorological monitoring program at the Savannah River Site (SRS) near Aiken, South Carolina. The principle function of the program is to provide current, accurate meteorological data as input for calculating the transport and diffusion of any unplanned release of an atmospheric pollutant. The report is recommended for meteorologists, technicians, or any personnel who require an in-depth understanding of the meteorological monitoring program.

Hancock, H.A. Jr. [ed.; Parker, M.J.; Addis, R.P.

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

GNSS radio occultation constellation observing system experiments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Observing system experiments within the operational ECMWF data assimilation framework have been performed for summer 2008 when the largest recorded number of GNSS radio occultation observations from both operational and experimental satellites ...

Peter Bauer; Gábor Radnóti; Sean Healy; Carla Cardinali

89

Automated Surface Observing System: Standby Power Options  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Automated Automated Surface Observing System Standby Options Power Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS) General System Description * Self contained group of sensors and data gathering equipment that produces an automated weather observation * Weather observations support aviation, climate data, non government weather operations, public consumption, etc. * Initial deployment began in 1991 and continued through 1997 * Located at 884 sites nationwide, normally at airports * System has two distinct subsystems: Field installed equipment (DCP & Sensor Group) and an indoor processor (ACU) with peripherals * Separate facility power for DCP & Sensors and ACU 1 * measure and collect data * Located on the airport * back up group for 10 minutes * Currently pl

90

Modern Meteorological Computing Resources—the Maryland Experience  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Department of Meteorology at the University of Maryland is developing one of the first computer. systems in meteorology to take advantage of the new networked computer architecture that has been made possible by recent advances in computer ...

George J. Huffman

1988-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

Meteorology: typical meteorological year data for selected stations in  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Central America from NREL Central America from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): A data set of hourly values of solar radiation and meteorological elements for a 1-year period. (Purpose): Simulations (Supplemental Information): A TMY consists of months selected from individual years and concatenated to form a complete year. The intended use is for computer simulations of solar energy conversion systems and building systems. Because of the selection criteria, these TMYs are not appropriate for simulations of wind energy conversion systems.A TMY provides a standard for hourly data for solar radiation and other meteorological elements that permit performance comparisons of system types and configurations for one or more locations. A TMY is not necessarily a good indicator of conditions over the next year, or even

92

Meteorology: typical meteorological year data for selected stations in Cuba  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Cuba Cuba from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): A data set of hourly values of solar radiation and meteorological elements for a 1-year period. (Purpose): Simulations (Supplemental Information): A TMY consists of months selected from individual years and concatenated to form a complete year. The intended use is for computer simulations of solar energy conversion systems and building systems. Because of the selection criteria, these TMYs are not appropriate for simulations of wind energy conversion systems.A TMY provides a standard for hourly data for solar radiation and other meteorological elements that permit performance comparisons of system types and configurations for one or more locations. A TMY is not necessarily a good indicator of conditions over the next year, or even

93

Women in Meteorology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The names of 927 women who are or have been active in meteorology or closely related fields have been obtained from various sources. Of these women, at least 500 are presently active. An estimated 4–5% of the total number of Ph.D.s in meteorology ...

Margaret A. LeMone; Patricia L. Waukau

1982-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

94

GEO Secretariat Global Earth Observing System of  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Secretariat Vegetation greenness profiles North America Vegetation Annual Greenness Profiles 100 120 140 160;© GEO Secretariat GEO 2009-11 Work Plan ­ Related Task DA-09-05: Global Carbon Observation and Analysis System Implement a global carbon observation and analysis system addressing the three components

95

The Meteorological Operations Division of the National Meteorological Center  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Meteorological Operations Division of the National Meteorological Center is the primary analysis and forecast facility of the National Weather Service. The division's many products provide guidance to the meteorological community throughout ...

Stephen F. Corfidi; Kenneth E. Comba

1989-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

Automated Meteorological Reports from Commercial Aircraft  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Commercial aircraft now provide over 130,000 meteorological observations per day, including temperature,winds, and in some cases, humidity, vertical wind gust, or eddy dissipation rate (turbulence). The temperature and wind data are used in most ...

William R. Moninger; Richard D. Mamrosh; Patricia M. Pauley

2003-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

meteorologic | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

meteorologic meteorologic Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): A data set of hourly values of solar radiation and meteorological elements for a 1-year period. (Purpose): Simulations Source NREL Date Released August 02nd, 2004 (10 years ago) Date Updated November 07th, 2007 (7 years ago) Keywords GEF meteorologic NREL Sri Lanka SWERA TMY UNEP Data application/zip icon Download Data (zip, 2.4 MiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review Comment Temporal and Spatial Coverage Frequency Time Period 1973 - 2002 License License Open Data Commons Public Domain Dedication and Licence (PDDL) Comment Rate this dataset Usefulness of the metadata Average vote Your vote Usefulness of the dataset Average vote Your vote Ease of access Average vote Your vote Overall rating Average vote Your vote

98

Visualizing Meteorological Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The extensive growth in meteorological data over the last several decades is imposing severe strains on the meteorologist's ability to fully exploit the data's ultimate value within the time constraints of forecasting operations. Fortunately, the ...

James A. Schiavone; Thomas V. Papathomas

1990-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

Jesuits' Contribution to Meteorology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Starting in the middle of the nineteenth century, as part of their scientific tradition, Jesuits founded a considerable number of meteorological observatories throughout the world. In many countries, Jesuits established and maintained the first ...

Agustín Udías

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

BNL | Mobile Aerosol Observing System (MAOS)  

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Mobile Aerosol Observing System (MAOS) Mobile Aerosol Observing System (MAOS) The Mobile Aerosol Observing System (MAOS) is a platform and instrument suite for Intensive Operation Periods (IOPs) to conduct in situ measurements of aerosols and their precursors. MAOS is part of the ARM Climate Research Facility. Physically MAOS is contained in two 20' SeaTainers custom adapted to provide a sheltered laboratory environment for operators and instruments even under harsh conditions. The two structures are designated MAOS-A and MAOS-C for Aerosol and Chemistry respectively. Although independent, with separate data systems, inlets and power distribution, the two structures are normally a single operating unit. The two enclosures comprising MAOS are designed for rapid deployment. All components (except for the Radar Wind Profiler) are transported internally

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101

Performance of a new wind updating system for a prognostic meteorological model in the environs of Mexico City  

SciTech Connect

Los Alamos National Laboratory and Institute Mexicano del Petroleo are completely a joint study of options for improving air quality in Mexico City. The US Department of Energy supported the efforts of the Los Alamos investigators, while PEMEX supported the efforts of the Mexican researchers. One of the first steps in the process was to develop an understanding of the existing air quality situation. In this context we have modified a three-dimensional, prognostic, higher order turbulence model for atmospheric circulation (HOTMAC) to treat domains which include an urbanized area. This sophisticated meteorological model is required because of the complexity of the terrain and the relative paucity of meteorological data. Mexico City lies at an elevation of approximately 7500 feet above sea level in a ``U`` shaped basin which opens to the north. The city occupies a major part of the southwest portion of the basin. Upper level winds are provided by rawinsondes at the airport, while low-level winds are measured at several sites within the city. Many of the sites have obstructed upwind fetches for a variety of directions. During the wintertime when the worst air quality episodes occur, the winds are frequently light, and out of the northeast at lower levels, while above 1000 meters above the surface they are usually from the southwest. This means the winds are light within the city, but significant slope winds develop which influence the behavior of the pollutants. Frequently, the winds in the basin change as a seabreeze penetrates the basin from the northeast. The seabreeze produces a much different wind regime after its arrival in the late afternoon or early evening. This makes it important to update the winds in a realistic fashion.

Williams, M.D.

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

102

The web-PLOP observation prioritisation system  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present a description of the automated system used by RoboNet to prioritise follow up observations of microlensing events to search for planets. The system keeps an up-to-date record of all public data from OGLE and MOA together with any existing RoboNet data and produces new PSPL fits whenever new data arrives. It then uses these fits to predict the current or future magnitudes of events, and selects those to observe which will maximise the probability of detecting planets for a given telescope and observing time. The system drives the RoboNet telescopes automatically based on these priorities, but it is also designed to be used interactively by human observers. The prioritisation options, such as telescope/instrument parameters, observing conditions and available time can all be controlled via a web-form, and the output target list can also be customised and sorted to show the parameters that the user desires. The interactive interface is available at http://www.artemis-uk.org/web-PLOP/

Colin Snodgrass; Yiannis Tsapras; Rachel Street; Daniel Bramich; Keith Horne; Martin Dominik; Alasdair Allan

2008-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

103

COMPARISON OF CONSEQUENCE ANALYSIS RESULTS FROM TWO METHODS OF PROCESSING SITE METEOROLOGICAL DATA  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Consequence analysis to support documented safety analysis requires the use of one or more years of representative meteorological data for atmospheric transport and dispersion calculations. At minimum, the needed meteorological data for most atmospheric transport and dispersion models consist of hourly samples of wind speed and atmospheric stability class. Atmospheric stability is inferred from measured and/or observed meteorological data. Several methods exist to convert measured and observed meteorological data into atmospheric stability class data. In this paper, one year of meteorological data from a western Department of Energy (DOE) site is processed to determine atmospheric stability class using two methods. The method that is prescribed by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for supporting licensing of nuclear power plants makes use of measurements of vertical temperature difference to determine atmospheric stability. Another method that is preferred by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) relies upon measurements of incoming solar radiation, vertical temperature gradient, and wind speed. Consequences are calculated and compared using the two sets of processed meteorological data from these two methods as input data into the MELCOR Accident Consequence Code System 2 (MACCS2) code.

(NOEMAIL), D

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

104

Meteorology: typical meteorological year data for selected stations in Sri  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Sri Sri Lanka from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): A data set of hourly values of solar radiation and meteorological elements for a 1-year period. (Purpose): Simulations (Supplemental Information): A TMY consists of months selected from individual years and concatenated to form a complete year. The intended use is for computer simulations of solar energy conversion systems and building systems. Because of the selection criteria, these TMYs are not appropriate for simulations of wind energy conversion systems. A TMY provides a standard for hourly data for solar radiation and other meteorological elements that permit performance comparisons of system types and configurations for one or more locations. A TMY is not necessarily a good indicator of conditions over the next year, or even the next 5 years. Rather, it represents conditions judged to be typical over a long period of time, such as 30 years. Because they represent typical rather than extreme conditions, they are not suited for designing systems and their components to meet the worst-case conditions occurring at a location.

105

Effects of the Choice of Meteorological Data on a Radiation Model Simulation of the NOAA Technique for Estimating Outgoing Longwave Radiation from Satellite Radiance Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The technique used by NOAA to estimate the outgoing longwave flux from 10 ?m window radiance observations has been reexamined because the data that result from the application of the empirically determined regression equation are systematically ...

Robert G. Ellingson; David J. Yanuk; Arnold Gruber

1989-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

Pantex Plant meteorological monitoring program  

SciTech Connect

The current meteorological monitoring program of the US Department of Energy`s Pantex Plant, Amarillo, Texas, is described in detail. Instrumentation, meteorological data collection and management, and program management are reviewed. In addition, primary contacts are noted for instrumentation, calibration, data processing, and alternative databases. The quality assurance steps implemented during each portion of the meteorological monitoring program are also indicated.

Snyder, S.F.

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

The University of South Alabama Mesonet and Coastal Observing System: A Technical and Statistical Overview  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The University of South Alabama Mesonet consists of 26 sites across the north-central Gulf of Mexico coast. Although the original purpose of the mesonet was monitoring landfalling tropical systems, meteorological data are collected and ...

Sytske K. Kimball; Madhuri S. Mulekar; Shailer Cummings; Jack Stamates

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

Common Cyber Security Vulnerabilities Observed in Control System...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Common Cyber Security Vulnerabilities Observed in Control System Assessments by the INL NSTB Program Common Cyber Security Vulnerabilities Observed in Control System Assessments by...

109

Barstow isolation and meteorological data base  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A data base containing insolation and meteorological parameters at 15 minute intervals for the entire year of 1976 at Barstow, California has been prepared on computer compatible magnetic tape. The observed insolation values obtained by the Southern California Edison Company and meteorological values obtained by the Federal Aviation Agency which form the data base have been carefully checked for internal consistency. The data tape is written in a modified form of the SOLMET format and is available from The Aerospace Corporation. The data included on the tape, the sources of the data, and any editing performed on the data itself are described in detail.

Randall, C. M.

1978-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

110

Effects of Land Use and Meteorological Conditions on Local and Regional Momentum Transport and Roughness for Midwestern Cropping Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Eddy covariance measurements of wind speed u and shear velocity u* from tower- and aircraft-based systems collected over rapidly developing corn- (Zea mays L.) and soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] fields were used in determining the local and ...

William P. Kustas; John H. Prueger; J. Ian MacPherson; Mengistu Wolde; Fuqin Li

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

111

Dynamically Consistent Formulations in Meteorological and Air Quality Models for Multiscale Atmospheric Studies. Part I: Governing Equations in a Generalized Coordinate System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In recent years, the popularity of the fully compressible nonhydrostatic atmospheric models has increased due to the need for simulating multiscale dynamics from convective to synoptic weather phenomena. These recent advances in meteorological ...

Daewon W. Byun

1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

Evaluation of a Data Assimilation Technique for a Mesoscale Meteorological Model Used for Air Quality Modeling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An observational data assimilation (ODA) technique was evaluated based on both its direct effect on meteorological model fields and its indirect effect on the results of two air quality models that input these meteorological fields: a Lagrangian ...

Takato Umeda; Philip T. Martien

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Observing System Simulation Experiments (OSSEs) for the Mid-Columbia Basin  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The overall goal of this multi-phased research project known as WindSENSE is to develop an observation system deployment strategy that would improve wind power generation forecasts. The objective of the deployment strategy is to produce the maximum benefit for 1- to 6-hour ahead forecasts of wind speed at hub-height ({approx}80 m). In this phase of the project the focus is on the Mid-Columbia Basin region, which encompasses the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) wind generation area (Figure 1) that includes the Klondike, Stateline, and Hopkins Ridge wind plants. There are two tasks in the current project effort designed to validate the Ensemble Sensitivity Analysis (ESA) observational system deployment approach in order to move closer to the overall goal: (1) Perform an Observing System Experiment (OSE) using a data denial approach. The results of this task are presented in a separate report. (2) Conduct a set of Observing System Simulation Experiments (OSSE) for the Mid-Colombia basin region. This report presents the results of the OSSE task. The specific objective is to test strategies for future deployment of observing systems in order to suggest the best and most efficient ways to improve wind forecasting at BPA wind farm locations. OSSEs have been used for many years in meteorology to evaluate the potential impact of proposed observing systems, determine tradeoffs in instrument design, and study the most effective data assimilation methodologies to incorporate the new observations into numerical weather prediction (NWP) models (Atlas 1997; Lord 1997). For this project, a series of OSSEs will allow consideration of the impact of new observing systems of various types and in various locations.

Zack, J; Natenberg, E J; Knowe, G V; Waight, K; Manobianco, J; Hanley, D; Kamath, C

2011-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

114

Basic Meteorological Observations for Schools: Atmospheric Pressure  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This article addresses measurement of atmospheric surface pressure using economical instruments. It is intended to provide members of the Society with a ready reference to respond to inquiries from earth and physical science teachers at the ...

John T. Snow; Michelle E. Akridge; Shawn B. Harley

1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Assessment of the Impact of Observations on Analyses Derived from Observing System Experiments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Observing system experiments (OSEs) are commonly used to quantify the impact of different observation types on forecasts produced by a specific numerical weather prediction system. Recently, methods based on degree of freedom for signal (DFS) have ...

Cristina Lupu; Pierre Gauthier; Stéphane Laroche

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

The Development of an Airborne Infrared Interferometer for Meteorological Sounding Studies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The United Kingdom Meteorological Office (UKMO) has developed an airborne interferometer to act as a simulator for future satellite-based infrared meteorological sounders. The Airborne Research Interferometer Evaluation System (ARIES) consists of ...

S. H. S. Wilson; N. C. Atkinson; J. A. Smith

1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Assimilation of Satellite Precipitable Water in a Meteorological Forecast Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The lack of local humidity observations over a large portion of the globe hinders any improvement of humidity forecasting in meteorological models. However, satellite microwave radiometers routinely provide fields of precipitable water content ...

M. A. Filiberti; L. Eymard; B. Urban

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

AMBROSia: An Autonomous Model-Based Reactive Observing System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Observing systems facilitate scientific studies by instrumenting the real world and collecting corresponding measurements, with the aim of detecting and tracking phenomena of interest. Our AMBROSia project focuses on a class of observing systems which ...

David Caron; Abhimanyu Das; Amit Dhariwal; Leana Golubchik; Ramesh Govindan; David Kempe; Carl Oberg; Abhishek Sharma; Beth Stauffer; Gaurav Sukhatme; Bin Zhang

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

Stereoradar Meteorology: A New Unified Approach to Process Data from Airborne or Ground-Based Meteorological Radars  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The concept of stereoradar in meteorology was first proposed by Testud and Amayenc. It consists of radar observations of a precipitation cell from two viewing angles, using an attenuated frequency. The initial inspiration of the technique lays in ...

Ahmed Kabèche; Jacques Testud

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Personal Computers, Weather Observations, and the National Climatic Data Center  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The personal computer (PC) has become an important part of meteorological observing, telecommunications, forecasting, research, and data-management systems. The National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) is the nation's quality-control and archival ...

Richard Heim Jr.

1988-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Meteorological Data Fields “In Perspective”  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Perspective display techniques can be applied to meteorological data sets to aid in their interpretation. Examples of a perspective display procedure applied to satellite and aircraft visible and infrared image pairs and to stereo cloud-top ...

A. F. Hasler; H. Pierce; K. R. Morris; J. Dodge

1985-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology 1280-MHz Wind Profiler  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has constructed a new 1280-MHz radar wind profiler. Key features include a state-of-the-art digital transceiver system and modern peak detection algorithms for obtaining high quality wind estimates, even in ...

P. T. May; F. Cummings; J. Koutsovasilis; R. Jones; D. Shaw

2002-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Global Numerical Weather Prediction at the National Meteorological Center  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we describe the global numerical weather prediction system of the National Meteorological Center, and review recent improvements, the evolution in skill, and current research projects and plans.

E. Kalnay; M. Kanamitsu; W. E. Baker

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Assimilation of Circumpolar Wind Vectors Derived from Highly Elliptical Orbit Imagery: Impact Assessment Based on Observing System Simulation Experiments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

There is a well-recognized spatiotemporal meteorological observation gap at latitudes higher than 55°, especially in the region 55°–70°. A possible solution to address this issue is a constellation of four satellites in a highly elliptical orbit (...

L. Garand; J. Feng; S. Heilliette; Y. Rochon; A. P. Trishchenko

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Interchannel Error Correlation Associated with AIRS Radiance Observations: Inference and Impact in Data Assimilation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The interchannel observation error correlation (IOEC) associated with radiance observations is currently assumed to be zero in meteorological data assimilation systems. This assumption may lead to suboptimal analyses. Here, the IOEC is inferred ...

Louis Garand; Sylvain Heilliette; Mark Buehner

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Recursive controllability and observability tests for large dynamic systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Controllability and observability criteria for a linear stationary system are used to design recursive tests for slackening the computing system requirements for verification of the controllability and observability of large systems. Practical examples ... Keywords: 02.30.Yy+64.70.+p

E. Yu. Zybin; M. Sh. Misrikhanov; V. N. Ryabchenko

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

An Observing System Simulation Experiment for the Indian Ocean  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An integrated in situ Indian Ocean observing system (IndOOS) is simulated using a high-resolution ocean general circulation model (OGCM) with daily mean forcing, including an estimate of subdaily oceanic variability derived from observations. The ...

Gabriel A. Vecchi; Matthew J. Harrison

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

An Observation System Using Both Optical Stitching and Video Geo ...  

home \\ technologies \\ optical stitching and video geo registration. Technologies: Ready-to-Sign Licenses: Software: Patents: An Observation System Using Both Optical ...

129

Rule-based system architecting of Earth observation satellite systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

System architecting is concerned with exploring the tradespace of early, high-level, system design decisions with a holistic, value-centric view. In the last few years, several tools and methods have been developed to ...

Selva Valero, Daniel

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Mesoscale meteorological measurements characterizing complex flows  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Meteorological measurements are an integral and essential component of any emergency response system for addressing accidental releases from nuclear facilities. An important element of the US Department of Energy`s (DOE`s) Atmospheric Studies in Complex Terrain (ASCOT) program is the refinement and use of state-of-the-art meteorological instrumentation. ASCOT is currently making use of ground-based remote wind sensing instruments such as doppler acoustic sounders (sodars). These instruments are capable of continuously and reliably measuring winds up to several hundred meters above the ground, unattended. Two sodars are currently measuring the winds, as part of ASCOT`s Front Range Study, in the vicinity of DOE`s Rocky Flats Plant (RFP) near Boulder, Colorado. A brief description of ASCOT`s ongoing Front Range Study is given followed by a case study analysis that demonstrates the utility of the meteorological measurement equipment and the complexity of flow phenomena that are experienced near RFP. These complex flow phenomena can significantly influence the transport of the released material and consequently need to be identified for accurate assessments of the consequences of a release.

Hubbe, J.M.; Allwine, K.J.

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Observations of temperature, wind, cirrus, and trace gases in the tropical tropopause transition layer during the MJO  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Satellite observations of temperature, optically thin cirrus clouds, and trace gases derived from the Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere, and Climate (COSMIC), Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite ...

Katrina S. Virts; John M. Wallace

132

Meteorological Assessment of Homer's Odyssey  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A chronology of the meteorological events described by Homer in the Odyssey following the Achæans’ conquest of Troy (ca. 1200 B.C.) is developed. Application of polar front theory to the voyages of six separate fleets as they sailed from Troy ...

Randall S. Cerveny

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Field Training in Radar Meteorology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The NSF Division of Mesoscale Meteorology and the University of Nevada—Reno (UNR) provided support for a two-week field course at the CSU—CHILL radar during 12—24 May 1991. Ten atmospheric science graduate students and two faculty from the Desert ...

John Hallett; Melanie Wetzel; Steven Rutledge

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Identification of Wiener systems with binary-valued output observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This work is concerned with identification of Wiener systems whose outputs are measured by binary-valued sensors. The system consists of a linear FIR (finite impulse response) subsystem of known order, followed by a nonlinear function with a known parametrization ... Keywords: Binary-valued observations, Identification, Joint identifiability, Parameter estimation, Periodic inputs, Sensor thresholds, Wiener systems

Yanlong Zhao; Le Yi Wang; G. George Yin; Ji-Feng Zhang

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Observing-Systems Simulation Experiments: Past, Present, and Future  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A summary of the history of observing-systems simulation experiments (OSSEs) is presented together with a description of current methodology, its capabilities and limitations, and considerations for the design of future experiments. These ...

Charles P. Arnold Jr.; Clifford H. Dey

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Thermodynamic Properties of Mesoscale Convective Systems Observed during BAMEX  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Dropsonde observations from the Bow Echo and Mesoscale Convective Vortex Experiment (BAMEX) are used to document the spatiotemporal variability of temperature, moisture, and wind within mesoscale convective systems (MCSs). Onion-type sounding ...

James Correia Jr.; Raymond W. Arritt

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Integrating spacecraft and aircraft in Earth Observation System architectures  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Global Earth Observation System (GEOS) is the essential data gathering network that enables the advancement of Earth science. In recent years, efforts have been made to understand the major GEOS architectural tradeoffs. ...

Suarez, Brandon H

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Capturing the content of physics: systems, observables, and experiments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a content markup language for physics realized by extending the OMDoc format by an infrastructure for the principal concepts of physics: observables, physical systems, and experiments. The formalization of the description ...

Eberhard R. Hilf; Michael Kohlhase; Heinrich Stamerjohanns

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

GPS–Cellular Drifter Technology for Coastal Ocean Observing Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A drifter for observing small spatial and temporal scales of motion in the coastal zone is presented. The drifter uses GPS to determine its position, and the Mobitex terrestrial cellular communications system to transmit the position data in near–...

J. Carter Ohlmann; Peter F. White; Andrew L. Sybrandy; P. Peter Niiler

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Control Landscapes for Observable Preparation with Open Quantum Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A quantum control landscape is defined as the observable as a function(al) of the system control variables. Such landscapes were introduced to provide a basis to understand the increasing number of successful experiments controlling quantum dynamics phenomena. This paper extends the concept to encompass the broader context of the environment having an influence. For the case that the open system dynamics are fully controllable, it is shown that the control landscape for open systems can be lifted to the analysis of an equivalent auxiliary landscape of a closed composite system that contains the environmental interactions. This inherent connection can be analyzed to provide relevant information about the topology of the original open system landscape. Application to the optimization of an observable expectation value reveals the same landscape simplicity observed in former studies on closed systems. In particular, no false sub-optimal traps exist in the system control landscape when seeking to optimize an observable, even in the presence of complex environments. Moreover, a quantitative study of the control landscape of a system interacting with a thermal environment shows that the enhanced controllability attainable with open dynamics significantly broadens the range of the achievable observable values over the control landscape.

Rebing Wu; Alexander Pechen; Herschel Rabitz; Michael Hsieh; Benjamin Tsou

2007-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Meteorological Network Expansion Using Information Decay Concept  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A generalized network design methodology was developed by using the basic entropy concept introduced by Shannon in communication engineering. In order to select potential sites for meteorological network expansion purposes, the meteorological ...

Tahir Husain; Mustafa A. Ukayli; Hasin U. Khan

1986-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Lessen 2Lessen 2 Earth System Observation:Earth System Observation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

T k t th E tTracks at the Equator 4 #12;Timing of Adjacent Landsat 5 or 7 Coverage Tracks 5 Adjacent an understanding of the total Earth system, and the effects of natural and human-induced changes on the global Landsat 1 in January 1975J y Radiation Research Satellite Nimbus (launches 1964-1978) ­ Successor

Li, Zhanqing

143

A cooperative control algorithm for camera based observational systems.  

SciTech Connect

Over the last several years, there has been considerable growth in camera based observation systems for a variety of safety, scientific, and recreational applications. In order to improve the effectiveness of these systems, we frequently desire the ability to increase the number of observed objects, but solving this problem is not as simple as adding more cameras. Quite often, there are economic or physical restrictions that prevent us from adding additional cameras to the system. As a result, we require methods that coordinate the tracking of objects between multiple cameras in an optimal way. In order to accomplish this goal, we present a new cooperative control algorithm for a camera based observational system. Specifically, we present a receding horizon control where we model the underlying optimal control problem as a mixed integer linear program. The benefit of this design is that we can coordinate the actions between each camera while simultaneously respecting its kinematics. In addition, we further improve the quality of our solution by coupling our algorithm with a Kalman filter. Through this integration, we not only add a predictive component to our control, but we use the uncertainty estimates provided by the filter to encourage the system to periodically observe any outliers in the observed area. This combined approach allows us to intelligently observe the entire region of interest in an effective and thorough manner.

Young, Joseph G.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Airflow and Precipitation Fields within Deep Alpine Valleys Observed by Airborne Doppler Radar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Although airborne Doppler radar is increasingly relied upon to provide detailed descriptions of mesoscale precipitation systems in remote and complex meteorological settings, the utility of these observations has often been limited by the ...

Olivier Bousquet; Bradley F. Smull

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Large scale meteorological influence during the Geysers 1979 field experiment  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A series of meteorological field measurements conducted during July 1979 near Cobb Mountain in Northern California reveals evidence of several scales of atmospheric circulation consistent with the climatic pattern of the area. The scales of influence are reflected in the structure of wind and temperature in vertically stratified layers at a given observation site. Large scale synoptic gradient flow dominates the wind field above about twice the height of the topographic ridge. Below that there is a mixture of effects with evidence of a diurnal sea breeze influence and a sublayer of katabatic winds. The July observations demonstrate that weak migratory circulations in the large scale synoptic meteorological pattern have a significant influence on the day-to-day gradient winds and must be accounted for in planning meteorological programs including tracer experiments.

Barr, S.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

A customisable downscaling approach for local-scale meteorological and air pollution forecasting: Performance evaluation for a year of urban meteorological forecasts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we develop a customisable downscaling approach for local-scale air quality and meteorological forecasting applications, using The Air Pollution Model (TAPM) with the Conformal Cubic Atmospheric Model (CCAM). The CCAM-TAPM system allows ... Keywords: Air pollution modelling, Meteorological modelling, Verification studies

M. Thatcher; P. Hurley

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

A new microtelesensor chip for meteorology  

SciTech Connect

A new technology exploiting commercial, micro-sensors developed for atomic force microscopy offers breakthrough capability in high accuracy wireless sensors for meteorological measurements. Historically sensors used in air-borne and buoy-based platforms required compromises in performance to achieve the low-weight and low power requirements of the mobile platforms. Recent innovations in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) provided opportunities to reduce size, weight, and power requirements but each sensor required a specially fabricated device with inherent calibration, repeatability, and traceability problems. This new approach allows identical sensors to be fabricated on the same semiconductor substrate as the conditioning electronics and the telemetry components. Exploiting semiconductor fabrication technology offers the potential to reduce fabrication costs to a few dollars per component. Sensing humidity, temperature and pressure have been demonstrated with plans for meteorological deployment scheduled for later in 1997. Cost, reliability, size, power consumption, and accuracy are key factors in the deployment of advanced meteorological sensor arrays. ORNL is actively integrating the sensing technologies, electronic processing, and telemetry that build a family of sensors with multiple-input capabilities. One of the key elements in ORNL`s sensor technology is coated microcantilever arrays, which form a powerful universal platform for multiple physical and chemical measurements. Telemetry is also being developed to add robust spread-spectrum data transmission capabilities to the necessary signal processing electronics. In collaboration with the NOAA Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Lab, a chip-level temperature/humidity module with onboard telemetry is slated for demonstration later in 1997. Future additions would include sensors for atmospheric pressure, wind velocity, turbulence measurement, and radiometry.

Manges, W.W.; Smith, S.F.; Britton, C.L. [and others

1997-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

148

Environmental effects of solar thermal power systems: ecological observations during construction of the Barstow 10 MWe pilot STPS  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The environmental monitoring plan used consists of comparisons of a few meteorological variables and changes in the states of a limited array of indicator species or assemblages of species of plants and animals. Observations inlude aerial photography of the site, saltation meter measurements downwind from the site to measure fluxes of windblown sand, measurements of airborne particulates and atmospheric pollutants, and baseline temperature profiles made at two sites near the heliostat field to measure micro-meteorological patterns. Observations were made of annual plants both in off-field plots and in heliostat field, of shrubs, birds, rodents, reptiles, and sensitive species listed as rare or endangered. (LEW)

Turner, F.B. (ed.) [ed.

1981-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

The International Station Meteorological Climate Summary CD-ROM  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The International Station Meteorological Climate Summary (ISMCS)is a Compact Disc-Read Only Memory(CD-ROM)containing climatic records for 640 primary weather-observation sites and over 5800 secondary sites around the world. When used with a ...

Terry Jarrett

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Meteorological parameters effects on solar energy power generation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As Turkey lies near the sunny belt between 36 and 42°N latitudes, most of the locations in Turkey receive abundant solar energy. The yearly average solar radiation is 3.6 kWh/m2 day, and the total yearly radiation period is approximately ... Keywords: D.C. loads, electrical energy, energy consumption, meteorological parameters, photovoltaic system

?afak Sa?lam

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Monthly Climatology, Meteorology Services, Environmental Sciences...  

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Monthly Climatology Snowfall Precipitation Solar Irradiance Max Temperature Min Temperature Mean Temperature Heating Degree-days Cooling Degree-days Meteorological Extremes Long...

152

EVN observations of the lens system B0128+437  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Previous VLBI observations of the lens system CLASS B0128+437 showed that the lensed source had a triple sub-component structure. However, one of the images looked very different to the others and it has been suggested that this is due to scatter-broadening in the ISM of the lensing galaxy. We present a new 21-cm EVN map of this system, the low frequency compared to previous epochs chosen as the scattering should be more pronounced at this frequency. Analysis of the new map is at an early stage, but the area of scattering in the affected image is extremely obvious. Other points of interest that we seek to explain are the very large sizes of the images (in conflict with the observed spectral turnover at about 1 GHz) and the different position angle of one of the images at different frequencies.

A. D. Biggs

2004-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

153

Assimilation of circumpolar wind vectors derived from highly elliptical orbit imagery: impact assessment based on observing system simulation experiments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

There is a well recognized spatio-temporal meteorological observation gap at latitudes higher than 55°, especially in the region 55-70°. A possible solution to address this issue is a constellation of four satellites in a highly elliptical orbit (...

L. Garand; J. Feng; S. Heilliette; Y. Rochon; A. P. Trishchenko

154

Human Factors Psychology in the Support of Forecasting: The Design of Advanced Meteorological Workstations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Advanced Meteorological Processing (AMP) systems will provide a workstation environment to support the activities of operational forecasters and research meteorologists. AMP system research and development projects are underway at laboratories of ...

Robert R. Hoffman

1991-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Assimilation of Satellite Infrared Radiances and Doppler Radar Observations during a Cool Season Observing System Simulation Experiment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An observing system simulation experiment is used to examine the impact of assimilating water vapor–sensitive satellite infrared brightness temperatures and Doppler radar reflectivity and radial velocity observations on the analysis accuracy of a ...

Thomas A. Jones; Jason A. Otkin; David J. Stensrud; Kent Knopfmeier

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Hydrologic implications of different large-scale meteorological model forcing datasets in mountainous regions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Process-based hydrologic models require extensive meteorological forcing data, including data on precipitation, temperature, shortwave and longwave radiation, humidity, surface pressure and wind speed. Observations of precipitation and temperature ...

Naoki Mizukami; Martyn Clark; Andrew Slater; Levi Brekke; Marketa Elsner; Jeffrey Arnold; Subhrendu Gangopadhyay

157

Estimating Hourly All-Sky Solar Irradiation Components from Meteorological Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new method to calculate hourly direct beam and diffuse irradiation on a horizontal surface using 3-h standard meteorological data is described. Comparisons of computed and observed irradiations are made with hourly data obtained in Carpentras ...

F. Kermel

1988-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Mesoscale Meteorological Structure of a High-Ozone Episode during the 1995 NARSTO-Northeast Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Observations and numerical model fields were analyzed to study the meteorological structures contributing to high concentrations of lower-tropospheric ozone over the northeastern United States on 14–15 July 1995. It was found that the episode is ...

Nelson L. Seaman; Sara A. Michelson

2000-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Supporting Meteorological Field Experiment Missions and Postmission Analysis with Satellite Digital Data and Products  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Atmospheric and oceanographic field experiments are an important part of research programs aimed at enhancing observational analyses of meteorological and oceanic phenomena, validating new datasets, and/or supporting hypotheses. The Bulletin of the ...

Jeffrey Hawkins; Christopher Velden

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

METR 3223: Physical Meteorology II: Cloud Physics, Atmospheric Electricity and Optics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

METR 3223: Physical Meteorology II: Cloud Physics, Atmospheric Electricity and Optics CLASS: Monday as atmospheric electricity and optics. Specific topics that will be covered are as follows: Cloud physics: Review Observation studies Atmospheric electricity: Electrostatics Electromagnetic wave Thunderstorm charging

Droegemeier, Kelvin K.

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Diagnosis of an Intense Atmospheric River Impacting the Pacific Northwest: Storm Summary and Offshore Vertical Structure Observed with COSMIC Satellite Retrievals  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study uses the new satellite-based Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere, and Climate (COSMIC) mission to retrieve tropospheric profiles of temperature and moisture over the data-sparse eastern Pacific Ocean. The COSMIC ...

Paul J. Neiman; F. Martin Ralph; Gary A. Wick; Ying-Hwa Kuo; Tae-Kwon Wee; Zaizhong Ma; George H. Taylor; Michael D. Dettinger

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Continental Liquid-phase Stratus Clouds at SGP: Meteorological Influences  

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Continental Liquid-phase Stratus Clouds at SGP: Meteorological Influences Continental Liquid-phase Stratus Clouds at SGP: Meteorological Influences and Relationship to Adiabacity Kim, Byung-Gon Kangnung National University Schwartz, Stephen Brookhaven National Laboratory Miller, Mark Brookhaven National Laboratory Min, Qilong State University of New York at Albany Category: Cloud Properties The microphysical properties of continental stratus clouds observed over SGP appear to be substantially influenced by micrometeorological conditions, such as static stability and updraft velocity. These influences may contribute to the observed weak correlation of aerosol light scattering coefficient with cloud-drop effective radius [Kim et al., JGR, 2003], although aerosol light scattering coefficient is not necessarily the most suitable surrogate aerosol property for number concentration of cloud

163

DEVELOPMENT OF A COASTAL MARGIN OBSERVATION AND ASSESSMENT SYSTEM (CMOAS) TO CAPTURE THE EPISODIC EVENTS IN A SHALLOW BAY  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Corpus Christi Bay (TX, USA) is a shallow wind-driven bay which is designated as a National Estuary due to its impact on the economy. But this bay experiences periodic hypoxia (dissolved oxygen <2 mg/l) which threatens aerobic aquatic organisms. Development of the Coastal Margin Observation and Assessment System (CMOAS) through integration of real-time observations with numerical modeling helps to understand the processes causing hypoxia in this energetic bay. CMOAS also serves as a template for the implementation of observational systems in other dynamic ecosystems for characterizing and predicting other episodic events such as harmful algal blooms, accidental oil spills, sediment resuspension events, etc. State-of-the-art sensor technologies are involved in real-time monitoring of hydrodynamic, meteorological and water quality parameters in the bay. Three different platform types used for the installation of sensor systems are: 1) Fixed Robotic, 2) Mobile, and 3) Remote. An automated profiler system, installed on the fixed robotic platform, vertically moves a suite of in-situ sensors within the water column for continuous measurements. An Integrated Data Acquisition, Communication and Control system has been configured on our mobile platform (research vessel) for the synchronized measurements and real-time visualization of hydrodynamic and water quality parameters at greater spatial resolution. In addition, a high frequency (HF) radar system has been installed on remote platforms to generate surface current maps for Corpus Christi (CC) Bay and its offshore area. This data is made available to stakeholders in real-time through the development of cyberinfrastructure which includes establishment of communication network, software development, web services, database development, etc. Real-time availability of measured datasets assists in implementing an integrated sampling scheme for our monitoring systems installed at different platforms. With our integrated system, we were able to capture evidence of an hypoxic event in Summer 2007. Data collected from our monitoring systems are used to drive and validate numerical models developed in this study. The analysis of observational datasets and developed 2-D hydrodynamic model output suggests that a depth-integrated model is not able to capture the water current structure of CC Bay. Also, the development of a threedimensional mechanistic dissolved oxygen model and a particle aggregation transport model (PAT) helps to clarify the critical processes causing hypoxia in the bay. The various numerical models and monitoring systems developed in this study can serve as valuable tools for the understanding and prediction of various episodic events dominant in other dynamic ecosystems.

Islam, Mohammad S.

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Aerosol observing system platform integration and AAF instrumentation  

SciTech Connect

As part of the federal government’s 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the U.S. DOE Office of Science allocated funds for the capital upgrade of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility to improve and expand observational capabilities related to cloud and aerosol properties. The ARM Facility was established as a national user facility for the global scientific community to conduct a wide range of interdisciplinary science. Part of the ARRA-funded expansion of the ARM Facility includes four new Aerosol Observing Systems (AOS) to be designed, instrumented, and mentored by BNL. The enclosures will be customized SeaTainers. These new platforms ([AMF2]: ARM Mobile Facility-2; [TWP-D]: Tropical Western Pacific at Darwin; and [MAOS-A]/[MAOS-C]: Mobile Aerosol Observing System-Aerosol/-Chemistry) will provide a laboratory environment for fielding instruments to collect data on aerosol life cycle, microphysics, and optical/physical properties. The extensive instrument suite includes both established methods and initial deployments of new techniques to add breadth and depth to the AOS data sets. The platforms are designed: (1) to have all instruments pre-installed before deployment, allowing a higher measurement duty cycle; (2) with a standardized configuration improving the robustness of data inter-comparability; (3) to provide remote access capability for instrument mentors; and (4) to readily accommodate guest instrumentation. The first deployment of the AMF2 platform will be at the upcoming StormVEx campaign held at Steamboat Springs, Colorado, October 15, 2010–March 31, 2011 while the TWP-D AOS will be stationed at the ARM Darwin site. The maiden deployments of the MAOS-A and MAOS-C platforms will be during the Ganges Valley Experiment (GVAX) scheduled for April 2011–April 2012. In addition to the ground-based AOS platforms, thee major instrument builds for the AAF are also being undertaken (new trace gas package [NO, NOx, NOy, CO, O3, and SO2]; Scanning Mobility Particle Sampler [SMPS]; and Particle into Liquid Sampler [PILS]). The current status of the AOS platforms, instrument suites, instituted QA/QC activities, projected AOS VAPs, and inlet design, as well as still-unresolved issues, will be presented.

Springston, S.; Sedlacek, A.

2010-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

165

Probabilistic aspects of meteorological and ozone regional ensemble forecasts  

SciTech Connect

This study investigates whether probabilistic ozone forecasts from an ensemble can be made with skill; i.e., high verification resolution and reliability. Twenty-eight ozone forecasts were generated over the Lower Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Canada, for the 5-day period 11-15 August 2004, and compared with 1-hour averaged measurements of ozone concentrations at five stations. The forecasts were obtained by driving the CMAQ model with four meteorological forecasts and seven emission scenarios: a control run, {+-} 50% NO{sub x}, {+-} 50% VOC, and {+-} 50% NO{sub x} combined with VOC. Probabilistic forecast quality is verified using relative operating characteristic curves, Talagrand diagrams, and a new reliability index. Results show that both meteorology and emission perturbations are needed to have a skillful probabilistic forecast system--the meteorology perturbation is important to capture the ozone temporal and spatial distribution, and the emission perturbation is needed to span the range of ozone-concentration magnitudes. Emission perturbations are more important than meteorology perturbations for capturing the likelihood of high ozone concentrations. Perturbations involving NO{sub x} resulted in a more skillful probabilistic forecast for the episode analyzed, and therefore the 50% perturbation values appears to span much of the emission uncertainty for this case. All of the ensembles analyzed show a high ozone concentration bias in the Talagrand diagrams, even when the biases from the unperturbed emissions forecasts are removed from all ensemble members. This result indicates nonlinearity in the ensemble, which arises from both ozone chemistry and its interaction with input from particular meteorological models.

Monache, L D; Hacker, J; Zhou, Y; Deng, X; Stull, R

2006-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

166

World Meteorological Organization | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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167

Quality Assurance Procedures for Mesoscale Meteorological Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mesoscale meteorological data present their own challenges and advantages during the quality assurance (QA) process because of their variability in both space and time. To ensure data quality, it is important to perform quality control at many ...

Christopher A. Fiebrich; Cynthia R. Morgan; Alexandria G. McCombs; Peter K. Hall Jr.; Renee A. McPherson

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Artificial Stereo Presentation of Meteorological Data Fields  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The innate capability to perceive 3-dimensional stereo imagery has been exploited to present multidimensional meteorological data fields. Variations on an artificial stereo technique first discussed by Pichel et al (1973) are used to display ...

A. F. Hasler; M. desJardins; A. J. Negri

1981-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Artificial Skill and Validation in Meteorological Forecasting  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The results of a simulation study of multiple regression prediction models for meteorological forecasting are reported. The effects of sample size, amount, and severity of nonrepresentative data in the population, inclusion of noninformative ...

Paul W. Mielke Jr.; Kenneth J. Berry; Christopher W. Landsea; William M. Gray

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Surface Meteorological Instruments for TWP (SMET) Handbook  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The TWP Surface Meteorology station (SMET) uses mainly conventional in situ sensors to obtain 1-minute statistics of surface wind speed, wind direction, air temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure and rainfall amount.

Ritsche, MT

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Meteorological Tracer Techniques for Parameterizing Atmospheric Dispersion  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Although tracer materials have been used in atmospheric dispersion studies for decades, basic information about meteorological tracer techniques is scattered among a number of different sources. This paper attempts to pull together this ...

Warren B. Johnson

1983-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Universal Frequency Spectra of Surface Meteorological Fluctuations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Statistical characteristics of surface meteorology are examined in terms of frequency spectra. According to a recent work using hourly data over 50 yr in the Antarctic, the frequency spectra have a characteristic shape proportional to two ...

Chikara Tsuchiya; Kaoru Sato; Tomoe Nasuno; Akira T. Noda; Masaki Satoh

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Mount Kenya Global Atmosphere Watch Station (MKN): Installation and Meteorological Characterization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The meteorological conditions at the Mount Kenya (station identifier MKN) tropical Global Atmosphere Watch Programme station are described. Like other stations in mountainous terrain, the site experiences thermally induced wind systems that ...

Stephan Henne; Wolfgang Junkermann; Josiah M. Kariuki; John Aseyo; Jörg Klausen

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

ARM's Aerosol Observing System (AOS) Data  

DOE Data Explorer (OSTI)

The aerosol observing system (AOS) is the primary Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) platform for in situ aerosol measurements at the surface. The principal measurements are those of the aerosol absorption and scattering coefficients as a function of the particle size and radiation wavelength. Additional measurements include those of the particle number concentration, size distribution, hygroscopic growth, and inorganic chemical composition. The AOS measures aerosol optical properties to better understand how particles interact with solar radiation and influence the earth's radiation balance. The measurements are useful for calculating parameters used in radiative forcing calculations such as the aerosol single scattering albedo, asymmetry parameter, mass scattering efficiency, and hygroscopic growth. [Copied from http://www.arm.gov/instruments/aos]

The ARM Archive at Oak Ridge National Laboratory holds aerosol data from the AOS for two of the permanent ARM sites, North Slope Alaska (NSA) and Southern Great Plains (SGP), as well as from mobile facilities used during specific field campaigns. The AOS has collected data since 1995.

175

Acoustic tomography and conventional meteorological ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Depending on the incoming solar radiation and the local advection regional ... wind field as well as in the vertical sensible heat fluxes were observed.

176

BNL Meteorological Instrument Network Calibration Plan_Rev_0  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Procedure ...39 Appendix J Meteorological Instrument Inventory Update and Change Action, Documentation Procedure ......

177

Numerical Study of an Observed Orogenic Mesoscale Convective System. Part 1: Simulated Genesis and Comparison with Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The interaction of topographically induced thermally and mechanically driven diurnal flow regimes in the lee of the Rockies is shown to lead to the growth of a mesoscale convective system (MCS). An organic MCS observed during the 1977 combined ...

Gregory J. Tripoli; William R. Cotton

1989-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Observational Analysis of the Predictability of Mesoscale Convective Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) have a large influence on the weather over the central United States during the warm season by generating essential rainfall and severe weather. To gain insight into the predictability of these systems, the ...

Israel L. Jirak; William R. Cotton

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Social Media as a Source of Meteorological Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An increasing number of people leave their mark on the Internet by publishing personal notes (e.g., text, photos, videos) on Web-based services such as Facebook and Flickr. This creates a vast source of information that could be utilized in ...

Otto Hyvärinen; Elena Saltikoff

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

How Nanotechnology Can Revolutionize Meteorological Observing with Lagrangian Drifters  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The idea of using Lagrangian drifters for atmospheric sampling has been prevalent for more than 50 years. Substantial reductions in platform mass, size, and cost can now be realized by leveraging current and expected advances in micro- and ...

John Manobianco; Joseph G. Dreher; Randolph J. Evans; Jonathan L. Case; Mark L. Adams; Matthew Buza

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Observing industrial control system attacks launched via metasploit framework  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Industrial Control Systems (ICS) are present across many industries ranging from automotive to utilities. These systems have been found to be connected to corporate enterprise servers and can communicate over unencrypted communication channels. Interconnections ... Keywords: SCADA, industrial control systems, intrusion detection

Nathan Wallace, Travis Atkison

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Meteorological aspects of siting large wind turbines  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report, which focuses on the meteorological aspects of siting large wind turbines (turbines with a rated output exceeding 100 kW), has four main goals. The first is to outline the elements of a siting strategy that will identify the most favorable wind energy sites in a region and that will provide sufficient wind data to make responsible economic evaluations of the site wind resource possible. The second is to critique and summarize siting techniques that were studied in the Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Energy Program. The third goal is to educate utility technical personnel, engineering consultants, and meteorological consultants (who may have not yet undertaken wind energy consulting) on meteorological phenomena relevant to wind turbine siting in order to enhance dialogues between these groups. The fourth goal is to minimize the chances of failure of early siting programs due to insufficient understanding of wind behavior.

Hiester, T.R.; Pennell, W.T.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Combined System for Observations of Tropospheric and Stratospheric Thin Clouds  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A balloonborne sonde and a polarization lidar have been developed to make combined observations of thin tropospheric and stratospheric clouds. In their first application these instruments have been used in a campaign organized to study Antarctic ...

A. Adriani; G. P. Gobbi; M. Viterbini; S. Ugazio

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Meteorological Support at the Savanna River Site  

SciTech Connect

The Department of Energy (DOE) operates many nuclear facilities on large complexes across the United States in support of national defense. The operation of these many and varied facilities and processes require meteorological support for many purposes, including: for routine operations, to respond to severe weather events, such as lightning, tornadoes and hurricanes, to support the emergency response functions in the event of a release of materials to the environment, for engineering baseline and safety documentation, as well as hazards assessments etc. This paper describes a program of meteorological support to the Savannah River Site, a DOE complex located in South Carolina.

Addis, Robert P.

2005-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

185

Observations On European Advanced Traveler Information And Traffic Management Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Road Transport Informatics (RTI). There were four areas ofstudy road safety through RTI and to define functionalrequirements for the relevant RTI systems (14 projects); 3)

Yim, Youngbin; Ygnace, Jean-luc

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Estimation of WECC System Inertia Using Observed Frequency Transients  

SciTech Connect

As demand for electricity in the western United States increases, stresses upon the aging power grid are intensifying. Computer models based on complex mathematical relationships are being developed to assist in understanding the impact of deregulation and market transformation. Frequency, load, and plant outage events data collected over the last several years. Analysis of these events was performed to determine frequency deviation and the systems inertial constant (M) during each event. Utilizing a theoretical relationship that relates system inertia to power loss, M was calculated for 157 events. The relationship of M to system wide load was then examined.

Chassin, David P.; Huang, Zhenyu; Donnelly, Matt K.; Hassler, Candee A.; Ramirez, Enrique; Ray, Cody W.

2005-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

187

An Observational Study of Derecho-Producing Convective Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study identifies the common large-scale environments associated with the development of derecho- producing convective systems (DCSs) from a large number of events. Patterns are identified using statistical clustering of the 500-mb ...

Michael C. Coniglio; David J. Stensrud; Michael B. Richman

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Meteorological Twin–Hot-Film Anemometry  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A dual-sensor, twin–hot-film anemometer is applied to meteorological measurement of wind velocity in fair and rainy weather. Two sensors, each with a pair of hot-films mounted side by side, were operated in constant-temperature mode and ...

Brian E. Thompson; Robert C. Hassman Jr.

2001-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Pioneer: The First American Doctorate in Meteorology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study examines one aspect of the early history of meteorology as a university discipline in America—the establishment in the late 19th century of a program of research and graduate training at The Johns Hopkins University. The cooperative ...

William A. Koelsch

1981-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

A Polar Low over the Japan Sea on 21 January 1997. Part I: Observational Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A polar low was observed over the Japan Sea on 21 January 1997. Part I of this paper focuses on the observational analyses by using all available observational data from surface meteorological stations, Geostationary Meteorological Satellite-5 (...

Gang Fu; Hiroshi Niino; Ryuji Kimura; Teruyuki Kato

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

The Use of GPS to Validate NWP Systems: The HIRLAM Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A meteorological synoptic situation using Global Positioning System (GPS) observations and a numerical weather prediction (NWP) model in the vicinity of the Madrid Sierra, Spain, between 2 and 15 December 1996 has been studied. The experiment was ...

L. Cucurull; B. Navascues; G. Ruffini; P. Elósegui; A. Rius; J. Vilà

2000-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

Enhancement of Tropical Ocean Evaporation and Sensible Heat Flux by Atmospheric Mesoscale Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The enhancement of monthly averaged evaporation by atmospheric mesoscale systems is estimated from long-term hourly observations of surface meteorological data from the Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere (TOGA) Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) buoy ...

Steven K. Esbensen; Michael J. McPhaden

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

Performance of the Precipitation Occurrence Sensor System as a Precipitation Gauge  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Precipitation Occurrence Sensor System (POSS) is a small X-band Doppler radar originally developed by the Meteorological Service of Canada for reporting the occurrence, type, and intensity of precipitation from Automated Weather Observing ...

B. E. Sheppard; P. I. Joe

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Sampling Errors in the Measurement of Rainfall Parameters Using the Precipitation Occurrence Sensor System (POSS)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Precipitation Occurrence Sensor System (POSS) is a small Doppler radar originally designed by the Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC) to report the occurrence, type, and intensity of precipitation in automated observing stations. It is ...

B. E. Sheppard

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

An Observing System Experiment with the West Coast Picket Fence  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Analyses and forecasts from a modern data assimilation and modeling system are used to evaluate the impact of a special rawinsonde dataset of 3-h soundings at seven sites interspersed with the seven regular sites along the West Coast (to form a ...

Paul A. Hirschberg; Perry C. Shafran; Russell L. Elsberry; Elizabeth A. Ritchie

2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

The Outlook for U.S. Meteorological Research in a Commercializing World: Fair Early, but Clouds Moving in?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In many respects, the prospects for U.S. meteorological research have never been brighter. Knowledge is advancing rapidly, as are supporting observing and information technologies. The accuracy, timeliness, and information content of forecasts ...

Rebecca E. Morss; William H. Hooke

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Monthly Diurnal Global Atmospheric Circuit Estimates Derived from Vostok Electric Field Measurements Adjusted for Local Meteorological and Solar Wind Influences  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Local temperature, wind speed, pressure, and solar wind–imposed influences on the vertical electric field observed at Vostok, Antarctica, are evaluated by multivariate analysis. Local meteorology can influence electric field measurements via local ...

G. B. Burns; B. A. Tinsley; A. V. Frank-Kamenetsky; O. A. Troshichev; W. J. R. French; A. R. Klekociuk

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

A Field-Coherence Technique for Meteorological Field-Program Design for Air Quality Studies. Part I: Description and Interpretation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes a new methodology developed to provide objective guidance for cost-effective siting of meteorological observations on the mesoscale for air quality applications. This field-coherence technique (FCT) is based on a statistical ...

David R. Stauffer; Nelson L. Seaman; Glenn K. Hunter; S. Mark Leidner; Annette Lario-Gibbs; Saffet Tanrikulu

2000-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Marine Observations of Old Weather  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Weather observations are vital for climate change monitoring and prediction. For the world's oceans, there are many meteorological and oceanographic observations available back to the mid-twentieth century, but coverage is limited in earlier ...

Philip Brohan; Rob Allan; J. Eric Freeman; Anne M. Waple; Dennis Wheeler; Clive Wilkinson; Scott Woodruff

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

Interpreting Meteorological Satellite Images Using a Color-Composite Technique  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An image-display technique is described that simultaneously combines three meteorological satellite images into a color-image product. The technique reveals many features of meteorological interest. It is frequently noted that interpretations of ...

Robert P. d'Entremont; Larry W. Thomason

1987-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

IIth AMS Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) held its 11th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison, Wisconsin, during 15–18 October 2001. The purpose of the conference, typically held ...

Christopher Velden; Larry Digirolamo; Mary Glackin; Jeffrey Hawkins; Gary Jedlovec; Thomas Lee; Grant Petty; Robert Plante; Anthony Reale; John Zapotocny

2002-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Ambient Sulfate Trends and the Influence of Meteorology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Data on atmospheric levels of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and sulfate were examined to quantify changes since 1989. Changes in sulfur species were adjusted to account for meteorological variability. Adjustments were made using meteorological variables ...

Stephen F. Mueller

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Meteorological and Air Pollution Modeling for an Urban Airport  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Preliminary results are presented for numerical experiments modeling meteorology, multiple pollutant sources and nonlinear photochemical reactions for the case of an airport in a large urban area with complex terrain. The meteorological model ...

Paul R. Swan; In Young Lee

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

The 30th International Conference on Radar Meteorology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The 30th International Conference on Radar Meteorology, held in Munich, Germany, 19–24 July 2001, highlighted recent progress in the field of radar meteorology and demonstrated how radar is used in many integrated ways to better understand and ...

Matthias Steiner; Peter F. Meischner

2002-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Manipulating Large-Scale Qualitative Meteorological Information for Drought Outlook  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Despite many strides made in the development of global circulation models as well as the expansive understanding of meteorological phenomena, many countries still lack sufficient meteorological information that can be conveniently utilized for a ...

Kuk-Hyun Ahn; Young-Oh Kim; Sang Jin Ahn

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

An Isentropic Meso?-Scale Analysis System and Its Sensitivity to Aircraft and Surface Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An objective analysis scheme for meteorological variables on constant potential temperature surfaces is presented. The analysis uses a form of multivariate statistical interpolation and is designed th retain mesoscale detail in disparate ...

Stanley G. Benjamin

1989-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

The Effect of Satellite Observing System Changes on MERRA Water and Energy Fluxes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Like all reanalysis efforts, the Modern Era Retrospective-Analysis for Research and Applications (MERRA) must contend with an inhomogeneous observing network. Here the effects of the two most obvious observing system epoch changes, the Advanced ...

Franklin R. Robertson; Michael G. Bosilovich; Junye Chen; Timothy L. Miller

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

An Automated, Observations-Based System for Short-Term Prediction of Ceiling and Visibility  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Several methods of generating very short term (0–6 h) probabilistic forecasts of ceiling and visibility are investigated: 1) an observations-based (OBS-based) system in which potential predictors consist of weather observations from a network of ...

Robert L. Vislocky; J. Michael Fritsch

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Assimilation of Infrared Radiances in the Context of Observing System Simulation Experiments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Observing System Simulation Experiment (OSSE) capability developed at Environment Canada allows simulation of all observation types currently used operationally as well as future data types. Its infrastructure, based on the operational global ...

Sylvain Heilliette; Yves J. Rochon; Louis Garand; Jacek W. Kaminski

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Assimilation of Synthetic Tropical Cyclone Observations into the Navy Operational Global Atmospheric Prediction System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In June 1990, the assimilation of synthetic tropical cyclone observations into the Navy Operational Global Atmospheric Prediction System (NOGAPS) was initiated at Fleet Numerical Oceanography Center (FNOC). These observations are derived directly ...

James S. Goerss; Richard A. Jeffries

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Passive Microwave Observations of the Stratiform Regions of Two Tropical Oceanic Mesoscale Convective Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High-resolution passive microwave observations within the stratiform regions of two different tropical oceanic mesoscale convective systems are investigated in detail. The observations were obtained from the Advanced Microwave Precipitation ...

Gary McGaughey; Edward J. Zipser

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Meteorological Processes Affecting the Transport of Emissions from the Navajo Generating Station to Grand Canyon National Park  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During the 1990 Navajo Generating Station (NGS) Winter Visibility Study, a network of surface and upper-air meteorological measurement systems was operated in and around Grand Canyon National Park to investigate atmospheric processes in complex ...

Charles G. Lindsey; Jun Chen; Timothy S. Dye; L. Willard Richards; Donald L. Blumenthal

1999-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Extension of 3DVAR to 4DVAR: Implementation of 4DVAR at the Meteorological Service of Canada  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

On 15 March 2005, the Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC) proceeded to the implementation of a four-dimensional variational data assimilation (4DVAR) system, which led to significant improvements in the quality of global forecasts. This paper ...

Pierre Gauthier; Monique Tanguay; Stéphane Laroche; Simon Pellerin; Josée Morneau

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

NASA-Surface Meteorology and Solar Energy | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

NASA-Surface Meteorology and Solar Energy NASA-Surface Meteorology and Solar Energy Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: NASA-Surface Meteorology and Solar Energy Agency/Company /Organization: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Sector: Energy, Land Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Solar Topics: Resource assessment Resource Type: Dataset, Maps Website: eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/sse/ NASA-Surface Meteorology and Solar Energy Screenshot References: Surface Meteorology and Solar Energy[1] Main Points Over 200 satellite-derived meteorology and solar energy parameters Monthly averaged from 22 years of data Data tables for a particular location Color plots on both global and regional scales Global solar energy data for 1195 ground sites References ↑ "Surface Meteorology and Solar Energy"

215

Monitoring of Observation and Analysis Quality by a Data Assimilation System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the ability of a modern data assimilation system to provide long-term diagnostic facilities to monitor the performance of the observational network. Operational data assimilation systems use short-range ...

A. Hollingsworth; D. B. Shaw; P. Lönnberg; L. Illari; K. Arpe; A. J. Simmons

1986-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

ARM mobile facility surface meteorology (MET) handbook.  

SciTech Connect

The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Mobile Facility Surface Meteorology station (MET) uses mainly conventional in situ sensors to obtain 1-min statistics of surface wind speed, wind direction, air temperature, relative humidity (RH), barometric pressure, and rainrate. Additional sensors may be added to or removed from the base set of sensors depending upon the deployment location, climate regime, or programmatic needs. In addition, sensor types may change depending upon the climate regime of the deployment. These changes/additions are noted in Section 3.

Ritsche, M. T.; Environmental Science Division

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

A Comparison of Variational and Ensemble-Based Data Assimilation Systems for Reanalysis of Sparse Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An observing system experiment, simulating a surface-only observing network representative of the 1930s, is carried out with three- and four-dimensional variational data assimilation systems (3D-VAR and 4D-VAR) and an ensemble-based data ...

Jeffrey S. Whitaker; Gilbert P. Compo; Jean-Noël Thépaut

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

An observability formulation for nonlinear power systems modeled as differential algebraic systems.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Recently the power system industry has witnessed an increase in system automation affecting all aspects of operation and requiring knowledge of system states that are… (more)

Dafis, Chris J.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

Cross-layer virtual observers for embedded multiprocessor system-on-chip (MPSoC)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

There is a growing concern about the increasing vulnerability of future computing systems to errors in the underlying hardware due to manufacturing process variability, exponentially increasing power dissipation and heating, as well as drastic and harsh ... Keywords: cross-layer design approach, cyber physical systems, estimators, multi-processor systems-on-chip, observers, reflective middleware

Santanu Sarma; Nikil Dutt; Nalini Venkatasubramanian

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Predictability of event occurrences in partially-observed discrete-event systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper studies the problem of predicting occurrences of a significant event in a partially-observed discrete-event system. The predictability of occurrences of an event in a system is defined in the context of formal languages. The predictability ... Keywords: Diagnosis, Discrete-event systems, Prediction

Sahika Genc; Stéphane Lafortune

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Imperial Valley environmental project: baseline air quality and meteorological data  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The baseline air quality and meteorological data are gathered by the Imperial Valley Environmental Project from December 1976 through April 1978. The air quality data obtained at the six fixed locations are reported in the form of histograms; histograms and wind roses are presented of the meteorological data collected at the six sites. The air quality and meteorological data obtained by the mobile laboratory in the vicinity of the Heber KGRA are listed in a similar format. (MHR)

Gudiksen, P.H.; Lamson, K.C.; Axelrod, M.C.; Fowler, V.; Nyholm, R.A.

1979-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

222

Modeling Hydraulic Responses to Meteorological Forcing: from Canopy to Aquifer  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

equations  for  some  soil  hydraulic properties.  Water Modeling Hydraulic Responses to Meteorological Forcing: CA 94720  lpan@lbl.gov  Modeling Hydraulic Responses to 

Pan, Lehua; Jin, Jiming; Miller, Norman; Wu, Yu-Shu; Bodvarsson, Gudmundur

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Synoptic sensitivities of subtropical clouds separating aerosol effects from meteorology  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

meteorological quantities G. Subsidence and EntrainmentEntrainment rate (cm s ?1 ) Subsidence rate (cm s ?1 ) Bulkuxes, entrainment and subsidence rates, and temperature and

Mauger, Guillaume S.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

Synoptic Sensitivities of Subtropical Clouds : Separating Aerosol Effects from Meteorology  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

meteorological quantities G. Subsidence and EntrainmentEntrainment rate (cm s ?1 ) Subsidence rate (cm s ?1 ) Bulkuxes, entrainment and subsidence rates, and temperature and

Mauger, Guillaume

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

New Surface Meteorological Measurements at SGP,  

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NM, March 22 - 26, 2004 NM, March 22 - 26, 2004 1 New Surface Meteorological Measurements at SGP, and Their Use for Assessing Radiosonde Measurement Accuracy L.M. Miloshevich National Center for Atmospheric Research Boulder, Colorado B.M. Lesht and M. Ritche Argonne National Laboratory Argonne, Illinois Introduction Several recent ARM investigations have been directed toward characterizing and improving the accuracy of ARM radiosonde water vapor measurements. Tobin et al. (2002) showed that calculating the downwelling and outgoing longwave fluxes with a target accuracy of 1 W m -2 requires knowing the total-column precipitable water vapor (PW) with 2% absolute accuracy and knowing the upper troposphere (UT) water vapor with 10% absolute accuracy. Turner et al. (2003) used an empirical

226

Meteorological analysis for clusters of wind turbines  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A demonstration qualifying the meteorological spectral gap hypothesis is given. It is shown that the peak in the micrometeorological frequency range is at an anomalous level according to a demonstration made using a state-of-the-art micrometeorological spectrum. A spectral model for calculation of rms values for the unstable atmosphere is presented. It is found that theoretically the rms of the unstable atmosphere is about 1.7 times that of the neutral atmosphere when the frequency band considered is one cycle per 30 minutes to one cycle per minute. A spectral model for spatial correlation in neutral conditions is suggested. It is based on Fourier transformation of the above-mentioned spectrum.

Powell, D.C.

1984-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Diffuse solar radiation and associated meteorological  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract. Solar diffuse radiation data including global radiation, shortwave and longwave balances, net radiation and sunshine hours have been extensively analyzed to study the variation of diffuse radiation with turbidity and cloud discharges appearing in the form of atmospherics over the tropics. Results of surface radiation measurements at Calcutta, Poona, Delhi and Madras are presented together with some meteorological parameters. The monthly values of diffuse radiation and the monthly ratios of diffuse to global solar radiation have been examined, with a special emphasis in relation to the noise level of atmospherics at Calcutta in the very low frequency band. The results exhibit some definite seasonal changes which appear to be in close agreement with one another. 1

unknown authors

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Poster Sessions J. Dudhia Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Division  

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J. Dudhia J. Dudhia Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Division National Center for Atmospheric Research Boulder, CO 80307-3000 Introduction The concept of an Integrated Data Assimilation and Sounding System (IDASS) ensures that the needs of data collection are partly determined by the requirements of an assimilating mesoscale model. Hence, the sounding strategy is geared towards allowing the model to do the best possible job in representing the atmosphere over CART sites, for example. It is not clear a priori what density of coverage or types of data are required for a good simulation. In this work, we address the problem of determining the impact of varying the density of coverage of an idea! network by purely numerical experimentation. We use one model run to provide data and another independent run to assimilate it.

229

An Integrated Global Observing System For Sea Surface Temperature Using Satellites and in Situ Data: Research to Operations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes the optimal design and its research-to-operation transition of an integrated global observing system of satellites and in situ observations. The integrated observing system is used for climate assessment using sea surface ...

H-M. Zhang; R. W. Reynolds; R. Lumpkin; R. Molinari; K. Arzayus; M. Johnson; T. M. Smith

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

The Accuracy of Trajectory Models as Revealed by the Observing System Simulation Experiments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Fourteen observing system simulation experiments (OSSE) wore conducted using the results from a mesoscale model on the Oxidation and Scavenging Characteristics of April Rains(OSCAR) experiment to test the accuracy of trajectory models. Our ...

Ying-Hwa Kuo; Marina Skumanich; Philip L. Haagenson; Julius S. Chang

1985-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

Total Lightning Characteristics Relative to Radar and Satellite Observations of Oklahoma Mesoscale Convective Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The advent of regional very high frequency (VHF) Lightning Mapping Arrays (LMAs) makes it possible to begin analyzing trends in total lightning characteristics in ensembles of mesoscale convective systems (MCSs). Flash initiations observed by the ...

Jeffrey A. Makowski; Donald R. MacGorman; Michael I. Biggerstaff; William H. Beasley

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Composite Life Cycle of Maritime Tropical Mesoscale Convective Systems in Scatterometer and Microwave Satellite Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study examines scatterometer-observed surface wind divergence and vorticity, along with precipitable water (PW), across the life cycle of tropical maritime mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) as resolved in 0.5° data. Simple composites were ...

Brian Mapes; Ralph Milliff; Jan Morzel

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

A Lightweight Observation System for Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Concentration Using a Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To make the investigation of the temporal and spatial variations of atmospheric CO2 in and above the planetary boundary layer more flexible and economical, a lightweight observation system using a small unmanned aerial vehicle has been developed ...

T. Watai; T. Machida; N. Ishizaki; G. Inoue

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Finescale Vertical Structure of the Upwelling System off Southern Peru as Observed from Glider Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The upwelling system off southern Peru has been observed using an autonomous underwater vehicle (a Slocum glider) during October–November 2008. Nine cross-front sections have been carried out across an intense upwelling cell near 14°S. During ...

Alice Pietri; Pierre Testor; Vincent Echevin; Alexis Chaigneau; Laurent Mortier; Gerard Eldin; Carmen Grados

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Using Precipitation Observations in a Mesoscale Short-Range Ensemble Analysis and Forecasting System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A simple method to assimilate precipitation data from a synthesis of radar and gauge data is developed to operate alongside an ensemble Kalman filter that assimilates hourly surface observations. The mesoscale ensemble forecast system consists of ...

Tadashi Fujita; David J. Stensrud; David C. Dowell

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

Numerical Experiments on Consistent Horizontal and Vertical Resolution for Atmospheric Models and Observing Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Simple numerical experiments are performed in order to determine the effects of inconsistent combinations of horizontal and vertical resolution in both atmospheric models and observing systems. In both cases, we find that inconsistent spatial ...

Michael S. Fox-Rabinovitz; Richard S. Lindzen

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

A generic multi-scale modeling framework for reactive observing systems: an overview  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Observing systems facilitate scientific studies by instrumenting the real world and collecting corresponding measurements, with the aim of detecting and tracking phenomena of interest. A wide range of critical environmental monitoring objectives in resource ...

Leana Golubchik; David Caron; Abhimanyu Das; Amit Dhariwal; Ramesh Govindan; David Kempe; Carl Oberg; Abhishek Sharma; Beth Stauffer; Gaurav Sukhatme; Bin Zhang

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

Filtering Partially Observed Multiscale Systems with Heterogeneous Multiscale Methods–Based Reduced Climate Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a fast reduced filtering strategy for assimilating multiscale systems in the presence of observations of only the macroscopic (or large scale) variables. This reduced filtering strategy introduces model errors in estimating the ...

Emily L. Kang; John Harlim

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

An Observing System Simulation Experiment for an Optimal Moored Instrument Array in the Tropical Indian Ocean  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, a series of observing system simulation experiments (OSSEs) are used to study the design of a proposed array of instrumented moorings in the Indian Ocean (IO) outlined by the IO panel of the Climate Variability and Predictability (...

Joaquim Ballabrera-Poy; Eric Hackert; Raghu Murtugudde; Antonio J. Busalacchi

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

Bidirectional Reflectance Round-Robin in Support of the Earth Observing System Program  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Laboratory measurements of the bidirectional reflectance distribution function (BRDF) of diffuse reflectors are required to support calibration in the Earth Observing System (EOS) program of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. To ...

E. A. Early; P. Y. Barnes; B. C. Johnson; J. J. Butler; C. J. Bruegge; S. F. Biggar; P. R. Spyak; M. M. Pavlov

2000-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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241

The United States Cooperative Climate-Observing Systems: Reflections and Recommendations  

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The system for the collection and archiving of climatic data from approximately 7000 cooperative observing stations across the United States is in need of improvement. Despite the efforts of many dedicated volunteers and professionals, suspect or ...

David A. Robinson

1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

A System for the Hourly Assimilation of Surface Observations in Mountainous and Flat Terrain  

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An assimilation system is presented that was designed to provide timely, detailed, and coherent analyses of surface data, even when the data are collected in rough terrain where station elevations differ widely and observations are often subject ...

Patricia A. Miller; Stanley G. Benjamin

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

An Observing System Simulation Experiment for the Laser Atmospheric Wind Sounder (LAWS)  

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A series of observing system simulation experiments (OSSES) was conducted to assess the potential impact of the Laser Atmospheric Wind Sounder (LAWS) instrument on a 5-day forecast using the Florida State University (FSU) primitive equation ...

G. D. Rohaly; T. N. Krishnamurti

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES): An Earth Observing System Experiment  

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Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) is an investigation to examine the role of cloud/radiation feedback in the Earth's climate system. The CERES broadband scanning radiometers are an improved version of the Earth Radiation Budget ...

Bruce A. Wielicki; Bruce R. Barkstrom; Edwin F. Harrison; Robert B. Lee III; G. Louis Smith; John E. Cooper

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

A glossary of selected meteorology terms. Final report  

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The atmospheric, oceanographic, nuclear, and electro-optical terminology contained in this publication was compiled by the Ad Hoc Glossary Committee of the Meteorology Group (MG) of the Range Commanders Council. Much of the material appearing in this glossary was developed using information from several U.S. Government publications and the Glossary of Meteorology.

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1982-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Meteorological phenomena forecast using data mining prediction methods  

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The occurrence of various meteorological phenomena, such as fog or low cloud cover, has significant impact on many human activities as air or ship transport operations. The management of air traffic at the airports was the main reason to design effective ... Keywords: decision trees, meteorological data, neural networks, prediction

František Babi?; Peter Bednár; František Albert; Ján Parali?; Juraj Bartók; Ladislav Hluchý

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Optimal Bidding Strategies for Wind Power Producers with Meteorological Forecasts  

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bid is computed by exploiting the forecast energy price for the day ahead market, the historical windOptimal Bidding Strategies for Wind Power Producers with Meteorological Forecasts Antonio statistics at the plant site and the day-ahead wind speed forecasts provided by a meteorological service. We

Giannitrapani, Antonello

248

CHAPTER III MARINE METEOROLOGY OF THE GULF OF MEXICO  

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CHAPTER III MARINE METEOROLOGY OF THE GULF OF MEXICO #12;Blank page retained for pagination #12;MARINE METEOROLOGY OF THE GULF OF MEXICO, A BRIEF REVIEW 1 By DALE F. LEIPPER, Department oj Oceonography, Agricultural and Mechanical College oj Tuas The best general summary of the weather over the Gulf of Mexico

249

OBSERVE: Occupancy-Based System for Efficient Reduction of HVAC Energy  

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control conditioning strategies. Using strategies based on sensor network occupancy model predictions, weOBSERVE: Occupancy-Based System for Efficient Reduction of HVAC Energy Varick L. Erickson, Miguel Á Descriptors I.6.5 [Simulation and Modeling]: Model Development; J.7 [Computers In Other Systems]: Command

Cerpa, Alberto E.

250

Hanford Meteorological Station computer codes: Volume 8, The REVIEW computer code  

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The Hanford Meteorological Station (HMS) routinely collects meteorological data from sources on and off the Hanford Site. The data are averaged over both 15 minutes and 1 hour and are maintained in separate databases on the Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) VAX 11/750 at the HMS. The databases are transferred to the Emergency Management System (EMS) DEC VAX 11/750 computer. The EMS is part of the Unified Dose Assessment Center, which is located on on the ground-level floor of the Federal building in Richland and operated by Pacific Northwest Laboratory. The computer program REVIEW is used to display meteorological data in graphical and alphanumeric form from either the 15-minute or hourly database. The code is available on the HMS and EMS computer. The REVIEW program helps maintain a high level of quality assurance on the instruments that collect the data and provides a convenient mechanism for analyzing meteorological data on a routine basis and during emergency response situations.

Andrews, G.L.; Burk, K.W.

1988-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Intercomparison of Meteorological Models Applied to the Athens Area and the Effect on photochemical Pollutant Predictions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study, four different meteorological models, one diagnostic and three prognostic, are used to develop meteorological inputs for a photochemical model, as applied to the peninsula of Athens, Greece. The comparison of meteorological models ...

P. Grossi; J-M. Giovannoni; A. G. Russell

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Assimilation of Standard and Targeted Observations within the Unstable Subspace of the Observation–Analysis–Forecast Cycle System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper it is shown that the flow-dependent instabilities that develop within an observation–analysis–forecast (OAF) cycle and that are responsible for the background error can be exploited in a very simple way to assimilate observations. ...

Anna Trevisan; Francesco Uboldi

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Aircraft Observations of Convective Systems in the Indian Ocean [EVS Event]  

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Aircraft Observations of Convective Systems in the Indian Ocean Aircraft Observations of Convective Systems in the Indian Ocean August 23, 2013 Speaker: Bradley Nicholas Guy National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory Date: Friday, August 23, 2013 Time: 11:00 a.m. Location: Argonne National Laboratory TCS Building 240 Room 4301 In the DYNAMO (Dynamics of the Madden-Julian Oscillation) field experiment, a large number of measurement platforms were deployed to study environmental and convective cloud system characteristics of the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) initiation region in the Indian Ocean. A mobile platform, the NOAA P-3 instrumented aircraft, sampled intense convective cloud systems, along with the surrounding environment. This presentation will explore the characteristics of mesoscale convective

254

Regional observations of mining blasts by the GSETT-3 seismic monitoring system  

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The cessation of testing of any nuclear explosive devices in all environments is the goal of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. In order to assure compliance with such a treaty, an international monitoring system has been proposed. This system will include seismic, infrasound, hydroacoustic and radionuclide monitors located throughout the world. The goal of this system is the detection of any nuclear test. In preparation for this treaty, a series of monitoring system tests, focusing primarily on seismic observations, have been undertaken. The most recent of these tests, Group of Scientific Experts Technical Test Three (GSETT-3), provides valuable data for assessing future monitoring systems. During the course of this experiment, seismic events associated with earthquakes, nuclear explosions and mining explosions have been recorded. This presentation will discuss the numbers and types of mining explosions triggering the system, in a particular area. Possible implications for the mining industry will be explored.

Stump, B.W.; Pearson, D.C.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

255

Digital RAC with a disturbance observer for underwater vehicle-manipulator systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Most control methods of underwater vehiclemanipulator systems (UVMS) are based on the computed torque method that is used for underwater robotic vehicles. We have proposed a resolved acceleration control (RAC) method for UVMS. In this article, we propose ... Keywords: Digital control, Disturbance observer, Manipulator, Underwater robot

Shinichi Sagara; Takashi Yatoh; Tomoaki Shimozawa

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Assimilation of Surface-Based Boundary Layer Profiler Observations during a Cool-Season Weather Event Using an Observing System Simulation Experiment. Part I: Analysis Impact  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study, an Observing System Simulation Experiment was used to examine how the assimilation of temperature, water vapor, and wind profiles from a potential array of ground-based remote sensing boundary layer profiling instruments impacts the ...

Jason A. Otkin; Daniel C. Hartung; David D. Turner; Ralph A. Petersen; Wayne F. Feltz; Erik Janzon

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

Complex Quality Assurance of Historical Hourly Surface Airways Meteorological Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new complex quality assurance (QA) procedure is developed for historical hourly surface airways meteorological data, recently digitized in a U.S. government–sponsored effort that extends the digital period of record back as early as the late ...

Daniel Y. Graybeal; Arthur T. DeGaetano; Keith L. Eggleston

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Meteorological Implications of the First Voyage of Christopher Columbus  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The log of the first voyage of Christopher Columbus to the New World provides valuable information on the meteorological conditions of September 1492. Comparison and analysis of the descriptive accounts of weather made by Columbus and his pilots ...

Randall S. Cerveny; Jay S. Hobgood

1992-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Two Meteorological Data Sets Released from LBA-ECO September...  

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Meteorological Data Sets Released from LBA-ECO The ORNL DAAC and the LBA DIS announce the release of two data sets associated with the LBA-ECO component of the Large Scale...

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Two Meteorological Data Sets Released from LBA-ECO September...  

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CD-04 Meteorological Data Sets Released from LBA-ECO The ORNL DAAC and the LBA DIS announce the release of two data sets associated with the LBA-ECO component of the Large Scale...

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261

Assessing the Impact of Meteorological History on Subtropical Cloud Fraction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study presents findings from the application of a new Lagrangian method used to evaluate the meteorological sensitivities of subtropical clouds in the northeast Atlantic. Parcel back trajectories are used to account for the influence of ...

Guillaume S. Mauger; Joel R. Norris

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

Meteorological Considerations Used in Planning the NEXRAD Network  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A systematic and objective approach was used to optimize the siting of the individual radars forming the Next Generation Weather Radar (NEXRAD) network. Prime consideration was given to meteorological factors in conjunction with the user agencies'...

D. A. Leone; R. M. Endlich; J. Petri?eks; R. T. H. Collis; J. R. Porter

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

Some Considerations in Using Color in Meteorological Displays  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This article is intended to facilitate discussion of issues related to the use of color in new meteorological displays. Given the proliferation of new graphics display capabilities (e.g., overlays, animation, the combination of statistical models ...

Robert R. Hoffman; Mark Detweiler; Jane A. Conway; Kevin Lipton

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

Meteorological Tower Measurements of a Surface Cold Front  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

measurements from the Boulder Atmospheric Observatory meteorological research tower are used to describe the structure and physical processes of a strong surface cold front. Analysis reveals that the horizontal gradients in temperature and wind ...

M. A. Shapiro

1984-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Toward a Standardized Metadata Protocol for Urban Meteorological Networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

With the growing number and significance of urban meteorological networks (UMNs) across the world, it is becoming critical to establish a standard metadata protocol. Indeed, a review of existing UMNs indicate large variations in the quality, quantity, and ...

Catherine L. Muller; Lee Chapman; C.S.B. Grimmond; Duick T. Young; Xiao-Ming Cai

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

Use of Multiquadric Interpolation for Meteorological Objective Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The method of multiquadric interpolation is described and compared to the Barnes and Cressman methods of meteorological objective analysis. The method of multiquadric interpolation uses hyperboloid radial basis functions to fit scattered data to ...

Wendell A. Nuss; David W. Titley

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Multifractal Analysis and Simulation of the Global Meteorological Network  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Taking the example of the meteorological measuring network, it is shown how the density of stations can be characterized by multifractal measures. A series of multifractal analysis techniques are applied (including new ones designed to take into ...

Y. Tessier; S. Lovejoy; D. Schertzer

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

Meteorological Support to the Earthwinds Transglobal Balloon Project  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The collocation of the Weather Forecast Office and the Desert Research Institute in Reno, Nevada, has fostered a National Weather Service (NWS)—University collaborative effort that provided meteorological forecasting and research support to an ...

Melanie Wetzel; Randolph Borys; Douglas Lowenthal; Stephen Brown

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

Operations of the National Weather Service Spaceflight Meteorology Group  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Weather is a significant aspect of most space shuttle launches and landings. The National Weather Service Spaceflight Meteorology Group (SMG) at Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, Texas, provides weather forecasts and advice to support space ...

Frank C. Brody; Richard A. Lafosse; Dan G. Bellue; Timothy D. Oram

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

A Meteorological Reanalysis for the 1991 Gulf War  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In support of the Department of Defense's Gulf War Illness study, the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has performed global and mesoscale meteorological reanalyses to provide a quantitative atmospheric characterization of the Persian Gulf region ...

Jainn J. Shi; Simon W. Chang; Teddy R. Holt; Timothy F. Hogan; Douglas L. Westphal

2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Meteorological Model Evaluation for CalNex 2010  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The performance of mesoscale meteorological models is evaluated for the coastal zone and Los Angeles area of Southern California, and for the San Joaquin Valley. Several configurations of the Weather Research and Forecasting Model (WRF) with ...

Wayne M. Angevine; Lee Eddington; Kevin Durkee; Chris Fairall; Laura Bianco; Jerome Brioude

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Dynamical Extended Range Forecasting (DERF) at the National Meteorological Center  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Early results are presented of an experimental program in Dynamical Extended Range Forecasting at the National Meteorological Center. The primary objective of this program is to assess the feasibility of extending operational numerical weather ...

M. Steven Tracton; Kingtse Mo; Wilbur Chen; Eugenia Kalnay; Robert Kistler; Glenn White

1989-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Comprehensive Hydrostatic Quality Control at the National Meteorological Center  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Comprehensive Hydrostatic Quality Control (CHQC) of rawinsonde data on height and temperature at mandatory isobaric surfaces designed and implemented at the National Meteorological Center in Washington is described in detail. Main principles ...

William G. Collins; Lev S. Gandin

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

High-Resolution Satellite Imagery for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this article high-resolution satellite imagery from a variety of meteorological and environmental satellites is compared. Digital datasets from Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES), National Oceanic and Atmospheric ...

David B. Johnson; Pierre Flament; Robert L. Bernstein

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Recent Innovations in Deriving Tropospheric Winds from Meteorological Satellites  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The evolving constellation of environmental/meteorological satellites and their associated sensor technology is rapidly advancing. This is providing opportunities for creatively improving satellite-derived products used in weather analysis and ...

Christopher Velden; Jaime Daniels; David Stettner; David Santek; Jeff Key; Jason Dunion; Kenneth Holmlund; Gail Dengel; Wayne Bresky; Paul Menzel

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

The Minneapolis Flash Flood: Meteorological Analysis and Operational Response  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The evolution of the synoptic- and meso-?-scale meteorological setting for the 23 July 1987 Minneapolis flash flood is described. Analyses of conventional upper-air data, including quasi-geostrophic processes, are employed to identify the large-...

Barry E. Schwartz; Charles F. Chappell; William E. Togstad; Xiao-Ping Zhong

1990-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

What Do Introductory Meteorology Students Want to Learn?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During 2002 and 2003, surveys of introductory meteorology students were conducted at the University of Georgia and the University of Wisconsin—Madison. These surveys asked which one question about weather and climate each student would most like ...

John A. Knox; Steven A. Ackerman

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Mesoscale Meteorology and High Ozone in the Northeast United States  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study examines the relationship between mesoscale meteorological conditions and high-ozone days in the northeastern United States. It is proposed that the leeside trough and the sea-breeze front are two mesoscale features that can be ...

Robert S. Gaza

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Spatiotemporal Characteristics of Meteorological Drought for the Island of Crete  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A modified drought index, named the spatially normalized–standardized precipitation index (SN-SPI), has been developed for assessing meteorological droughts. The SN–SPI is a variant index to the standardized precipitation index and is based on ...

Aristeidis G. Koutroulis; Aggeliki-Eleni K. Vrohidou; Ioannis K. Tsanis

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Application of the Piecewise Parabolic Method (PPM) to Meteorological Modeling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Piecewise Parabolic Method (PPM), a numerical technique developed in astrophysics for modeling fluid flows with strong shocks and discontinuities is adapted for treating sharp gradients in small-scale meteorological flows. PPM differs ...

Richard L. Carpenter Jr.; Kelvin K. Droegemeier; Paul R. Woodward; Carl E. Hane

1990-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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281

Canadian Atlantic Storms Program: The Meteorological Field Project  

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The field phase of the Canadian Atlantic Storms Program (CASP) was conducted from 15 January to 15 March 1986. The principal objective of the meteorological component of the program was to begin the process of improving the understanding and ...

R. E. Stewart; G. A. Isaac; R. W. Shaw

1987-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Cal Tech's Program in Meteorology: 1933–1948  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech) established a course of study in meteorology in 1933. It was intimately tied to the upsurge of activity in commercial and military aviation that occurred in the period between the world wars. The ...

J. M. Lewis

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Meteorological Data Needs for Modeling Air Quality Uncertainties  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A probabilistic framework for incorporating uncertainty in air quality models is described. The quantitative dependence of the uncertainty in calculated air quality concentrations on the uncertainty in the input meteorological data is illustrated ...

W. S. Lewellen; R. I. Sykes

1989-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Prospects for Industrial Meteorology in the 1980s  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Industrial meteorology has been growing rapidly in the past few years as a result of an improved business climate and increased receptivity on the part of business to specially tailored weather information. It is probable that this trend will ...

R. L. Carnahan

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

An Overview of the China Meteorological Administration Tropical Cyclone Database  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The China Meteorological Administration’s tropical cyclone (TC) database includes not only the best track dataset, but also TC-induced wind and precipitation data. This article summarizes the characteristics and key technical details of the CMA TC ...

Ming Ying; Wei Zhang; Hui Yu; Xiaoqin Lu; Jingxian Feng; Yongxiang Fan; Yongti Zhu; Dequan Chen

286

Quantum Reality, Complex Numbers, and the Meteorological Butterfly Effect  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Meteorology is a wonderfully interdisciplinary subject. But can nonlinear thinking about predictability of weather and climate contribute usefully to issues in fundamental physics? Although this might seem extremely unlikely at first sight, ...

T. N. Palmer

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

A Simple Parameterization of Land Surface Processes for Meteorological Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A parameterization of land surface processes to be included in mesoscale and large-scale meteorological models is presented. The number of parameters has been reduced as much as possible, while attempting to preserve the representation of the ...

J. Noilhan; S. Planton

1989-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Publication Trends in American Meteorological Society Technical Journals  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Some statistical measures of growth of American Meteorological Society technical journals have been compiled. A general upward trend in total number of articles, pages, and an increase (nearly doubling during the past 20 years) in the average ...

Richard H. Johnson; Wayne H. Schubert

1989-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

The Impact of GEM and MM5 Modeled Meteorological Conditions on CMAQ Air Quality Modeling Results in Eastern Canada and the Northeastern United States  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesoscale Model (MM5) is currently the meteorological model most widely used as input into the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) modeling system. In ...

Steven C. Smyth; Dazhong Yin; Helmut Roth; Weimin Jiang; Michael D. Moran; Louis-Philippe Crevier

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Cirrus Cloud Properties and the Large-Scale Meteorological Environment: Relationships Derived from A-Train and NCEP–NCAR Reanalysis Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Empirical knowledge of how cirrus cloud properties are coupled with the large-scale meteorological environment is a prerequisite for understanding the role of microphysical processes in the life cycle of cirrus cloud systems. Using active and ...

Elizabeth Berry; Gerald G. Mace

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Sharp Observability Estimates for a System of Two Coupled Nonconservative Hyperbolic Equations  

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We consider a system of two coupled nonconservative wave equations. For this system, we prove several observability estimates. Those observability estimates are sharp in the sense that they lead by duality to the controllability (exact or approximate) of the coupled system with a single control acting through one of the equations only while keeping the same controllability time as for a single equation. Existing results in the literature either require two controls, or in the case of a single control, they have a controllability time that blows up as the coupling parameter goes to zero. Our proofs rely on: (i) Carleman estimates, (ii) energy estimates and (iii) localizing arguments. The results obtained complement and improve, in some sense, earlier results while at the same time providing new uniqueness results.

Tebou, Louis, E-mail: teboul@fiu.edu [Florida International University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics (United States)

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

292

Autonomous Observing and Control Systems for PAIRITEL, a 1.3m Infrared Imaging Telescope  

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The Peters Automated Infrared Imaging Telescope (PAIRITEL) is the first meter-class telescope operating as a fully robotic IR imaging system. Dedicated in October 2004, PAIRITEL began regular observations in mid-December 2004 as part of a 1.5 year commissioning period. The system was designed to respond without human intervention to new gamma-ray burst transients: this milestone was finally reached on November 9, 2005 but the telescope had a number of semi-automated sub-10 minute responses throughout early commissioning. When not operating in Target of Opportunity mode, PAIRITEL performs a number of queue scheduled transient monitoring campaigns. To achieve this level of automation, we have developed communicating tools to connect the various sub-systems: an intelligent queue scheduling database, run-time configurable observation sequence software, a data reduction pipeline, and a master state machine which monitors and controls all functions within and affecting the observatory.

J. S. Bloom; Dan L. Starr; Cullen H. Blake; M. F. Skrutskie; Emilio E. Falco

2005-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

293

Risø–I–1206(EN) Wind Power Meteorology  

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Abstract Wind power meteorology has evolved as an applied science, firmly founded on boundary-layer meteorology, but with strong links to climatology and geography. It concerns itself with three main areas: siting of wind turbines, regional wind resource assessment, and short-term prediction of the wind resource. The history, status and perspectives of wind power meteorology are presented, with emphasis on physical considerations and on its practical application. Following a global view of the wind resource, the elements of boundary layer meteorology which are most important for wind energy are reviewed: wind profiles and shear, turbulence and gust, and extreme winds. The data used in wind power meteorology stem mainly from three sources: onsite wind measurements, the synoptic networks, and the re-analysis projects. Wind climate analysis, wind resource estimation and siting further require a detailed description of the topography of the terrain – with respect to the roughness of the surface, near-by obstacles, and orographical features. Finally, the meteorological models used for estimation and prediction of the wind are described; their classification,

Erik L. Petersen; Niels G. Mortensen; Lars L; Jørgen Højstrup; Helmut P. Frank

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

The Hidden Role of Women in Monitoring Nineteenth-Century African Weather: Instrumental Observations in Equatorial Guinea  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Some of the first systematic meteorological observations in Africa were made by two women in Equatorial Guinea in 1875. Sisters Isabel and Juliana Urquiola, together with Manuel Iradier, Isabel's husband, built a meteorological observatory on ...

M. Cruz Gallego; Fernando Domínguez-Castro; José M. Vaquero; Ricardo García-Herrera

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Radar Observations of Convective System Variability in Relationship to African Easterly Waves during the 2006 AMMA Special Observing Period  

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A radar-based analysis of the structure, motion, and rainfall variability of westward-propagating squall-line mesoscale convective systems (SLMCSs) in Niamey, Niger, during the African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Activities ...

Williams, Earle R.

296

Radar Observations of Convective System Variability in Relationship to African Easterly Waves during the 2006 AMMA Special Observing Period  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A radar-based analysis of the structure, motion, and rainfall variability of westward-propagating squall-line mesoscale convective systems (SLMCSs) in Niamey, Niger, during the African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Activities (AMMA) 2006 special ...

Rosana Nieto Ferreira; Thomas Rickenbach; Nick Guy; Earle Williams

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Transit Timing Observations from Kepler: IV. Confirmation of 4 Multiple Planet Systems by Simple Physical Models  

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Eighty planetary systems of two or more planets are known to orbit stars other than the Sun. For most, the data can be sufficiently explained by non-interacting Keplerian orbits, so the dynamical interactions of these systems have not been observed. Here we present 4 sets of lightcurves from the Kepler spacecraft, which each show multiple planets transiting the same star. Departure of the timing of these transits from strict periodicity indicates the planets are perturbing each other: the observed timing variations match the forcing frequency of the other planet. This confirms that these objects are in the same system. Next we limit their masses to the planetary regime by requiring the system remain stable for astronomical timescales. Finally, we report dynamical fits to the transit times, yielding possible values for the planets masses and eccentricities. As the timespan of timing data increases, dynamical fits may allow detailed constraints on the systems architectures, even in cases for which high-precision Doppler follow-up is impractical.

Fabrycky, Daniel C.; /UC, Santa Cruz; Ford, Eric B.; /Florida U.; Steffen, Jason H.; /Fermilab; Rowe, Jason F.; /SETI Inst., Mtn. View /NASA, Ames; Carter, Joshua A.; /Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. Astrophys.; Moorhead, Althea V.; /Florida U.; Batalha, Natalie M.; /San Jose State U.; Borucki, William J.; /NASA, Ames; Bryson, Steve; /NASA, Ames; Buchhave, Lars A.; /Bohr Inst. /Copenhagen U.; Christiansen, Jessie L.; /SETI Inst., Mtn. View /NASA, Ames /Caltech

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating the Cloud Cover Forecast of NCEP Global Forecast System with Satellite Observation  

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To assess the quality of daily cloud cover forecast generated by the operational global numeric model, the NCEP Global Forecast System (GFS), we compose a large sample with outputs from GFS model and satellite observations from the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) in the period of July 2004 to June 2008, to conduct a quantitative and systematic assessment of the performance of a cloud model that covers a relatively long range of time, basic cloud types, and in a global view. The evaluation has revealed the goodness of the model forecast, which further illustrates our completeness on understanding cloud generation mechanism. To quantity the result, we found a remarkably high correlation between the model forecasts and the satellite observations over the entire globe, with mean forecast error less than 15% in most areas. Considering a forecast within 30% difference to the observation to be a "good" one, we find that the probability for the GFS model to make good forecasts varies between...

Ye, Quanzhi

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Multiwavelength optical observations of the chromospherically active binary system MS Ser  

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We present here a continuation of our ongoing project of multiwavelength optical observations aimed at studying the chromosphere of active binary systems using the information provided for several optical spectroscopic features that are formed at different heights in the chromosphere (Montes et al. 1997, 1998; Sanz-Forcada et al. 1998). In this contribution we focus our study on the preliminar analysis of the active binary system MS Ser. We have taken H$\\alpha$ and H$\\beta$ spectra in 1995 with the Coude Spectrograph at 2.2m telescope in Calar Alto, and high resolution SOFIN echelle spectra (covering H_alpha, H_beta, Na I D_{1} and D_{2}, He I D_{3}, Mg I b triplet, Ca II H & K, and Ca II infrared triplet lines) in 1998 with the 2.56m Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT) in La Palma. A strong emission in the Ca II H & K and Ca II IRT lines, coming from the primary component (recently classified as K2IV) is observed. One of the Ca II H & K spectra (at orbital phase near quadrature) reveals that the secondary (G8V) also exhibit a small emission. A near complete and variable filling-in of the H_alpha and H_beta is obtained after the application of the spectral subtraction technique. We detect also some seasonal variations between these two observing runs and in comparation with our previous Ca II H & K observations taken in 1993 (Montes et al. 1995).

J. Sanz-Forcada; D. Montes; M. J. Fernandez-Figueroa; E. De Castro; M. Cornide

1998-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

300

Hanford meteorological station computer codes: Volume 9, The quality assurance computer codes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Hanford Meteorological Station (HMS) was established in 1944 on the Hanford Site to collect and archive meteorological data and provide weather forecasts and related services for Hanford Site approximately 1/2 mile east of the 200 West Area and is operated by PNL for the US Department of Energy. Meteorological data are collected from various sensors and equipment located on and off the Hanford Site. These data are stored in data bases on the Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) VAX 11/750 at the HMS (hereafter referred to as the HMS computer). Files from those data bases are routinely transferred to the Emergency Management System (EMS) computer at the Unified Dose Assessment Center (UDAC). To ensure the quality and integrity of the HMS data, a set of Quality Assurance (QA) computer codes has been written. The codes will be routinely used by the HMS system manager or the data base custodian. The QA codes provide detailed output files that will be used in correcting erroneous data. The following sections in this volume describe the implementation and operation of QA computer codes. The appendices contain detailed descriptions, flow charts, and source code listings of each computer code. 2 refs.

Burk, K.W.; Andrews, G.L.

1989-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Low-Level Structure and Evolution of a Dry Arctic Front over the Central United States. Part I: Mesoscale Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Observations taken over the period 8–10 March 1992 during the Storm-scale Operational and Research Meteorology Fronts Experiment Systems Test in the central United States are used to document the detailed low-level structure and evolution of a ...

L. Jay Miller; Margaret A. LeMone; William Blumen; Robert L. Grossman; Nimal Gamage; Robert J. Zamora

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

A New Three-Dimensional Visualization System for Combining Aircraft and Radar Data and Its Application to RICO Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The analysis of diverse datasets from meteorological field campaigns often involves the use of separate 1D or combined 2D plots from various applications, making the determination of spatial and temporal relationships and correlations among these ...

Dan K. Arthur; Sonia Lasher-Trapp; Ayman Abdel-Haleem; Nicholas Klosterman; David S. Ebert

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

The beneficial impact of radio occultation observations on Australian region forecasts  

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(COSMIC) was launched in April 2006. This system provides a new observation type for operational meteorology that has been shown to provide significant information on the thermodynamic state of the atmosphere and to allow improvements in atmospheric analysis and prognosis. A month of COSMIC radio occultation observations, together with a smaller number of radio occultation observations from the Meteorological Operational satellite (MetOp) and Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) spacecraft, have been assimilated into the global ACCESS (Australian Community Climate Earth System Simulator) system, which is being employed at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology to provide real-time operational forecasts. In this study, four-dimensional variational assimilation (4DVAR) has been used to assimilate the radio occultation and other data into the global ACCESS system (ACCESS-G), which has been used to provide forecasts to five days ahead. For the period studied, the accuracy of these forecasts has been compared to forecasts generated without the use of the radio occultation data. The forecasts using radio occultation data have been found to be improved in the lower, middle and upper troposphere. These results, combined with the relatively unbiased nature of the radio occultation observations indicate their use has the potential to improve operational analysis and forecasting in the Australian Region and also to assist in important tasks such as a regional reanalysis and climate monitoring.

John Le Marshall; Yi Xiao; Robert Norman; Kefei Zhang; Anthony Rea; Lidia Cucurull; Rolf Seecamp; Peter Steinle; K. Puri; Tan Le

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Sensor Configuration Selection for Discrete-Event Systems under Unreliable Observations  

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Algorithms for counting the occurrences of special events in the framework of partially-observed discrete event dynamical systems (DEDS) were developed in previous work. Their performances typically become better as the sensors providing the observations become more costly or increase in number. This paper addresses the problem of finding a sensor configuration that achieves an optimal balance between cost and the performance of the special event counting algorithm, while satisfying given observability requirements and constraints. Since this problem is generally computational hard in the framework considered, a sensor optimization algorithm is developed using two greedy heuristics, one myopic and the other based on projected performances of candidate sensors. The two heuristics are sequentially executed in order to find best sensor configurations. The developed algorithm is then applied to a sensor optimization problem for a multiunit- operation system. Results show that improved sensor configurations can be found that may significantly reduce the sensor configuration cost but still yield acceptable performance for counting the occurrences of special events.

Wen-Chiao Lin; Tae-Sic Yoo; Humberto E. Garcia

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Surface and Tower Meteorological Instrumentation at NSA Handbook - January 2006  

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The Surface and Tower Meteorological Instrumentation at Atqasuk (METTWR2H) uses mainly conventional in situ sensors to measure wind speed, wind direction, air temperature, dew point and humidity mounted on a 10-m tower. It also obtains barometric pressure, visibility, and precipitation data from sensors at or near the base of the tower. In addition, a Chilled Mirror Hygrometer is located at 1 m for comparison purposes. Temperature and relative humidity probes are mounted at 2 m and 5 m on the tower. For more information, see the Surface and Tower Meteorological Instrumentation at Atqasuk Handbook.

MT Ritsche

2006-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

306

Wind Measurement and Archival under the Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS): User Concerns and Opportunity for Improvement  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The National Weather Service, as a part of its modernization effort, is implementing the Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS). Much discussion has occurred about various aspects of ASOS versus the current system of manual and automated ...

Mark D. Powell

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Developing an Operational, Surface-Based, GPS, Water Vapor Observing System for NOAA: Network Design and Results  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The need for a reliable, low-cost observing system to measure water vapor in the atmosphere is incontrovertible. Experiments have shown the potential for using Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers to measure total precipitable water vapor ...

Daniel E. Wolfe; Seth I. Gutman

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Rapid Scan AERI Observations: Benefits and Analysis  

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Rapid Scan AERI Observations: Benefits and Analysis Rapid Scan AERI Observations: Benefits and Analysis W. F. Feltz, D. D. Turner, R. O. Knuteson, and R. G. Dedecker Space Science and Engineering Center Cooperative Institute of Mesoscale Meteorological Studies University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, Wisconsin D. D. Turner Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, Washington Introduction The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program has funded the development of the atmospheric emitted radiance interferometer (AERI). This has led to a hardened, autonomous system that measures downwelling infrared (IR) radiance at high-spectral resolution. Seven AERI systems have been deployed around the world as part of the ARM Program. The initial goal of these instruments was to characterize the clear-sky IR emission from the atmosphere,

309

OK–FIRST: A Meteorological Information System for Public Safety  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Oklahoma Climatological Survey has supported local public safety agencies (fire departments, law enforcement agencies, and emergency management) through its OK–FIRST program since 1996. OK–FIRST provides real–time use of weather data to ...

Dale A. Morris; Kenneth C. Crawford; Kevin A. Kloesel; J. Michael Wolfinbarger

2001-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

1809DECEMBER 2002AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY | ONVENTIONAL SYSTEMS. Properly de-  

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NFPA Standards. 07.A.09 If work is to be performed at night, a night operations' lighting plan shall outdoor - tunnels and general underground work areas (minimum 110 lux required at tunnel and shaft heading during drilling, mucking, and scaling) 110 50 110 10 5 10 Conveyor routes 110 10 Dam Operating Areas

Slatton, Clint

311

Seasonal Runoff Forecasting Using Precipitation from Meteorological Data Assimilation Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In semiarid mountainous regions such as central Asia, runoff from snowmelt often represents the dominant contribution to river flow and freshwater supply during the dry season. The estimation of snow accumulation during the preceding seasons then ...

Christoph Schär; Lyudmila Vasilina; Felix Pertziger; Sébastien Dirren

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

CLARREO shortwave observing system simulation experiments of the twenty-first century: Simulator design and implementation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Projected changes in the Earth system will likely be manifested in changes in reflected solar radiation. This paper introduces an operational Observational System Simulation Experiment (OSSE) to calculate the signals of future climate forcings and feedbacks in top-of-atmosphere reflectance spectra. The OSSE combines simulations from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report for the NCAR Community Climate System Model (CCSM) with the MODTRAN radiative transfer code to calculate reflectance spectra for simulations of current and future climatic conditions over the 21st century. The OSSE produces narrowband reflectances and broadband fluxes, the latter of which have been extensively validated against archived CCSM results. The shortwave reflectance spectra contain atmospheric features including signals from water vapor, liquid and ice clouds, and aerosols. The spectra are also strongly influenced by the surface bidirectional reflectance properties of predicted snow and sea ice and the climatological seasonal cycles of vegetation. By comparing and contrasting simulated reflectance spectra based on emissions scenarios with increasing projected and fixed present-day greenhouse gas and aerosol concentrations, we find that prescribed forcings from increases in anthropogenic sulfate and carbonaceous aerosols are detectable and are spatially confined to lower latitudes. Also, changes in the intertropical convergence zone and poleward shifts in the subsidence zones and the storm tracks are all detectable along with large changes in snow cover and sea ice fraction. These findings suggest that the proposed NASA Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory (CLARREO) mission to measure shortwave reflectance spectra may help elucidate climate forcings, responses, and feedbacks.

Feldman, D.R.; Algieri, C.A.; Ong, J.R.; Collins, W.D.

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Cloud Properties over the North Slope of Alaska: Identifying the Prevailing Meteorological Regimes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Long time series of Arctic atmospheric measurements are assembled into meteorological categories that can serve as test cases for climate model evaluation. The meteorological categories are established by applying an objective k-means clustering ...

Johannes Mülmenstädt; Dan Lubin; Lynn M. Russell; Andrew M. Vogelmann

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Coordination of Meteorological Services and Supporting Research in the Federal Government  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorological Services and Supporting Research has a unique role in the meteorological community. It is the only office within the federal government with the responsibility and supporting infrastructure ...

James B. Harrison

1988-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

An Automated Classification Scheme Designed to Better Elucidate the Dependence of Ozone on Meteorology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper utilizes a two-stage (average linkage then convergent k means) clustering approach as part of an automated meteorological classification scheme designed to better elucidate the dependence of ozone on meteorology. When applied to 10 ...

Brian K. Eder; Jerry M. Davis; Peter Bloomfield

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Mass-Consistent Wind Model as a Meteorological Preprocessor for Tracer Transport Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Atmospheric transport models usually require the mass conservation of the advective meteorological field. Even if the advection field is provided by sophisticated initialization or prediction models of meteorological centers, some mass imbalance ...

Hirohiko Ishikawa

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Meteorological Reanalyses for the Study of Gulf War Illnesses: Khamisiyah Case Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Marine Meteorology Division of the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), assisted by the Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center, has performed global and mesoscale reanalyses to support the study of Gulf War illness. Realistic and ...

D. L. Westphal; T. R. Holt; S. W. Chang; N. L. Baker; T. F. Hogan; L. R. Brody; R. A. Godfrey; J. S. Goerss; J. A. Cummings; D. J. Laws; C. W. Hines

1999-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

The Evolution of Objective Analysis Methodology at the National Meteorological Center  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objective analysis of meteorological variables has been routinely performed at the National Meteorological Center (NMC) since October 1955. In the first few years, much attention was devoted to incorporating three principles of subjective ...

Clifford H. Dey

1989-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Characterization of Weekly Cumulative Rainfall Forecasts over Meteorological Subdivisions of India Using a GCM  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Weekly cumulative rainfall forecasts were made for the meteorologically homogeneous areas of the Indian subcontinent, divided into meteorological subdivisions, by performing 7-day integrations of the operational Indian T80 Global Spectral Model ...

S. A. Saseendran; S. V. Singh; L. S. Rathore; Someshwar Das

2002-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

A FAMILY TREE OF TROPICAL METEOROLOGY'S ACADEMIC COMMUNITY AND ITS PROPOSED EXPANSION  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As part of the 30th American Meteorological Society Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida in April 2012, an academic lineage (“family tree”) of that community was presented to document the history of contributors ...

ROBERT E. HART; JOSHUA H. COSSUTH

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Recent and Future Trends in U.S. Undergraduate Meteorology Enrollments, Degree Recipients, and Employment Opportunities  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Using data derived from the American Meteorological Society–University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Curricula and U.S. Department of Education statistics, it is found that the number of meteorology bachelor's degree recipients in the ...

John A. Knox

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Quality Control of Meteorological Data for the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program Meteorological Support Project ensures the accuracy and reliability of data acquired by meteorological monitoring stations located at seven U.S. Army chemical weapons depots where storage and ...

James C. Liljegren; Stephen Tschopp; Kevin Rogers; Fred Wasmer; Lucia Liljegren; Michael Myirski

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Dynamically Consistent Formulations in Meteorological and Air Quality Models for Multiscale Atmospheric Studies. Part II: Mass Conservation Issues  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Eulerian air quality models that require gridded meteorological inputs have to adapt to recent advances in meteorological models for fully compressible atmosphere. When the input meteorological data are recast with a robust fully compressible ...

Daewon W. Byun

1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Final Report: Update of the Glossary of Meteorology, September 1, 1994 - August 3, 1999  

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The American Meteorological Society has updated the Glossary of Meteorology from the first addition which was published in 1959. The second edition contains over 12,000 entries in meteorology and related fields. The glossary will be made available in both book and CD-ROM formats. DOE was one of six federal agencies that provided support for this project.

American Meteorological Society

2000-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

325

Meteorological and topographical indicators of wind energy for regional assessments  

SciTech Connect

Techniques using meteorological and topographical indicators of wind energy, developed by PNL and applied to the Northwest wind resource assessment, improved the reliability of the analysis of the geographical distribution of wind energy. The identification and application of these indicators led to an improved understanding of the conditions associated with high and low wind energy. Furthermore, these indicators are especially useful in complex terrain and wind-data-sparse areas for obtaining a somewhat realistic estimate of the wind energy resource.

Elliott, D. L.

1979-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Meteorological field measurements at potential and actual wind turbine sites  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

An overview of experiences gained in a meteorological measurement program conducted at a number of locations around the United States for the purpose of site evaluation for wind energy utilization is provided. The evolution of the measurement program from its inception in 1976 to the present day is discussed. Some of the major accomplishments and areas for improvement are outlined. Some conclusions on research using data from this program are presented.

Renne, D.S.; Sandusky, W.F.; Hadley, D.L.

1982-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

The Effect of Atmospheric Water Vapor on Neutron Count in the Cosmic-Ray Soil Moisture Observing System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The cosmic-ray method for measuring soil moisture, used in the COsmic-ray Soil Moisture Observing System (COSMOS), relies on the exceptional ability of hydrogen to moderate fast neutrons. Sources of hydrogen near the ground, other than soil ...

R. Rosolem; W. J. Shuttleworth; M. Zreda; T. E. Franz; X. Zeng; S. A. Kurc

328

Comparing the Convective Structure and Microphysics in Two Sahelian Mesoscale Convective Systems: Radar Observations and CRM Simulations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Two mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) observed during the African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analyses (AMMA) experiment are simulated using the three-dimensional (3D) Goddard Cumulus Ensemble model. This study was undertaken to determine the ...

Nick Guy; Xiping Zeng; Steven A. Rutledge; Wei-Kuo Tao

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Performance Evaluation for a Lightning Location System Based on Observations of Artificially Triggered Lightning and Natural Lightning Flashes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Performance evaluation for the lightning location system (LLS) of the power grid in Guangdong Province, China, was conducted based on observation data of the triggered lightning flashes obtained in Conghua, Guangzhou, during 2007–11 and natural ...

Luwen Chen; Yijun Zhang; Weitao Lu; Dong Zheng; Yang Zhang; Shaodong Chen; Zhihui Huang

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

The Effect of Atmospheric Water Vapor on Neutron Count in the Cosmic-Ray Soil Moisture Observing System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The cosmic-ray method for measuring soil moisture, used in the Cosmic-Ray Soil Moisture Observing System (COSMOS), relies on the exceptional ability of hydrogen to moderate fast neutrons. Sources of hydrogen near the ground, other than soil ...

R. Rosolem; W. J. Shuttleworth; M. Zreda; T. E. Franz; X. Zeng; S. A. Kurc

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Electrification of Stratiform Regions in Mesoscale Convective Systems. Part I: An Observational Comparison of Symmetric and Asymmetric MCSs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The kinematic, microphysical, and electrical structures of two mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) observed during the 1991 Cooperative Oklahoma Profiler Studies (COPS91) experiment are analyzed. Profiles of the vertical electric field structure ...

Terry J. Schuur; Steven A. Rutledge

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Accuracy of Diagnostic Heat and Moisture Budgets Using SESAME-79 Field Data as Revealed by Observing System Simulation Experiments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The accuracy of diagnostic heat and moisture budgets using the AVE-SESAME 1979 data is investigated through a series of observing system simulation experiments. The four-dimensional (including time) data set provided by a mesoscale model is used ...

Ying-Hwa Kuo; Richard A. Anthes

1984-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

SMA Observations of Class 0 Protostars: A High-Angular Resolution Survey of Protostellar Binary Systems  

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We present high angular resolution 1.3 mm and 850 um dust continuum data obtained with the Submillimeter Array toward 33 Class 0 protostars in nearby clouds (distance < 500 pc), which represents so far the largest survey toward protostellar binary/multiple systems. The median angular resolution in the survey is 2.5 arcsec, while the median linear resolution is approximately 600 AU. Compact dust continuum emission is observed from all sources in the sample. Twenty-one sources in the sample show signatures of binarity/multiplicity, with separations ranging from 50 to 5000 AU. The numbers of singles, binaries, triples, and quadruples in the sample are 12, 14, 5, and 2, respectively. The derived multiplicity frequency (MF) and companion star fraction (CSF) for Class 0 protostars are 0.64+/-0.08 and 0.91+/-0.05, respectively, with no correction for completeness. The derived MF and CSF in this survey are approximately two times higher than the values found in the binary surveys toward Class I YSOs, and approxima...

Chen, Xuepeng; Zhang, Qizhou; Bourke, Tyler L; Launhardt, Ralf; Jorgensen, Jes K; Lee, Chin-Fee; Foster, Jonathan B; Dunham, Michael M; Pineda, Jaime E; Henning, Thomas

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Chemical Source Inversion Using Assimilated Constituent Observations in an Idealized Two-Dimensional System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A source inversion technique for chemical constituents is presented that uses assimilated constituent observations rather than directly using the observations. The method is tested with a simple model problem, which is a two-dimensional Fourier–...

Andrew Tangborn; Robert Cooper; Steven Pawson; Zhibin Sun

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

A Prototype WRF-Based Ensemble Data Assimilation System for Dynamically Downscaling Satellite Precipitation Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the near future, the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission will provide precipitation observations with unprecedented accuracy and spatial/temporal coverage of the globe. For hydrological applications, the satellite observations need ...

Dusanka Zupanski; Sara Q. Zhang; Milija Zupanski; Arthur Y. Hou; Samson H. Cheung

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

An Observation System Used To Study the Marine Boundary Layer Over the Bay of Bengal During Summer Monex 79  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An observation system used to study the marine boundary layer over the Bay of Bengal at Digha Beach, West Bengal, India, as part of the International Monsoon Experiments (MONEX 79) is described in this paper. It was a portable system that was ...

S. SethuRaman; P. Michael; W. A. Tuthill; J. McNeil

1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

GPS Meteorology: Mapping Zenith Wet Delays onto Precipitable Water  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Emerging networks of Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers can be used in the remote sensing of atmospheric water vapor. The time-varying zenith wet delay observed at each GPS receiver in a network can be transformed into an estimate of the ...

Michael Bevis; Steven Businger; Steven Chiswell; Thomas A. Herring; Richard A. Anthes; Christian Rocken; Randolph H. Ware

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Spacetime thermodynamics and subsystem observables in a kinetically constrained model of glassy systems  

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Spacetime thermodynamics and subsystem observables in aconcept of spacetime thermodynamics [3] is illus- trated indiscussion of space- time thermodynamics by considering the

Jack, Robert L.; Garrahan, Juan P.; Chandler, David

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Meteorology-induced variations in the spatial behavior of summer ozone pollution in Central California  

SciTech Connect

Cluster analysis was applied to daily 8 h ozone maxima modeled for a summer season to characterize meteorology-induced variations in the spatial distribution of ozone. Principal component analysis is employed to form a reduced dimension set to describe and interpret ozone spatial patterns. The first three principal components (PCs) capture {approx}85% of total variance, with PC1 describing a general spatial trend, and PC2 and PC3 each describing a spatial contrast. Six clusters were identified for California's San Joaquin Valley (SJV) with two low, three moderate, and one high-ozone cluster. The moderate ozone clusters are distinguished by elevated ozone levels in different parts of the valley: northern, western, and eastern, respectively. The SJV ozone clusters have stronger coupling with the San Francisco Bay area (SFB) than with the Sacramento Valley (SV). Variations in ozone spatial distributions induced by anthropogenic emission changes are small relative to the overall variations in ozone amomalies observed for the whole summer. Ozone regimes identified here are mostly determined by the direct and indirect meteorological effects. Existing measurement sites are sufficiently representative to capture ozone spatial patterns in the SFB and SV, but the western side of the SJV is under-sampled.

Jin, Ling; Harley, Robert A.; Brown, Nancy J.

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

340

Interactions between a Developing Mesoscale Convective System and Its Environment. Part I: Observational Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper is the first in a two part series in which the interactions between a growing mesoscale convective system (MCS) and its surrounding environment are investigated. The system studied here developed in northeastern Colorado on 19 July ...

Jason E. Nachamkin; Ray L. McAnelly; William R. Cotton

2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Early Canadian Weather Observers and the “Year Without a Summer”  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The unusual spring and summer weather of the year 1816 in central Canada is discussed using Canadian newspaper accounts together with manuscript records from early amateur weather observers. Many of the spectacular meteorological events of this ...

Kevin Hamilton

1986-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

An Observational and Prognostic Numerical Investigation of Complex Terrain Dispersion  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Atmospheric Studies in Complex Terrain Program conducted a field experiment at the interface of the Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains in the winter of 1991. Extensive meteorological observations were taken in northeastern Colorado near ...

Gregory S. Poulos; James E. Bossert

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Estimation of TAMDAR Observational Error and Assimilation Experiments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Tropospheric Airborne Meteorological Data Reporting (TAMDAR) observations are becoming a major data source for numerical weather prediction (NWP) because of the advantages of their high spatiotemporal resolution and humidity measurements. In this ...

Feng Gao; Xiaoyan Zhang; Neil A. Jacobs; Xiang-Yu Huang; Xin Zhang; Peter P. Childs

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Observations from Space and Thermal Convection: A Historical Perspective  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An abbreviated historical account of the evolution of the satellite meteorology program is presented. Emphasis is placed on the importance of the satellite and its space platform for observing and studying atmospheric convection. Particular ...

Ernest M. Agee

1984-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Climatological Observations and Predicted Sublimation Rates at Lake Hoare, Antarctica  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In December 1985, an automated meteorological station was established at Lake Hoare in the dry valley region of Antarctica. Here, we report on the first year-round observations available for any site in Taylor Valley. This dataset augments the ...

Gary D. Clow; Christopher P. McKay; George M. Simmons Jr.; Robert A. Wharton Jr.

1988-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

A Field-Coherence Technique for Meteorological Field-Program Design for Air Quality Studies. Part II: Evaluation in the San Joaquin Valley  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In Part I of this paper, a field-coherence technique (FCT) was developed to provide objective guidance for cost-effective siting of meteorological observations on the mesoscale for air quality applications. The FCT is evaluated here in Part II ...

Saffet Tanrikulu; David R. Stauffer; Nelson L. Seaman; Andrew J. Ranzieri

2000-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Influence of the meteorology mast on a cup anemometer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The actuator disc model is applied on lattice-type meteorological masts to estimate the influence of the tower on the accuracy of the measured wind speed. Combining the results with corrections for the boom, on which the anemometer is mounted, good agreement is found for measurements made on the mast at Tjoereborg. Iso-speed plots are computed to estimate the influence of different solidities. Depending on the distance from the mast and the solidity the influence from a typical mast is normally less than 3%.

Hansen, M.O.L.; Pedersen, B.M. [Technical Univ. of Denmark, Lyngby (Denmark). Dept. of Fluid Mechanics

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

ARM Mobile Facility Surface Meteorology Handbook - October 2008  

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The ARM Mobile Facility Surface Meteorology station (AMF MET) uses mainly conventional in situ sensors to obtain 1-minute statistics of surface wind speed, wind direction, air temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, and rain-rate. Additional sensors may be added to or removed from the base set of sensors depending upon the deployment location, climate regime or programmatic needs. Additionally, sensor types may change depending upon the climate regime of the deployment. These changes/additions are noted in the Deployment Locations and History section.

MT Ritsche

2008-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

349

Multiresolution Ensemble Forecasts of an Observed Tornadic Thunderstorm System. Part II: Storm-Scale Experiments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In Part I, the authors used a full physics, nonhydrostatic numerical model with horizontal grid spacing of 24 km and nested grids of 6- and 3-km spacing to generate the ensemble forecasts of an observed tornadic thunderstorm complex. The ...

Fanyou Kong; Kelvin K. Droegemeier; Nicki L. Hickmon

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

High-Resolution Passive Microwave Observations of Convective Systems over the Tropical Pacific Ocean  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents high-resolution passive microwave measurements obtained in the western Pacific warm pool region. These measurements represent the most comprehensive such observations of convection over the tropical oceans to date, and were ...

Gary McGaughey; Edward J. Zipser; Roy W. Spencer; Robbie E. Hood

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Airborne Dual-Doppler Observations of an Intense Frontal System Approaching the Pacific Northwest Coast  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Airborne Doppler radar data, collected off the Pacific Northwest coast by a NOAA WP-3D Orion aircraft over an 8-h period on 8 December 1993 during the Coastal Observations and Simulations with Topography experiment, reveal the mesoscale structure ...

Scott A. Braun; Robert A. Houze Jr.; Bradley F. Smull

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Detecting Climate Variations and Change: New Challenges for Observing and Data Management Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Several essential aspects of weather observing and the management of weather data are discussed as related to improving knowledge of climate variations and change in the surface boundary layer and the resultant consequences for socioeconomic and ...

Thomas R. Karl; Robert G. Quayle; Pavel Ya Groisman

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

A Study of the Remote Control for the East China Sea Seafloor Observation System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Seafloor observatories enable long-term, continuous, real-time, weather-independent, and multidisciplinary scientific observation and research that will promise major breakthroughs in ocean sciences. China has started to establish a seafloor ...

Yang Yu; Huiping Xu; Changwei Xu; Rufu Qin

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Upper ocean processes observed by underwater gliders in the California Current System  

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1980; Chelton and Davis, 1982; Lynn and Bograd , 2002].Lynn and Simpson, 1987, 1990; Todd et al. , 2011a], eddies [DavisLynn and Simpson, 1987; Bray et al. , 1999]. Recent velocity observations [Davis

Todd, Robert E.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Inclusion of Linearized Moist Physics in NASA’s Goddard Earth Observing System Data Assimilation Tools  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Inclusion of moist physics in the linearized version of a weather forecast model is beneficial in terms of variational data assimilation. Further it improves the capability of important tools, such as adjoint based observation impacts and ...

Daniel Holdaway; Ronald Errico; Ronald Gelaro; Jong G. Kim

356

Forecast evaluation of an Observing System Simulation Experiment assimilating both radar and satellite data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In part 1 of this study, Jones et al. (2013a) compared the relative skill of assimilating simulated radar reflectivity and radial velocity observations and satellite 6.95 ?m brightness temperatures (TB) and found that both improved analyses of ...

Thomas A. Jones; Jason A. Otkin; David J. Stensrud; Kent Knopfmeier

357

The Adequacy of Observing Systems in Monitoring the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation and North Atlantic Climate  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC) has an important influence on climate, and yet adequate observations of this circulation are lacking. Here, the authors assess the adequacy of past and current widely deployed routine ...

S. Zhang; A. Rosati; T. Delworth

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Properties of Tropical Convection Observed by Millimeter-Wave Radar Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes the results of analysis of over 825 000 profiles of millimeter-wave radar (MWR) reflectivities primarily collected by zenith-pointing surface radars observing tropical convection associated with various phases of activity of ...

Graeme L. Stephens; Norman B. Wood

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Observing the evolution of a quantum system that does not evolve  

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This article deals with the problem of gathering information on the time evolution of a single metastable quantum system whose evolution is impeded by the quantum Zeno effect. It has been found it is in principle possible to obtain some information on the time evolution and, depending on the specific system, even to measure its average decay rate, even if the system does not undergo any evolution at all.

Simone De Liberato

2007-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

360

Validation of the guidelines for portable meteorological instrument packages. Task IV. Development of an insolation handbook and instrumentation package  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The purpose of this report is to show how the objective of developing guidelines for a solar energy related portable meteorology instrument package, under the auspices of the International Energy Agency (IEA), was carried out and preliminarily demonstrated and validated. A project to develop guidelines for such packages was initiated at IEA's Solar Heating and Cooling of Buildings Program Expert's Meeting held in Norrkoping, Sweden in February 1976. An international comparison of resultant devices was conducted on behalf of the IEA at a conference held in Hamburg, Federal Republic of Germany, in 1978. Results of the 1978 Hamburg comparison of two devices and the Swiss Mobile Solar Radiation System, using German meteorological standards, are discussed. The consensus of the IEA Task Group is that the objective of the subtask has been accomplished.

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1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Title: Autonomous Aerial Sensors for Wind Power Meteorology- A Pre-Project  

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Abstract (max. 2000 char.): Autonomous Aerial Sensors, i.e. meteorological sensors mounted on Unmanned Aerial Systems UAS, can characterise the atmospheric flow in and around wind farms. We instrumented three planes, a helicopter and a lighter-than-air LTA system to fly one week together in a well-instrumented wind farm, partly with nanosynchronised sensors (time stamped with about 100 ns global accuracy). Between bankruptcy of a partner, denied overflight rights at the main test location, denied Civil Aviation Authorities permits at the alternative location, stolen planes, and crashed UAS we managed to collect data at a wind farm in Lolland and on an atmospheric campaign in France. Planning of an offshore campaign using the developed techniques is underway. ISSN 0106-2840 ISBN 978-87-550-3945-2 Contract no.:

Gregor Giebel (ed; Uwe Schmidt Paulsen; Jens Bange; La Cour-harbo; Joachim Reuder; Stephanie Mayer; Aline Van; Der Kroonenberg; John Mølgaard; Gregor Giebel; Uwe Schmidt Paulsen; Jens Bange; Anders La Cour-harbo; Joachim Reuder; Stephanie Mayer

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

The Joint Modes of the Coupled Atmosphere-Ocean System Observed from 1967 to 1986  

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Two aspects of the principal oscillation pattern (POP) analysis are used to study the large-scale modes of the coupled atmosphere–ocean system. First, P0Ps can be considered as the normal modes of the system; one way of studying these normal ...

Jin-Song Xu

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Cloud and Radiative Characteristics of Tropical Deep Convective Systems in Extended Cloud Objects from CERES Observations  

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The physical and radiative properties of tropical deep convective systems for the period from January to August 1998 are examined with the use of Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System Single-Scanner Footprint (SSF) data from the Tropical ...

Zachary A. Eitzen; Kuan-Man Xu; Takmeng Wong

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Estimation of Daytime Net Radiation from Shortwave Radiation Measurements and Meteorological Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Changes in surface net radiation Rn control the earth’s climate, the hydrological cycle, and plant photosynthesis. However, Rn is not readily available. This study develops a method to estimate surface daytime Rn from solar shortwave radiation ...

Kaicun Wang; Shunlin Liang

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Surface Meteorological Observations in Severe Thunderstorms. Part II: Field Experiments with TOTO  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The TOTO (Totable Tornado Observatory) device was field tested in the Southern Plains by a severe-storm intercept team from the University of Oklahoma from late May through early June 1981. The results from two intercept missions and a gust-front ...

Howard B. Bluestein

1983-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

The impact of covariance localization for radar data on enKF analyses of a developing MCS: Observing system simulation experiments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Several observing system simulation experiments (OSSEs) were performed to assess the impact of covariance localization of radar data on ensemble Kalman filter (EnKF) analyses of a developing convective system. Simulated WSR-88D radar observations ...

Ryan A. Sobash; David J. Stensrud

367

The Integrated Sounding System: Description and Preliminary Observations from TOGA COARE  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An Integrated Sounding System (ISS) that combines state-of- the-art remote and in situ sensors into a single transportable facility has been developed jointly by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the Aeronomy laboratory of ...

David Parsons; Walter Dabberdt; Harold Cole; Terrence Hock; Charles Martin; Anne-Leslie Barrett; Erik Miller; Michael Spowart; Michael Howard; Warner Ecklund; David Carter; Kenneth Gage; John Wilson

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

The Effect of Environmental Conditions on Tropical Deep Convective Systems Observed from the TRMM Satellite  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study uses measurements of radiation and cloud properties taken between January and August 1998 by three Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) instruments, the Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES) scanner, the TRMM ...

Bing Lin; Bruce A. Wielicki; Patrick Minnis; Lin Chambers; Kuan-Man Xu; Yongxiang Hu; Alice Fan

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Characteristics of Vertical Velocity Cores in Different Convective Systems Observed over Gadanki, India  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Indian mesosphere–stratosphere–troposphere (MST) radar measurements during the passage of 60 convective systems are used to study the vertical air velocity (w) characteristics of tropical convection. The up- and downdraft cores and various ...

K. N. Uma; T. Narayana Rao

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

On possibility to observe new fundamental forces in open quantum systems  

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A possibility and peculiarities of registration of new fundamental forces in open quantum systems are discussed. As a possible example, variations of decay rates of radioactive elements reported in scientific literature are considered in detail.

B. F. Kostenko; M. Z. Yuriev

2006-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

371

Mobile Integrated Profiler System (MIPS) Observations of Low-Level Convergent Boundaries during IHOP  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Characteristics of convergent boundary zones (CBZs) sampled by the Mobile Integrated Profiling System (MIPS) during the 2002 International H2O Project (IHOP_2002) are presented. The MIPS sensors (915-MHz wind profiler, 12-channel microwave ...

Haldun Karan; Kevin Knupp

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Multiwavelength Observations of a Developing Cloud System: The FIRE II 26 November 1991 Case Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Simultaneous multiwavelength measurements of a developing cloud system were obtained by NOAA Doppler lidar, Doppler radar, Fourier transform infrared interferometer, and microwave and infrared radiometers on 26 November 1991. The evolution of the ...

J. M. Intrieri; W. L. Eberhard; T. Uttal; J. A. Shaw; J. B. Snider; Y. Han; B. W. Orr; S. Y. Matrosov

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Use of Operational Comparability Techniques to Determine Realtime Acceptability of Meteorological Measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Comparability techniques have been applied operationally to processing meteorological measurements. Examples of comparability statistics are presented for both typical and atypical (instrument problem) situations. The comparability techniques ...

A. Edgar Mitchell Jr.; Robert W. Jubach; Ayhan Malkoc; Ray F. Zucker

1985-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Title: Radar-observed convective characteristics during TWP-ICE  

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Title: Radar-observed convective characteristics during TWP-ICE Title: Radar-observed convective characteristics during TWP-ICE Schumacher, Courtney Texas A&M University Houze, Robert University of Washington May, Peter Bureau or Meteorology Research Centre Frederick, Kaycee Cetrone, Jasmine Vallgren, Andreas Category: Field Campaigns This poster will describe the radar dataset obtained in the Tropical Warm Pool International Cloud Experiment (TWP-ICE), which is to take place 20 January - 14 February 2006 in the vicinity of Darwin, Australia. We will describe the convective systems observed during the project by two scanning C-band Doppler radars, one of which will provide dual-polarization measurements, and ARM's vertically pointing cloud radar and lidar installations. In addition, we will discuss the potential for combining

375

OBSERVE: Occupancy-Based System for Efficient Reduction of HVAC Energy  

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office build- ings [9]. This type of system is often used since it is able to heat and cool areas while - Merced {verickson,mcarreira-perpinan,acerpa}@ucmerced.edu ABSTRACT Heating, cooling and ventilation uncomfortable [13]. If not properly calibrated, these sensors can also be inaccurate [13]. Electrical loads have

Carreira-Perpiñán, Miguel Á.

376

Stochastic Modeling and Optimization for Robust Power Management in a Partially Observable System  

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or hard disk. The power management hardware/software monitors the state transition in the system and issues state-transition commands to the SP. Similar to [2] and [3], we assume that the power managed generate service request at different rates. The state transition probability can be obtained by software

Qiu, Qinru

377

An Observational Study of Mesoscale Convective Systems with Heavy Rainfall over the Korean Peninsula  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A heavy rainfall event induced by mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) occurred over the middle Korean Peninsula from 25 to 27 July 1996. This heavy rainfall caused a large loss of life and property damage as a result of flash floods and ...

Hyung Woo Kim; Dong Kyou Lee

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Operational Systems for Observing the Lower Atmosphere: Importance of Data Sampling and Archival Procedures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A brief field project was conducted during July 1988 to assess the potential for Next Generation Weather Radar (NEXRAD), 404-MHz radar wind profilers, and digital sounding systems to monitor the low-level wind field during clear-air conditions. ...

David J. Stensrud; Michael H. Jain; Kenneth W. Howard; Robert A. Maddox

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Can observations inside the Solar System reveal the gravitational properties of the quantum vacuum?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The understanding of the gravitational properties of the quantum vacuum might be the next scientific revolution.It was recently proposed that the quantum vacuum contains the virtual gravitational dipoles; we argue that this hypothesis might be tested within the Solar System. The key point is that quantum vacuum ("enriched" with the gravitational dipoles) induces a retrograde precession of the perihelion. It is obvious that this phenomenon might eventually be revealed by more accurate studies of orbits of planets and orbits of the artificial Earth satellites. However, we suggest that potentialy the best "laboratory" for the study of the gravitational properties of the quantum vacuum is the Dwarf Planet Eris and its satellite Dysnomia; the distance of nearly 100AU makes it the unique system in which the precession of the perihelion of Dysnomia (around Eris) is strongly dominated by the quantum vacuum.

Dragan Slavkov Hajdukovic

2012-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

380

Sequential Window Diagnoser for Discrete-Event Systems Under Unreliable Observations  

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This paper addresses the issue of counting the occurrence of special events in the framework of partiallyobserved discrete-event dynamical systems (DEDS). Developed diagnosers referred to as sequential window diagnosers (SWDs) utilize the stochastic diagnoser probability transition matrices developed in [9] along with a resetting mechanism that allows on-line monitoring of special event occurrences. To illustrate their performance, the SWDs are applied to detect and count the occurrence of special events in a particular DEDS. Results show that SWDs are able to accurately track the number of times special events occur.

Wen-Chiao Lin; Humberto E. Garcia; David Thorsley; Tae-Sic Yoo

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Dual-Doppler observations of the formative stage of an asymmetric squall line system  

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The objective of this study is to document and explain the formation of a large asymmetric squall line system. Despite having a precipitation pattern similar to the conceptual model of an asymmetric squall line, the development and evolution of the storm system was considerably different from previous asymmetric squall line studies. Dual-Doppler data collected on 24-25 May 1997 during the TEXACAL field campaign revealed that the asymmetric squall line developed from the merging of two distinct squall lines oriented parallel to each other. The development of the trailing stratiform precipitation region and the evolution of the convection within the southern part of the convective line were influenced by the merging squall lines. The trailing stratiform region formed as dissipating convection in the northern portion of the western squall line merged with the developing stratiform precipitation region associated with the eastern squall line. Intense storm-relative rear inflow was present at the rear of the northern portion of the western squall line. A pronounced anticyclonic circulation associated with a bow echo along the leading edge of the southern portion of the western squall line affected the intensity of convection in the southern part of the domain as the flow entered the rear of the convective line and accelerated towards the leading edge causing intense upward motion and strong convection.

Jamieson, Daniel Richard

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Meteorological Support of Voyager World Flight, 14–23 December 1986  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Meteorological support for the record-breaking, nine-day, nonstop, non-refueled flight around the world by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager in the Voyager aircraft 14–23 December 1986 is described. The strict meteorological criteria demanded by the ...

Leonard W. Snellman

1987-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

An evaluation of meteorologic data differences between the Pantex Plant and Amarillo, Texas  

SciTech Connect

Meteorologic data from the Pantex Plant and from the nearby National Weather Service (NWS) station at the Amarillo, Texas, International Airport were evaluated to determine if the NWS data adequately represented meteorologic conditions at the Pantex Plant. Annual site environmental dose calculations for the Pantex Plant have previously used the NWS data; information from this data comparison helped determine if future environmental dose calculations should use site-specific Pantex meteorologic data. The meteorologic data evaluated were wind speed, wind direction, and atmospheric stability class. Atmospheric stability class data were compared for years 1990 and 1991 and found to be very similar. Stability class designations were identical and one class different in 63% and 30%, respectively, of the paired hourly data. An unexpected finding was the preponderance of Class D stability, which occurred approximately 62% of the time in both data sets. The overall effect of meteorological differences between the two locations was evaluated by performing environmental dose assessments using the GENII dose assessment computer code. Acute and chronic releases of {sup 3}H and {sup 239}Pu were evaluated. Results using the NWS Amarillo meteorologic data were approximately one-half of those generated using Pantex meteorologic data. The two-fold difference in dose results is within the uncertainty expected from current dose assessment codes; therefore, the two meteorologic databases can be used interchangeably and prior dose calculation results using the NWS Amarillo data are acceptable.

Snyder, S.F.

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Assessing Surface–Atmosphere Interactions Using Former Soviet Union Standard Meteorological Network Data. Part I: Method  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The turbulent heat fluxes at the soil surface are not observed (or poorly observed) by existing observational systems. This affects the ability to reliably predict the consequences of climate changes on the hydrologic cycle. Therefore, an ...

Pavel Ya Groisman; Eugene L. Genikhovich

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Modeling of decentralized linear observer and tracker for a class of unknown interconnected large-scale sampled-data nonlinear systems with closed-loop decoupling property  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A novel low-order modeling of decentralized linear observer-based tracker is presented in this paper for a class of unknown interconnected large-scale sampled-data nonlinear systems with closed-loop decoupling property. The appropriate (low-)order decentralized ... Keywords: Digital redesign, Large-scale system, Observer, Observer/Kalman filter identification, Tracker

Jason Sheng-Hong Tsai; Nien-Tsu Hu; Po-Chuan Yang; Shu-Mei Guo; Leang-San Shieh

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Transit Timing Observations from Kepler: II. Confirmation of Two Multiplanet Systems via a Non-parametric Correlation Analysis  

SciTech Connect

We present a new method for confirming transiting planets based on the combination of transit timing variations (TTVs) and dynamical stability. Correlated TTVs provide evidence that the pair of bodies are in the same physical system. Orbital stability provides upper limits for the masses of the transiting companions that are in the planetary regime. This paper describes a non-parametric technique for quantifying the statistical significance of TTVs based on the correlation of two TTV data sets. We apply this method to an analysis of the transit timing variations of two stars with multiple transiting planet candidates identified by Kepler. We confirm four transiting planets in two multiple planet systems based on their TTVs and the constraints imposed by dynamical stability. An additional three candidates in these same systems are not confirmed as planets, but are likely to be validated as real planets once further observations and analyses are possible. If all were confirmed, these systems would be near 4:6:9 and 2:4:6:9 period commensurabilities. Our results demonstrate that TTVs provide a powerful tool for confirming transiting planets, including low-mass planets and planets around faint stars for which Doppler follow-up is not practical with existing facilities. Continued Kepler observations will dramatically improve the constraints on the planet masses and orbits and provide sensitivity for detecting additional non-transiting planets. If Kepler observations were extended to eight years, then a similar analysis could likely confirm systems with multiple closely spaced, small transiting planets in or near the habitable zone of solar-type stars.

Ford, Eric B.; /Florida U.; Fabrycky, Daniel C.; /Lick Observ.; Steffen, Jason H.; /Fermilab; Carter, Joshua A.; /Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. Astrophys.; Fressin, Francois; /Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. Astrophys.; Holman, Matthew J.; /Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. Astrophys.; Lissauer, Jack J.; /NASA, Ames; Moorhead, Althea V.; /Florida U.; Morehead, Robert C.; /Florida U.; Ragozzine, Darin; /Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. Astrophys.; Rowe, Jason F.; /NASA, Ames /SETI Inst., Mtn. View /San Diego State U., Astron. Dept.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Epistemic Uncertainty in Evalustion of Evapotranspiration and Net Infiltration Using Analogue Meteorological Data  

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Uncertainty is typically defined as a potential deficiency in the modeling of a physical process, owing to a lack of knowledge. Uncertainty can be categorized as aleatoric (inherent uncertainty caused by the intrinsic randomness of the system) or epistemic (uncertainty caused by using various model simplifications and their parameters). One of the main reasons for model simplifications is a limited amount of meteorological data. This paper is devoted to the epistemic uncertainty quantification involved in two components of the hydrologic balance-evapotranspiration and net infiltration for interglacial (present day), and future monsoon, glacial transition, and glacial climates at Yucca Mountain, using the data from analogue meteorological stations. In particular, the author analyzes semi-empirical models used for evaluating (1) reference-surface potential evapotranspiration, including temperature-based models (Hargreaves-Samani, Thornthwaite, Hamon, Jensen-Haise, and Turc) and radiation-based models (Priestly-Taylor and Penman), and (2) surface-dependent potential evapotranspiration (Penman-Monteith and Shuttleworth-Wallace models). Evapotranspiration predictions are then used as inputs for the evaluation of net infiltration using the semi-empirical models of Budyko, Fu, Milly, Turc-Pike, and Zhang. Results show that net infiltration ranges are expected to generally increase from the present-day climate to monsoon climate, to glacial transition climate, and then to the glacial climate. The propagation of uncertainties through model predictions for different climates is characterized using statistical measures. Predicted evapotranspiration ranges are reasonably corroborated against the data from Class A pan evaporometers (taking into account evaporation-pan adjustment coefficients), and ranges of net infiltration predictions are corroborated against the geochemical and temperature-based estimates of groundwater recharge and percolation rates through the unsaturated zone obtained at Yucca Mountain.

B. Faybishenko

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Testing a Coupled Global-limited-area Data Assimilation System Using Observations from the 2004 Pacific Typhoon Season  

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Tropical cyclone (TC) track and intensity forecasts have improved in recent years due to increased model resolution, improved data assimilation, and the rapid increase in the number of routinely assimilated observations over oceans. The data assimilation approach that has received the most attention in recent years is Ensemble Kalman Filtering (EnKF). The most attractive feature of the EnKF is that it uses a fully flow-dependent estimate of the error statistics, which can have important benefits for the analysis of rapidly developing TCs. We implement the Local Ensemble Transform Kalman Filter algorithm, a variation of the EnKF, on a reduced-resolution version of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Global Forecast System (GFS) model and the NCEP Regional Spectral Model (RSM) to build a coupled global-limited area analysis/forecast system. This is the first time, to our knowledge, that such a system is used for the analysis and forecast of tropical cyclones. We use data from summer 2004 to study eight tropical cyclones in the Northwest Pacific. The benchmark data sets that we use to assess the performance of our system are the NCEP Reanalysis and the NCEP Operational GFS analyses from 2004. These benchmark analyses were both obtained by the Statistical Spectral Interpolation, which was the operational data assimilation system of NCEP in 2004. The GFS Operational analysis assimilated a large number of satellite radiance observations in addition to the observations assimilated in our system. All analyses are verified against the Joint Typhoon Warning Center Best Track data set. The errors are calculated for the position and intensity of the TCs. The global component of the ensemble-based system shows improvement in position analysis over the NCEP Reanalysis, but shows no significant difference from the NCEP operational analysis for most of the storm tracks. The regional component of our system improves position analysis over all the global analyses. The intensity analyses, measured by the minimum sea level pressure, are of similar quality in all of the analyses. Regional deterministic forecasts started from our analyses are generally not significantly different from those started from the GFS operational analysis. On average, the regional experiments performed better for longer than 48 h sea level pressure forecasts, while the global forecast performed better in predicting the position for longer than 48 h.

Holt, Christina

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

A case for variational geomagnetic data assimilation: insights from a one-dimensional, nonlinear, and sparsely observed MHD system  

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Secular variations of the geomagnetic field have been measured with a continuously improving accuracy during the last few hundred years, culminating nowadays with satellite data. It is however well known that the dynamics of the magnetic field is linked to that of the velocity field in the core and any attempt to model secular variations will involve a coupled dynamical system for magnetic field and core velocity. Unfortunately, there is no direct observation of the velocity. Independently of the exact nature of the above-mentioned coupled system -- some version being currently under construction -- the question is debated in this paper whether good knowledge of the magnetic field can be translated into good knowledge of core dynamics. Furthermore, what will be the impact of the most recent and precise geomagnetic data on our knowledge of the geomagnetic field of the past and future? These questions are cast into the language of variational data assimilation, while the dynamical system considered in this pape...

Fournier, Alexandre; Alboussière, Thierry

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

The distribution of cloud cover over the former USSR as derived from the RIHMI 223-Station 3-hourly meteorological database  

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In recent years a great deal of meteorological and climatological data has been exchanged between the two principal climate data centers of the United States and the former Soviet Union: the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), in Asheville, North Carolina, and the Research Institute of Hydrometeorological Information (RIHMI) in Obninsk, Russia. This was accomplished via Working Group VIB (Influence of Environmental Changes on Climate) of the bilateral initiative known as the Agreement on Protection of the Environment, established on May 23, 1972 by the United States and the USSR. One of the key datasets compiled by RIHMI includes 3-hourly meteorological observations from 223 USSR stations for the period 1966-83. RIHMI has chosen to use daily and hourly data from these stations as the basis for considerable climate research efforts. These data (hereafter referred to as the RIHMI database) will soon be made available by both NCDC and the Department of Energy`s Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The data have undergone extensive quality assurance checks at RIHMI, NCDC, and CDIAC. The data contain observations of some 22 meteorological variables, including near-surface air temperature, sea level pressure, precipitation amount, weather type, and total cloud cover. This study uses the RIHMI database to examine the spatial distribution of total cloud cover over the former USSR (hereafter referred to as the USSR). In this initial assessment, we focus on comparing our results with total cloud cover data presented in the atlas: Global Distribution of Total Cloud Cover and Cloud Type Amounts Over Land for the common data period 1971-81.

Kaiser, D.P.; Vose, R.S. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Karl, T.R. [National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, NC (United States); Razuvaev, V.N. [Research Institute of Hydrometeorological Information, Obninsk (Russian Federation)

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Evolution of the Stratosphere during Northern Winter 1991/92 as Diagnosed from U.K. Meteorological Office Analyses  

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Meteorological analyses, produced at the U.K. Meteorological Office by data assimilation, are used to study the circulation of the stratosphere in the Northern Hemisphere during winter 1991/92. The analyses are supplemented by Lagrangian ...

Alan O'Neill; William L. Grose; Victoria D. Pope; Hector Maclean; Richard Swinbank

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Teaching Mesoscale Meteorology in the Age of the Modernized National Weather Service: A Report on the Unidata/COMET Workshop  

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This report summarizes discussions that took place during a Unidata Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education, and Training (COMET) workshop on Mesoscale Meteorology Instruction in the Age of the Modernized Weather Service. The ...

Mohan K. Ramamurthy; Charles Murphy; James Moore; Melanie Wetzel; David Knight; Paul Ruscher; Steve Mullen; Russel DeSouza; Denise S. Hawk; David Fulker

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Over-Lake Meteorology and Estimated Bulk Heat Exchange of Great Slave Lake in 1998 and 1999  

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Meteorological and thermistor moorings were deployed in Great Slave Lake during the Canadian Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX) Enhanced Study (CAGES) in 1998 and 1999. Large-scale meteorology included influence from a record ENSO ...

William M. Schertzer; Wayne R. Rouse; Peter D. Blanken; Anne E. Walker

2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

The Impact of Covariance Localization for Radar Data on EnKF Analyses of a Developing MCS: Observing System Simulation Experiments  

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Several observing system simulation experiments (OSSEs) were performed to assess the impact of covariance localization of radar data on ensemble Kalman filter (EnKF) analyses of a developing convective system. Simulated Weather Surveillance Radar-...

Ryan A. Sobash; David J. Stensrud

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Prediction and Diagnosis of Tropical Cyclone Formation in an NWP System. Part III: Diagnosis of Developing and Nondeveloping Storms  

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This is the third of a three-part investigation into tropical cyclone (TC) genesis in the Australian Bureau of Meteorology’s Tropical Cyclone Limited Area Prediction System (TC-LAPS), an operational numerical weather prediction (NWP) forecast ...

K. J. Tory; N. E. Davidson; M. T. Montgomery

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Deducing the Orientation of the Semimajor Axis of the Eta Carinae Binary System from X-ray Observations  

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We study the usage of the X-ray light curve, column density toward the hard X-ray source, and emission measure (density square times volume), of the massive binary system Eta Carinae to determine the orientation of its semi-major axis. The source of the hard X-ray emission is the shocked secondary wind. We argue that, by itself, the observed X-ray flux cannot teach us much about the orientation of the semi-major axis. Minor adjustment of some unknown parameters of the binary system allows to fit theX-ray light curve with almost any inclination angle and orientation. The column density and X-ray emission measure, on the other hand, impose strong constrains on the orientation. We improve our previous calculations and show that the column density is more compatible with an orientation where for most of the time the secondary - the hotter, less massive star - is behind the primary star. The secondary comes closer to the observer only for a short time near periastron passage. The ten-week X-ray deep minimum, which...

Soker, Amit Kashi Noam

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

DIRECT SOLUTIONS OF THE MAXWELL EQUATIONS EXPLAIN OPPOSITION PHENOMENA OBSERVED FOR HIGH-ALBEDO SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS  

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Several spectacular backscattering effects observed for particulate planetary surfaces have been interpreted in terms of the effect of weak localization (WL) of electromagnetic waves. However, the interference concept of WL explicitly relies on the notion of phase of an electromagnetic wave and is strictly applicable only when particles forming the surface are widely separated. Therefore, one needs a definitive quantitative proof of the WL nature of specific optical effects observed for densely packed particulate media. We use numerically exact computer solutions of the Maxwell equations to simulate electromagnetic scattering by realistic models consisting of large numbers of randomly positioned, densely packed particles. By increasing the particle packing density from zero to approx40%, we track the onset and evolution of the full suite of backscattering optical effects predicted by the low-density theory of WL, including the brightness and polarization opposition effects (BOE and POE). We find that all manifestations of WL, except the circular polarization ratio and POE, are remarkably immune to packing-density effects. Even POE can survive packing densities typical of planetary regolith surfaces. Our numerical data coupled with the results of unique observations at near-backscattering geometries demonstrate that the BOE and POE detected simultaneously for high-albedo solar system objects are caused by the effect of WL.

Mishchenko, Michael I.; Liu Li [NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, 2880 Broadway, New York, NY 10025 (United States); Dlugach, Janna M.; Rosenbush, Vera K.; Kiselev, Nikolai N. [Main Astronomical Observatory of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 27 Zabolotny Street, 03680 Kyiv (Ukraine); Shkuratov, Yuri G., E-mail: mmishchenko@giss.nasa.go [Astronomical Institute of the Kharkiv National University, 35 Sumska Street, 61022 Kharkiv (Ukraine)

2009-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

398

Multiview Cloud-Top Height and Wind Retrieval with Photogrammetric Methods: Application to Meteosat-8 HRV Observations  

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The European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) currently operates three geostationary satellites: Meteosat-5, Meteosat-7, and Meteosat-8. Observations by Meteosat-5 can be combined with observations from ...

Gabriela Seiz; Stephen Tjemkes; Philip Watts

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

The Formative Rossby-Reichelderfer Period in American Meteorology, 1926–40  

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By working together between 1926 and 1940, two young meteorologists, Carl-Gustav A. Rossby and Francis W. Reichelderfer, played catalytic roles in the following facets of American meteorology: 1) starting a model airway weather service, 2) ...

Charles C. Bates

1989-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

The MR: a Meteorological Data Sensing, Recording and Telemetering Package for Use on Moored Buoys  

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A new meteorological sensing, recording, and telemetering package based on digital data processing techniques has been developed for long-term (6-month) deployments on surface buoys moored in the ocean. Data are recorded on magnetic cassette ...

Richard E. Payne

1988-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modifying a Mesoscale Meteorological Model to Better Incorporate Urban Heat Storage: A Bulk-Parameterization Approach  

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A simple bulk-parameterization scheme is implemented in modifying a mesoscale meteorological model to better incorporate urban heat storage. The objective is to improve the quantification of the fluxes associated with heat storage change and to ...

Haider Taha

1999-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Evaluation of Meteorological Models MM5 and HOTMAC Using PAFEX-I Data  

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Two meteorological models, the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesoscale Model (MM5) and the hydrostatic version of the Higher-Order Turbulence Model for Atmospheric Circulation (HOTMAC), ...

Sang-Mi Lee; Harindra J. S. Fernando

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Dynamic Fire Danger Mapping from Satellite Imagery and Meteorological Forecast Data  

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This study aims at ascertaining if and how remote sensing data can improve fire danger estimation based on meteorological variables. With this goal in mind, a dynamic estimation of fire danger was performed using an approach based on the ...

Paolo Fiorucci; Francesco Gaetani; Antonio Lanorte; Rosa Lasaponara

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Thin-Line Detection in Meteorological Radar images Using Wavelet Transforms  

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The enhancement of thin-line features in meteorological radar reflectivity images is addressed using a wavelet-based analysis. Thin-line features in reflectivity correspond to surface wind convergence lines that can potentially lead to the ...

Carl Hagelberg; Jason Helland

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Conjugate-Gradient Methods for Large-Scale Minimization in Meteorology  

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During the last few years new meteorological variational analysis methods have evolved, requiring large-scale minimization of a nonlinear objective function described in terms of discrete variables. The conjugate-gradient method was found to ...

I. M. Navon; David M. Legler

1987-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Dynamic-Model-Based Seasonal Prediction of Meteorological Drought over the Contiguous United States  

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A simple method was developed to forecast 3- and 6-month standardized precipitation indices (SPIs) for the prediction of meteorological drought over the contiguous United States based on precipitation seasonal forecasts from the NCEP Climate ...

Jin-Ho Yoon; Kingtse Mo; Eric F. Wood

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Development of Regional Models that Use Meteorological Variables for Predicting Stripe Rust Disease on Winter Wheat  

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Meteorological variables can be used to predict stripe rust, a disease of wheat caused by Puccinia striiformis West., at Lind, Pullman, and Walla Walla, Washington and Pendleton, Oregon in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Regional ...

Stella Melugin Coakley; William S. Boyd; Roland F. Line

1984-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

A Study of Rainfall Interception Using a 1And Surface Parameterization for Mesoscale Meteorological Models  

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Rainfall interception by vegetation canopies is studied using a parameterization of land surface Processes for mesoscale meteorological models. The interception scheme allows for a single vegetation canopy, and manages interception through a ...

Jean-François Mahfouf; Bruno Jacquemin

1989-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Pattern-Based Evaluation of Coupled Meteorological and Air Quality Models  

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A novel pattern-based model evaluation technique is proposed and demonstrated for air quality models (AQMs) driven by meteorological model (MM) output. The evaluation technique is applied directly to the MM output; however, it is ultimately used ...

Scott Beaver; Saffet Tanrikulu; Ahmet Palazoglu; Angadh Singh; Su-Tzai Soong; Yiqin Jia; Cuong Tran; Bruce Ainslie; Douw G. Steyn

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Performance of the United Kingdom Meteorological Office Global Model in Predicting the Movement of Tropical Cyclones  

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A detailed evaluation of the performance of the United Kingdom Meteorological Office Global Model (UKMO) in predicting the movement of 15 tropical cyclones (TCs) that occurred over the western North Pacific during 1987 is presented. The ...

Johnny C. L. Chan; Wai-Kau Kay

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Some Effects of Finite Sample Size and Persistence on Meteorological Statistics. Part I: Autocorrelations  

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Time series of meteorological variables typically exhibit a pronounced annual cycle and persistence and samples are of finite size. This paper analyses the impact of these complicating features on certain statistics computed from the time series. ...

Kevin E. Trenberth

1984-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Some Effects of Finite Sample Size and Persistence on Meteorological Statistics.Part II: Potential Predictability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Potential predictability of a meteorological time series can be estimated from the ratio of the actual interannual variability to the natural variability associated with climatic noise. The extent to which this ratio is larger than one is taken ...

Kevin E. Trenberth

1984-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Implementation of an Urban Canopy Parameterization in a Mesoscale Meteorological Model  

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An urban canopy parameterization (UCP) is implemented into the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesoscale Model (MM5) to improve meteorological fields in the urban boundary layer for ...

Tanya L. Otte; Avraham Lacser; Sylvain Dupont; Jason K. S. Ching

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

A Sequential Variational Algorithm for Data Assimilation in Oceanography and Meteorology  

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This study theoretically establishes a sequential variational (SVAR) method for the data assimilation in oceanography and meteorology defined on the model space. Requiring a significantly smaller amount of computer memory, theoretically SVAR ...

Srdjan Dobricic

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Report on the Fifth International Conference on School and Popular Meteorological and Oceanographic Education (EWOC99)  

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The Fifth International Conference on School and Popular Meteorological and Oceanographic Education was held 5—9 July 1999 in Ballarat and Melbourne, Australia. Conference delegates included 105 teacher educators, meteorologists, oceanographers, ...

David R. Smith; Joseph M. Moran

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

A time-series method to identify and correct range sidelobes in meteorological radar data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The use of pulse compression techniques to improve the sensitivity of meteorological radars has become increasingly common in recent years. An unavoidable side-effect of such techniques is the formation of ‘range sidelobes’ which lead to spreading ...

C. D. Westbrook; J. C. Nicol

417

A Meteorological Analysis of Important Contributors to the 1999–2005 Canadian Prairie Drought  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Drought is a complex natural hazard that is endemic to the Canadian prairies. The 1999–2005 Canadian prairie drought, which had great socioeconomic impacts, was meteorologically unique in that it did not conform to the traditional persistent ...

Lisa M. Hryciw; Eyad H. Atallah; Shawn M. Milrad; John R. Gyakum

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Surface Weather Analysis at the National Meteorological Center: Current Procedures and Future Plans  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The preparation of surface weather analyses at the National Meteorological Center (NMC) is currently under review. The availability of advanced graphics workstations and consideration of revisions to conceptual models of cyclogenesis and frontal ...

Paul J. Kocin; David A. Olson; Arthur C. Wick; Robert D. Harner

1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Considerations of Meteorological Time Series in Estimating Regional-Scale Crop Yield  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The sensitivity of simulated soybean yield to spatial averaging of meteorological data was analyzed for the central United States during a 23-year period. Regional yield was simulated using the physiological model, SOYGRO, in two sets of ...

Gregory J. Carbone

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

On the Completeness of Multi-Variate Optimum Interpolation for Large-Scale Meteorological Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Baer-Tribbia nonlinear modal initialization method implies that large-scale meteorological analyses should focus on analysis of slow mode fields. An idealized multi-variate optimum interpolation analysis is shown to produce grid point results ...

Norman A. Phillips

1982-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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421

The Transmission of Sunlight through Cloudy Skies: An Analysis Based on Standard Meteorological Information  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This work examines the use of standard meteorological information to describe the attenuation of sunlight associated with cloudy skies. Datasets consisting of broadband ultraviolet and total spectrally integrated solar irradiance are available ...

John E. Frederick; H. Donnan Steele

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Spatial Resolution Impacts on National Meteorological Center Nested Grid Model Simulations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Forecasts from different resolution versions of the National Meteorological Center Nested Grid Model (NGM) are compared for two case studies to assess an optimal ratio of model vertical and horizontal resolutions. Four combinations are considered:...

David D. Houghton; Ralph A. Petersen; Richard L. Wobus

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Two Years of Operational Comprehensive Hydrostatic Quality Control at the National Meteorological Center  

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A comprehensive hydrostatic quality control (CHQC) procedure for rawinsonde heights and temperatures was implemented into operational use at the National Meteorological Center (NMC) in December 1988. The CHQC uses a sophisticated decision-making ...

Lev S. Gandin; Lauren L. Morone; William G. Collins

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Intercomparison of Aircraft and Surface Buoy Meteorological Data during CODE-1  

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Intercomparisons of meteorological data—wind speed and direction, surface temperature and surface pressure—were obtained for NCAR Queen Air overflights of four buoys during the CODE-1 experiment. The overflights were at a nominal altitude of 33 ...

Carl A. Friehe; Robert C. Beardsley; Clinton D. Winant; Jerome P. Dean

1984-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Meteorological and Electrical Conditions Associated with Positive Cloud-to-Ground Lightning  

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Meteorological and electrical conditions associated with the occurrence of positive cloud-to-ground (CG) lightning (i.e., lightning that lowers positive charge to ground) are examined. Results from case studies in winter and summer storms reveal ...

Cynthia D. Engholm; Earle R. Williams; Randall M. Dole

1990-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

On the Use of Satellite Data to Infer Surface Fluxes at Meteorological Scales  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For numerical meteorological prediction, the determination of energy, momentum and moisture fluxes at the earth's surface requires knowledge of surface properties at a very coarse spatial resolution. A procedure is described for estimating the ...

John C. Price

1982-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

An Assessment of the Level of Mathematics in Introductory Meteorology Textbooks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A review of introductory meteorology textbooks shows a wide difference in the level of mathematical treatment of atmospheric principles—from virtually none to fairly high. Particular deficiencies include lack of equations integrated into the text,...

Stan L. Ulanski

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

WAS*IS: Building a Community for Integrating Meteorology and Social Science  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Weather and Society*Integrated Studies (WAS*IS) is a grassroots movement to change the weather enterprise by comprehensively and sustainably integrating social science into meteorological research and practice. WAS*IS is accomplishing this by ...

Julie L. Demuth; Rebecca E. Morss; Jeffrey K. Lazo; Eve Gruntfest; Sheldon Drobot

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Guidelines for Using Color to Depict Meteorological Information: IIPS Subcommittee for Color Guidelines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Color has a long history of use for visually communicating weather information; however, the mapping of colors to meteorological features has been dictated, for the most part, by common practice and has remained undocumented throughout the ...

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Grid-based processing of high-volume meteorological data sets  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Our energy production increasingly depends on regenerative energy sources, which impose new challenges. One problem is the availability of regenerative energy sources like wind and solar radiation that is influenced by fluctuating meteorological conditions. ...

Guido Scherp; Jan Ploski; Wilhelm Hasselbring

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

A Multivariate Assessment of Meteorological Influences on Inhalable Particle Source Impacts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper identifies the sources of fine and coarse inhalable particles at a site in metropolitan Boston and investigates their respective relationships to meteorological conditions. In this work, Principal Component Analysis (PCA) is applied to:...

George D. Thurston; John D. Spengler

1985-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

The National Meteorological Center's Quasi-Lagrangian Model for Hurricane Prediction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A description is presented of the National Meteorological Center's Quasi-Lagrangian Model (QLM), which is used for operational hurricane prediction. The model uses the primitive equations with high horizontal and vertical resolution, and includes ...

Mukut B. Mathur

1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

A Split Explicit Reformulation of the Regional Numerical Weather Prediction Model of the Japan Meteorological Agency  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The split explicit integration scheme for numerical weather prediction models is employed in a version of the regional numerical weather prediction model of the Japan Meteorological Agency. The finite-difference scheme of the model is designed in ...

Dean G. Duffy

1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

The Application of a Technique for Vector Correlation to Problems in Meteorology and Oceanography  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In a recent study, Crosby et al. proposed a definition for vector correlation that has not been commonly used in meteorology or oceanography. This definition has both a firm theoretical basis and a rather complete set of desirable statistical ...

L. C. Breaker; W. H. Gemmill; D. S. Crosby

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Inexpensive Time-Lapse Digital Cameras for Studying Transient Meteorological Phenomena: Dust Devils and Playa Flooding  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The authors describe the design and performance of inexpensive and compact time-lapse cameras suitable for field deployment in remote locations for long periods and their application to studying two time-variable meteorological phenomena in arid ...

Ralph D. Lorenz; Brian Jackson; Jason W. Barnes

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

A Global Database of Land Surface Parameters at 1-km Resolution in Meteorological and Climate Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Ecoclimap, a new complete surface parameter global dataset at a 1-km resolution, is presented. It is intended to be used to initialize the soil–vegetation–atmosphere transfer schemes (SVATs) in meteorological and climate models (at all horizontal ...

Valéry Masson; Jean-Louis Champeaux; Fabrice Chauvin; Christelle Meriguet; Roselyne Lacaze

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Meteorological Impacts of Forest Mortality due to Insect Infestation in Colorado  

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Physical characteristics of forests and other ecosystems control land–atmosphere exchanges of water and energy and partly dictate local and regional meteorology. Insect infestation and resulting forest dieback can alter these characteristics and, ...

Christine Wiedinmyer; Michael Barlage; Mukul Tewari; Fei Chen

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Contrasting Meteorological Conditions Associated with Winter Storms at Denver and Colorado Springs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Case studies of heavy snowstorms at Denver and Colorado Springs, Colorado, indicate that they occur under different meteorological conditions. The authors examine the hypothesis that there are in fact fundamental differences between the synoptic ...

Jennifer Luppens Mahoney; John M. Brown; Edward I. Tollerud

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

An Electrical-Readout, Oven-Controlled, Aneroid Barometer for Meteorological Application  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An electrical readout, aneroid barometer is described, suitable for meteorological use, which operates in a constant temperature (40°C) enclosure to eliminate corrections to calibration coefficients (?0, ??0) for variations in ambient ...

J. R. Garratt; I. G. Bird; J. Stevenson

1986-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Bhopal Gas Leak: A Numerical Investigation of the Prevailing Meteorological Conditions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A three-dimensional mesoscale model was used to understand the meteorological conditions and the influence of the terrain on the local flow pattern during the Bhopal methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas leak. The study reveals that under the prevailing ...

Maithili Sharan; S. G. Gopalakrishnan; R. T. McNider; M. P. Singh

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Development of a Land Surface Model. Part I: Application in a Mesoscale Meteorological Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Parameterization of land surface processes and consideration of surface inhomogeneities are very important to mesoscale meteorological modeling applications, especially those that provide information for air quality modeling. To provide crucial, ...

Aijun Xiu; Jonathan E. Pleim

2001-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Application of Continuous Dynamic Grid Adaption Techniques to Meteorological Modeling. Part I: Basic Formulation and Accuracy  

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The continuous dynamic grid adaption (CDGA) technique developed in astrophysics and aeronautics is applied, to our knowledge, for the first time to meteorological modeling. The aim of CDGA is to improve the accuracy of numerical solutions of ...

Gary S. Dietachmayer; Kelvin K. Droegemeier

1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Meteorological Events Affecting Cold-Air Pools in a Small Basin  

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Meteorological events affecting the evolution of temperature inversions or cold-air pools in the 1-km-diameter, high-altitude (~1300 m MSL) Grünloch basin in the eastern Alps are investigated using data from lines of temperature dataloggers ...

Manfred Dorninger; C. David Whiteman; Benedikt Bica; Stefan Eisenbach; Bernhard Pospichal; Reinhold Steinacker

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Meteorological Processes Affecting the Evolution of a Wintertime Cold Air Pool in the Columbia Basin  

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Meteorological mechanisms affecting the evolution of a persistent wintertime cold air pool that began on 2 January and ended on 7 January 1999 in the Columbia basin of eastern Washington were investigated using a mesoscale numerical model ...

Shiyuan Zhong; C. David Whiteman; Xindi Bian; William J. Shaw; John M. Hubbe

2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Master Thesis at ForWind in Wind Energy Meteorology Development of a Methodology to characterize  

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-temporal effects of weather dependant Renewable Energies like wind and solar power. These models will be used with data from a weather model and exists already at ForWind. Requirements -enthusiasm for meteorology and

Heinemann, Detlev

446

Affordability of Meteorology Graduate Programs in the United States and Canada  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The authors surveyed 55 university departments in the United States and Canada that grant doctor of philosophy and/or master of science degrees in meteorology or the atmospheric sciences. Two-thirds of university departments responded. Survey ...

Matthew S. Gilmore; E. Richard Toracinta

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Aerospace Meteorology: Some Lessons Learned from the Development and Application of NASA Terrestrial Environment Design Criteria  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Aerospace meteorology plays an important role in the design, development, and operation of aerospace vehicles. Many of the issues and lessons presented occurred during the involvement of the authors with the development and interpretation of aerospace ...

William W. Vaughan; Dale L. Johnson

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

1396 JOURNAL OF APPLIED METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY VOLUME 46 A Combined Local and Nonlocal Closure Model for the Atmospheric Boundary Layer. Part II: Application and Evaluation in a Mesoscale Meteorological Model  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A new combined local and nonlocal closure atmospheric boundary layer model called the Asymmetric Convective Model, version 2, (ACM2) was described and tested in one-dimensional form and was compared with large-eddy simulations and field data in Part I. Herein, the incorporation of the ACM2 into the fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–NCAR Mesoscale Model (MM5) is described. Model simulations using the MM5 with the ACM2 are made for the summer of 2004 and evaluated through comparison with surface meteorological measurements, rawinsonde profile measurements, and observed planetary boundary layer (PBL) heights derived from radar wind profilers. Overall model performance is as good as or better than similar MM5 evaluation studies. The MM5 simulations with the ACM2 compare particularly well to PBL heights derived from radar wind profilers during the afternoon hours. The ACM2 is designed to simulate the vertical mixing of any modeled quantity realistically for both meteorological models and air quality models. The next step, to be described in a subsequent article, is to incorporate the ACM2 into the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) model for testing and evaluation. 1.

Jonathan E. Pleim

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Meteorological Education and Training Using A-Train Profilers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

NASA A-Train vertical profilers provide detailed observations of atmospheric features not seen in traditional imagery from other weather satellite data. CloudSat and Cloud–Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations (CALIPSO) profiles ...

Thomas F. Lee; Richard L. Bankert; Cristian Mitrescu

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Stereographic Observations from Geosynchronous Satellites: An Important New Tool for the Atmospheric Sciences  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The capability of making stereographic observations of clouds and their temporal changes from two simultaneously scanning geosynchronous satellites is a new basic meteorological analysis tool with a broad spectrum of applications. Stereo height ...

A. F. Hasler

1981-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Influence of Mesonet Observations on the Accuracy of Surface Analyses Generated by an Ensemble Kalman Filter  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The expansion of surface mesoscale networks (mesonets) across the United States provides a high-resolution observational dataset for meteorological analysis and prediction. To clarify the impact of mesonet data on the accuracy of surface analyses, ...

Kent H. Knopfmeier; David J. Stensrud

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Black Carbon and West African Monsoon precipitation:observations and simulations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We have recently investigated large-scale co-variability between aerosol and precipitation and other meteorological variables in the West African Monsoon (WAM) region using long term satellite observations and reanalysis ...

Huang, J.

453

The Structure of the Unstable Marine Boundary Layer Viewed by Lidar and Aircraft Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The combination of vertical lidar and in situ meteorological observations from two aircraft provide an unprecedented view of the marine atmospheric boundary layer (MABL) during a cold air outbreak. To a first approximation, the lidar reflectivity ...

David Atlas; Bernard Walter; Shu-Hsien Chou; P. J. Sheu

1986-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Observations of the Coastal Upwelling Region near 34°30?N of California: Spring 1981  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Coordinated meteorological and oceanographic (CTD) measurements were made near Point Conception, California, during March–April 1981. The goal of the observations was to study coastal upwelling and the local characteristics of the assumed wind ...

Kenneth H. Brink; David W. Stuart; John C. Van Leer

1984-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Observations of Variability on Synoptic Timescales in the East Pacific ITCZ  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Data obtained in the eastern Pacific intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) during the Tropical Eastern Pacific Process Study (TEPPS) show a 3–6-day variability. The NOAA ship Ronald H. Brown collected surface meteorological observations, C-band ...

Yolande L. Serra; Robert A. Houze Jr.

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Photographic Documentation of Some Distinctive Cloud Forms Observed Beneath a Large Cumulonimbus  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Photographs of some variform cloud features observed in the inflow sector of an intense thunderstorm that occurred in southeastern Montana on 11 July 1981 are described. Associated meteorological conditions are interpreted within the context of ...

J. C. Fankhauser; G. M. Barnes; L. J. Miller; P. M. Roskowski

1983-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Global Soil Moisture from Satellite Observations, Land Surface Models, and Ground Data: Implications for Data Assimilation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Three independent surface soil moisture datasets for the period 1979–87 are compared: 1) global retrievals from the Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer (SMMR), 2) global soil moisture derived from observed meteorological forcing using the ...

Rolf H. Reichle; Randal D. Koster; Jiarui Dong; Aaron A. Berg

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Variations in Surface Air Temperature Observations in the Arctic, 1979–97  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The statistics of surface air temperature observations obtained from buoys, manned drifting stations, and meteorological land stations in the Arctic during 1979–97 are analyzed. Although the basic statistics agree with what has been published in ...

Ignatius G. Rigor; Roger L. Colony; Seelye Martin

2000-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Forecasting Cloud Cover and Atmospheric Seeing for Astronomical Observing: Application and Evaluation of the Global Forecast System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

To explore the issue of performing a non-interactive numerical weather forecast with an operational global model in assist of astronomical observing, we use the Xu-Randall cloud scheme and the Trinquet-Vernin AXP seeing model with the global numerical output from the Global Forecast System to generate 3-72h forecasts for cloud coverage and atmospheric seeing, and compare them with sequence observations from 9 sites from different regions of the world with different climatic background in the period of January 2008 to December 2009. The evaluation shows that the proportion of prefect forecast of cloud cover forecast varies from ~50% to ~85%. The probability of cloud detection is estimated to be around ~30% to ~90%, while the false alarm rate is generally moderate and is much lower than the probability of detection in most cases. The seeing forecast has a moderate mean difference (absolute mean difference <0.3" in most cases) and root-mean-square-error or RMSE (0.2"-0.4" in most cases) comparing with the obs...

Ye, Q -z

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Prediction and Diagnosis of Tropical Cyclone Formation in an NWP System. Part I: The Critical Role of Vortex Enhancement in Deep Convection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This is the first of a three-part investigation into tropical cyclone (TC) genesis in the Australian Bureau of Meteorology’s Tropical Cyclone Limited Area Prediction System (TC-LAPS), an operational numerical weather prediction (NWP) forecast ...

K. J. Tory; M. T. Montgomery; N. E. Davidson

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Analysis of 2011 Meteorological Data from the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory and Kesselring Site Operations Facilities  

SciTech Connect

Both the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (KAPL) in Schenectady, NY and the Kesselring Site Operations (KSO) facility near Ballston Spa, NY are required to estimate the effects of hypothetical emissions of radiological material from their respective facilities by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which regulates these facilities. An atmospheric dispersion model known as CAP88, which was developed and approved by the EPA for such purposes, is used by KAPL and KSO to meet this requirement. CAP88 calculations over a given time period are based on statistical data on the meteorological conditions for that period. Both KAPL and KSO have on-site meteorological towers which take atmospheric measurements at a frequency ideal for EPA regulatory model input. However, an independent analysis and processing of the meteorological data from each tower is required to derive a data set appropriate for use in the CAP88 model. The National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center (NARAC) was contracted by KAPL to process the on-site data for the calendar year 2011. The purpose of this document is to: (1) summarize the procedures used in the preparation/analysis of the 2011 meteorological data; and (2) document adherence of these procedures to the guidance set forth in 'Meteorological Monitoring Guidance for Regulatory Modeling Applications', EPA document - EPA-454/R-99-005 (EPA-454). This document outlines the steps in analyzing and processing meteorological data from the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory and Kesselring Site Operations facilities into a format that is compatible with the steady state dispersion model CAP88. This process is based on guidance from the EPA regarding the preparation of meteorological data for use in regulatory dispersion models. The analysis steps outlined in this document can be easily adapted to process data sets covering time period other than one year. The procedures will need to be modified should the guidance in EPA-454 be updated or revised.

Aluzzi, F J

2012-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

462

Introduction to meteorological measurements and data handling for solar energy applications. Task IV-Development of an insolation handbook and instrument package  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Recognizing a need for a coordinated approach to resolve energy problems, certain members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) met in September 1974 and agreed to develop an International Energy Program. The International Energy Agency (IEA) was established within the OECD to administer, monitor and execute this International Energy Program. In July 1975, Solar Heating and Cooling was selected as one of the sixteen technology fields for multilateral cooperation. Five project areas, called tasks, were identified for cooperative activities within the IEA Program to Develop and Test Solar Heating and Cooling Systems. The objective of one task was to obtain improved basic resource information for the design and operation of solar heating and cooling systems through a better understanding of the required insolation (solar radiation) and related weather data, and through improved techniques for measurement and evaluation of such data. At the February 1976 initial experts meeting in Norrkoeping, Sweden, the participants developed the objective statement into two subtasks. (1) an insolation handbook; and (2) a portable meteorological instrument package. This handbook is the product of the first subtask. The objective of this handbook is to provide a basis for a dialogue between solar scientists and meteorologists. Introducing the solar scientist to solar radiation and related meteorological data enables him to better express his scientific and engineering needs to the meteorologist; and introducing the meteorologist to the special solar radiation and meteorological data applications of the solar scientist enables him to better meet the needs of the solar energy community.

None

1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Comparison of Local and Nonlocal Observation Operators for the Assimilation of GPS RO Data with the NCEP GSI System: An OSSE Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study, an Observing System Simulation Experiment (OSSE) is performed to evaluate the performance of a nonlocal excess phase operator and a local refractivity operator for a GPS radio occultation (RO) sounding that passes through the eye ...

Zaizhong Ma; Ying-Hwa Kuo; Bin Wang; Wan-Shu Wu; Sergey Sokolovskiy

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

The Contributions of Precipitation and Soil Moisture Observations to the Skill of Soil Moisture Estimates in a Land Data Assimilation System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The contributions of precipitation and soil moisture observations to soil moisture skill in a land data assimilation system are assessed. Relative to baseline estimates from the Modern Era Retrospective-analysis for Research and Applications (...

Qing Liu; Rolf H. Reichle; Rajat Bindlish; Michael H. Cosh; Wade T. Crow; Richard de Jeu; Gabrielle J. M. De Lannoy; George J. Huffman; Thomas J. Jackson

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Comparison of Soil Hydraulic Parameterizations for Mesoscale Meteorological Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Soil water contents, calculated with seven soil hydraulic parameterizations, that is, soil hydraulic functions together with the corresponding parameter sets, are compared with observational data. The parameterizations include the Campbell/Clapp–...

Frank J. Braun; Gerd Schädler

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

Meteorological Variability and the Annual Surface Pressure Cycle on Mars  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is commonly admitted that the seasonal surface pressure cycle, observed on Mars by the two Viking landers, is due to condensation and sublimation of the atmospheric carbon dioxide in the polar caps. A three Martian year numerical simulation ...

Frédéric Hourdin; Phu Le Van; François Forget; Olivier Talagrand

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Relations between Meteorology and Ozone in the Lake Michigan Region  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The field program phase of the Lake Michigan Ozone Study (LMOS) took place during the summer of 1991. Observed ozone concentrations and weather variables have been analyzed for the Lake Michigan region and the eastern United States for four 1991 ...

Steven R. Hanna; Joseph C. Chang

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Angular Distributions of Downward Longwave Radiance and Their Meteorological Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Measured thermal radiances (? > 3 ?m) from clear and cloudy skies are averaged over azimuth angles to obtain average sky radiances at various zenith angles. The observed variation of sky emissivity with zenith angle can be explained through the ...

Charles A. Coombes; Anthony W. Harrison

1986-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

One-Dimensional Variational Data Assimilation of SSM/I Observations in Rainy Atmospheres at MSC  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Currently, satellite radiances in the Canadian Meteorological Centre operational data assimilation system are only assimilated in clear skies. A two-step method, developed at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, is considered ...

G. Deblonde; J-F. Mahfouf; B. Bilodeau; D. Anselmo

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Computer-Generated Imagery for 4-D Meteorological Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Space Science and Engineering Center is developing animated stereo display terminals for use with McIDAS (Man-computer Interactive Data Access System). This paper describes image-generation techniques which ...

William L. Hibbard

1986-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Weakening Trend in the Atmospheric Heat Source over the Tibetan Plateau during Recent Decades. Part I: Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The trend in the atmospheric heat source over the Tibetan Plateau (TP) during the last four decades is evaluated using historical observations at 74 meteorological stations in the period of 1961–2003 and satellite radiation data from 1983 to ...

Anmin Duan; Guoxiong Wu

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

A Southeastern South American Daily Gridded Dataset of Observed Surface Minimum and Maximum Temperature for 1961–2000  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study presents a southeastern South American gridded dataset of daily minimum and maximum surface temperatures for 1961–2000. The data used for the gridding are observed daily data from meteorological stations in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and ...

Bárbara Tencer; Matilde Rusticucci; Phil Jones; David Lister

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

An Evaluation of Observations from Satellites for the Study and Prediction of Mesoscale Events and Cyclone Events  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Quantitative observational guidelines have been developed for the study and forecasting of mesoscale events and cyclone events; many of these guidelines have resulted from major meteorological field programs. Increasingly sophisticated satellite-...

William E. Shenk; Thomas H. Vonder Haar; William L. Smith

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

An Investigation of the Short-Term Predictability of Precipitation Using High-Resolution Composite Radar Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The short-term predictability of precipitation patterns observed by meteorological radar is an important concept as it establishes a means to characterize precipitation and provides an upper limit on the extent of useful nowcasting. Predictability ...

Evan Ruzanski; V. Chandrasekar

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

Surface Flux Observations on the Southeastern Tropical Pacific Ocean and Attribution of SST Errors in Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new dataset synthesizes in situ and remote sensing observations from research ships deployed to the southeastern tropical Pacific stratocumulus region for 7 years in boreal fall. Surface meteorology, turbulent and radiative fluxes, aerosols, ...

Simon P. de Szoeke; Christopher W. Fairall; Daniel E. Wolfe; Ludovic Bariteau; Paquita Zuidema

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

The Application of Hilbert–Huang Transforms to Meteorological Datasets  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recently a new spectral technique has been developed for the analysis of aperiodic signals from nonlinear systems—the Hilbert–Huang transform. It is shown how this transform can be used to discover synoptic and climatic features: For sea level ...

Dean G. Duffy

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

Observations of Seasonal Variation in the Ekman Layer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The seasonal variation in the Ekman layer is examined using observations from the Long-Term Upper Ocean Study (LOTUS), including surface meteorology, current, and temperature. The near-surface current is found to be coherent with the wind at low ...

Rebecca R. Schudlich; James F. Price

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

Meteorological Data Report for the Village of Tanana, Alaska  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Tanana Tanana Description: Data from file(s) Y:\5000\shared\Anemometer_Loan_Programs\Completed_Sites\Native American\Tanana - AK\Wind Data\Tanana 010920.csv Y:\5000\shared\Anemometer_Loan_Programs\Completed_Sites\Native American\Tanana - AK\Wind Data\Tanana 011119.csv Y:\5000\shared\Anemometer_Loan_Programs\Completed_Sites\Native American\Tanana - AK\Wind Data\Tanana 011206.csv Y:\5000\shared\Anemometer_Loan_Programs\Completed_Sites\Native American\Tanana - AK\Wind Data\Tanana 020227.csv Printed/Page 07/24/2006 9:48 AM / 1 Licensed user: National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Blvd. (MS3811) US-GOLDEN, CO 80401 +1 303-384-7027 Calculated: 07/24/2006 9:48 AM/ Meteo data report, height: 20.0 m Name of meteo object: Tanana Data from: 09/20/2001 3:40 PM Data to: 10/13/2002 2:50 AM Observations: 55167 Observations per day: 144 Recovery rate: 99%

479

Observing System Simulation Experiments and Objective Analysis Tests in Support of the Goals of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Time continuous data assimilation or four-dimensional data assimilation (FDDA) is a collection of techniques where observations are ingested into a numerical model during the simulation in order to produce a physically balanced estimate of the ...

David B. Parsons; Jimy Dudhia

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

Observations of Wintertime U.S. West Coast Precipitating Systems with W-Band Satellite Radar and Other Spaceborne Instruments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The potential of CloudSat W-band radar for observing wintertime storms affecting the West Coast of North America is evaluated. Storms having high hydrological impact often result from landfalls of “atmospheric rivers” (“ARs”), which are the narrow ...

Sergey Y. Matrosov

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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481

Sensible Heat Flux Estimated from Routine Meteorological Data by the Resistance Method  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A method is described for evaluation of hourly values of the sensible heat flux from routine meteorological data. Use is made of the energy balance at the surface and of the Monteith-Penman formula for estimation of the latent heat flux. The soil ...

R. Berkowicz; L. P. Prahm

1982-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

Use of the CSU–CHILL Radar in Radar Meteorology Education at Colorado State University  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A recent example illustrating the use of the CSU–CHILL Doppler radar in a graduate-level course in radar meteorology at Colorado State University (CSU) is described. In addition to providing students in the Department of Atmospheric Science with “...

Steven A. Rutledge; Patrick C. Kennedy; David A. Brunkow

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

THE NEW YORK MIDTOWN DISPERSION STUDY (MID-05) METEOROLOGICAL DATA REPORT.  

SciTech Connect

The New York City midtown dispersion program, MID05, examined atmospheric transport in the deep urban canyons near Rockefeller Center. Little is known about air flow and hazardous gas dispersion under such conditions, since previous urban field experiments have focused on small to medium sized cities with much smaller street canyons and examined response over a much larger area. During August, 2005, a series of six gas tracer tests were conducted and sampling was conducted over a 2 km grid. A critical component of understanding gas movement in these studies is detailed wind and meteorological information in the study zone. To support data interpretation and modeling, several meteorological stations were installed at street level and on roof tops in Manhattan. In addition, meteorological data from airports and other weather instrumentation around New York City were collected. This document describes the meteorological component of the project and provides an outline of data file formats for the different instruments. These data provide enough detail to support highly-resolved computational simulations of gas transport in the study zone.

REYNOLDS,R.M.; SULLIVAN, T.M.; SMITH, S.; CASSELLA, V.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

LeRoy Meisinger, Part I: Biographical Tribute with an Assessment of His Contributions to Meteorology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

LeRoy Meisinger was a U.S. Weather Bureau meteorologist and aeronaut who worked vigorously to bring meteorology to the aid of aviation in the post-World War 1 period. He was killed at the age of 29 in a scientific ballooning accident that has ...

John M. Lewis

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

Meteorological Precursors to the Explosive Intensification of the QE II Storm  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objective of this research is to define the meteorological conditions prior to the explosive development of the QE II storm. By using conventional data and detailed McIDAS satellite imagery we document the genesis of this storm along a ...

John R. Gyakum

1991-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

Correlation of Ozone and Meteorology with Hydrogen Peroxide in Urban and Rural Regions of North Carolina  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Gas-phase hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and ozone (O3) along With other trace gases and meteorology were monitored in two distinct regimes of high- and low-NOx (urban and rural) areas in North Carolina during the summer of 1991 as part of the Southern ...

Viney P. Aneja; Mita Das

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

487

Meteorological Conditions at Racetrack Playa, Death Valley National Park: Implications for Rock Production and Transport  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Three decades of weather records at meteorological stations near Death Valley National Park are analyzed in an attempt to gauge the frequency of conditions that might form and erase the famous trails of wind-blown rocks in the mud of Racetrack ...

Ralph D. Lorenz; Brian K. Jackson; Jason W. Barnes; Joseph N. Spitale; Jani Radebaugh; Kevin H. Baines

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

Up, Up, and Away: The Reinvigoration of Meteorology in the United States: 1958 to 1962  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Meteorology (later broadened to the term atmospheric sciences) received a much-needed boost in the United States during the period 1956 to 1962. It was primarily due to the efforts of concerned members of the National Academy of Sciences, several ...

George T. Mazuzan

1988-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

489

An Examination of 500-mb Cyclones and Anticyclones in National Meteorological Center Prediction Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The National Meteorological Center's 72-b spectral model forecasts for the 1983–84 cool season are examined in an appraisal of the model's ability to simulate 500-mb cyclones and anticyclones, defined by the existence of at least one (60-m ...

J. Todd Hawes; Stephen J. Colucci

1986-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

490

Using meteorological data to forecast seasonal runoff on the River Jhelum, Pakistan  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Using meteorological data to forecast seasonal runoff on the River Jhelum, Pakistan D.R. Archer a of Pakistan. Seasonal forecasts of spring and summer flow provide the opportunity for planning and would of Control between In- dia and Pakistan. The Jhelum then flows through the plains of the Punjab, where

Fowler, Hayley

491

Summary of the setting, air quality problems, and meteorological activities in the oil shale region  

SciTech Connect

This document discusses air quality problems that may arise in the valleys of the Uinta mountains and the Roan Ridge in the oil shale area in western Colorado and eastern Utah. A meteorological field expedition that was undertaken in August 1980 by LASL and PNL is described. (DLC)

Barr, S.; Clements, W.E.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

492

Meteorological Satellites—The Very Early Years Prior to Launch of TIROS-1  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The meteorological satellite program began in the United States as the result of the actions taken by a very small but dedicated group of people from the late 1940s to 1960. This paper provides firsthand accounts by two of these dedicated ...

William W. Vaughan; Dale L. Johnson

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

493

The Impact of Satellite Soundings on the Numerical Forecasts of the Israel Meteorological Service  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Experiments with the numerical models of the Israel Meteorological Service show that the impact of satellite soundings can be substantial but depends on how the soundings are used by the models. The quasi-optimum use of satellite data in defining ...

A. Thomasell Jr.; A. Gruber; H. Brodrick; N. Wolfson; Z. Alperson

1986-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

494

Partial Support for the Federal Committee for Meteorological Services and Supporting Research  

SciTech Connect

DOE E-link Report Number DOE/ER62778 1999-2012 Please see attached Final Technical Report (size too large to post here). Annual Products Provided to DOE: Federal Plan for Meteorological Services and Supporting Research; National Hurricane Operations Plan; Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference Summary Report. All reports and publications can be found on the OFCM website, www.ofcm.noaa.gov.

Williamson, Samuel P

2012-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

495

A method of forming China's meteorological data used for analyzing building annual energy consumption  

SciTech Connect

A method is described of forming meteorological data for a standard year, which conforms to Chinese climatic characteristics, after analyzing theoretically the interrelation between the air-conditioning load and meteorological parameters. All these are used for drawing up The Standard for Chinese Hotel Air-Conditioning Energy Consumption.

Baizhan, L.; Shengyuan, T. (Chongqing Inst. of Architecture and Engineering (CN))

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

496

Event Counting of Partially-Observed Discrete-Event Systems with Uniformly and Nonuniformly Bounded Diagnosis Delays  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present an approach dealing with repeated fault events in the framework of model-based monitoring of discrete-event systems (DES). Various notions of diagnosability reported in the literature deal with uniformly bounded finite detection of counting ... Keywords: Computational complexity, Discrete-event systems, Fault diagnosis, Repeated/intermittent faults

Tae-Sic Yoo; Humberto E. Garcia

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

497

Evolution of Ozone, Particulates, and Aerosol Direct Radiative Forcing in the Vicinity of Houston Using a Fully Coupled Meteorology-Chemistry-Aerosol Model  

SciTech Connect

A new fully-coupled meteorology-chemistry-aerosol model is used to simulate the urban to regional scale variations in trace gases, particulates, and aerosol direct radiative forcing in the vicinity of Houston over a five day summer period. Model performance is evaluated using a wide range of meteorological, chemistry, and particulate measurements obtained during 2000 Texas Air Quality Study. The predicted trace gas and particulate distributions were qualitatively similar to the surface and aircraft measurements with considerable spatial variations resulting from urban, power plant, and industrial sources of primary pollutants. Sulfate, organic carbon, and other inorganics were the largest constituents of the predicted particulates. The predicted shortwave radiation was 30 to 40 W m-2 closer to the observations when the aerosol optical properties were incorporated into the shortwave radiation scheme; however, the predicted hourly aerosol radiative forcing was still under-estimated by 10 to 50 W m-2. The predicted aerosol radiative forcing was larger over Houston and the industrial ship channel than over the rural areas, consistent with surface measurements. The differences between the observed and simulated aerosol radiative forcing resulted from transport errors, relative humidity errors in the upper convective boundary layer that affect aerosol water content, secondary organic aerosols that were not yet included in the model, and uncertainties in the primary particulate emission rates. The current model was run in a predictive mode and demonstrates the challenges of accurately simulating all of the meteorological, chemical, and aerosol parameters over urban to regional scales that can affect aerosol radiative forcing.

Fast, Jerome D.; Gustafson, William I.; Easter, Richard C.; Zaveri, Rahul A.; Barnard, James C.; Chapman, Elaine G.; Grell, Georg; Peckham, S. E.

2006-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

498

Mesoscale to Submesoscale Transition in the California Current System. Part I: Flow Structure, Eddy Flux, and Observational Tests  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In computational simulations of an idealized subtropical eastern boundary upwelling current system, similar to the California Current, a submesoscale transition occurs in the eddy variability as the horizontal grid scale is reduced to O(1) km. ...

X. Capet; J. C. McWilliams; M. J. Molemaker; A. F. Shchepetkin

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

499

A Study of Persistence in the Land–Atmosphere System Using a General Circulation Model and Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Persistence in the land–atmosphere system simulated with the National Center for Atmosphere Research Community Climate Model Version 2 (CCM2) coupled with the Biosphere–Atmosphere Transfer Scheme (BATS) is examined. BATS simulates various ...

Yongqiang Liu; Roni Avissar

1999-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Mesoscale Gravity Wave Event Observed during CCOPE. Part II: Interactions between Mesoscale Convective Systems and the Antecedent Waves  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents the results of a very detailed investigation into the effects of preexisting gravity waves upon convective systems, as well as the feedback effects of convection of varying intensity upon the waves. The analysis is based on ...

Steven E. Koch; Robert E. Golus; Paul B. Dorian

1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z