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Updated March 15, 2014

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Publications Resulting From 2011-2015 REU (NSF AGS-1062932)

Peer-Reviewed

Lakshmanan, V., C. Karstens, J. Krause, K. Elmore, A. Ryzhkov, and S. Berkseth*, in review 2013: Which polarimetric variables are important for weather/no-weather discrimination?, J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech., vol. 0, p. 0.

Professional Conference Papers/Presentations

Apps*, D.C., K.L. Elmore, and H. Grams, 2014: Using mPING Observations to Verify Surface Precipitation Type from Operational Numerical Models. 26th Conference of Weather Analysis and Forecasting/22nd Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, Atlanta, GA, American Meteorological Society, 11.4.

Beamesderfer*, E. R., K. L. Ortega, T. M. Smith, and J. Cintineo, 2012: Comparison of estimated and observed storm motions to environmental parameters. 28th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems, New Orleans, LA, American Meteorological Society, 351.

Berkseth*, S. M., V. Lakshmanan, C. Karstens, and K.L. Ortega, 2014: Determining which polarimetric variables are important for weather/non-weather discrimination using statistical methods. 12th Conf. on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and Its Applications to the Environmental Sciences, Atlanta, GA, American Meteorological Society, 2.3.

Brouillette*, D. J., Y. Hong, and L. Liu, 2012: Quantifying Changes in Extreme Precipitation At Houston and Oklahoma City by 2041-2065 Using the Canadian Regional Climate Model (CRCM). 24th Conference on Climate Variability and Change, New Orleans, LA, American Meteorological Society, 97.

Cannon*, A., K. E. Klockow, R. A. Peppler, and H. E. Brooks, 2012: Deriving Population Exposure Fatality Rate Estimates for Tornado Outbreaks Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Seventh Symposium on Policy and Socio-Economic Research, New Orleans, LA, American Meteorological Society, 4.4.

Cowan*, L., M. Austin, J. Kurtz, M. Scotten, and M. Day, 2014: The Relationship of Precursory Precipitation and Synoptic-Scale Mid-Tropospheric Flow Patterns to Spring Tornado Activity in Oklahoma. 26th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, Atlanta, GA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 143.

Hoban, N. P., J. G. Cunningham, and D. Zittel, 2014: Using Bragg scatter to estimate systematic differential reflectivity biases on operational WSR-88Ds. 30th Conf. on Environmental Information Processing Techniques, Atlanta, GA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 2.

Huelsing*, H. K., S. Khan, Y. Hong, H. Vergara, 2013: Evaluation of Precipitation Diurnal Variability by TRMM: Case of Pakistan's 2010 Intense Monsoon. 25th Conference on Climate Variability and Change, Austin, TX, American Meteorological Society, 132.

Labriola*, J., K. L. Ortega, D. M. Kingfield and M. L. Miller, 2013: Investigating the relationship of multi-radar, multi-sensor parameters to tornado intensity. 12th Annual Student Conference, Austin, TX, Amer. Meteor. Soc. S118.

Mustered*, S. K., K. L. Ortega, 2012: Investigation of Radar Variables and near Surface Environments for Developing a Surface Hail Fall Product. 28th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems, New Orleans, LA, American Meteorological Society, 14.

Row*, M. P., J. Correia, Jr., 2014: Verification of proxy severe weather reports from updraft helicity. 26th Conf. on Wea. Analysis and Forecasting / 22nd Conf. on Numerical Weather Prediction, Atlanta, GA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., J11.3

Ware*, P. J., K. M. Calhoun, K. L. Ortega and G. J. Stumpf, 2013: Evaluation of a lightning jump algorithm with high resolution storm reports. 12th Annual Student Conference, Austin, TX, Amer. Meteor. Soc., S116.

 

Student Conference Presentations

Diaz*, D.F., S.M. Cavallo, and B.H. Fiedler, 2013: Accuracy of GFS Forecasts: An Examination of High-Impact 2011–2012 Cold Season Weather Events. 12th Annual AMS Student Conference, Austin, TX, American Meteorological Society, S7.

Dorian*, T., and M. Douglas, 2012: Choosing the Most Accurate Thresholds for a Cloud Detection Algorithm Using MODIS Imagery. 11th Annual AMS Student Conference, New Orleans, LA, American Meteorological Society, S23.

Elless*, T., X. Wang, T. Lei, and G. K. Mohan Kumar, 2012: Impact of Aqua Satellite Data on Hurricane Forecast: Danielle 2010. 11th Annual AMS Student Conference, New Orleans, LA, American Meteorological Society, S13.

Fall*, V., Q. Cao, and Y. Hong, 2013: Intercomparison of Vertical Structure of Storms Revealed by Ground-based (NMQ) and Spaceborne Radars (CloudSat-CPR and TRMM-PR). 12th Annual AMS Student Conference, Austin, TX, American Meteorological Society, S134.

Gast*, K., J. A. Brotzge, and D. L. LaDue, 2014: Tornado damage mitigation: what National Weather Center visitors know and why they aren't mitigating. 13th Annual AMS Student Conference, Atlanta, GA, American Meteorological Society, S166.

Korfe*, N., H. D. Reeves, and A. Clark, 2013: Sensitivity of planetary boundary layer parameterization schemes on forecasting blizzard conditions for the 11-12 December 2010 snowstorm. 12th Annual AMS Student Conference, Austin, TX, American Meteorological Society, S128.

Labriola*, J., K. Ortega, D. Kingfield, M. Miller 2013: Investigating the Relationship of Multi-Radar Multi-Sensor Parameters to Tornado Intensity. 12th Annual AMS Student Conference, Austin, TX, American Meteorological Society, S118.

Lillo*, S., and E. Mansell, 2012: Sensitivity of Microphysical Parameters on the Evolution of a Supercell. 11th Annual AMS Student Conference, New Orleans, LA, American Meteorological Society, S14.

Lund*, B. M., D. M. Wheatley and K. H. Knopfmeier, 2014: Evaluation of the national severe storms laboratory mesoscale ensemble. 13th Annual AMS Student Conference, Atlanta, GA, American Meteorological Society, S10.

Mahre*, A., and G. Creager, 2014: Determining the Optimal Sampling Rate of a Sonic Anemometer Based on the Shannon-Nyquist Sampling Theorem. 13th Annual AMS Student Conference, Atlanta, GA, American Meteorological Society, S164.

Recker*, B., S. M. Leidner, and D. Gombos, 2013: Evaluating Likely Hail Impacts from SPC Day 1 Outlooks. 12th Annual AMS Student Conference, Austin, TX, American Meteorological Society, S152.

Steeves*, R.B., D.M. Wheatley, and M.C. Coniglio, 2013: A Comparison of Mesoscale Analysis Systems Used for Severe Weather Forecasting. 12th Annual AMS Student Conference, Austin, TX, American Meteorological Society, S18.

Taylor*, A., J. Brotzge and F. H. Carr, 2011: A Comparison of Wind Estimates from CASA and NEXRAD Radars During Severe Wind Events. 11th Anual AMS Student Conference, New Orleans, LA, American Meteorological Society, S44

Ware*, P. J., K. M. Calhoun, K. L. Ortega and G. J. Stumpf, 2013: Evaluation of a lightning jump algorithm with high resolution storm reports. 12th Annual Student Conference, Austin, TX, Amer. Meteor. Soc., S116.

 



Publications Resulting From 2007-2010 REU (NSF AGS-0648566)

Peer-Reviewed

Hoekstra*, S., K. Klockow, R. Riley, J. Brotzge, H. Brooks, and S. Erickson, 2011: A preliminary look at the social perspective of warn-on-forecast: preferred tornado warning lead time and the general public's perceptions of weather risks. Weather, Climate, and Society, 3(2), 128-140.

LaDue, D. S., Heinselman, P. L., and J. F. Newman*, 2010: Strengths and Limitations of Current Radar Systems for Two Stakeholder Groups in the Southern Plains. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 91 (7), 899-910.

Liu. L., Y. Hong, E. J. Hocker, M. A. Shafer, L. M. Carter, J. J. Gourley, C. N. Bednarczyk*, B. Yong, P. Adhikari, 2012: Analyzing Projected Changes and Trends of Temperature and Precipitation in the Southern U.S. from 16 Downscaled global climate models. Theor. Appl. Climatol., 109, 345-360. doi: 10.1007/s00704-011-0567-9.

Liu L., Y. Hong, C. Bednarczyk*, B. Yong, M. Shafer, R. Riley, J. Hocker, 2012. Hydro-climatological Drought Analyses and Projections using Meteorological and Hydrological Drought Indices: A Case Study in Blue River Basin, Oklahoma, Water Resources Management, 26, 2761-2779. doi: 10.1007/s11269-012-0044-y.

Smith, B. T., T. E. Castellanos, A. C. Winters*, C. M. Mead, A. R. Dean, and R. L. Thompson, 2013: Measured severe convective wind climatology and associated convective modes of thunderstorms in the contiguous United States, 2003-09. Wea. Forecasting, 28, 229-236.

Suarez*, A., H. Reeves, D. Wheatley, and M. C. Coniglio, 2012: Comparison of ensemble kalman filter-based forecasts to traditional ensemble and deterministic forecasts for a case study of banded snow. Weather and Forecasting, 27, 85-105.

 

Professional Conference Papers/Presentations

Allen*, B. J. and E. R. Mansell, 2009: Microphysics complexity effects on storm evolution and electrification. Fourth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data, Phoenix, AZ, American Meteorological Society, Poster 2.6.

Barnes*, H., J. Brotzge, and S. Erickson, 2010: Tornado false alarms on days with no reported tornadoes: A climatological and radar survey. Preprints, Fifth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research and Second AMS Conference on International Cooperation in the Earth System Sciences and Services. Atlanta, GA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Paper J13.5.

Belobraydich*, R., and M. Biddle, 2009: The Response of University Students to Severe Weather Watches. Presented, 13th Annual Severe Storms and Doppler Radar Conference, Des Moines, IA, Central Iowa Chapter of the National Weather Association.

Bonin*, T. and D. S. Arndt, 2009: Changes in freezing rain patterns in the South Central United States. 21st Conference on Climate Variability and Change, Phoenix, AZ, American Meteorological Society, Poster 5.8.

Burnett*, M., G. Carbin, and J. Schaefer, 2008: An analysis of the 2007-2008 tornado cool season. 24th Conference on Severe Local Storms, Savannah, GA, American Meteorological Society, Poster 8.7. [Available from: http://ams.confex.com/ams/pdfpapers/142028.pdf]

Connor, T., H.E. Snell, T.S. Zaccheo and L. McGuire*, 2008: Simulations of space-based
CO2 measurements: measurement impacts on mesoscale transport modeling. 12th Conference on IOAS-AOLS, New Orleans, LA, American Meteorological Society, P1.5.

Crauder*, D., and D. Zittel, 2008: Evaluation of a faster scanning strategy for the WSR-88D combined range aliasing mitigation techniques. Preprints, 24th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology, New Orleans, LA, American Meteorological Society, Poster 2.10. [Available from: http://ams.confex.com/ams/pdfpapers/132867.pdf]

Ferebee*, T.R., K. Ortega, K. Scharfenberg, 2011. Evaluation of NWS Storm-Based Warnings Using Gridded Products. 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS), Seattle, WA, American Meteorological Society, P11. [Abstract Online at: http://ams.confex.com/ams/91Annual/webprogram/Paper180618.html]

Gensini*, V., and H. E. Brooks, 2008: Regional variability of CAPE and deep shear from the NCEP/NCAR reanalysis. Presented, 12th Annual Severe Storms and Doppler Radar Conference, Des Moines, IA, Central Iowa Chapter of the National Weather Association.

Gensini*, V., and H. E. Brooks, 2008: Regional variability of CAPE and deep shear from reanalysis. Presented, 24th Conference on Severe Local Storms, Savannah, GA, American Meteorological Society, Poster 12.2. [Abstract available from: http://ams.confex.com/ams/24SLS/techprogram/paper_141433.htm]

Guillot*, E. M., T. M. Smith, V. Lakshmanan, K. L. Elmore, G. J. Stumpf, and D. W. Burgess, 2008: Tornado and severe thunderstorm warning forecast skill and its relationship to storm type. Preprints, 24th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology, New Orleans, LA, American Meteorological Society, 4A.3. [Available from: http://ams.confex.com/ams/pdfpapers/132244.pdf]

Hitchcock*, S. M., P. T. Marsh, and H. Brooks, 2010: Impacts of varying the integration depth on performance of updraft helicity as numerical guidance for severe thunderstorms forecasting. 25th Conference on Severe Local Storms, Denver, CO, American Meteorological Society, P7.7.

Hoekstra*, S., R. Butterworth, K. Klockow, S. Erickson, H. Brooks, and J. Brotzge, 2010: A social perspective of warn on forecast: Ideal tornado warning lead time and the general public’s perceptions of weather risks. Preprints, Fifth Symp. Policy and Socio-economic research. Atlanta, GA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Poster 123.

Hoffman, R. N., J. Poterjoy*, S. V. Vinogradov, and S. M. Leidner, 2009: Ensemble data assimilation simulation experiments for the coastal ocean: Towards automatic localization. Eighth Conference on Coastal Atmospheric and Oceanic Prediction and Processes Phoenix, AZ, American Meteorology Society. Paper 4.6.

Hout*, E., M. Yuan, J. MacIntosh, and C. Weaver, 2010: Spatial analysis of tornado vulnerability trends in Oklahoma and Northern Texas. Extended Abstracts, 25th Conference on Severe Local Storms, Denver, CO, American Meteorological Society, P2.17. [Available online at http://ams.confex.com/ams/pdfpapers/176134.pdf]

Keene*, K. , P. Schlatter, J. Hales, and H. Brooks, 2008: Evaluation of NWS watch and warning performance related to tornadic events. 24th Conference on Severe Local Storms, Savannah, GA, American Meteorological Society, P3.19. [Available from: http://ams.confex.com/ams/pdfpapers/142183.pdf]

Kovacik*, C., J. Hocker, and M. Shafer, 2011: An Analysis of Southern U.S. Ice Storm Frequency from 2000-2009. Sixth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research, Seattle, WA, American Meteorological Society, Poster 673.

Kowaleski*, A. and H. Brooks, 2010: Verification of European Storm Forecast Experiement forecasts. 20th Conference on Probability and Statistics in the Atmospheric Sciences, American Meteorological Society, Atlanta, GA, Poster 530.

Newman*, J., D. LaDue, and P. L. Heinselman, 2008: Identifying critical strengths and limitations of current radar systems. 24th Conference on Severe Local Storms, Savannah, GA, American Meteorological Society, 7B.5. [Available from: http://ams.confex.com/ams/pdfpapers/142180.pdf]

Newman*, J., D. LaDue, and P. L. Heinselman, 2009: Identifying critical strengths and limitations of current radar systems. 25th Conference on International Interactive Information and Processing Systems (IIPS) for Meteorology, Phoenix, AZ, American Meteorological Society, 11B.4.

Potter*, L., J. Brotzge, and S. Erickson, 2010: Warning the public about hail: Determining the potential for short-term damage mitigation. Preprints, Fifth Symp. Policy and Socio-economic Research. Atlanta, GA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Poster 122.

Powell*, S. W., and H. D. O'Hair, 2008: Communicating weather information to the public: people's reactions and understandings of weather information and terminology. Preprints, Third Symposium on Policy and Socioeconomic Impacts, New Orleans, LA, American Meteorological Society, Poster 1.3. [Available from: http://ams.confex.com/ams/pdfpapers/132939.pdf]

Stalker*, S. L., H. Lazrus, K. Kuhlman, R. Peppler, and K. Klockow, 2011: Public perceptions of the 10 May 2010 Oklahoma and the 17 June 2010 Minnesota tornado outbreaks. Sixth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research, Seattle, WA, American Meteorological Society, J15.2.

Smith, B. T., A. C. Winters*, C. M. Mead, A. R. Dean, and T. E. Castellanos, 2010: Measured severe convective wind gust climatology of thunderstorms for the contiguous United States, 2003-2009. 25th Conference on Severe Local Storms, Denver, CO, American Meteorological Society, 16B.3.

Suarez*, A., H. Reeves, D. Wheatley M. C. Coniglio, 2011: The utility of ensemble Kalmen Filter-based modeling for short-term forecasts of banded snow. 24th Conference on Weather and Forecasting / 20th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, Seattle, WA, American Meteorological Society, 10B.4.

Visco*, T., V. Lakshmanan, T. M. Smith, and K. L. Ortega, 2010: Diagnosis of azimuthal shear associated with tornadoes. 26th Conference on Interactive Information and Processing Systems (IIPS) for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology, American Meteorological Society, Poster 393.

Wilson*, C. J., K. L. Ortega, and V. Lakshmanan, 2009: Evaluating multi-radar, multi-sensor hail diagnosis with high resolution hail reports. 25th Conference on International Interactive Information and Processing Systems (IIPS) for Meteorology, Phoenix, AZ, American Meteorological Society, Poster 2.9.

Zuczek*, J. S., and M. A. Shafer, 2009: Applying mesonet wind climatology to Oklahoma prescribed burns. Fourth Symposium on Policy and Socio-Economic Research, Phoenix, AZ, American Meteorological Society, Poster 1.17.

 

Student Conference Presentations

Bednarczyk*, C. N., Y. Hong, L. Liu, and J. J. Gourley, 2011: Assessing climate change impacts on the Blue River Basin of Oklahoma. Tenth Annual Student Conf., Seattle, WA, American Meteorological Society, S51. [Abstract online at http://ams.confex.com/ams/91Annual/webprogram/Paper187890.html]

Belobraydich*, R., and M. Biddle, 2009: The response of university students to Severe Weather Watches. Eighth Annual AMS Student Conference, Phoenix, AZ, American Meteorological Society, P1.4.

Bradford*, K., R. Carpenter, and B. Shaw, 2010: Forecasting Southern Plains wind ramp events using the WRF model at 3 km. Ninth Annual AMS Student Conf., Atlanta, American Meteorological Society.

Burnett*, M., G. Carbin, and J. Schaefer, 2009: An analysis of the 2007-2008 tornado cool season. Eighth Annual AMS Student Conference, Phoenix, AZ, American Meteorological Society.

Butterworth*, R., and K. Kloesel, 2008: Communicating weather radar research to public audiences: the proposal. Seventh Annual AMS Student Conference, New Orleans, LA, American Meteorological Society.

Deppa*, J., R. Carpenter, and B. Shaw, 2011: Evaluating High-Resolution NWP Forecasts of the Nocturnal Low Level Jet for Improving Wind Power Forecasts. Tenth Annual Student Conf., Seattle, WA, American Meteorological Society, S7.

Finocchio*, P., D. Hogan, and M. Leidner, 2008: Using ensemble prediction systems to estimate medium range temperature forecast error. Seventh Annual AMS Student Conference, New Orleans, LA, American Meteorological Society.

Gensini*, V., and H. E. Brooks, 2008: Regional variability of CAPE and deep shear from the NCEP/NCAR reanalysis. Seventh Annual AMS Student Conference, New Orleans, LA, American Meteorological Society.

Hegyi*, B. M., and K. Kloesel, 2009: Determining useful forecasting parameters for lake-effect snow events on the west side of Lake Michigan. Eighth Annual AMS Student Conference, Phoenix, AZ, American Meteorological Society.

Holt*, C., and K. Kloesel, 2008: Radar Characteristics of Tornado Producing Mini-Supercell in Tropical Storm Erin (2007). Eighth Annual Student Conference, Phoenix, AZ, American Meteorological Society, P1.63.

Keene*, K., P. Schlatter, J. Hales, and H. Brooks, 2009: Evaluation of NWS Watch and Warning Performance Related to Tornadic Events. Eighth Annual AMS Student Conference, Phoenix, AZ, American Meteorological Society.

Kerr*, C., G. Zhang, and P. Bukovcic, 2011: Radar-disdrometer comparison to reveal attenuation effects on CASA radar data. Tenth Annual AMS Student Conference, Seattle, WA, American Meteorological Society, S8.

Kruep*, L., and J. LaDue, 2008: Errors in the WSR-88D ZS (Snow) algorithm. Seventh Annual AMS Student Conference, New Orleans, LA, American Meteorological Society.

Leatham IV*, W. E., P. Burke, and A. A. Taylor, 2011: Verifying model forecasts of arctic fronts in advance of winter storms in the southern plains. Tenth Annual Student Conference, Seattle, WA, American Meteorological Society, S17. [Abstract online at http://ams.confex.com/ams/91Annual/webprogram/Paper187741.html]

McGuire*, L., H. E. Snell, and T. S. Zaccheo, 2008: Development of methodology and tools for determining the impact of cloud-cover on satellite sensors. Seventh Annual AMS Student Conference, New Orleans, LA, American Meteorological Society.

Ram*, J., P. Schlatter, R. Johns, E. Quoetone, 2008: National Weather Service warning performance associated with watches. Seventh Annual AMS Student Conference, New Orleans, LA, American Meteorological Society.

Smith, B. T., A. Winters*, C. Mead, A. Dean, and T. Castellanos, 2010: Measured severe convective wind gust climatology of thunderstorms for the contiguous United States, 2003-2009. Tenth Annual Student Conference, Seattle, WA, American Meteorological Society, S26.

Tan*, B., M. Douglas, J. Murillo, and J. Mejia, 2008: Developing and non-developing African easterly waves and their relationship to tropical cyclone formation. Seventh Annual AMS Student Conference, New Orleans, LA, American Meteorological Society.

Turner*, J., and B. Vant-Hull, 2011: Toward an analysis of the influence of the urban heat island effect on single-cell convective trajectories. Tenth Annual Student Conference, Seattle, WA, American Meteorological Society, S3.

Van Leer*, K. W., and J. F. Galantowicz, 2011: Comparisons of flood affected area derived from MODIS and Landsat imagery. Tenth Annual AMS Student Conference, Seattle, WA, American Meteorological Society, S29. [Abstract online at http://ams.confex.com/ams/91Annual/webprogram/Paper187824.html]

Viel*, J. P. and T. Connor, 2010: A stochastic daily mean temperature model for weather derivatives. Ninth Annual Student Conference, American Meteorological Society, Poster S28.

Vogel*, J. M., C. D. Payne, C. A. Van Den Broeke, and L. R. Lemon, 2010: Impacts of super-resolution data on National Weather Service warning decision making. Ninth Annual Student Conference, American Meteorological Society, Poster S19.

Wittrock*, J., K. Droegemeier, and S. Erickson, 2010: Viability of weather dissemination via social network technologies. Ninth Annual Student Conference, American Meteorological Society, Poster S47.

 



 

Publications Resulting From 2001-2005 REU (NSF ATM-0097651)

Peer-Reviewed

Brooks, H. E., Anderson, A. R., Riemann, K., Ebbers, I., & Flachs*, H. (2005). Climatological aspects of convective parameters from the ncar/ncep reanalysis. Atmospheric Research, 83(2-4), 294-305.

Brooks, H. E., Lee, J. W., & Craven, J. P. (2003). The spatial distribution of severe thunderstorm and tornado environments from global reanalysis data. Atmospheric Research, 67-68, 73-94.

[Stephanie Nordin*'s REU work was on the identification of significant severe thunderstorm environments from proximity soundings, which has been used in operational forecasting by the SPC and was part of the basis for the first efforts to identify the global distribution of severe thunderstorm environments.]

Cohen*, A. E., M. C. Coniglio, S. F. Corfidi, and S. J. Corfidi, 2007: Discrimination of mesoscale convective system environments using sounding observations. Weather and Forecasting, 22 (5), 1045-1063.

Dubois*, J.A., and P.L. Spencer, 2005: Computing divergence from a surface network: Comparison of the triangle and pentagon methods. Wea. and Forecasting, 20, 596-608.

Horgan*, K. L., D. Schultz, R. Johns, S. F. Corfidi, and J. E. Hales, 2007: A five-year climatology of elevated severe convective storms in the United States east of the Rocky Mountains. Weather and Forecasting, 22 (5), 1031-1044 . [PDF]

Lakshmanan, V., Fritz*, A., Smith, T. M., Hondl, K., & Stumpf, G. (2005). An automated technique to quality control radar reflectivity data. Journal of Applied Meteorology, 46(3), 288-305 .

Metz*, N. D., D. M. Schultz, and R. H. Johns, 2004: Extratropical cyclones with multiple warm-front-like baroclinic zones and their relationship to severe convective storms. Wea. Forecasting, 19, 907-916. [PDF]

Potvin*, C. K., K. L. Elmore, and S. J. Weiss, 2010: Assessing the impact of proximity sounding criteria on the climatology of significant tornado environments. Wea. Forecasting., in review.

Sears-Collins*, A. L., D. M. Schultz, and R. H. Johns, 2005: The spatial and temporal variability of nonfreezing drizzle in the United States and Canada. J. Climate, 19(15), 3629-3639.

Van Den Broeke*, M. S., D. M. Schultz, R. H. Johns, J. S. Evans, and J. E. Hales, 2005: Cloud-to-ground lightning production in strongly forced, low-instability convective lines associated with damaging wind. Wea. Forecasting, 20(4), 517–530.


 

Professional Conference Papers/Presentations

Blahyj*, D.M., and D. A. Imy, 2002: Severe weather evolution associated with a bow echo and a series of mesolows. Preprints, 21st Conference on Severe Local Storms, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 34-37.

Bruening*, S.L., M.P. Kay, and H.E. Brooks, 2002: A new perspective on the climatology of tornadoes in the United States. Preprints, 16th Conference on Probability and Statistics, Orlando, Florida, American Meteorological Society.

Carbin, G., Smith*, B. J., Thompson, R. and Hart, J., 2005: Climatology of the supercell composite parameter (1979-2004). 30th Annual Meeting of the National Weather Association, Saint Louis, MO, National Weather Association.

Cohen*, A. E., M. C. Coniglio, S. F. Corfidi, and S. J. Corfidi, 2006: Discriminating among non-severe, severe, and derecho-producing mesoscale convective system environments. Symposium on the Challenges of Severe Convective Storms, Atlanta, GA, American Meteorological Society, CD-ROM P1.15.

Fritz*, A., V. Lakshmanan, T. M. Smith, E. Forren, and B. Clarke, 2006: A validation of radar reflectivity quality control methods. 22nd International Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology, Atlanta, GA, American Meteorological Society, CD-ROM 9.10.

Hamm*, A. J., and K.E. Elmore, 2004: A validation of the NCEP SREF. 20th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, American Meteorological Society, Seattle, WA, paper 7.6.

Heinselman, P. L., & Rowe*, A. 2005: Estimating hail size using polarimetric radar. Paper presented at the 32nd Conference on Radar Meteorology, American Meteorological Society, Albuquerque, NM, P9R.16.

Horgan*, K. L., D. M. Schultz, R. H. Johns, S. F. Corfidi, and J. E. Hales, 2006: A five-year climatology of elevated severe convective storms in the United States east of the Rocky Mountains. Severe Local Storms Special Symposium. Atlanta, GA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., P1.22. [Available from http://www.cimms.ou.edu/~schultz/papers/horganetal2006.pdf]

A five-year climatology of elevated severe convective storms was constructed for the calendar years 1983 – 1987 from east of the Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic coast. Of the 1689 surface boundaries examined, 129 (8%) were associated with elevated severe storm events. Of the 1066 severe reports associated with the 129 elevated severe storm events, 624 (58%) were hail reports, 396 (37%) were wind reports, and 46 (4%) were tornado reports. A maximum of elevated severe storm events occurred in May with a secondary maximum in September. Elevated severe storm events vary geographically throughout the year with a maximum along the Gulf coast in winter to a High Plains maximum in spring and summer. The diurnal maximum of elevated severe storm events occurred at 2100 UTC, which coincided with the diurnal maximum of hail reports. The wind reports had no pronounced diurnal maximum. Elevated severe storm wind-only events occur roughly five times a year and are difficult to forecast. To examine the conditions associated with events that produced severe winds only, five cases were examined in more detail. These cases consisted of three environments (Type A, B, and C). Type A events were characterized by strongly forced elevated squall lines. Type B events were elevated isolated cellular events, whereas Type C events were elevated northwest flow events. Several questions remain unanswered about elevated severe storm wind-only events such as: Does the strength or depth of the inversion matter? What factors affect the transfer of momentum down to the surface?

Johnson*, E. V. and E. R. Mansell, 2006: Three dimensional lightning mapping of the central Oklahoma supercell on 26 May 2004. Second Conference on Meteorological Applications of Lightning, Atlanta, GA, American Meteorological Society, CD-ROM, 6.5.

Kalb*, C. P., A. R. Dean, R. A. Peppler, and K.L. Sonntag, 2004: Intercomparison of cloud base height at the ARM Southern Great Plains site. Presented, 14th Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, U.S. Dept. of Energy.

Lake*, N.R., and D. R. MacGorman, 2002: A relationship between a surface theta-e ridge and dominant lightning polarity. Preprints, 21st Conference on Severe Local Storms, American Meteorological Society, 431-434.

Mazur*, R., Stumpf, G., and V. Lakshmanan, 2004: Quality Control of Radar Data to Improve Mesocyclone Detection. 20th Intl Conf on Information Processing, Amer Met Soc, Seattle WA, P 1.2a.

Metz*, N. D., D. M. Schultz, and R. H. Johns, 2004: Extratropical cyclones with warm-sector baroclinic zones and their relationship to severe weather. 20th Conf. Weather Analysis and Forecasting, Seattle, WA, Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Meyer*, C.L., H.E. Brooks, and M.P. Kay, 2002: A hazard model for tornado occurrence in the United States. Preprints, 16th Conference on Probability and Statistics, Orlando, Florida, American Meteorological Society.

Miller*, B. A., B. N. Grant, and W. Gonzalez-Espada, 2006: Evaluating learning and performance in the Warning Decision Training Branch's Distance Learning Operations Course. 15th Symposium on Education, Atlanta, GA, American Meteorological Society, CD-ROM 3.1.

Potvin*, C. K., S. J. Weiss, and K. L. Elmore, 2008: Assessing the impact of proximity sounding criteria on climatologies of significant severe weather events. Preprints, 24th Conference on Severe Local Storms. Savannah, GA, Amer. Meteor. Soc. [PDF]

Sears-Collins*, A.L., D.M. Schultz, and R.H. Johns, 2003: The temporal and spatial variability of drizzle in North America. Preprints, Symposium on Observing and Understanding the Variability of Water in Weather and Climate, Long Beach, CA, American Meteorological Society. [PDF]


 

Student Conference Presentations

Bolen*, D.M., 2002: The Relationship Of Large-Scale Surface Boundaries To Convective Initiation And Strong And Violent Tornado Occurrence. Presented, First Annual Student Conference, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Orlando, Florida, P1.25

Botnick*, A., Kogan, Y., Mecham, D., 2006: Variability of radar reflectivity in continental boundary layer stratocumulus. Presented, Fifth Annual Student Conference, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Atlanta, GA.

Byko*, Z. M., J. L. Guyer, J. J. Levit, and S. J. Taylor, 2005: Tornado probabilities derived from Rapid Update Cycle forecast soundings. Presented, Fourth Annual Student Conference, Amer. Meteor. Soc., San Diego, CA, P1.3.

Carroll*, K.D., J. G. LaDue, A. C. Wood, and J. T. Ferree, 2003: Nonmeteorological factors in warning verification. Presented, Second Annual Student Conference, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Long Beach, California, P2.3.

Charles*, M. E., D. L. Andra, D. J. Miller, and M. Foster, 2004: Multiple Radar Comparison and Analysis of the 8 May 2003 Oklahoma City Tornadic Supercell. Presented, Third Annual Student Conference, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Seattle, WA, P 1.12

Dubois*, J. A., P. L. Spencer, 2005: Estimating divergence from irregularly spaced observations: A comparison of three techniques. Presented, Fourth Annual Student Conference, Amer. Meteor. Soc., San Diego, CA, P1.29.

Esker*, J., H. Brooks, and M. Baldwin, 2004: Analyzing statistical models of hourly precipitation events. Presented, Third Annual Student Conference, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Seattle, WA, P 1.18

French*, A. J., J. S. Kain and S. J. Weiss, 2005: The effects of high resolution model output on severe weather forecasts as evaluated in the SPC/NSSL spring program 2004. Presented, Fourth Annual Student Conference, Amer. Meteor. Soc., San Diego, CA, P1.8.

Green*, J. S., V. Lakshmanan and T. M. Smith, 2005: Quantitative analysis of different methods for merging radar reflectivity data. Presented, Fourth Annual Student Conference, Amer. Meteor. Soc., San Diego, CA, P1.13.

Hahnenberger*, M., J. Galvez, and M. Douglas, 2004: Summertime precipitation variability and atmospheric circulation over the South American antiplano. Presented, Third Annual Student Conference, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Seattle, WA, P 1.21

Hamm*, A. J. and K. L. Elmore, 2004: A Validation of the NCEP SREF. Second Great Lakes Meteorology Conference, Northwest Indiana Chapter / National Weather Association, Chesterton, IN.

Harrold*, M., Stumpf, G., Schlatter, P., LaDue, J., 2006: Hail warning decision guidance. Presented, Fifth Annual Student Conference, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Atlanta, GA.

Hribal*, S., Leyton, S. 2006: More accurate MOS temperature forecasts using bias correction and consensus. Presented, Fifth Annual Student Conference, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Atlanta, GA.

Kalb*, C. P., A. R. Dean, R. A. Peppler, and K.L. Sonntag, 2004: Intercomparison of cloud base height at the ARM Southern Great Plains site.  Presented, Third Annual Student Conference, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Seattle, WA, P. 1.7

Klockow*, K., D. Sutter, H.E. Brooks, 2005: The economic impacts of tornadoes: A broad analysis of post-event consumption. Presented, Fourth Annual Student Conference, Amer. Meteor. Soc., San Diego, CA, 6.1.

Lake*, N., 27th Annual Northeastern Storms Conference, Saratoga Springs, New York, March 2002

LaBar*, R., Douglas, M., Murillo, J., Mejia, J., 2006: The Llanos low-level jet and its association with Venezuelan convective precipitation. Presented, Fifth Annual Student Conference, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Atlanta, GA.

Muhammad*, A., Andra, D., Smith, R., 2006: Weather awareness among Hispanics in Oklahoma City, OK. Presented, Fifth Annual Student Conference, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Atlanta, GA.

Nestlerode*, C. M., M.B. Richman, 2004: Analysis of the Mesocyclone Detection Algorithm Attributes to Increase Tornado Detection. Presented, Third Annual Student Conference, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Seattle, WA, P 1.15.

Nordin*, S.M., H. E. Brooks and J. P. Craven, 2003: Significant Severe Thunderstorm Proximity Soundings. Presented, Second Annual Student Conference, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Long Beach, California, P2.4.

Pendergrass*, A.G., K. L. Elmore, 2005: Ensemble forecast bias correction. Presented, Fourth Annual Student Conference, Amer. Meteor. Soc., San Diego, CA, P1.30.

Phillipson*, J., Chilson, P., 2006: Establishment and instrumentation of the Kessler Farm Field Laboratory Piconet. Presented, Fifth Annual Student Conference, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Atlanta, GA.

Potvin*, C. K., S. J. Weiss, and S. J. Taylor, 2004: A Study of Proximity Sounding Derived Parameters Associated with Significant Severe Weather. Presented, Third Annual Student Conference, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Seattle, WA, P. 1.10

Rapp*, D. L., J. B. Basara, and P. K. Hall, 2004: The impact of high wind events on the Central Business District of Oklahoma City. Presented, Third Annual Student Conference, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Seattle, WA, P 1.5

Rowe*, A.K., P. L. Heinselman and T. J. Schuur, 2005: Estimating hail size using polarimetric radar. Presented, Fourth Annual Student Conference, Amer. Meteor. Soc., San Diego, CA, P1.45.

Sampson*, S.J., and K. L. Elmore, 2003: The Influence of Initial Conditions on the SPC 2001 Ensemble Cloud Model Forecasts. Presented, Second Annual Student Conference, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Long Beach, California, P3.7

Smith*, B. J., Carbin, G., Thompson, R. and Hart, J., 2005: Climatology of the supercell composite parameter (1979-2004). Fifth Annual Student Conference, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Atlanta, GA.

Van Den Broeke*, M.S., D. M. Schultz, R. H. Johns, J. S. Evans, and J. E. Hales, 2005: Cloud-to-ground lightning production in strongly forced, low-instability convective lines associated with damaging wind. Presented, Fourth Annual Student Conference, Amer. Meteor. Soc., San Diego, CA, P1.34.

Whittier*, C. A., K. Scharfenberg, D. Burgess, P. Schlatter, 2005: Observations of the Zdr column during two severe weather events. Presented, Fourth Annual Student Conference, Amer. Meteor. Soc., San Diego, CA, P1.15.

 



Publications from REU Grants Awarded Prior to 2001:

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Brooks, H. E., C. A. Doswell III, and J. Cooper* (1994) On the environments of tornadic and non-tornadic mesocyclones. Wea. Forecasting, 10, 606-618.

Fuller*, R. D., & Stensrud, D. J. (2000). The relationship between easterly waves and surges over the gulf of california during the north american monsoon. Monthly Weather Review, 128, 2983-2989.

Markowski*, P. M., & Stensrud, D. J. (1998). Mean monthly diurnal cycles observed with pre-storm surface data. Journal of Climate, 11(11), 2995-3009.

 

Professional Conference Papers/Presentations

Brooks, H. E., C. A. Doswell III, M. T. Carr*, and J. E. Ruthford* (1996) Preliminary analysis of VORTEX-95 soundings. Preprints, 18th Conference on Severe Local Storms, San Francisco, California, American Meteorological Society, 133-136.

Caruso*, S. J., R. Rabin, D. S. Zaras, and J. LaDue, 2000: A new look at the McCann study of the enhanced-V signature. Preprints, Tenth Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, Long Beach, Calif., American Meteorological Society, JP 4.14.

Concannon*, P. R., H. E. Brooks, and C. A. Doswell III, 2000: Climatological risk of strong and violent tornadoes in the United States. Preprints, Second Symposium on Environmental Applications, Long Beach, California, American Meteorological Society, 212-219.

Connors*, J., and D. Schultz, 2000: Damaging wind gusts during the 10 November 1998 squall line over the central US. Symposium on The Mystery of Severe Storms: A Tribute to the Work of T. Theodore Fujita. Long Beach, CA, Amer. Meteor. Soc. [HTML]

Decker*, S. G., Schultz, D. M., and C. A. Doswell III, 1998: Synoptic-scale signals associated with flash floods. 19th Conference on Severe Local Storms, 16-17 June 1998 Minneapolis, MN, Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Douglas, M. W., M. Pena, N. Ordinola, L. Flores, J. Boustead*, and J. L. Santos, 2000: Synoptic and spatial variability of the rainfall along the northeastern Peruvian coast during the 1997-8 El Nino event. Preprints, Sixth International Conference on Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography, Santiago, Chile, American Meteorological Society, 104-105.

House*, R., S. Greene, E. Cook, and E. Maxwell, 2000: Using long range seasonal forecasts to improve prediction of Oklahoma wheat yield. Preprints, Second Symposium on Environmental Applications, Long Beach, Calif., American Meteorological Society, 160-162.

Schumacher*, R. S., and D. M. Schultz, 2001: Upper-tropospheric inertial instability: Climatology and possible relationship to severe weather predictability. Preprints, Ninth Conference on Mesoscale Processes, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 372-375.

Splitt, M. E., R. A. Peppler, and K. M. Kuhlman*, 2000: Sensitivity of convective indices to humidity adjustments. Proceedings, Tenth Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting, San Antonio, TX, U.S. Dept. of Energy. [PDF]

 

 


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