Tuesday, October 21, 2008

NOAA OAR Outstanding Scientific Paper Awards

NOAA OAR awards their yearly Outstanding Scientific Paper Awards. This year, two papers were published in MWR, and another was won by one of our Editors and one of our future Associate Editors.

From Richard Spinrad's email:

The Outstanding Scientific Paper Awards were established to recognize the NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) Federal employees, and Cooperative Institute (CI) scientists associated with OAR who published outstanding scientific peer-reviewed research papers, review papers, books, monographs, and chapters of books that have contributed to or contain the results of research sponsored by OAR.

I would like to congratulate the following winners of the 2008 OAR Outstanding Scientific Paper Awards:

Shaoqing Zhang, Matthew J. Harrison, Anthony Rosati, and Andrew Wittenberg. System design and evaluation of coupled ensemble data assimilation for global oceanic climate studies Monthly Weather Review, 135(12: 2007), 3541-3564.

Thomas M. Hamill, Jeffrey S. Whitaker, and Steven L. Mullen. REFORECASTS: An Important Dataset for Improving Weather Predictions. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 87(1: 33-46) doi:10.1175/BAMS-87-1-33

Tracy Lorraine Smith, Stanley G. Benjamin, Seth I. Gutman, and Susan Sahm. Short-range forecast impact from assimilation of GPS-IPW observations into the Rapid Update Cycle. Monthly Weather Review 135(2007), 2914-2930, doi: 10.1175/MWR3436.1

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Highlights in the September issue of MWR

There are lots of papers on tropical meteorology in this month's issue.

Papers of note:

Sasaki’s Pivotal Contribution: Calculus of Variations Applied to Weather Map Analysis--John Lewis and S. Lakshmivarahan

The Impact of Analysis Error on Medium-Range Weather Forecasts--Kyle L. Swanson and Paul J. Roebber

Synoptic Control of Mesoscale Precipitating Systems in the Pacific Northwest--Paul J. Roebber, Kyle L. Swanson, and Jugal K. Ghorai

Vortex Lines within Low-Level Mesocyclones Obtained from Pseudo-Dual-Doppler Radar Observations--Paul Markowski, Erik Rasmussen, Jerry Straka, Robert Davies-Jones, Yvette Richardson, and Robert J. Trapp

Climatology of High Wind Events in the Owens Valley, California--Shiyuan Zhong, Ju Li, C. David Whiteman, Xindi Bian, and Wenqing Yao