Ola Persson - Regional Boundary Layer and Mesoscale Processes

 


Ola Persson

Coastal Weather and Air Quality Group
Polar Research and Applications Lead
Regional Weather & Climate Applications Division
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)/Univ. of Colorado
NOAA Environmental Technology
Laboratory

Mailing address:
NOAA/ETL, R/ET7
325 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80305
USA
tel: (303) 497-5078
fax: (303) 497-6101
e-mail: ola.persson@noaa.gov

Curriculum Vitae

Summary of Research Interests


Selected and recent publications, with links to pdf files
(For full CV, click on link above.)

Polar studies
Refereed

Grachev, A. A., C. W. Fairall, P. O. G. Persson, E. L Andreas, and P. S. Guest, 2005: Stable boundary-layer scaling regimes: The SHEBA data.  Boundary-Layer Meteor., in press.

Tjernström, Michael, Caroline Leck, P. Ola G. Persson, Michael L. Jensen, Steven P. Oncley, and Admir Targino, 2004: The summertime Arctic atmosphere: Meteorological measurements during the Arctic Ocean Experiment 2001 (AOE-2001). Bull.  Amer. Meteor.  Soc., 85, 1305-1321.

Andreas, E. L., C. W. Fairall, P. Ola G. Persson, P. S. Guest, 2003: Probability distributions for the inner scale and the refractive index structure parameter and their implications for flux averaging. J. Appl. Meteor., 42, 1316-1329.

Persson, P. Ola G., C. W. Fairall, E. L. Andreas, P. S. Guest, and D. K. Perovich, 2002: Measurements near the Atmospheric Surface Flux Group tower at SHEBA: Near-surface conditions and surface energy budget. J. Geophys. Res., 107, C10, 8045, doi:10.1029/2000JC000705.

Intrieri, J., C. W. Fairall, M. D. Shupe, P. O. G. Persson, E. L. Andreas, P. S. Guest, and R. E. Moritz, 2002:

An annual cycle of Arctic surface cloud forcing at SHEBA. J. Geophys. Res., 107, C10, 8039, doi:10.1029/2000JC000439.

Andreas, E.L., P.S. Guest, P.O.G. Persson, C.W. Fairall, T.W. Horst, R.E. Moritz, and S. R. Semmer, 2002:

Near-surface water vapor over polar sea ice is always near ice-saturation. J. Geophys. Res., 107, C10, 8033, doi:10.1029/2000JC000411.

Uttal, T., J. A. Curry, M. G. McPhee, D. K. Perovich, R. E. Moritz, J. A. Maslanik, Peter S. Guest, H. L. Stern, J. A. Moore, R. Turenne, A. Heiberg, M. C. Serreze, D. P. Wylie, O. G. Persson, C. A. Paulson, C. Halle, J. H. Morison, P. A. Wheeler, A. Makshtas, H. Welch, M. D. Shupe, J. M. Intrieri, K Stamnes, R. W. Lindsey, R. Pinkel, W. S. Pegau, T. P. Stanton, and T. C. Grenfeld, 2002: The surface heat budget of the Arctic. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. 83, 255-275.

Wang, S., Q. Wang, R. E. Jordan, and P. O. G. Persson, 2001: Interactions among longwave radiation of clouds, turbulence and snow surface temperature in the Arctic: A model sensitivity study. J. Geophys. Res. 106(D14), 15,323-15,333.

Overland, J. E, S. McNutt, J. Groves, S, Salo, E. L. Andreas, and P. O. G. Persson, 2000: Regional sensible and radiative heat flux estimates for the winter Arctic during SHEBA. J. Geophys. Res. 105(C6), 14,093-14,102.

Persson, P. Ola G., Ruffieux, D. R., and C. W. Fairall 1997: Recalculations of ice pack and lead surface energy budgets during the Arctic Leads Experiment (LEADEX) 1992. J. Geophys. Res. 102, 25,085-25,089.

Ruffieux, D. R., P. Ola G. Persson, C. W. Fairall, and Dan E. Wolfe, 1995: Ice pack and lead surface energy budgets during LEADEX 92. J. Geophys. Res. 100, C3, 4593-4612.

 

Conference

Andreas, E L, P. O. G. Persson, R. E. Jordan , T. W. Horst, P. S. Guest, A. A. Grachev, and C. W. Fairall, 2005: Parameterizing the turbulent surface fluxes over summer sea ice.  Preprints, 8th Conf. on Polar Meteor. And Oceanog., 9-13 Jan. 2005, San Diego, CA.

Persson, P. O. G., E. L Andreas, J-W. Bao, C. W. Fairall, A. A. Grachev, P. S. Guest, and R. E. Jordan, 2005: Determining wintertime heterogeneous pack ice characteristics and their impact on the aggregate atmospheric surface flux.  Preprints, 8th Conf. on Polar Meteor. And Oceanog., 9-13 Jan. 2005, San Diego, CA.

Andreas, Edgar L, K. J. Claffey, C. W. Fairall, A. A. Grachev, P. S. Guest, R. E. Jordan, and P. O. G. Persson, 2004: Measurements of the von Kármán Constant in the Atmospheric Surface Layer-Further Discussion. CD -ROM of Preprints, 16th Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence, 9-13 Aug, Portland, ME.

Andreas, E. L, R. E. Jordan, P. S. Guest, P. O. G. Persson, A. A. Grachev, and C. W. Fairall, 2004:  Roughness lengths over snow.  CD-ROM of Preprints, 18th Conference on Hydrology of the American Meteorological Society, Seattle, WA, 11-15 January 2004, 8 pp.

Persson, Ola P. G., Edgar L Andreas, Christopher W. Fairall, Peter S. Guest, and Donald K. Perovich, 2003:

Pack ice surface energy changes at SHEBA initiated by late summer synoptic forcing. Preprints, Seventh Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography and Joint Symposium on High-Latitude Climate Variations. Hyannis, Mass., 12-16 May. (Paper 3.21 on CD)

Persson, P. O. G., S. Abbott, M. Jensen, B. Larsson, V. Leuski, A. Targino, B. Templeman, M. Tjernstrom, and A. White, 2002: Remote sensing of the late-summer boundary layer near the North Pole. Preprints, 15th Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence. 15-19 July, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 133-136.

Persson, P. Ola G., J.-W. Bao, and Sara Michelson, 2002: Mesoscale modeling of the wintertime boundary layer structure over the Arctic pack ice. Preprints, 15th Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence. 15-19 July, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 335-338.

Persson, P. O. G., T. Uttal, J. M. Intrieri, C. W. Fairall, E. L. Andreas, and P. S. Guest, 1999: Observations of large thermal transitions during the Arctic night from a suite of sensors at SHEBA.  Preprints, 3rd Symp. on Integrated Observing Systems., Jan. 10-15, 1999, Dallas, TX, 171-174.

Persson, P. O. G., E. L. Andreas, C.W. Fairall, P. S. Guest, and D. R. Ruffieux, 1999: The surface energy budget during the onset of the melt season on the Arctic icepack during SHEBA. Preprints, Fifth Conf. on Polar Meteor. And Ocean., Jan. 10-15, 1999, Dallas, TX, 321-326.


Coastal and maritime studies
Refereed

Persson, P. O. G., P. J. Neiman, B. Walter, and M. Ralph, 2005: Contributions from California coastal-zone surface fluxes to heavy coastal precipitation: A CALJET case study during the strong El Nińo of 1998.  Mon. Wea. Rev., In press.

Persson, P. Ola G, J. E. Hare, C. W. Fairall, and William Otto, 2005:  Air-sea interaction processes in warm and cold sectors of extratropical cyclonic storms observed during FASTEX. Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 131, 877-912, doi:10.1256/qj.03.181.

Neiman, P. J., P. O. G. Persson, F. M. Ralph, D.P. Jorgensen, A. B. White, and D. E. Kingsmill, 2003:

Modifications of fronts and precipitation by coastal blocking during an intense land-falling winter storm in Southern California: Observations during CALJET. Mon. Wea. Rev., 132, 242-273.

Ralph, F. M., P. J. Neiman, D. E. Kingsmill, P. O. G. Persson, A. B. White, E. T. Strem, E. D. Andrews, and R. C. Antweile, 2003. The impact of a prominent rain shadow on flooding in California's Santa Cruz Mountains: A CALJET case study and sensitivity to the ENSO cycle. J. Hydrometeor., 4, 1243-1264.

White, A. B., P. J. Neiman, F. M. Ralph, D. E. Kingsmill, and P. O. G. Persson, 2003: Coastal orographic rainfall processes observed by radar during the California Land-falling Jets Experiment. J. Hydrometeor., 4, 264-282.

Neiman, P.J., F.M. Ralph, A.B. White, D.A. Kingsmill, and P.O.G.Persson, 2002: The statistical relationship between upslope flow and rainfall in California's coastal mountains: Observations during CALJET. Mon. Wea. Rev., 130, 1468-1492.

Ralph, F.M., P.J. Neiman, P.O.G. Persson, J.M. Bane, M.L. Cancillo, J.M. Wilczak, and W. Nuss, 2000: Kelvin waves and internal bores on the marine boundary layer inversion and their relationship to coastally trapped wind reversals. Mon. Wea. Rev., 128, 283-300.

Joly, A., K. A. Browning, P. Bessemoulin, J.-P. Cammas, G. Caniaux, J.-P. Chalon, S. A. Clough, R. Dirks, K. A. Emanuel, L. Eymard, R. Gall, T. Hewson, P. H. Hildebrand, D. Jorgensen, F. Lalaurette, R. H. Langland, Y. Lemaître, P. Mascart, J. A. Moore, P. O. G. Persson, F. Roux, M. A. Shapiro, C. Snyder, Z. Toth, and R. Wakimoto, 1999: Overview of the field phase of the Fronts and Atlantic Storm-Track Experiment (FASTEX) project. Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 125, 3131-3163.

Ralph, F.M., L. Armi, J.M. Bane, C. Dorman, W.D. Neff, P.J. Neiman, W. Nuss, and P.O.G. Persson, 1998:

Observations of an orographically trapped disturbance along the California coast on 10-11 June 1994. Mon. Wea. Rev., 126, 2435-2465.

 

Conference

Persson, P. O. G., B. Walter, and J. Hare, 2004: Maritime differences between wind direction and stress: Relationships to atmospheric fronts and implications.  CD -ROM of Preprints, 16th Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence, 9-13 Aug, Portland, ME

Persson, P. Ola G., L. B. Nance, J. E. Hare, and A. White, 2003: Mid-Atlantic frontal wave development, boundary layer structure, and surface fluxes in FASTEX IOP1: Observations and sensitivity experiments. Preprints, 10th Conf. on Mesoscale Processes. 23-27 June, Portland, OR. (Paper 1.2 on CD)


Mesoscale dynamics
Refereed

 Jorgensen, David P., Zhaoxia Pu, P. Ola G. Persson, and Wei-Kuo Tao, 2003: Variations associated with cores and gaps of a Pacific narrow cold frontal rainband. Mon. Wea. Rev., 131, 2705-2729.

Persson, P. Ola G., and Thomas T. Warner, 1995:The nonlinear evolution of idealized, unforced, conditional symmetric instability: A numerical study. J. Atmos. Sci., 52, 3449-3474.

Persson, P. Ola G., 1995:Simulations of the potential vorticity structure and budget of FRONTS '87 IOP8. Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 121, 1041-1081.

Persson, P. Ola G., and T. T. Warner, 1993:Nonlinear hydrostatic conditional symmetric instability: Implications for numerical weather prediction. Mon. Wea. Rev., 121, 1821-1833.

Hobbs, P. V. and P. Ola G. Persson, 1982:The mesoscale and microscale structure and organization of clouds and precipitation in midlatitude cyclones. Part V: The substructure of narrow cold-frontal rainbands. J. Atmos. Sci., 39, 280-295.


Numerical modeling
Refereed

Persson, P. Ola G., and Thomas T. Warner, 1991: Model generation of spurious gravity waves due to the inconsistency of the vertical and horizontal resolution. Mon. Wea. Rev., 119, 917-935.