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Ph.D., 1997: Cornell
University (meteorology, applied math and statistics
minors. Steve Colucci, advisor.)
M.S., 1987: Pennsylvania State University (meteorology; NWP concentration. Tom Warner, advisor.)
B.S., 1985: Cornell University (meteorology)
2005 - current: Meteorologist, NOAA Earth System Research
Lab, Physical Sciences Division, Boulder, CO.
2000 - 2005: Research Scientist, University of Colorado, CIRES (at the former NOAA/Climate Diagnostics Center), Boulder, CO.
1997 - 2000: Postdoctoral fellow, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO.
1993 - 1997: Ph. D. candidate in atmospheric sciences, Cornell University. Studied short-range ensemble forecasting using the Eta model (funded by the National Science Foundation). Minors in statistics and applied mathematics. Steve Colucci, advisor.
1991 - 1993: Senior Research Associate, Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc. , Cambridge, MA.
1987 - 1991: United States Air Force. Officer-in-charge, Cloud Analysis Unit, Air Force Global Weather Central (now AFWA), Offutt AFB, NE.
2013: NOAA Bronze Medal (with Jeff Whitaker, for "excellence
in research and development of ensemble-based and hybrid data
assimilation techniques that improve operational weather
2008: NOAA Outstanding Scientific Paper award for 2006 Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society article on reforecasting.
2002 : American Meteorological Society's Editor's Award for Monthly Weather Review.
2001 : Presidential Early-Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
1997 : National Center for Atmospheric Research Advanced Studies Program post-doctoral fellowship
2015: NOAA NGGPS, Probabilistic Forecasts of Precipitation Type
and Snowfall Amounts based on Global Ensemble Forecasts.
2013: NOAA Sandy Supplemental, parameterization component. $300,000.
2012: NOAA USWRP, Improving Model Uncertainty Parameterizations in Global Ensemble Predictions. $200,000.
2010: Department of Energy Advanced Leadership Computing Challenge award of 14.5 million CPU hours to produce a next-generation reforecast.
2004: THORPEX, An Intercomparison of Bred, Perturbed Observation, and Ensemble Transform Kalman Filter Methods for Initializing Ensemble Forecasts (co-PI, Jeff Whitaker). NOAA-B8R2WRP, $210,373
2002: Collaborative Research: ITR/Ensemble-based state estimation for a next-generation weather forecasting model, $220,706.
2002: Incorporating the Uncertainty of Atmosphere-Land Surface Interactions into Ensemble Forecasts. National Science Foundation, $320,000.
2001: Diversifying Ensemble Forecasts with Stochastic Convection (co-PI; Brian Mapes, PI). National Science Foundation. $343,000. 1995: "Short-range ensemble prediction..." $86,003 by National Science Foundation. Grant funded my dissertation research (submitted under my advisor's name). 1991: "Nowcasting Methods Testing" $144,917 by U.S. Air Force, PRDA PL/LY 91-05 Developed new ways to use satellite and doppler profiler data for nowcasting.
National Centers for Environmental Prediction (1995, 1996, 1997,
2000, 2006, 2009, 2011) ; NOAA Techniques Development Lab (1996);
National Weather Service COMET Numerical Weather Prediction
Faculty Course (1999) ; National Severe Storms Lab (1999, 2007,
2010) ; University of Oklahoma (1999, 2007, 2010ab) ; University
of Arizona (2000) ; University at Albany/State University of New
York (2000); NASA/Goddard (2000) ; Canadian Meteorological Centre
(2001, 2006, 2010) ; Colorado State University (2001, 2003, 2012,
2013); Cornell University (2001, 2003, 2014) ; Massachusetts
Institute of Technology (2001); AER, Inc. (2001) ; National
Weather Service COMET Climate Variability Course (2002, 2006,
2007) ; NCAR (2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010); ECMWF Seminar
on Predictability (2002); University of Colorado (2002); ECMWF
(1998, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007); University of L'Aquila, Italy
(2004); UK Met Office (2004, 2007); NOAA/FSL (2004); University of
Washington (2004, 2007); NOAA Headquarters (2004); NOAA/MDL
(2004); University of Maryland (2004); National Academy of
Sciences (2005); NCAR Terrestrial Hydrometeorology Workshop
(2006); NCAR Verification Workshop (2007); IUGG, Perugia, Italy
(2007); NCAR COMET Hydrological Forecast Course (2007), Southwest
Hydrometeorological Workshop, Tucson (2007); University of
Washington Climate Impacts Group (2007); ECMWF
on Ensemble Prediction (2007); NCEP ensemble forecast users
workshop (2008); Mediterranean
School of Mesoscale Meteorology, Sardinia, Italy
(2008). ARPA-SIM, Bologna, Italy (2008). WGNE,
Montreal (2008), and Offenbach, Germany (2009). WMO
WWRP/THORPEX Workshop on 4D-VAR and Ensemble Kalman Filter
Intercomparisons, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2008). NOAA
Intraseasonal to Interranual Workshop (2009); Royal Meteorological
Institute of Belgium (2009); University of Heidelberg (2009), NCAR
ASP verification summer colloquium (2010); NUOPC workshop,
Boulder, CO (2010); NCAR DTC Ensemble Testbed workshop (2010);
Utilities Wind Integration Group, Albany NY (2011); ensemble user
workshop, Laurel, MD (2011); ECMWF Model Uncertainty workshop
(2011); University of Innsbruck (2011); NOAA Research Council
(2012); NOAA Climate Program Office/MAPP (2012, 2014);
NCEP/EMC/GMB (2012); NCAR ASP Summer Colloquium (2012); NCAR COMET
Winter Weather Course (2012, 2013), NWS Western Region SOO meeting