Selected FAB/LAPS Publications by Topic


LAPS Analysis Data Acquisition

  1. BIRKENHEUER D., 1996: AWIPS-GOES Data Utilization Page

  2. McGinley, J.A., 2001: Toward a surface data continuum: Use of the Kalman filter to create a continuous, quality controlled surface data set. Preprints, 18th Conf. on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Amer. Meteor. Soc. PDF
  3. STAMUS, P.A., T.W. Schlatter, R.J. Clark, and G.M. Wahl, 1997: The Regional Observation Cooperative. Preprints, First Symposium on Integrated Observing Systems, Long Beach, CA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 120-124.

LAPS Radar Utilization (e.g. remapping and 3-D mosaic)

  1. ALBERS S., J. McGinley, D. Birkenheuer, and J. Smart 1996: The Local Analysis and Prediction System (LAPS): Analyses of clouds, precipitation, and temperature. Weather and Forecasting, 11, 273-287.

  2. Jesuroga R. T., Ramer J., ALBERS S., and R. D. Wright, 1991: Validation of aviation weather products for the Advanced Traffic Management System. Preprints, Fourth International Conf. on Aviation Weather Systems, Paris, France, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 287-290.

  3. Smart J., and S. ALBERS, 1991: An evaluation of an objective technique for diagnosing snowfall. Preprints, 25th International Conf. on Radar Meteorology, Paris, France, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 103-106.

  4. ALBERS S. 1995: The LAPS wind analysis. Weather and Forecasting, 10, 342-352.

  5. Roberts W. R., Q. Liang, S. C. ALBERS, and A. E. MacDonald, 1997: Implementation of a Small Regional Radar Volume from the WSR-88D Doppler Radar Network. Preprints, 28th Conf. on Radar Meteorology, Austin, TX, Amer. Meteor. Soc., pp?.

LAPS Analysis Techniques

  1. Hiemstra, C.A., G.E. Liston, R.A. Pielke, Sr., D.L. Birkenheuer, S.C. Albers 2006: Comparing Local analysis and prediction system (LAPS) assimilations with independent observations. (Accepted for publication in Weather and Forecasting, April 2006)
  2. ALBERS S. 1995: The LAPS wind analysis. Weather and Forecasting, 10, 342-352.

  3. ALBERS S., J. McGinley, D. Birkenheuer, and J. Smart 1996: The Local Analysis and Prediction System (LAPS): Analyses of clouds, precipitation, and temperature. Weather and Forecasting, 11, 273-287.

  4. Birkenheuer, D. (1999): The effect of using digital satellite imagery in the LAPS moisture analysis. Published in Wea. Forecasting (14), pp 782-788. (Entered on 24 Sep 99)

  5. BIRKENHEUER, D., 1997: Impact of multichannel passive microwave radiometer data on the LAPS moisture analysis. NOAA Tech. Memorandum ERL FSL-21 , 15 pp. [Available from NOAA, Forecast Systems Laboratory, 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80303]. Paper access
  6. BIRKENHEUER D., 1996: A Summary of the GOES LAPS Moisture Algorithm

  7. Birkenheuer, D., Shaw, B.L., Albers, S., and E. Szoke, 2001: Evaluation of local-scale forecasts for severe weather of July 20, 2000. Preprints, 14th Conf. on Numerical Weather Prediction, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Amer. Meteor. Soc. Html, PDF

  8. CRAM J.M., S.C. ALBERS, and D. Devenyi, 1996: Application of a Two-Dimensional Variational Scheme to a Meso-beta scale wind analysis. Preprints, 15th Conf. on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, Norfolk, VA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 227-230.

  9. McGinley J., 1987: A variational objective analysis system for analysis of the ALPEX data set., Meteor. Atmos. Phys. 36, 5-23.

  10. McGinley, J.A. and J.R. Smart, 2001: On providing a cloud-balanced initial condition for diabatic initialization. Preprints, 18th Conf. on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Amer. Meteor. Soc. PDF
  11. Schultz, P. and S. Albers, 2001: The use of three-dimensional analyses of cloud attributes for diabatic initialization of mesoscale models. Preprints, 14th Conf. on Numerical Weather Prediction, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Amer. Meteor. Soc. Html, PDF
  12. Smart, J., Mcginley, J., Albers, S., Birkenheuer, D., Early, S., Edwards, J., Stamus, P., and S. Wagoner, 2000: LAPS at the Air Force Weather Agency. FSL Forum, Feb 2000. Html

Hot-Start Initialization

  1. Etherton B and P. Santos (2008): Sensitivity of WRF Forecasts for South Florida to Initial Conditions WEATHER AND FORECASTING, PDF

  2. Jankov, I., W. A. Gallus, M. Segal and S. E. Koch (2007): Influence of initial conditions on the WRF-ARW model QPF response to physical parameterization changes. WEATHER AND FORECASTING, 22(3), 501-519, Html

  3. Jankov, I., W. Gallus, M Segal, B. Shaw and S. E. Koch (2005): The impact of different WRF model physical parameterizations and their interactions on warm season MCS rainfall. WEATHER AND FORECASTING, 20(6), 1048-1060, Html

  4. McGinley J., 1987: A variational objective analysis system for analysis of the ALPEX data set., Meteor. Atmos. Phys. 36, 5-23.

  5. Schultz, P. and S. Albers, 2001: The use of three-dimensional analyses of cloud attributes for diabatic initialization of mesoscale models. Preprints, 14th Conf. on Numerical Weather Prediction, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Amer. Meteor. Soc. Html, PDF
  6. McGinley, J.A. and J.R. Smart, 2001: On providing a cloud-balanced initial condition for diabatic initialization. Preprints, 18th Conf. on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Amer. Meteor. Soc. PDF
  7. ALBERS S., J. McGinley, D. Birkenheuer, and J. Smart 1996: The Local Analysis and Prediction System (LAPS): Analyses of clouds, precipitation, and temperature. Weather and Forecasting, 11, 273-287.

LAPS Forecast modeling

  1. Birkenheuer D., Snook J. S., Smart J. R., and J. A. McGinley, 1998: The Effect of GOES Image Data on RAMS Forecasts Initialized with LAPS. Preprints, 12th Conf. on Numerical Weather Prediction, Phoenix, AZ, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 4pp. Paper access
  2. Birkenheuer, D., Shaw, B.L., Albers, S., and E. Szoke, 2001: Evaluation of local-scale forecasts for severe weather of July 20, 2000. Preprints, 14th Conf. on Numerical Weather Prediction, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Amer. Meteor. Soc. Html, PDF

  3. Govett M. W., J. P. EDWARDS, and L. B. Hart, 1997: Using PPP to Parallelize Operational Weather Forecast Models for MPPs. Proceedings, Symposium on Regional Weather Prediction on Parallel Computer Environments, Athens, Greece, 15 - 17 October 1997.

  4. Koch, S.E., S.G. Benjamin, J.A. McGinley, J.M. Brown, P. Schultz, E. J. Szoke, T.G. Smirnova, B. L. Shaw, D. Birkenheuer, S. Albers, S. Peckham, and G. Grell, 2004: Real-time applications of the WRF model at the Forecast Systems Laboratory. 16th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, Seattle, WA, Amer. Meteor. Soc.

  5. McGinley, J., Albers, S., Birkenheuer, D., Shaw, B., Schultz P., 2000: The LAPS water in all phases analysis: the approach and impacts on numerical prediction. Presented at the 5th International Symposium on Tropospheric Profiling,, Adelaide, Australia, December 2000.

  6. McGinley, J.A. and J.R. Smart, 2001: On providing a cloud-balanced initial condition for diabatic initialization. Preprints, 18th Conf. on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Amer. Meteor. Soc. PDF
  7. Schultz, P., 2004: The MDSS ensemble of mesoscale models: Lessons learned from the 2003 demo and changes for the 2004 demo. 20th Conf. on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, Seattle, WA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., CD-ROM, 8.9.

  8. Schultz, P., 2004: Verification of the FSL ensemble of mesoscale models used for a winter weather application. 20th Conf. on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, Seattle, WA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., CD-ROM, 7.4.

  9. Shaw, B.L., J.A. McGinley, and P. Schultz, 2001: Explicit initialization of clouds and precipitation in mesoscale forecast models. Preprints, 14th Conf. on Numerical Weather Prediction, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Amer. Meteor. Soc. PDF
  10. Shaw, B.L., E.R. Thaler, and E.J. Szoke, 2001: Operational evaluation of the LAPS-MM5 "hot start" local forecast model. Preprints, 18th Conf. on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Amer. Meteor. Soc. PDF
  11. Shaw, J., S. Albers, D. Birkenheuer, J. Brown, J. McGinley, P. Schultz, J. Smart, and E. Szoke, 2004: Application of the Local Analysis and Prediction System (LAPS) diabatic initialization of mesoscale numerical weather prediction models for the IHOP - 2002 field experiment. 20th Conf. on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, Seattle, WA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., CD-ROM, P3.7.

  12. Shaw, B., J. Smart, J. McGinley, M. Kay, J. Mahoney, P. Welsh. P. Bogenschutz, P. Ruscher, J. Savadel, and J. McQueen, 2004: Applying the new Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model to National Weather Service Forecast Office operations. 16th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, Seattle, WA, Amer. Meteor. Soc.

  13. SNOOK J., CRAM J.M., J. SCHMIDT, 1996: LAPS/RAMS, 1995: A Nonhydrostatic Mesoscale Numerical Modeling System Configured for Operational Use. Tellus, 47A, 864-875.

  14. Szoke, E.J., and B.L. Shaw, 2001: An examination of the operational predictability of mesoscale terrain-induced features in eastern Colorado from several models. Ninth Conf. on Mesoscale Processes, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 380-383.

  15. Szoke, E.J., B. Shaw, M. Kay, J. Brown, P. Janish, and R. Schneider, 2002: A preliminary examination of the performance of several mesoscale models for convective forecasting during IHOP. 19th Conf. on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, San Antonio, TX, Amer. Meteor. Soc., J37-J40.

LAPS Implementations

  1. Alberoni P.P., S.Costa, A.Selvini, J.Mc Ginley and V.Levizzani, 1998: Implementation and test of a mesoscale data assimilation system for Northern Italy. Preprints, MAP meeting, Chamonix, France.

  2. Bennett, D. A., Hutchison, K., Albers, S. C., and R. D. Bornstein, 2000: Preliminary results from polar-orbiting satellite data assimilation into LAPS with application to mesoscale modeling of the San Francisco Bay Area. Preprints, Tenth Conf. on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, Long Beach, CA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 118-121.

  3. Davis, D., T. Wilfong, B. Shaw, K. Winters, and W. Schmeiser, 2002:  Tailoring the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) for space launch range support.  Interactive Symposium on the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS), Orlando, FL, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 118-123.

  4. MCGINLEY, J. A., 1995: Opportunities for high resolution data analysis, prediction, and product dissemination within the local weather office. Preprints, 14th Conf. on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, Dallas, TX, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 478-485.

  5. SCHULTZ P. 1996: Local Data Analysis and the Mesoscale Model on the WFO-Advanced Workstation. Preprints, 12th International Conf. on Interactive and Processing Systems (IIPS) for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology, Atlanta, GA, Amer. Meteor. Soc.

  6. Shaw, B. L., S. A. Albers, J. A. McGinley, L. S. Wharton, T. L. Wilfong, C. L. Crosiar, and D. E.  Harms, 2002:  A completely integrated, cost-effective local data assimilation and forecasting system to support space launch range operations.  Interactive Symposium on the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS), Orlando, FL,  Amer. Meteor. Soc., 15-19.
  7. Shaw, B., J. Smart, J. McGinley, M. Kay, J. Mahoney, P. Welsh. P. Bogenschutz, P. Ruscher, J. Savadel, and J. McQueen, 2004: Applying the new Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model to National Weather Service Forecast Office operations. 16th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, Seattle, WA, Amer. Meteor. Soc.

  8. SNOOK J. S., Z. Christidis, J. EDWARDS, and J. A. MCGINLEY, 1997: Forecast Results from the Local-Domain Mesoscale Model Supporting the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. Preprints, 13th International Conf. on Interactive and Processing Systems (IIPS) for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology, Long Beach, CA, Amer. Meteor. Soc.

  9. STAMUS P. A., and J. A. MCGINLEY, 1997: The Local Analysis and Prediction System (LAPS): Providing Weather Support to the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. Preprints, 13th International Conf. on Interactive and Processing Systems (IIPS) for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology, Long Beach, CA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 11-14.

  10. Szoke E. (2000): An assessment of the utility of a local model for operational mountain snowfall predictions. Presented at the 9th Conference on Mountain Meteorology, AMS, Snowmass, CO, August 2000.

  11. Szoke E. (2000): Some remarkable supercell simulations from a quasi-operational local scale model: skill or "shear" luck? Presented at the 20th Conference on Severe Local Storms, AMS, Orlando, FL, September 2000.

  12. Wagoner S., D. BIRKENHEUER, J. CRAM, P. MCCASLIN, P. McDonald, D. Davis, R. Lefevre, and S. Hausman, 1997: Gridded Data Visualization at the U.S. Air Force Global Weather Center Preprints, 13th International Conf. on Interactive and Processing Systems (IIPS) for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology, Long Beach, CA, Amer. Meteor. Soc.

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