Research Highlights

Feb 2017

Assessing Stewardship Maturity of the Global Historical Climatology Network-Monthly (GHCN-M) Dataset

As part of ongoing efforts to advance environmental data stewardship practices, CICS-NC’s Ge Peng and colleagues from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) recently…

Nov 2016

On the Link between Tropical Cyclones and Daily Rainfall Extremes Derived from Global Satellite Observations

Understanding the frequency and intensity of extreme precipitation events in relation to tropical cyclones is critical to the development of infrastructure in affected areas. Authors…

Oct 2016

Deploying Temporary Networks for Upscaling of Sparse Network Stations

Shown above, is the layout of the temporary network of sensors surrounding the USCRN stations at Millbrook, NY (top) and Crossville, TN (bottom). National soil-observation…

Aug 2016

Seasonal and regional variations in extreme precipitation event frequency using CMIP5

Climate models are central to our ability to predict and adapt to the major long-term weather and climate changes that we are likely to experience…

Jun 2016

Trends and Extremes in Northern Hemisphere Snow Characteristics

A new study by CICS-NCs Kenneth Kunkel, Sarah Champion, and Rebekah Frankson, along with co-authors from Rutgers University and ERT Inc., establishes the current state…

Jun 2016

Atmospheric Sensitivity to Roughness Length in a Regional Atmospheric Model over the Ohio–Tennessee River Valley

At small scales, the behavior of the atmosphere depends strongly on the characteristics of the land surface, including topography and vegetation types. As a result,…

May 2016

Scientific Stewardship in the Open Data and Big Data Era - Roles and Responsibilities

As the volume of environmental data expands exponentially, and as the ways data are preserved and delivered evolve rapidly, organizations charged with managing these datasets…

Apr 2016

The Relationship between the Madden–Julian Oscillation (MJO) and Southeastern New England Snowfall

Between January 24 and February 15, 2015, an incredible 90.2 inches of snow fell at Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts. Although snowfalls of this magnitude…

Apr 2016

Assessment and Implications of NCEP Stage IV Quantitative Precipitation Estimates for Product Intercomparisons

Olivier Prat of CICS-NC is a contributing author on a paper in Weather and Forecasting that explores and assesses the stage IV quantitative precipitation estimates…

Mar 2016

Algorithm Development of Temperature and Humidity Profile Retrievals for Long-Term HIRS Observations

CICS-NC’s Jessica Matthews is a coauthor on a paper in Remote Sensing describing an algorithm for deriving vertical temperature and humidity profiles from the High-resolution…