Jared Rennie

Jared Rennie

Meterological Applications, Large scale Datasets Phone: +1 828.271.4214 Email: jared@ncics.org

Biography

Jared Rennie is a research meteorologist at the North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies (NCICS), housed within NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) in Asheville, NC. He joined NCICS in 2010, and currently supports maintenance and expansion of major land surface datasets including the Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN) and United States Climate Reference Network (USCRN). These products are essential to address climate data needs on a national and international scale. He is also interested in data visualization, and is constantly working on new ways to convey weather and climate data to the public. Mr. Rennie has also completed scientific research using various weather datasets, working with organizations such as FEMA, CDC, the Society of Actuaries, and the Department of Defense.

Mr. Rennie is an active member of the local and national community. He visits schools in the local area to talk to students about science, climate, and computer programming. He has been a member of the American Meteorological Society since 2004, and currently serves on the AMS Committee on Applied Climatology. He has also served on the local chapter committee since 2015, and in 2018, was awarded the recognition of Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM).

Mr. Rennie received both his Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Meteorology from Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire. His master's thesis included evaluating and introducing techniques to nowcast microburst events over NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Using an updated climatology of five minute averaged peak wind data, as well as local products from the WSR-88D, Mr. Rennie developed advanced statistical techniques in hopes to increase detection of microburst occurrence, while lowering the amount of false alarms. As an undergraduate student, Mr. Rennie received the Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship and participated in a summer internship at the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Norman, Oklahoma. During his time there Mr. Rennie compared conventional radar products to newer technologies, including NSSL’s Phased Array Radar.

Publications

2020

Huang, B., M.J. Menne, T. Boyer, E. Freeman, B.E. Gleason, J.H. Lawrimore, C. Liu, J.J. Rennie, C.J. Schreck, III, F. Sun, R. Vose, C.N. Williams, X. Yin, and H.-M. Zhang, 2020: Uncertainty estimates for sea surface temperature and land surface air temperature in NOAAGlobalTemp version 5. Journal of Climate. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0395.1

Runkle, J. D., M. M. Sugg, R. D. Leeper, Y. Rao, J. L. Mathews, and J. J. Rennie, 2020: Short-term effects of weather parameters on COVID-19 morbidity in select US cities. Science of The Total Environment, 140093. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.140093

2019

Rennie, J., J. E. Bell, K. E. Kunkel, S. Herring, H. Cullen, and A. M. Abadi, 2019: Development of a submonthly temperature product to monitor near-real-time climate conditions and assess long-term heat events in the United States. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 58, 2653–2674. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JAMC-D-19-0076.1

2018

Menne, M. J., C. N. Williams, B. E. Gleason, J. Rennie, and J. H. Lawrimore, 2018: The Global Historical Climatology Network Monthly Temperature Dataset, Version 4. Journal of Climate, 31, 9835–9854. doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-18-0094.1

2017

Thorne, P. W., R. J. Allan, L. Ashcroft, P. Brohan, R. J. H. Dunn, M. J. Menne, P. R. Pearce, J. Picas, K. M. Willett, M. Benoy, S. Bronnimann, P. O. Canziani, J. Coll, R. Crouthamel, G. P. Compo, D. Cuppett, M. Curley, C. Duffy, I. Gillespie, J. Guijarro, S. Jourdain, E. C. Kent, H. Kubota, T. P. Legg, Q. Li, J. Matsumoto, C. Murphy, N. A. Rayner, J. J. Rennie, E. Rustemeier, L. C. Slivinski, V. Slonosky, A. Squintu, B. Tinz, M. A. Valente, S. Walsh, X. L. Wang, N. Westcott, K. Wood, S. D. Woodruff, and S. J. Worley, 2017: Toward an Integrated Set of Surface Meteorological Observations for Climate Science and Applications. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 98, 2689-2702. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0165.1

2015

Hennon, C. C., K. R. Knapp, C. J. Schreck, III, S. E. Stevens, J. P. Kossin, P. W. Thorne, P. A. Hennon, M. C. Kruk, J. Rennie, J.-M. Gadéa, M. Striegl, and I. Carley, 2015: Cyclone Center: Can citizen scientists improve tropical cyclone intensity records? Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 96, 591-607. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00152.1

Leeper, R. D., J. Rennie, and M. A. Palecki, 2015: Observational perspectives from U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN) and Cooperative Observer Program (COOP) Network: Temperature and precipitation comparison. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 32, 703-721. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-14-00172.1

Schreck, C. J., III, S. Bennett, J. M. Cordeira, J. Crouch, J. Dissen, A. L. Lang, D. Margolin, A. O’Shay, J. Rennie, and M. J. Ventrice, 2015: Natural gas prices and the extreme winters of 2011/12 and 2013/14: Causes, indicators, and interactions. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 96, S93-S96. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00237.1

2014

Rennie, J. J., J. H. Lawrimore, B. E. Gleason, P. W. Thorne, C. P. Morice, M. J. Menne, C. N. Williams, W. G. de Almeida, J. R. Christy, M. Flannery, M. Ishihara, K. Kamiguchi, A. M. G. Klein-Tank, A. Mhanda, D. H. Lister, V. Razuvaev, M. Renom, M. Rusticucci, J. Tandy, S. J. Worley, V. Venema, W. Angel, M. Brunet, B. Dattore, H. Diamond, M. A. Lazzara, F. Le Blancq, J. Luterbacher, H. Mächel, J. Revadekar, R. S. Vose, and X. Yin, 2014: The International Surface Temperature Initiative global land surface databank: Monthly temperature data release description and methods. Geoscience Data Journal, 1, 75-102. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/gdj3.8

2013

Lawrimore, J., J. Rennie, W. G. de Almeida, J. Christy, M. Flannery, B. Gleason, A. Klein-Tank, A. Mhanda, K. Ishihara, and D. Lister, 2013: The International Surface Temperature Initiative's global land surface databank. Temperature: Its Measurement and Control in Science and Industry, Volume 8: Proceedings of the Ninth International Temperature Symposium, AIP Publishing, 1036-1041 pp.

Lawrimore, J., J. Rennie, and P. Thorne, 2013: Responding to the need for better global temperature data. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, 94, 61-62. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2013EO060002

2011

Lawrimore, J. H., M. J. Menne, B. E. Gleason, C. N. Williams, D. B. Wuertz, R. S. Vose, and J. Rennie, 2011: An overview of the Global Historical Climatology Network monthly mean temperature data set, version 3. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 116, n/a-n/a. http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2011JD016187

2010

Rennie, J. J., 2010: Evaluation of WSR-88D methods to predict warm season convective wind events at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Kennedy Space Center. Masters Thesis., Dept. of Atmospheric Science and Chemistry, Plymouth State University, 134 pp.

Rennie, J. J., J. P. Koermer, T. R. Boucher, and W. P. Roeder, 2010: Evaluation of WSR-88D methods to predict warm-season convective wind events at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Kennedy Space Center. 22nd Conference on Climate Variability and Change, Atlanta, GA, 103 pp.

Presentations

2020

Rennie, J. J., 2020: Climate data and the role of NCEI and NCICS in analyzing climate and health data. Master of Public Health class, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Virtual, September 1, 2020.

Rennie, J. J., 2020: Asheville, NC: Climate City”. American Meteorological Society Metro Atlanta Chapter, Virtual, June 17, 2020.

Rennie, J. J., 2020: From NCL to Python: The Triumphs (and Struggles) of Upgrading a Tropical Monitoring Page for Air Force Operations. 100th AMS Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, January 14, 2020.

2019

Rennie, J. J., 2019: Climate in Your Neck of the Woods: A Real Time, Interactive GIS Product to Assess Historical and Current Trends in Temperature and Precipitation. National Weather Association (NWA) Annual Meeting, Huntsville, AL, September 9, 2019.

Rennie, J. J., 2019: Science Communication. American Meteorological Society (AMS) Early Career Leadership Academy (ECLA) webinar, June 7, 2019.

Rennie, J. J., and S. Stevens, 2019: Careers in Meteorology (panel discussion). Asheville AMS chapter meeting, University of North Carolina at Asheville, Asheville, NC, March 7, 2019.

Rennie, J. J., 2019: CICS-NC Date Processing and Coding Activities. Christ School, Arden, NC, February 14, 2019.

Rennie, J. J., 2019: Mountain Weather. Transylvania County Library, Brevard, NC, February 7, 2019.

Bell, J., J. Shriber, Z. Jeddy, J. Rennie, and H. Strosnider, 2019: Assessment of Potential Health Impacts from Extreme and Exceptional Drought, 2012-16, American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, January 8, 2019.

Shriber, J., J. E. Bell, Z. Jeddy, J. J. Rennie, and H. Strosnider, 2018: Assessment of Potential Health Impacts from Extreme and Exceptional Drought, 2012-16. American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, January 8, 2019.

Rennie, J. J., 2019: Climate in Your Neck of the Woods: A Real-Time, Interactive Product to Assess Historical and Current Trends in Temperature and Precipitation. AMS 99th Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, January 7, 2019.

2018

Rennie, J. J., 2018: Weather, Climate, and Coding (remote video). Kennedy Community School, St. Joseph, MN, December 10, 2018.

Rennie, J. J., 2018: Hour of Code. Vance Elementary School, Asheville, NC, December 5, 2018.

Rennie, J. J., 2018: Hour of Code. Ira B. Jones Elementary School, Asheville, NC, December 4, 2018.

Rennie, J. J., 2018: Hour of Code. Waynesville Middle School, Waynesville, NC, December 3, 2018.

Rennie, J. J., 2018: Climate in Your Neck of the Woods: A Real-Time, Interactive Product to Assess Historical and Current Trends in Temperature and Precipitation. 2018 Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference, Columbia, SC, October 29, 2018.

Rennie, J., J. E. Bell, K. E. Kunkel, S. Herring, and H. Cullen, 2018: 4.1: Using a Daily Homogenized Temperature Product to Assess Long-Term Trends in Extreme Heat Events and Associated Health Impacts in the United States. American Meteorological Society 2018 Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, January 10, 2018.

Phinney, R. M., and J. Rennie, 2018: 730: Visualizing Extreme Precipitation for Climate Storytelling. American Meteorological Society 2018 Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, January 9, 2018.

Rennie, J., 2018: Coding Weather and Climate Data. Christ School, Arden, NC, January 22, 2018.

2017

Bell, J., J. Rennie, K. Kunkel, S. Herring, and H. M. Cullen, 2017: Assessment of the Long-Term Trends in Extreme Heat Events and the Associated Health Impacts in the United States. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA, December 12, 2017.

Rennie, J., 2017: Weather Instruments and CICS-NC. North Buncombe Elementary Career Day, Weaverville, NC, November 21, 2017.

Rennie, J., 2017: Weather, Climate, and Coding. Waynesville Middle School, Waynesville, NC, November 11, 2017.

Rennie, J. and S. Stevens, 2017: How was this Made?: Making Dirty Data into Something Usable at NCEI. Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) Undergraduate Workshop, Research Triangle Park, NC, October 24, 2017.

Rennie, J., 2017: Career Opportunities (Panelist). Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) Undergraduate Workshop, Durham, NC, October 23, 2017.

Rennie, J., 2017: Weather and Climate. Owen Middle School, Swannanoa, NC, October 13, 2017.

Rennie, J., 2017: Multivariate Analysis of Drought Conditions in the United States: 1895-2016. American Meteorological Society 23rd Conference on Applied Climatology, Asheville, NC, June 26, 2017.

Rennie, J. J., and D.S. Arndt, 2017: Updating a Climatology of Extreme Snowfall Events in the United States. 29th Conference on Climate Variability and Change, AMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, January 24, 2017.

2016

Rennie, J., 2016: Weather, Climate, and Code. Ira B. Jones Elementary School, Asheville, NC, December 9, 2016.

Rennie, J., L. Stevens, and S. Stevens, 2016: NCEI weather and climate observations. Asheville Middle School, Asheville, NC, October 11-13, 2016.

Rennie, J. J., 2016: Shaken or Stirred: How Do You Want Your Climate Data? Ask the Audience Session. 2nd Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference, Charlotte, NC, September 13, 2016.

Hennon, P., Rennie, J., Stevens, S., and Stone, T., 2016: presentations on climate change, Cyclone Center, and coding in climate science. NCEI Science Week event, NCEI, Asheville, April 21, 2016.

Rennie, J. J. and K. Kunkel, 2016: Steps Towards an Experimental Homogenized Sub-Monthly Temperature Monitoring Tool. 22nd Conference on Applied Climatology, AMS Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, January 14, 2016.

Schreck, C. J., J. Rennie, L. Watkins, K. Dobeck, and D. Podowitz, 2016: Scale-Dependent Relationships Between U.S. Temperatures and Teleconnections. American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting Fourth Symposium on the Madden & Julian Oscillation, New Orleans, LA, January 13, 2016.

2015

Rennie, J. J. and K. Kunkel, 2015: Steps Towards an Experimental Homogenized Sub-Monthly Temperature Monitoring Tool. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 17, 2015.

Thorne, P., C. C. Hennon, K. R. Knapp, C. J. Schreck, S. E. Stevens, J. P. Kossin, J. Rennie, P. A. Hennon, and M. C. Kruk, 2015: Cyclone Center: Insights on historical tropical cyclones from citizen volunteers. 2015 AGU Fall Meeting, December 14 -18, 2015, San Francisco, CA.

Rennie, J. J., 2015: Steps towards an experimental homogenized sub-monthly temperature monitoring tool. NCEI Branch Seminar, Asheville, NC, April 28, 2015.

Leeper, D. R., and J. Rennie, 2015: The Evolution of In Situ Climate Observations and Impacts on Observations and Climate Metrics. UNC Asheville Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Asheville, NC, February 2015.

Rennie, J. J., 2015: Computation, Analysis and Visualization of In-Situ and Remote Sensing Data using Python. 95th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, Phoenix, AZ, January 5, 2015.

Rennie, J., A. Buddenberg, K. Gassert, R. Leeper, L. E. Stevens, and S. E. Stevens, 2015: Computation, Analysis and Visualization of In-Situ and Remote Sensing Data using Python. 95th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, Phoenix, AZ, January 5, 2015.

2014

Zhang, H.-M., D. Wuertz, E. Nickl, P.V. Banzon, B. Gleason, B. Huang, J.H. Lawrimore, M. Menne, J. Rennie, P. Thorne and C. Williiams: A Data Gap Analysis and efforts towards improving NOAA's Global Surface Temperature. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 19, 2014.

Hennon, C. C., J. Rennie, C. J. Schreck, S. E. Stevens, P. A. Hennon, K. R. Knapp, J. P. Kossin, P. W. Thorne, and M. C. Kruk, 2014: Cyclone Center: Using citizen science to reconcile global tropical cyclone intensity. Eighth International Workshop on Tropical Cyclones (IWTC-VIII), Jeju, Republic of Korea, December 2-10, 2014.

Rennie, J. J., 2014: The ISTI Databank – Its construction, its formats, its metadata and its data characteristics. SAMSI IMAGe Summer Program: The International Surface Temperature Initiative, Boulder, CO, July 8, 2014.

Hennon, C. C., K. R. Knapp, C. J. Schreck, S. E. Stevens, J. P. Kossin, P. W. Thorne, P. A. Hennon, M. C. Kruk, and J. Rennie, 2014: Toward a homogeneous global tropical cyclone intensity record. 31st Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, San Diego, CA, March 31-April 4, 2014.