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Index

  1. Abstracts 2011 AMS Conference, Seattle, WA
  2. General descriptions of RUC / Rapid Refresh versions
  3. RUC/RAP data assimilation and quality control
  4. RUC/RAP forecast model, FIM model, physical parameterizations
  5. RUC/RAP applications and observational data studies
  6. RUC/RAP post-processing including RTMA
  7. WRF-Chem Modeling System, Atmospheric Chemistry
  8. High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR)
  9. PowerPointTM Presentations
  10. Other topics from AMB
  11. Publications By Year

Abstracts 2011 AMS Conference, Seattle, WA

  1. C. Snyder, J. Anderson, S. M. Cavallo, D. Dowell, S. Y. Ha, G. Romine, and R. Torn; 2011: Ensemble data assimilation across a range of scales and phenomena with WRF/DART
  2. Christopher J. Slocum, M. Fiorino; 2011: Improved analysis of the tropical cyclone outer wind structure using IR satellite wind retrievals in a global numerical weather prediction model
  3. Curtis R. Alexander, S. S. Weygandt, S. G. Benjamin, T. G. Smirnova, J. M. Brown, P. Hofmann, and E. P. James; 2011: The High Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR): Recent and future enhancements, time-lagged ensembling, and 2010 forecast evaluation activities
  4. Edward J. Szoke, S. Benjamin, J. M. Brown, M. Fiorino, B. D. Jamison, W. R. Moninger, and S. R. Sahm; 2011: FIM Performance for some of the Major events of the 2009-2010 Winter Season
  5. Eric P. James, C. R. Alexander, S. S. Weygandt, S. G. Benjamin, and J. M. Brown; 2011: Addressing convective-scale forecast challenges with the High Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) Model
  6. Georg A. Grell; 2011: Forecasting weather and air quality with online integrated modeling systems
  7. Glen Romine, D. Dowell and C. Snyder; 2011: Ensemble data assimilation for the short-term prediction of severe convection
  8. Graylen L. Boone, D. Dowell and K. Manning; 2011: Verification of Pre-convective Environments using Sounding Data from the Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment (VORTEX2)
  9. James O. Pinto, J. Grim, D. Dowell, H. Cai, and M. Steiner; 2011: Evaluation of storm initiation uncertainty information from a high-resolution time-lagged ensemble and its application to short-term forecasting
  10. James Wilczak, Stan Benjamin, Stan Calvert, Andrew Stern, Geoff DiMego, Allen White; 2011: Enhancing Short Term Wind Energy Forecasting For Improved Utility Operations: Technical Description of a Joint DOE/NOAA/Private Industry Collaborative Field Program
  11. Kefeng Zhu, M. Xue, X. Wang, J. Whitaker, S. Benjamin, and S. S. Weygandt; 2011: An Regional Ensemble Kalman Filter Data Assimilation System Employing GSI Observation Processing and Initial Tests for Rapid Refresh Forecast Configurations AMS
  12. Mariusz Pagowski, S. E. Peckham, G. A. Grell, and S. A. McKeen; 2011: 3DVAR chemical data assimilation in WRF/Chem forecasts during CalNEX
  13. Patrick Hofmann, C. R. Alexander, S. S. Weygandt, and S. G. Benjamin; 2011: Verification of Reflectivity and Precipitation Model Forecasts from the Hourly Updated 3-km High Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR), 13-km Rapid Refresh (RR), and 13-km Rapid Update Cycle (RUC)
  14. Stanley G. Benjamin, J. M. Wilczak, J. M. Brown, M. Marquis, J. B. Olson, S. S. Weygandt, C. R. Alexander, and G. Dimego; 2011: Progress in NOAA hourly-updated model forecasting for renewable energy guidance
  15. Stanley G. Benjamin, R. Bleck, J. M. Brown, S. Sun, J. W. Bao, S. R. Sahm, G. A. Grell, M. Fiorino, and T. Henderson; 2011: Progress in Development of the Flow-Following Finite-Volume Icosahedral Model (FIM) Toward Improving NCEP Global Ensemble Forecasts and Toward a Chemistry-Coupled Global Model Research Capability
  16. Stanley G. Benjamin, S. S. Weygandt, C. R. Alexander, J. M. Brown, T. Smirnova, P. Hofmann, E. P. James, and G. Dimego; 2011: NOAA's hourly-updated 3km HRRR and RUC/Rapid Refresh - recent (2010) and upcoming changes toward improving weather guidance for air-traffic management
  17. Stephen S. Weygandt, C. R. Alexander, E. P. James, P. Hofmann, S. G. Benjamin, T. Smirnova, M. Hu, and J. M. Brown; 2011: 2010 results from the 3km HRRR - verification, case study assessment, and HRRR-based convective probabilistic forecasts (HCPF)
  18. Stephen S. Weygandt, M. Hu, T. G. Smirnova, G. S. Manikin, C. R. Alexander, S. G. Benjamin, J. M. Brown, J. B. Olson, and P. Hofmann; 2011: The Rapid Refresh—Replacement for the RUC, Pre-Implementation Development and Evaluation
  19. Steven E. Peckham, G. A. Grell and S. A. McKeen; 2011: Evaluation of WRF-Chemistry air quality forecasts produced during CalNex-2010
  20. Thomas M. Hamill, J. S. Whitaker, S. G. Benjamin, M. Fiorino, and D. T. Kleist; 2011: Results from testing of EnKF and an EnKF-Var hybrid using the GFS during the 2010 hurricane season

General descriptions of RUC / Rapid Refresh versions

  1. Benjamin, S.G., W.R. Moninger, S.S. Weygandt, M. Hu, D. Devenyi, J.M. Brown, T. Smirnova, J. Olson, C. Alexander, K. Brundage, G. Grell, S. Peckham, T. L. Smith, S.R. Sahm, B. Jamison, 2009: Technical Review of Rapid Refresh/RUC Project, NOAA/ESRL/GSD internal review, 3 Nov 2009, PDF
  2. Benjamin, S. G., S. S. Weygandt, J. M. Brown, T. Smirnova, D. Devenyi, K. Brundage, G. Grell, S. Peckham, W. R. Moninger, T. W. Schlatter, T. L. Smith, G. Manikin, 2008: Implementation of the radar-enhanced RUC 13th Conf. Aviation, Range and Aerospace Meteorology, Amer. Meteor. Soc., New Orleans, LA PDF
  3. Brown, J. M., T.G. Smirnova, S.G. Benjamin, B. Jamison, S.S. Weygandt, 2008: Rapid-Refresh testing: Examples of forecast performance 13th Conf. Aviation, Range and Aerospace Meteorology, Amer. Meteor. Soc., New Orleans, LA PDF
  4. Brown, J.M., S. Benjamin, T. Smirnova, G. Grell, L. Bernardet, L. B. Nance, R. Collander, and C. Harrop. Rapid Refresh core test: Aspects of WRF-NMM and WRF-ARW forecast performance relevant to the Rapid Refresh application. Preprints, 22nd Conf. Wea. Analysis Forecasting/18th Conf. Num. Wea. Pred., Park City, UT, Amer. Meteor. Soc., PDF
  5. Benjamin, S.G., S.S. Weygandt, J.M. Brown, T.G. Smirnova, D. Devenyi, K. Brundage, G.A. Grell, S. Peckham, T. Schlatter, T.L. Smith, G. Manikin, 2007: From the radar-enhanced RUC to the WRF-based Rapid Refresh. Preprints, 22nd Conf. Wea. Analysis Forecasting/18th Conf. Num. Wea. Pred., Park City, UT, Amer. Meteor. Soc., PDF
  6. Benjamin, S.G., D. Devenyi, T. Smirnova, S. Weygandt, J.M. Brown, S. Peckham, K. Brundage, T.L. Smith, G. Grell, and T. Schlatter, 2006: From the 13-km RUC to the Rapid Refresh. 12th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology (ARAM), Atlanta, GA, Amer. Meteor. Soc. CD-ROM, 9.1
  7. Benjamin, S.G., D. Devenyi, S.S. Weygandt, K.J. Brundage, J.M. Brown, G.A. Grell, D. Kim, B.E. Schwartz, T.G. Smirnova, T.L. Smith, and G.S. Manikin, 2004: An hourly assimilation/forecast cycle: The RUC. Mon. Wea. Rev., 132, 495-518 (Feb. issue). PDF
  8. Benjamin, S.G., T.G. Smirnova, K. Brundage, S.S. Weygandt, T.L. Smith, B. Schwartz, D. Devenyi, J.M. Brown, G.A. Grell, 2004: A 13-km RUC and beyond: Recent developments and future plans. Preprints, 11th Conf. Aviation, Range, Aerospace Meteor., AMS, Hyannis, MA, October. PDF
  9. Benjamin, S.G., T.G. Smirnova, K.J. Brundage, S.S. Weygandt, D. Devenyi, B.E. Schwartz, T.L. Smith, 2004: Application of the Rapid Update Cycle at 10-13 km - Initial testing. Preprints 16th Conf. Num. Wea. Pred., Seattle. PDF
  10. Benjamin, S.G., J.M. Brown, K.J. Brundage, D. Devenyi, G.A. Grell, D. Kim, B.E. Schwartz, T.G. Smirnova, T.L. Smith, S. Weygandt, and G.S. Manikin, 2002: RUC20 - The 20-km version of the Rapid Update Cycle. NOAA Technical Memorandum OAR FSL-28. PDF for FSL revised version.
  11. Benjamin, S.G., J.M. Brown, K.J. Brundage, D. Devenyi, G.A. Grell, D. Kim, B.E. Schwartz, T.G. Smirnova, T.L. Smith, S. Weygandt, and G.S. Manikin, 2002: RUC20 - The 20-km version of the Rapid Update Cycle. NWS Technical Procedures Bulletin No. 490. PDF - FSL revised version.
  12. Benjamin, S.G., J.M. Brown, K.J. Brundage, D. Devenyi, G.A. Grell, D. Kim, T.G. Smirnova, T.L. Smith, B.E. Schwartz, S.S. Weygandt, and G.S. Manikin, 2002: The 20-km Rapid Update Cycle--Overview and implications for aviation applications. Preprints, 10th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology, Portland, OR, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 24-27. PDF
  13. Benjamin, S.G., S.S. Weygandt, B.E. Schwartz, T.L. Smith, T.G. Smirnova, D. Kim, G. Grell, D. Devenyi, K.J. Brundage, J.M. Brown, and G.S. Manikin, 2002: The 20-km RUC in operations. Preprints, 15th Conf. on Numerical Weather Prediction, San Antonio, TX, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 379-382. PDF
  14. Benjamin, S.G., G.A. Grell, S.S. Weygandt, T.L. Smith, T.G. Smirnova, B.E. Schwartz, D. Kim, D. Devenyi, K.J. Brundage, J.M. Brown, and G.S. Manikin, 2001: The 20-km version of the RUC. Preprints, 14th Conf. on Numerical Weather Prediction, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Amer. Meteor. Soc., J75-J79
  15. Benjamin, S.G., G.A. Grell, J.M. Brown, K.J. Brundage, Devenyi, D. Kim, B. Schwartz, T.G. Smirnova, T.L. Smith, S.S. Weygandt, and G.S. Manikin, 2000: The 20-km version of the Rapid Update Cycle PDF. Preprints, 9th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology, AMS, Orlando, 421-423.
  16. Benjamin, S.G., J.M. Brown, K.J. Brundage, D. Kim, B. Schwartz, T. Smirnova, and T.L. Smith, 1999: Aviation forecasts from the RUC-2 PDF. Preprints, 8th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology, AMS, Dallas, 486-490.
  17. Benjamin, S.G., J.M. Brown, K.J. Brundage, B.E. Schwartz, T.G. Smirnova, T.L. Smith, L.L. Morone, 1998: RUC-2 - The Rapid Update Cycle Version 2. NWS Technical Procedure Bulletin No. 448. NOAA/NWS, 18 pp. [National Weather Service, Office of Meteorology, 1325 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910] Online from here
  18. Benjamin, S.G., J.M. Brown, K.J. Brundage, B.E. Schwartz, T.G. Smirnova, and T.L. Smith, 1998: The operational RUC-2. Preprints, 16th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, AMS, Phoenix, 249-252.
  19. Benjamin, S.G., J.M. Brown, K.J. Brundage, D. Devenyi, D. Kim, B.E. Schwartz, T.G. Smirnova, T.L. Smith, and A. Marroquin, 1997: Improvements in aviation forecasts from the 40-km RUC. Preprints, 7th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology, Long Beach, February, 411-416.
  20. Benjamin, S. G., J. M. Brown, K. J. Brundage, D. Devenyi, B. Schwartz, T. G. Smirnova, T. L. Smith, and F.-J. Wang, 1996: The 40-km 40-level version of MAPS/RUC. Preprints, 11th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, AMS, Norfolk, 161-163.
  21. Benjamin, S. G., D. Kim, and T. W. Schlatter, 1995: The Rapid Update Cycle: A new mesoscale assimilation system in hybrid theta-sigma coordinates at the National Meteorological Center. Preprints, Second International Symposium on Assimilation of Observations in Meteorology and Oceanography, Tokyo, Japan, 13-17 March, 337-342.
  22. Benjamin, S.G., 1995: The Rapid Update Cycle: A quasi-isentropic analysis/forecast system at the National Meteorological Center. Conf. on Isentropic Analysis and Forecasting, , Lancaster, PA, Amer. Meteor. Soc.
  23. Benjamin, S.G., G.A. Grell, K.J. Brundage, T.L. Smith, J.M. Brown, T.G. Smirnova, and Z. Yang, 1995: The next version of the Rapid Update Cycle -- RUC II. Preprints, 6th Conference on Aviation Weather Systems, 15-20 January, Dallas, AMS, 57-61. Description of a 40-km 40-level 1-h version with much improved model physics.
  24. Benjamin, K.J. Brundage, P.A. Miller, T.L. Smith, G.A. Grell, D. Kim, J.M. Brown, and T.W. Schlatter, 1994: The Rapid Update Cycle at NMC. Preprints, Tenth Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, Portland, OR, July 18-22, 1994. American Meteorological Society, Boston, 566-568.
  25. Benjamin, S.G., G.A. Grell, J.M. Brown, R. Bleck, K.J. Brundage, T.L. Smith, and P.A. Miller, 1994: An operational isentropic/sigma hybrid forecast model and data assimilation system. Proceedings, The Life Cycles of Extratropical Cyclones, Vol. III, Bergen, Norway, June 27-July 1, 1994. S. Gronas and M.A. Shapiro (eds.), Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen, 268-273.
  26. Benjamin, S.G., G.A. Grell, J.M. Brown, R. Bleck, K.J. Brundage, T.L. Smith, and P.A. Miller, 1994: An operational isentropic/sigma hybrid forecast model and data assimilation system. Symposium on Life cycles of Extratropical Cyclones , Bergen, Norway, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 268-273.
  27. Benjamin, S.G., K.J. Brundage, and L.L. Morone, 1994: The Rapid Update Cycle. Part I: Analysis/model description. Technical Procedures Bulletin No.~416, NOAA/NWS, 16 pp. [National Weather Service, Office of Meteorology, 1325 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910] The best description of the old 60-km 3-h RUC that ran from Sept 1994 - Apr 1998, when it was replaced by the 40-km 1-h RUC-2. Online from here.
  28. Schlatter, T. W., and S. G. Benjamin, 1994: A mesoscale data assimilation system adapted for trajectory calculations over Alaska. U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 2047, 269-276.
  29. Benjamin, S.G., R. Bleck, G. Grell, Z. Pan, T.L. Smith, J.M. Brown, J.E. Ramer, P.A. Miller, and K.A. Brundage, 1993: Aviation forecasts from the hybrid-B version of MAPS - Effects of a new vertical coordinate and improved model physics. Fifth Conf. on Aviation Weather Systems , Vienna,VA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., J5-J9.
  30. Benjamin, S.G., T.L. Smith, P.A. Miller, D. Kim, T.W. Schlatter, D. Devenyi, J.M. Carriere, and R. Bleck, 1993: Recent developments in the MAPS isentropic-sigma data assimilation system. Idojaras , 97, 121-139.
  31. Benjamin, S.G., K.A. Brewster, R.L. Brummer, B.F. Jewett, T.W. Schlatter, T.L. Smith, and P.A. Stamus, 1991: An isentropic three-hourly data assimilation system using ACARS aircraft observations. Mon. Wea. Rev., 119, 888-906. The original MAPS description -- an early pure isentropic version.

RUC/RAP data assimilation and quality control

  1. Benjamin, S.G., M.Hu, S.Weygandt, J.M.Brown, P.Minnis, W.L.Smith, Jr., 2010: Hydrometeor assimilation using hourly updated satellite cloud retrievals over N. America in the Rapid Refresh,, 6th Annual Symposium on Future NPOESS and GOES-R, PDF , Presentation .
  2. Pondeca, Manuel S.F.V. de , Geoffrey S. Manikin, Geoff DiMego, Stanley G. Benjamin, David F. Parrish, R. James Purser, Wan-Shu Wu, John Horel, Ying Lin, Robert M. Aune, Dennis Keyser, Lee Anderson, Brad Colman, Greg Mann, and Jamie Vavra, 2010: The Real-Time Mesoscale Analysis at NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Prediction: Current Status and Development, submtted to Weather and Forecasting
  3. Pagowski, M., G.A. Grell, S.A. McKeen, S.A. Peckham, D, Devenyi, 2010: Three-dimensional variational data assimilation of ozone and fine particulate matter observations. Some results using the Weather Research and Forecasting - Chemistry model and Gridpoint Statistical Interpolation, Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., accepted for publication.
  4. Benjamin, S. G., S. S. Weygandt, T. G. Smirnova, M. Hu, S. E. Peckham, J. M. Brown, K. J. Brundage, and G. S. Manikin, Assimilation of radar reflectivity data using a diabatic digital filter: Applications to the Rapid Refresh Cycle and Rapid Refresh and initialization of High Resolution Rapid Refresh forecasts with RUC/RR grids , WMO Symposium on Nowcasting, Whistler, BC, Canada, Sept 2009.
  5. Benjamin, S.G., W.R. Moninger, S.R. Sahm, T.L. Smith, 2008: Mesonet wind quality monitoring allowing assimilation in the RUC and other NCEP models. Preprints, 22nd Conf. Wea. Analysis Forecasting / 18th Conf. Num. Wea. Pred., Park City, UT, Amer. Meteor. Soc., PDF
  6. Weygandt, S. S., S. G. Benjamin, M. Hu, T. G. Smirnova, J. M. Brown,2008: Use of lightning data to enhance radar assimilation within the RUC and Rapid Refresh models. 3rd Conf. Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data, Amer. Meteor. Soc., New Orleans, LA PDF
  7. Weygandt, S.S., S.G. Benjamin, T.G. Smirnova, J. M. Brown, 2008: Assimilation of radar reflectivity data Using a diabatic digital filter Within the Rapid Update Cycle 12th Conference on IOAS-AOLS, Amer. Meteor. Soc., New Orleans, LA PDF
  8. Devenyi, D., S. Weygandt, T. Schlatter, S. Benjamin, M. Hu, 2007: Hourly data assimilation with the Gridpoint Statistical Interpolation for the Rapid Refresh. Preprints, 22nd Conf. Wea. Analysis Forecasting / 18th Conf. Num. Wea. Pred., Park City, UT, Amer. Meteor. Soc., PDF
  9. Weygandt, S.S., S. Benjamin, 2007: Radar reflectivity-based initialization of precipitation systems using a diabatic digital filter within the Rapid Update Cycle. Preprints, 22nd Conf. Wea. Analysis Forecasting / 18th Conf. Num. Wea. Pred., Park City, UT, Amer. Meteor. Soc., PDF
  10. Benjamin, S.G., S.S. Weygandt, S.E. Koch, and J.M. Brown, 2006: Assimilation of lightning data into RUC model forecasting. 2nd Conf. Meteor. Appl. of Lightning Data, Atlanta, GA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., CD-ROM, 4.3. PDF
  11. Weygandt, S. S,. S. G. Benjamin, D. Devenyi, J. M. Brown, and P. Minnis 2006 Cloud and Hydrometeor Analysis Using Metar, Radar, and Satellite Data Within the RUC/Rapid Refresh Model. 12th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology (ARAM), Amer. Meteor. Soc., Atlanta, GA PDF
  12. Devenyi, D., S.G. Benjamin, J.M. Middlecoff, T.W. Schlatter, and S.S. Weygandt, 2005: Gridpoint statistical interpolation for Rapid Refresh. 17th Conf. on Numerical Weather Prediction, Washington, D.C., Amer. Meteor. Soc. PDF
  13. Benjamin, S.G., J.M. Brown, S.S. Weygandt, T.L. Smith, B. Schwartz, W.R. Moninger, 2004: Assimilation of surface cloud, visibility, and current weather observations in the RUC. Preprints 16th Conf. Num. Wea. Pred., Seattle. PDF
  14. Benjamin, S.G., S. Weygandt, D. Devenyi, J.M. Brown, G. Manikin, T.L. Smith, and T. Smirnova, 2004: Improved moisture and PBL initialization in the RUC using METAR data. 11th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology , Hyannis, MA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., CD-ROM, 17.3. PDF
  15. Benjamin, S.G., S.S. Weygandt, J.M. Brown T.L. Smith, T. Smirnova, W.R. Moninger, B. Schwartz, E.J. Szoke, and K. Brundage, 2004: Assimilation of METAR cloud and visibility observations in the RUC. Preprints 11th Conf. Aviation, Range, and Aerosp. Meteor., Hyannis, MA, AMS, October. PDF
  16. Devenyi, D., S.G. Benjamin, and S.S. Weygandt, 2004: The RUC 3DVAR: Operational performance and recent improvements. Preprints 16th Conf. Num. Wea. Pred., Seattle. PDF
  17. Benjamin, S.G., D. Devenyi, S. S. Weygandt, and G.S. Manikin, 2003: The RUC 3D variational analysis (and post-processing modifications). NOAA Technical Memorandum OAR FSL-29, Forecast Systems Laboratory, Boulder, CO, 18pp. PDF
  18. Devenyi, D., and S.G. Benjamin, 2003: A 3-dimensional atmospheric variational assimilation technique in a hybrid isentropic-sigma coordinate. Meteor. and Atmospheric Physics , 82, 245-257. Available at PDF
  19. Benjamin, S.G., D. Kim, and J.M. Brown, 2002: Cloud/hydrometeor initialization in the 20-km RUC with GOES and radar data. Preprints, 10th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology, Portland, OR, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 232-235. PDF
  20. Devenyi, D., S.G. Benjamin, and S.S. Weygandt, 2002: A new version of RUC 3DVAR. 15th Conf. on Numerical Weather Prediction, San Antonio, TX, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 343-345. PDF
  21. Kim, D., S.G. Benjamin and J.M. Brown, 2002: Cloud/hydrometeor initialization in the 20-km RUC using radar and GOES data. 15th Conf. on Numerical Weather Prediction, San Antonio, TX, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 335-338. PDF
  22. Kim, D., S.G. Benjamin, and J. Brown, 2002: Cloud/hydrometeor assimilation into the 20-km RUC using radar and GOES data. ECMWF/GEWEX Workshop on Humidity Analysis, Reading, England, 79-85.
  23. Kim, D., and S. G. Benjamin, 2002.Cloud/hydrometeor assimilation into the 20-km Rapid Update Cycle. ECMWF/GEWEX Workshop on Humidity Analysis, ECMWF, 8-11 July 2002.
  24. Devenyi, D., S.G. Benjamin, and S.S. Weygandt, 2001: 3DVAR analysis in the Rapid Update Cycle. 14th Conf. on Numerical Weather Prediction, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Amer. Meteor. Soc., J103-J107.
  25. Kim, D., and S.G. Benjamin, 2001: Cloud/hydrometeor initialization for the 20-km RUC using satellite and radar data. 14th Conf. on Numerical Weather Prediction, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Amer. Meteor. Soc., J113-J115. PDF
  26. Kim, D., and S.G. Benjamin, 2000: An initial RUC cloud analysis assimilating GOES cloud-top data. PDF. Preprints, 9th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology, AMS, Orlando, 522-524.
  27. Kim, D., and S.G. Benjamin, 2000: Assimilation of cloud-top pressure derived from GOES sounder data into MAPS/RUC. PDF 10th Conf. on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, Long Beach, AMS, 110-113.
  28. Smith, T.L., S.G. Benjamin, B.E. Schwartz, and S.I. Gutman, 2000: Using GPS-IPW in a 4-D data assimilation system. Earth Planets Space, 52, 921-926.
  29. Devenyi, D. and S.G. Benjamin, 1998: Application of a 3DVAR analysis in RUC-2. 12th Conf. on Num. Wea. Pred., AMS, Phoenix, 37-40.
  30. Hong, J.S., D. Kim, 1998: The retrieval of the clear TOVS radiance by the statistical regression method. 12th Conf. on Numerical Weather Prediction, AMS, Phoenix, Arizona, 316-319.
  31. Kim, D., 1998: Combining imager and sounder data to derive cloud products. 9th Conf. on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, May, Paris, France.
  32. Kim, D., 1998: The AVHRR data on AMSU/A/B footprints. 9th Conf. on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, May, Paris, France.
  33. Kim, D., S.G. Benjamin, J.M. Brown, and T.G. Smirnova, 1998: The use of satellite information in correcting model-predicted clouds. 9th Conf. on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, May, Paris, France. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 722-723
  34. Kim, D., S.G. Benjamin, T.G. Smirnova, and J.M. Brown, 1998: Comparison of skin temperatures from the MAPS/RUC forecast model and from GOES-8. 9th Conf. on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, May, Paris, France, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 624-625
  35. Kim. D., and D. Nychka, 1998: Comparisons of density smoothers to combine satellite imager and sounder data. 14th Conf. on Prob. and Stat. in the Atmos. Sci., AMS, Phoenix
  36. Kim, D., B. Stankov and K. Moran, 1997: Evaluation of multilevel cloud parameters with cloud profiling radar. To be presented at 9th International TOVS Study Conference. February 20-26, Igls, Austria.
  37. Devenyi, D., 1996: A 3-dimensional variational analysis for MAPS/RUC. Preprints, 11th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, Norfolk, August.
  38. Kim, D., 1996: Evaluation of GOES precipitable water data and assimilation into MAPS/RUC. Preprints, 11th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, Norfolk, August.
  39. Kim, D., J.-S. Hong, and S.G. Benjamin, 1996: Analysis of 3-hour forecast errors in MAPS. Preprints, 11th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, Norfolk, August, 113-115.
  40. Kim, D. and J. Chou, 1995: Multilevel cloud parameter estimation using smoothed density of AVHRR data and HIRS data. Preprints, Eighth International TOVS Study Conference, April 5-11, Queenstown, New Zealand.
  41. Devenyi, D., and T.W. Schlatter, 1994. Statistical properties of three-hour prediction "errors" derived from the Mesoscale Analysis and Prediction System. Monthly Weather Review, 122, 263-280.
  42. Kim, D., T.W. Schlatter, and D. Devenyi, 1994: A new mesoscale observation analysis with Bessel basis functions. Preprints, Tenth Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, Portland, OR, July 18-22, 1994. American Meteorological Society, Boston, 151-153 (1994).
  43. Miller, P.A., and R.L. Fozzard, 1994: Real-time quality control of hourly surface observations at NOAA's Forecast Systems Laboratory. Preprints, Tenth Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, Portland, OR, July 18-22, 1994. American Meteorological Society, Boston, 7-9 (1994).
  44. Benjamin, S.G., 1993: Correspondence of water vaport image features and potential vorticity patterns from an isentropic mesoscale data assimilation system. Annales Geophysicae , 0A11, 1pp-.
  45. Kim, D., 1993: Application of cluster analyses of radiance data measured by satellite and computed from forecast profiles., Preprints, Seventh International TOVS Study Conference, February 10-16, Igls, Austria.
  46. Stankov, B. B., E. R. Westwater, D. Kim and A. Schroeder, 1993: Real-time temperature and humidity profiles ground- and space-based remote sensors. Preprints, Seventh International TOVS Study Conference, February 10-16, Igls, Austria.
  47. Kim, D., 1992: Cluster analyses of radiance data measured by satellite and computed from forecast profiles. Preprints, Twelfth Conference on Probability and Statistics in the Atmospheric Sciences, J109-112, June 22-26, Toronto, Canada.
  48. Miller, P.A., and S.G. Benjamin, 1992: A system for the hourly assimilation of surface observations in mountainous and flat terrain. A description of the MAPS surface analysis system. Mon. Wea. Rev., 120, 2342-2359.
  49. Benjamin, S.G., 1991: Short-range forecasts from a 3-h isentropic-sigma assimilation system using ACARS data. Fourth Int. Conf. on Weather Systems,, Paris, France, Amer. Meteor. Soc, 909-918.
  50. Benjamin, S.G., T.L. Smith, P.A. Miller, D. Kim, T.W. Schlatter, and R. Bleck, 1991: Recent improvements in the MAPS isentropic-sigma data assimilation system. Ninth Conf. on Numerical Weather Prediction , Denver, CO, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 118-121.
  51. Benjamin, S.G., an P.A. Stamus, 1991: Experiments with 1-h and 3-h assimilation cycles using mesoscale aircraft and surface data. Ninth Conf. on Numerical Weather Predication, , Denver, CO., Amer. Meteor. Soc., 186-189 .
  52. Miller, P. A. and S. G. Benjamin, 1991: Horizontal quality control for a real-time 3-h assimilation system configured in isentropic coordinates. Preprints, 9th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, 14-18 October, Denver, AMS, 32-35.
  53. S. G. Benjamin and P. A. Miller; 1990: An Alternative Sea-Level Pressure Reduction and a Statistical Comparison of Surface Geostrophic Wind Estimates With Observed Surface Winds PDF
  54. Benjamin, S. G., K. A. Brewster, R. Brummer, B. F. Jewett, T. W. Schlatter, T. L. Smith, and P. A. Stamus; 1989: A 3-hour Mesoscale Assimilation Using ACARS Aircraft Data Combined with Other Observations Third Int. Conf. on the Aviation Weather System, Anaheim, CA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 117-122
  55. Brewster, K. A., S. G. Benjamin, and R. Crawford; 1989: Quality Control of ACARS Meteorological Observations - A Preliminary Data Survey Third Int. Conf. on the Aviation Weather System, Anaheim, CA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 124-129
  56. S. G. Benjamin; 1989: An Isentropic Meso-Scale Analysis System and Its Sensitivity to Aircraft and Surface Observations PDF
  57. Benjamin, S.G., 1987: An isentropic mesoscale analysis system. Symposium on Mesoscale Analysis and Forecasting Incorporating Nowcasting, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, European Space Agency, Paris, 555-560
  58. Benjamin, S.G., R.S. Lieberman, T. W. Schlatter, and R.G. Rasmussen, 1985: Preliminary tests of a regional objective analysis and short-range numerical forecasting system. Seventh Conf. on Numerical Weather Prediction , Montreal, P.Q., Canada, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 440-443.

RUC/RAP forecast model, FIM model, physical parameterizations

  1. Wang, N. and J.-L. Lee, 2011: Geometric propeteries of the icosahedral-hexagonal grid on the two-sphere. SIAM J. Sci. Comput., 33, 2536-2559.
  2. Bleck, R., S.G. Benjamin, J.-L. Lee, A.E. MacDonald; 2010: On the use of an adaptive, hybrid-isentropic vertical coordinate in global atmospheric modeling. Mon. Wea. Rev., 2188-2210. PDF
  3. Lee, J.-L., R. Bleck, and A.E. MacDonald, 2010: A multistep flux-corrected transport scheme. J. Comp. Phys., 229, 9284-9298.
  4. Prabha, T.V., G. Hoogenboom, T.G. Smirnova, 2010: Role of land surface parameterizations on modeling cold-pooling events and low-level jets, Atmos. Res., accepted for publication
  5. Smirnova, T. G., S. Peckham, S. G. Benjamin, J. M. Brown 2009 Implementation and testing of WRF Digital Filter Initialization (DFI) at NOAA/Earth System Research Laboratory, WRF Workshop, Boulder, CO, June 2009, PDF
  6. Smirnova, T. G., et al, 2009: Evaluation of forest snow processes models (SnowMIP2) Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 114, D06111 PDF
  7. Lee, J.L., R. Bleck, A.E. MacDonald, J.W. Bao, S. Benjamin, J. Middlecoff, N. Wang, J. Brown, 2008: FIM: A vertically flow-following, finite-volume icosahedral model., Preprints, 22nd Conf. Wea. Analysis Forecasting / 18th Conf. Num. Wea. Pred., Park City, UT, Amer. Meteor. Soc., PDF
  8. Brown, J.M., T.G. Smirnova, and S.G. Benjamin, 2006: Performance of RUC13 forecasts for the AIRS-2 11 November 2003 icing case. 12th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology (ARAM), Atlanta, GA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., CD-ROM, 7B.6. PDF
  9. Benjamin, S.G., G.A. Grell, J.M. Brown, T.G. Smirnova, and R. Bleck, 2004: Mesoscale weather prediction with the RUC hybrid isentropic/terrain-following coordinate model. Mon. Wea. Rev., 132, 473-494. PDF
  10. Koch, S.E., S. Benjamin, J. McGinley, J. Brown, P. Schultz, E. Szoke, T. Smirnova, B. Shaw, D. Birkenheuer, S. Albers, S. Peckham, G. Grell: Real-time applications of the WRF model at the Forecast Systems Laboratory. Preprints 16th Conf. Num. Wea. Pred., Seattle.
  11. Smirnova, T.G., J.M. Brown, and S.G. Benjamin, 2004: Preliminary results of WRF model performance as a step towards the NCEP Rapid Refresh. Preprints, 11h Conf. Aviation, Range, Aerospace Meteor., AMS, Hyannis, MA, October. PDF
  12. Smirnova, T.G., S.G. Benjamin, J.M. Brown and D. Kim, 2004: Cycled snow state in RUC coupled data assimilation system (CDAS), Preprints 16th Conf. Num. Wea. Pred., Seattle. PDF
  13. Benjamin, S.G., S.S. Weygandt, J. Lee, T.G. Smirnova, G.A. Grell, and B.L. Shaw, 2002: A case study comparison of 10-km WRFRUC and RUC model forecasts from the IHOP experiment. 15th Conf. on Numerical Weather Prediction, San Antonio, TX, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 275-277. PDF
  14. Grell, G.A., and D. Devenyi, 2002: A generalized approach to parameterizing convection combining ensemble and data assimilation techniques. Geoph. Res. Letters, 29, 38-1-4.
  15. Schwartz, B.E. and S.G. Benjamin, 2002: An assessment of 3- and 6-h RUC CAPE forecasts. 21th Conf. on Severe Local Storms, San Antonio, TX, Amer. Meteor. Soc., J85-J88.
  16. Schwartz, B.E., and S.G. Benjamin, 2002: Verification of RUC surface forecasts at major U.S. airport hubs. 10th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology, Portland, OR, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 327-330. PDF
  17. Grell, G.A., and D. Devenyi, 2001: Parameterized convection with ensemble closure/feedback assumptions. Preprints, 9th Conf. on Mesoscale Processes, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 12-16.PDF
  18. Schwartz, B.E. and S.G. Benjamin, 2001: Verification of 20-km RUC surface and precipitation forecasts. 14th Conf. on Numerical Weather Prediction, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 138-141. PDF
  19. Brown, J.M., T.G. Smirnova, S.G. Benjamin, R. Rasmussen, G. Thompson, and K. Manning, 2000: Use of a mixed-phase microphysics scheme in the operational NCEP Rapid Update Cycle. Proc. 13th International Conf. on Clouds and Precipitation (Reno) (Sponsored by International Commission on Clouds and Precipitation (ICCP) of the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences, Vol. 2, 1104-1105.
  20. Brown, J.M., T.G. Smirnova, S.G. Benjamin, R. Rasmussen, G. Thompson, and K. Manning, 2000: Use of a mixed-phase microphysics scheme in the operational NCEP Rapid Update Cycle PDF. Preprints, 9th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology, AMS, Orlando, 100-101.
  21. Smirnova, T. G., J. M. Brown, S. G. Benjamin, and D. Kim; 2000: Parameterization of Cold-Season Processes in the MAPS Land-Surface Scheme PDF
  22. Smirnova, T.G., J.M. Brown, S.G. Benjamin, and D. Kim, 2000: Parameterization of cold-season processes in the MAPS land-surface scheme. J. Geophys. Res., 105, D3, 4077-4086.
  23. Smirnova, T.G., S.G. Benjamin, J.M. Brown, B. Schwartz, and D. Kim, 2000: Validation of long-term precipitation and evolved soil moisture and temperature fields in MAPS. PDF 15th Conf. on Hydrology, Long Beach, CA, 43-46.
  24. Smirnova, T.G., S.G. Benjamin, and J.M. Brown, 2000: Case study verification of RUC/MAPS fog and visibility forecasts. PDF . Preprints, 9th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology, AMS, Orlando, 31-36.
  25. Berbery, E.H., K. Mitchell, S. Benjamin, T. Smirnova, H. Ritchie, R. Hogue, and E. Radeva, 1999: Assessment of land-surface energy budgets from regional and global models. J. Geophys. Res., 104, , 19329-19348.
  26. Smirnova, T.G., J.M. Brown, and S.G. Benjamin, 1999: Parameterization of frozen soil physics in MAPS and its effect on hydrological cycle components. PDF Preprints, 14th Conf. on Hydrology, 5th Conf. on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography. AMS, Dallas.
  27. Brown, J.M., T.G. Smirnova, and S.G. Benjamin, 1998: Introduction of MM5 level 4 microphysics into the RUC-2. Preprints 12th Conf. on Num. Wea. Pred., AMS, Phoenix, 113-115.
  28. Marroquin, A., T.G. Smirnova, J.M. Brown, and S.G. Benjamin, 1998: Forecast performance of a prognostic turbulence formulation implemented in the MAPS/RUC model. 12th Conf. on Num. Wea. Pred., AMS, Phoenix.
  29. Smirnova, T.G., J.M. Brown, and S.G. Benjamin, 1998: Impact of a snow physics parameterization on short-range forecasts of skim temperature in MAPS/RUC. 12th Conf. on Num. Wea. Pred., AMS, Phoenix.
  30. Smirnova, T. G., J. M. Brown, and S. G. Benjamin, 1997: Evolution of soil moisture and temperature in the MAPS/RUC assimilation cycle. Preprints, 13th Conference on Hydrology, Long Beach, AMS, 172-175.
  31. Smirnova, T. G., J. M. Brown, and S. G. Benjamin, 1997: Performance of different soil model configurations in simulating ground surface temperature and surface fluxes. PDFMon. Wea. Rev., 125, 1870-1884.
  32. Smirnova, T.G., J.M. Brown, and S.G. Benjamin, 1996: The soil component of the MAPS model: Description and performance in one and three dimensional applications. Preprints, 11th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, Norfolk, August, 259-261.
  33. Benjamin, S.G., T.L. Smith, and G.A. Grell, 1994: Tests of the MAPS isentropic/sigma hybrid forecast model-1994 research activities in atmospheric and oceanic modeling. CAS/JSC Working Group on Numerical Experimentation, ,
  34. Grell, G.A., R. Bleck, and S.G. Benjamin, 1994: A comparison of different vertical coordinates and numerics in MM5. Fourth PSU/NCAR Mesoscale Model Users Workshop, Boulder, CO, 84-87.
  35. Pan, Z., S.G. Benjamin, J.M. Brown, and T. Smirnova, 1994: Comparative experiments with MAPS on different parameterization schemes for surface moisture flux and boundary-layer processes. PDF Mon. Wea. Rev., 122, 449-470.
  36. Smirnova, T.G., S.G. Benjamin, and J.M. Brown. Comparative experiments for different boundary-layer schemes based on the implementation of a soil model. Preprints, Tenth Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, Portland, OR, July 18-22, 1994. American Meteorological Society, Boston, 432-434 (1994).
  37. Bleck, R., and S.G. Benjamin, 1993. Regional weather prediction with a model combining terrain-following and isentropic coordinates. Part I: model description. Mon. Wea. Rev., 121, 1770-1785.

RUC/RAP applications and observational data studies

  1. Benjamin, S.G., B.D. Jamison, W.R. Moninger, S. R. Sahm, B. Schwartz, T.W. Schlatter, 2010: Relative Short-Range Forecast Impact from Aircraft, Profiler, Radiosonde, VAD, GPS-PW, METAR, and Mesonet Observations via the RUC Hourly Assimilation Cycle. Mon. Wea. Rev., 138, 1319-1343. PDF
  2. Devenyi, D., M. Hu, S. S. Weygandt, S. G. Benjamin, and C. R. Alexander, 2010: Use of the Gridpoint Statistical Interpolation for Hourly Assimilation within the Rapid Refresh System.
  3. Moninger, W.R., S.G. Benjamin, B.D. Jamison, T.W. Schlatter, T.L. Smith, and E.J. Szoke, 2010: Evaluation of regional aircraft observations using TAMDAR. Wea. Forecasting, 25, 647-655. PDF Preliminary Accepted Version
  4. Benjamin, S. G. Relative short-range forecast impact in summer and winter from aircraft, profiler, rawinsonde, VAD, GPS-PW, METAR, and mesonet observations for hourly assimilation into the RUC. PDF
  5. Olson, J. B. and B. A. Colle; 2009 Three-dimensional idealized simulations of barrier jets along the southeast coast of Alaska Mon. Wea. Rev., 137, 391-413. PDF
  6. Benjamin, S. S., B. D. Jamison, W. R. Moninger, B. Schwartz, T. W. Schlatter 2008: Relative forecast impact from aircraft, profiler, rawinsonde, VAD, GPS-PW, METAR, and mesonet observations for hourly assimilation in the RUC. 12th Conference on IOAS-AOLS, Amer. Meteor. Soc., New Orleans, LA PDF
  7. Hu, M.; S. Weygandt; S. Benjamin; and M. Xue; 2008: Ongoing Development and Testing of Generalized Cloud Analysis Package within GSI for Initializing Rapid Refresh PDF
  8. Moninger, W.R, S. Benjamin, B. D. Jamison, T.L. Smith, E.J. Szoke, T.W. Schlatter. TAMDAR and its impact on Rapid Update Cycle (RUC) forecasts. Preprints, 22nd Conf. Wea. Analysis Forecasting / 18th Conf. Num. Wea. Pred., Park City, UT, Amer. Meteor. Soc., PDF
  9. Szoke, E. J., S. Benjamin, R. S. Collander, B. D. Jamison, W. R. Moninger, T. W. Schlatter, B. Schwartz, T. L. Smith 2008: Effect of TAMDAR Data on RUC Short-Term Forecasts of Aviation-Impact Fields for Ceiling, Visibility, Reflectivity, and Precipitation. 13th Conf. Aviation, Range and Aerospace Meteorology, Amer. Meteor. Soc., New Orleans, LA PDF
  10. Benjamin, S. G., W. R. Moninger, T. L. Smith, B. D. Jamison, E. J. Szoke, T. W. Schlatter, 2007: 2006 TAMDAR impact experiment results for RUC humidity, temperature, and wind forecasts. 11th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface , San Antonio, TX, PDF
  11. Smith, T.L., S.G. Benjamin, S.I. Gutman, and S. Sahm, 2007: Short-range forecast impact from assimilation of GPS-IPW observations into the Rapid Update Cycle. Mon. Wea. Rev., 135, 2914-2930. PDF
  12. Benjamin, S.G., W.R. Moninger, T.L. Smith, B.D. Jamison, and B.E. Schwartz, 2006: Impact of TAMDAR humidity, temperature, and wind observations in RUC parallel experiments. 12th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology (ARAM), Atlanta, GA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., CD-ROM, 4.5.
  13. Benjamin, S.G., W.R. Moninger, T.L. Smith, B.D. Jamison, and B.E. Schwartz, 2006: TAMDAR aircraft impact experiments with the Rapid Update Cycle. 10th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS) , Atlanta, GA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., CD-ROM, 9.8. PDF
  14. Benjamin, S.G., W.R. Moninger, T.L. Smith, B.D. Jamison, and B.E. ninger, W. R., R. D. Mamrosh, and T. S. Daniels, 2006: Weather Reports from Aircraft: TAMDAR and the U.S. AMDAR Fleet. 12th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology (ARAM), Atlanta, GA, Amer. Meteor. Soc.
  15. Daniels, T.S., W.R. Moninger, and R.D. Mamrosh, 2006: Tropospheric Airborne Meteorological Data Reporting (TAMDAR) Overview. 12th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology (ARAM), Atlanta, GA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., CD-ROM, 9.1.
  16. Koch, S.E., B. D. Jamison, C. Lu, T. L. Smith, E. I. Tollerud, C. Girz, N. Wang, T. P. Lane, M. A. Shapiro, D. D. Parrish, and O. R. Cooper, 2006: Turbulence and gravity waves within an upper-level front. J. Atmos. Sci. , , 62, 3885-3908.
  17. Mamrosh, R.D., E.S. Brusky, J.K. Last, E.J. Szoke, W.R. Moninger, and T.S. Daniels, 2006: Applications of TAMDAR aircraft data reports in NWS Forecast Offices. 10th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS), Atlanta, GA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., CD-ROM, 9.4.
  18. Moninger, W.R., M.F. Barth, S.G. Benjamin, R.S. Collander, B.D. Jamison, P.A. Miller, B.E. Schwartz, T.L. Smith, and E. Szoke, 2006: TAMDAR evaluation work at the Forecast Systems Laboratory: An overview. 10th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS), Atlanta, GA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., CD-ROM, 9.7.
  19. Moninger, W.R., S.G. Benjamin, D. Devenyi, B.D. Jamison, B.E. Schwartz, T.L. Smith, and E. Szoke, 2006: AMDAR optimization studies at the Global Systems Division. 10th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS), Atlanta, GA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., CD-ROM, 2.4a.
  20. Smith, T.L., S.G. Benjamin, S.I. Gutman, S. Sahm, and K. Holub, 2006: Operational assimilation of GPS-IPW observations in the 13-km RUC at NCEP. 10th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS), Atlanta, GA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., CD-ROM, 2.2.
  21. Smith, W. L., Jr., P. Minnis, and S. G. Benjamin, 2006: Comparison of RUC condensate analyses and forecasts with satellite-derived cloud properties. 12th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology (ARAM), Atlanta, GA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., CD-ROM, P5.21.
  22. Stensrud, D. J., N. Yussouf, M. E. Baldwin, J. T. McQueen, J. Du, B. Zhou, B. Ferrier, G. Manikin, F. M. Ralph, J. M. Wilczak, A. B. White, I. Djlalova, J. Bao, R. Zamora, S. Benjamin, P. A. Miller, T. L. Smith, T. Smirnova, M. F. Barth, 2006: The New England High-Resolution Temperature Program. PDF Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 87, 491-498.
  23. Szoke, E. J., B. D. Jamison, W. R. Moninger, S. G. Benjamin, B. E. Schwartz, and T. L. Smith, 2006: Impact of TAMDAR on RUC forecasts: Case studies. 10th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS), Atlanta, GA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., CD-ROM, 9.9.
  24. Szoke, E., R. Collander, B. Jamison, T. Smith, T. Schlatter, S. Benjamin, and W. Moninger, 2006: An evaluation of TAMDAR soundings in severe storm forecasting. 23rd Conf. on Severe Local Storms, St. Louis, MO, AMS.
  25. Brundage, K.J., B. Schwartz, S.G. Benjamin, and M. Schwartz, 2005: Wind energy forecasting using time lagged ensembles. Preprints 21st Conf. Weather Analysis and Forecasting, August, Washington, DC, AMS
  26. Benjamin, S.G., B.E. Schwartz, E.J. Szoke, and S.E. Koch, 2004: The value of wind profiler data in U.S. weather forecasting. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 85, 1871-1886.
  27. Benjamin, S.G., B.E. Schwartz, E.J. Szoke, and S.E. Koch, 2004: The value of wind profiler data in U.S. weather forecasting. Case studies. PDF Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 85, E21-E29.
  28. Gutman, S.I., K.L. Holub, S.R. Sahm, J.Q. Stewart, T.L. Smith, S.G. Benjamin, and B.E. Schwartz, 2004: Rapid retrieval and assimilation of ground based GPS-Met observations at the NOAA Forecast Systems Laboratory: Impact on weather forecasts. J. Meteor. Soc, Japan, 82, 351-360.
  29. Koch, S.E., B. Jamison, E. Tollerud, C. Girz, T. Smith, T.P. Lane, N. Wang, M.A. Shapiro, D. Parrish, and O. Cooper, 2004: Analysis of turbulence generation by gravity waves within an upper-tropospheric front. Preprints 11th Conf. Aviation, Range, and Aerosp. Meteor., Hyannis, MA, PDF
  30. Koch, S.E., Benjamin, S.G., B.E. Schwartz, and E.J. Szoke, 2004: The value of wind profiler data in U.S. weather forecasting. Preprints 8th Symp. Integ. Obs. Assim. Systems,
  31. Moninger, W.R., T.S. Daniels, R. Mamrosh, M. Barth, S. Benjamin, R. Collandar, L. Ewy, B. Jamison, R. Lipschutz, P. Miller, B. Schwartz, T. Smith, and E. Szoke, 2004: TAMDAR, the Rapid Update Cycle, and the Great Lakes Flight Experiment. Preprints 11th Conf. Aviation, Range, and Aerosp. Meteor., Hyannis, MA, PDF
  32. Schwartz, B., S. Benjamin, 2004: Observation sensitivity experiments using the Rapid Update Cycle. Preprints 16th Conf. Num. Wea. Pred., Seattle. PDF
  33. Schwartz, B., and K. Brundage, 2004: Accuracy of Rapid Update Cycle low-level jet forecasts. Preprints 22th Conf. Severe Local Storms, Hyannis, MA, PDF
  34. Smith, T.L., S.G. Benjamin, S.I. Gutman, and S. Sahm, 2004: Ongoing assessment of GPS-IPW impact on RUC forecasts. Preprints 20th Conf. Wea. Anal. Forecasting., Seattle. PDF
  35. Smith, T.L., S.S. Weygandt, S.G. Benjamin, S.I. Gutman, and S. Sahm, 2004: GPS-IPW observations and their assimilation into the 20-km RUC during severe weather season. Preprints 22th Conf. Severe Local Storms, Hyannis, MA, PDF
  36. Weygandt, S.S., T.W. Schlatter, S. E. Koch, S.G. Benjamin, A. Marroquin, J. R. Smart, M. Hardesty, B. Rye, A. Belmonte, G. Feingold, D. M. Barker, Q. Zhang, and D. Devenyi, 2004: Potential forecast impacts from space-based lidar winds: results from a regional observing system simulation experiments. Preprints 8th Symp. Integ. Obs. Systems., Seattle. PDF
  37. Gutman, S.I., S. Sahm, J. Stewart, S. Benjamin, T. Smith, and B. Schwartz, 2003: A composite observing system strategy for ground based GPS meteorology. 12th Symp. on Met. Obs. and Instr. Long Beach, CA, Amer. Meteor. Soc.
  38. Smith, T.L., S.G. Benjamin, S.I. Gutman, and B.E. Schwartz, 2003: Impact of GPS-IPW data on RUC forecasts. 7th Symposium on Integrated Observing Systems: The Water Cycle, Long Beach, CA, Amer. Meteor. Soc. PDF
  39. Smith, T.L., S.G. Benjamin, S.I. Gutman, and B.E. Schwartz, 2002: Impact of GPS water vapor data on RUC severe weather forecasts. 21st Conf. on Severe Local Storms, San Antonio, TX, Amer. Meteor. Soc., J43-J46. PDF
  40. Weygandt, S.S., S.G. Benjamin, C.S. Velden, J.E. Burks, and L.B. Nance, 2002: High-resolution RUC forecasts for PACJET: Real-time NWS guidance and retrospective data impact tests. 15th Conf. on Numerical Weather Prediction, San Antonio, TX, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 300-303.
  41. Benjamin, S.G., 2001: The impact of missing ACARS data on RUC wind forecast skill during 11-13 September 2001. Personal note. PDF
  42. Gutman, S.I. and S.G. Benjamin, 2001: The role of ground-based GPS meteorological observations in numerical weather prediction. GPS Solutions, 4, 16-24. PDF
  43. Weygandt, S.S., S.G. Benjamin, and C. Velden, 2001: Assimilation of rapid-scan satellite cloud motion vectors into the RUC model in support of the PACJET experiment. 14th Conf. on Numerical Weather Prediction, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 263-267. PDF
  44. Cole, R.E., S. Green, M. Jardin, B.E. Schwartz, and S.G. Benjamin, 2000: Wind prediction accuracy for air traffic management decision support tools. PDF Preprints, 3rd USA/Europe Air Traffic Management R&D Seminar, Eurocontrol and FAA, Naples, Italy.
  45. Schwartz, B., S.J. Weiss, and S. Benjamin, 2000: An assessment of the Rapid Update Cycle short-range forecast fields related to convective development. Preprints, 20th Conf. on Severe Local Storms, AMS, Orlando, 443-446.
  46. Schwartz, B.E., S.G. Benjamin, S.M. Green, and M.R. Jardin, 2000: Accuracy of RUC-1 and RUC-2 wind and aircraft trajectory forecasts by comparison with ACARS observations. Wea. Forecasting, 15, 313-326.
  47. Schwartz, B.E., and S.G. Benjamin, 2000: Verification of RUC2 precipitation forecasts using the NCEP multi-sensor analysis. 4th Symposium on Integrated Observing Systems, Long Beach, AMS, 182-185.
  48. Smith, T.L., S.G. Benjamin, B.E. Schwartz, and G. Grell, 2000: A past and future look at the Rapid Update Cycle for the 3 May 1999 severe weather outbreak. Preprints, 20th Conf. on Severe Local Storms, AMS, Orlando, 21-24.
  49. Benjamin, S.G., B.E. Schwartz, and R.E. Cole, 1999: Accuracy of ACARS wind and temperature observations determined by collocation. Wea. Forecasting, 14,1032-1038.
  50. Benjamin, S.G., and B.E. Schwartz, 1999: Accuracy of RUC-1 and RUC-2 wind and aircraft trajectory forecasts as determined by ACARS observations. Preprints, 8th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology, AMS, Dallas, 481-485.
  51. Benjamin, S.G., T.L. Smith, B.E. Schwartz, S.I. Gutman, and D. Kim, 1998: Precipitation forecast sensitivity to GPS precipitable water observations combined with GOES using RUC-2. Preprints, 12th Conf. on Num. Wea. Pred., AMS, Phoenix, AZ, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 73-76.
  52. Bothwell, P., and T. L. Smith, 1998: Forecasting areas of convective weather threat using the RUC-2. Preprints, 19th Conference on Severe Local Storms, AMS, Minneapolis, 669-672.
  53. Schwartz, B.E. and S.G. Benjamin, 1998: Verification of RUC-2 and Eta model precipitation forecasts. Preprints, 16th Conf. on Wea. Analysis and Forecasting, AMS, Phoenix, J19-J22.
  54. Smith, T.L. and S.G. Benjamin, 1998: The combined use of GOES cloud-drift, ACARS, VAD, and profiler winds in the RUC-2. Extended abstracts, 4th International Symposium on Tropospheric Profiling: Needs and Technologies, Snowmass, Vol. 2, 302-304.
  55. Smith, T.L. and S.G. Benjamin, 1998: The combined use of GOES cloud-drift, ACARS, VAD, and profiler winds in the RUC-2. Preprints, 12th Conf. on Num. Wea. Pred., AMS, Phoenix, 297-299.
  56. Schwartz, B.E., S.G. Benjamin, and K.J. Brundage, 1996: Verification of precipitation forecasts from the RUC and Eta models using high resolution precipitation observations. Preprints, 11th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, Norfolk, AMS, J115-J119.
  57. Smith, T.L. and J.M. Brown, 1996: 40km MAPS at work: Comparisons of model forecasts to the real world. Preprints, 15th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, Norfolk, AMS, 212-215.
  58. Schwartz, B., and S.G. Benjamin, 1995. A comparison of temperature and wind measurements from ACARS-Equipped Aircraft and Rawinsondes PDF Wea. Forecasting, 10, 528-544.
  59. Smith, T. L., J. E. Ramer, and S. G. Benjamin, 1995: MAPS forecasts of aviation-impact variables. Preprints, 6th Conference on Aviation Weather Systems, 15-20 January, Dallas, AMS, 51-56.
  60. Moninger, W.R., and P.A. Miller, 1994: ACARS quality control, monitoring, and correction., Preprints, Tenth Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, Portland, OR, July 18-22, 1994. American Meteorological Society, Boston, 4-6 (1994).
  61. Smith, T.L., and S.G. Benjamin. Relative impact of data sources on a data assimilation system. Preprints, Tenth Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, Portland, OR, July 18-22, 1994. American Meteorological Society, Boston, 491-493 (1994).
  62. Smith, T.L., and S.G. Benjamin. Relative impact of data sources on a data assimilation system. Preprints, Third International Symposium on Tropospheric Profiling: Needs and Technologies, Vol. 1, Hamburg, Germany, August 30-September 2, 1994. University of Hamburg, 6, (1994).
  63. Smith, T. L., and S. G. Benjamin, 1993: A severe winter storm as described by a real-time isentropic-sigma data assimilation system. Preprints, 13th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, 2-6 August, Vienna, VA, AMS, 1-4.
  64. Smith, T. L., and S. G. Benjamin, 1993:Impact of network profiler data on a 3-h data assimilation system. PDFBull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 74, 801-807.
  65. Smith, T.L., and S.G. Benjamin. Evaluation of CAPE/CIN fields derived from model soundings. Preprints, 17th Conference on Severe Local Storms, St. Louis, MO, October 4-8, 1993. American Meteorological Society, Boston, 70-73 (1993).

RUC/RAP post-processing including RTMA

  1. Benjamin, S.G., J.M. Brown, G. Manikin, G. Mann. The RTMA background-hourly downscaling of RUC data to 5-KM detail. Preprints, 23rd Conference on IIPS, January 2007, San Antonio, TX, Amer. Meteor. Soc. , PDF
  2. Benjamin, S.G., J.M. Brown, G.S. Manikin, and G. Mann, 2007: The RTMA background - hourly downscaling of RUC data to 5-km detail. 22nd Weather Analysis and Forecasting Conf., Park City, Utah, AMS PDF
  3. Lu, C., H. Yuan, B.E. Schwartz, and S.G. Benjamin, 2007: Short-range numerical weather prediction using time-lagged ensembles. PDF Wea. Forecasting, 22, 580-595.
  4. Herzegh, P., G. Wiener, R. Bankert, R. Batemen, S. Benjamin, J. Brown, J. Cowie, M. Hadjimichael, M. Tryhane, and B.Weekley, 2006: Development of FAA national ceiling and visibility products: Challenges, strategies, and progress. 12th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology (ARAM), Atlanta, GA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., CD-ROM, P1.17. PDF
  5. Lu, C., S. Benjamin, J. Du, and S. Tracton, 2004: RUC short-range ensemble forecast system. Preprints 16th Conf. Num. Wea. Pred., Seattle. PDF
  6. Lu, C., S.G. Benjamin, J. Du, and S. Tracton, 2004: RUC short-range ensemble forecast system. 20th Conf. on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, Seattle, WA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., CD-ROM, J11.6.PDF
  7. Weygandt, S.S., A.F. Loughe, S.G. Benjamin, and J.L. Mahoney, 2004: Scale sensitivities in model precipitation skill scores during IHOP. Preprints 22th Conf. Severe Local Storms, Hyannis, MA, PDF
  8. Weygandt, S.S., and S.G. Benjamin, 2004: RUC model-based convective probability forecasts. Preprints 11th Conf. Aviation, Range, and Aerosp. Meteor., Hyannis, MA, PDF
  9. Smith, T.L., and S.G. Benjamin, 2002: Visibility forecasts from the RUC20. Preprints, 10th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology, Portland, OR, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 150-153. PDF
  10. Brundage, K.J., S.G. Benjamin, and M.N. Schwartz, 2001: Wind energy forecasts and ensemble uncertainty from the RUC. Ninth Conf. on Mesoscale Processes, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 343-345 PDF

WRF-Chem Modeling System, Atmospheric Chemistry

  1. Grell, G. A.; J. Fast, W. I. Gustafson, S. E. Peckham, S. A. McKeen, M. Salzmann and S. Freitas; 2011: On-Line Chemistry within WRF: Description and Evaluation of a State-of-the-Art Multiscale Air Quality and Weather Prediction Model Integrated Systems of Meso-Meteorological and Chemical Transport Models; Chapter 3, 41-54; 1st Edition, 2011, XVI; Full Book
  2. J. D. Fast, W. I. Gustafson Jr, E. G. Chapman, R. C. Easter, J. P. Rishel, R. A. Zaveri, G. A. Grell, and M. C. Barth; 2011: The Aerosol Modeling Testbed: A Community Tool to Objectively Evaluate Aerosol Process Modules American Meteorological Society - BAMS - March 2011 343 - 360 PDF
  3. S. R. Freitas, K. M. Longo, M. F. Alonso, M. Pirre, V. Marecal, G. Grell, R. Stockler, R. F. Mello and M. Sanchez Gacita; 2011: PREP-CHEM-SRC-1.0: a preprocessor of trace gas and aerosol emission fields for regional and global atmospheric chemistry models Copernicus Publications - European Geosciences Union - Geoscientific Model Development - May 2011 PDF
  4. G. A. Grell, S. E. Peckham, X. Wang, X. Z. Liang, W. Jiang, Z. Tao, J. X. L. Wang, H. Liu, Z. Han, S. Liu, Y. Zhang; 2010: WRF-Chem Simulation of East Asian Air Quality: Sensitivity to Temporal and Vertical Emissions Distributions PDF
  5. Grell, G.A., S. R. Freitas, M. Stuefer, and J. D. Fast, 2010: Inclusion of Biomass burning in WRF-Chem: Impact of Wildfires on Weather Forecasts, Submitted to Atmos. Chem. Phys.
  6. Grell, G.A., and A. Baklanov, 2010: Integrated Modeling for Forecasting Weather and Air Quality: A Call for Fully Coupled Approaches. Submitted to Atmos. Env.
  7. Pagowski, M.; G. A. Grell, S. A. McKeen, S. E. Peckham, and D. Devenyi; 2010: Three-dimensional variational data assimilation of ozone and fine particulate matter observations: some results using the Weather Research and Forecasting - Chemistry model and Grid-point Statistical Interpolation PDF
  8. Pagowski, M.; S. E. Peckham; G. A. Grell; S. A. McKeen; 2010: 3DVAR Chemical Data Assimilation in WRF/Chem Forecasts During CalNEX

High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR)

  1. Alexander, C. High resolution Rapid Refresh convective probabilistic forecasts and associated frequently updated time-lagged ensemble forecast products
  2. Stensrud, D. J.; Xue, M.; Wicker, L. J.; Kelleher, K. E.; Foster, M. P.; Schaefer, J. T.; Schneider, R. S.; Benjamin, S. G.; Weygandt, S. S.; Ferree, J. T.; and Tuell, J. P.; 2009: Convective-Scale-Warn-On-Forecast System: A Vision for 2020 PDF
  3. Smith, T. L., S. G. Benjamin, J. M. Brown, S. Weygandt, T. Smirnova, B. Schwartz; 2008 Convection Forecasts from the Hourly Updated, 3-KM High Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) Model 24th Conference on Severe Local Storms, Savannah, GA, AMS PDF
  4. Weygandt, S.S., S. G. Benjamin, T. G. Smirnova, J. M. Brown, K. Brundage; 2008 Hourly Convective Probability Forecasts and Experimental High-Resolution Predictions Based on the Radar Reflectivity Assimilating RUC Model 13th Conference on Aviation, Range and Aerospace Meteorology, AMS, New Orleans, LA PDF

PowerPointTM Presentations

  1. S. G. Benjamin, W. R. Moninger, S. S. Weygandt, J. M. Brown, C. Alexander, K. Brundage, D. Devenyi, M. Hu, J. Olson, T. Smirnova, T. L. Smith, G. Manikin; 2010: Rapid Refresh/Rapid Update Cycle (RR/RUC) Technical Review PDF
  2. S. G. Benjamin, J. M. Brown, J. Wilczak, J. Olson, W. Angevine, M. Marquis, G. DiMego; 2009: High-Frequency Numerical Weather Prediction - RUC, Rapid Refresh, HRRR - Challenges and Directions for NOAA's Weather Modeling and Implications for Renewable Energy PDF

Other topics from AMB

  1. D. J. Stensrud, M. Xue, L. J. Wicker, K. E. Kelleher, M. P. Foster, J. T. Schaefer, R. S. Schneider, S. G. Benjamin, S. S. Weygandt, J. T. Ferree, J. P. Tuell; 2009: Convective-Scale-Warn-On-Forecast System: A Vision for 2020 PDF
  2. Schlatter, T. W., 2009: Atmospheric Composition and Vertical Structure. PDF
  3. Borbas, E. E., W. P. Menzel, E. Weisz, D. Devenyi; 2008 Deriving Atmospheric Temperature of the Tropopause RegionĖUpper Troposphere by Combining Information from GPS Radio Occultation Refractivity and High-Spectral-Resolution Infrared Radiance MeasurementsJournal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology Vol 47 2300-2310PDF
  4. M. Marquis, J. Wilczak, R. Banta, S. Benjamin, J. Brown, E. Dutton, J. McGinley, A. E. MacDonald, J. Michalsky, Y. Pichugina, J. Schneider, K. Wolter, C. Kutscher, M. Robinson; 2008: NOAA ESRL's Potential Contributions to Solving the Nation's Energy-Climate Crisis through Renewable Energy Development PDF
  5. T. P. Lane, R. D. Sharman, R. G. Frehlich, J. M. Brown; 2006: Numerical Simulations of the Wake of Kauai PDF
  6. Olsen, M.A., W.A. Gallus, J.L. Stanford, J.M. Brown, 2000: Fine-scale comparison of TOMS total ozone data with model analysis of an intense Midwestern cyclone. J. Geophys. Res., 105, D15, 20487-20495.
  7. Olsen, M.A., W.A. Gallus, J.L. Stanford, and J.M. Brown, 2000: An intense Midwestern cyclone: Fine-scale comparisons of model analysis with TOMS total ozone data., J. Geophys. Res., 105, 20487-20495.
  8. Brown, J. M., D. O. Blanchard, W. R. Cotton; 1998: Mesoscale Circulation Growth under Conditions of Weak Inertial Instability PDF
  9. Brown, J. M., E. I. Tollerud, D. L. Bartels; 1997: Structure of a Midtropospheric Vortex Induced by a Mesoscale Convective System PDF
  10. J. L. Mahoney, J. M. Brown, E. I. Tollerud; 1995: Contrasting Meteorological Conditions Associated with Winter Storms at Denver and Colorado Springs PDF
  11. Schwartz, B., S. G. Benjamin; 1994: A Comparison of ACARS Temperature and Wind Measurements with Radiosonde Data. In Science: Addressing the Issues, Global Change Forum, 28th CMOS Congress, May 30-June 3, 1994, Ottawa, Ontario. P.-A. Bolduc and J. Powell (eds.), Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, 139-140 (1994).
  12. Schwartz, B. An assessment of voice PIREPS in aviation related weather research. In Science: Addressing the Issues, Global Change Forum, 28th CMOS Congress, May 30-June 3, 1994, Ottawa, Ontario. P.-A. Bolduc and J. Powell (eds.), Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, 106-107 (1994).
  13. Szoke, E. J., J. M. Brown, J. A. McGinley, D. Rodgers; 1994: Forecasting for a Large Field Program: STORM-FEST PDF
  14. S. G. Benjamin, T. N. Carlson; 1986: Some Effects of Surface Heating and Topography on the Regional Severe Storm Environment-Part 1: Three Dimensional Simulations PDF
  15. S. G. Benjamin; 1986: Some Effects of Surface Heating and Topography on the Regional Severe Storm Environment-Part 2: Two- Idealized Experiments PDF
  16. J. M. Brown, K. R. Knupp; 1980: The Iowa Cyclonic-Anticyclonic Tornado Pair and Its Parent Thunderstorm PDF

Publications by Year

2011

  1. C. Snyder, J. Anderson, S. M. Cavallo, D. Dowell, S. Y. Ha, G. Romine, and R. Torn; 2011: Ensemble data assimilation across a range of scales and phenomena with WRF/DART
  2. Christopher J. Slocum, M. Fiorino; 2011: Improved analysis of the tropical cyclone outer wind structure using IR satellite wind retrievals in a global numerical weather prediction model
  3. Curtis R. Alexander, S. S. Weygandt, S. G. Benjamin, T. G. Smirnova, J. M. Brown, P. Hofmann, and E. P. James; 2011: The High Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR): Recent and future enhancements, time-lagged ensembling, and 2010 forecast evaluation activities
  4. Edward J. Szoke, S. Benjamin, J. M. Brown, M. Fiorino, B. D. Jamison, W. R. Moninger, and S. R. Sahm; 2011: FIM Performance for some of the Major events of the 2009-2010 Winter Season
  5. Eric P. James, C. R. Alexander, S. S. Weygandt, S. G. Benjamin, and J. M. Brown; 2011: Addressing convective-scale forecast challenges with the High Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) Model
  6. Georg A. Grell; 2011: Forecasting weather and air quality with online integrated modeling systems
  7. Glen Romine, D. Dowell and C. Snyder; 2011: Ensemble data assimilation for the short-term prediction of severe convection
  8. Graylen L. Boone, D. Dowell and K. Manning; 2011: Verification of Pre-convective Environments using Sounding Data from the Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment (VORTEX2)
  9. Grell, G. A.; J. Fast, W. I. Gustafson, S. E. Peckham, S. A. McKeen, M. Salzmann and S. Freitas; 2011: On-Line Chemistry within WRF: Description and Evaluation of a State-of-the-Art Multiscale Air Quality and Weather Prediction Model Integrated Systems of Meso-Meteorological and Chemical Transport Models; Chapter 3, 41-54; 1st Edition, 2011, XVI; Full Book
  10. J. D. Fast, W. I. Gustafson Jr, E. G. Chapman, R. C. Easter, J. P. Rishel, R. A. Zaveri, G. A. Grell, and M. C. Barth; 2011: The Aerosol Modeling Testbed: A Community Tool to Objectively Evaluate Aerosol Process Modules American Meteorological Society - BAMS - March 2011 343 - 360 PDF
  11. James O. Pinto, J. Grim, D. Dowell, H. Cai, and M. Steiner; 2011: Evaluation of storm initiation uncertainty information from a high-resolution time-lagged ensemble and its application to short-term forecasting
  12. James Wilczak, Stan Benjamin, Stan Calvert, Andrew Stern, Geoff DiMego, Allen White; 2011: Enhancing Short Term Wind Energy Forecasting For Improved Utility Operations: Technical Description of a Joint DOE/NOAA/Private Industry Collaborative Field Program
  13. Kefeng Zhu, M. Xue, X. Wang, J. Whitaker, S. Benjamin, and S. S. Weygandt; 2011: An Regional Ensemble Kalman Filter Data Assimilation System Employing GSI Observation Processing and Initial Tests for Rapid Refresh Forecast Configurations AMS
  14. Mariusz Pagowski, S. E. Peckham, G. A. Grell, and S. A. McKeen; 2011: 3DVAR chemical data assimilation in WRF/Chem forecasts during CalNEX
  15. Patrick Hofmann, C. R. Alexander, S. S. Weygandt, and S. G. Benjamin; 2011: Verification of Reflectivity and Precipitation Model Forecasts from the Hourly Updated 3-km High Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR), 13-km Rapid Refresh (RR), and 13-km Rapid Update Cycle (RUC)
  16. S. R. Freitas, K. M. Longo, M. F. Alonso, M. Pirre, V. Marecal, G. Grell, R. Stockler, R. F. Mello and M. Sanchez Gacita; 2011: PREP-CHEM-SRC-1.0: a preprocessor of trace gas and aerosol emission fields for regional and global atmospheric chemistry models Copernicus Publications - European Geosciences Union - Geoscientific Model Development - May 2011 PDF
  17. Stanley G. Benjamin, J. M. Wilczak, J. M. Brown, M. Marquis, J. B. Olson, S. S. Weygandt, C. R. Alexander, and G. Dimego; 2011: Progress in NOAA hourly-updated model forecasting for renewable energy guidance
  18. Stanley G. Benjamin, R. Bleck, J. M. Brown, S. Sun, J. W. Bao, S. R. Sahm, G. A. Grell, M. Fiorino, and T. Henderson; 2011: Progress in Development of the Flow-Following Finite-Volume Icosahedral Model (FIM) Toward Improving NCEP Global Ensemble Forecasts and Toward a Chemistry-Coupled Global Model Research Capability
  19. Stanley G. Benjamin, S. S. Weygandt, C. R. Alexander, J. M. Brown, T. Smirnova, P. Hofmann, E. P. James, and G. Dimego; 2011: NOAA's hourly-updated 3km HRRR and RUC/Rapid Refresh - recent (2010) and upcoming changes toward improving weather guidance for air-traffic management
  20. Stephen S. Weygandt, C. R. Alexander, E. P. James, P. Hofmann, S. G. Benjamin, T. Smirnova, M. Hu, and J. M. Brown; 2011: 2010 results from the 3km HRRR - verification, case study assessment, and HRRR-based convective probabilistic forecasts (HCPF)
  21. Stephen S. Weygandt, M. Hu, T. G. Smirnova, G. S. Manikin, C. R. Alexander, S. G. Benjamin, J. M. Brown, J. B. Olson, and P. Hofmann; 2011: The Rapid Refresh—Replacement for the RUC, Pre-Implementation Development and Evaluation
  22. Steven E. Peckham, G. A. Grell and S. A. McKeen; 2011: Evaluation of WRF-Chemistry air quality forecasts produced during CalNex-2010
  23. Thomas M. Hamill, J. S. Whitaker, S. G. Benjamin, M. Fiorino, and D. T. Kleist; 2011: Results from testing of EnKF and an EnKF-Var hybrid using the GFS during the 2010 hurricane season
  24. Wang, N. and J.-L. Lee, 2011: Geometric propeteries of the icosahedral-hexagonal grid on the two-sphere. SIAM J. Sci. Comput., 33, 2536-2559.

2010

  1. Benjamin, S.G., M.Hu, S.Weygandt, J.M.Brown, P.Minnis, W.L.Smith, Jr., 2010: Hydrometeor assimilation using hourly updated satellite cloud retrievals over N. America in the Rapid Refresh,, 6th Annual Symposium on Future NPOESS and GOES-R, PDF , Presentation .
  2. Pondeca, Manuel S.F.V. de , Geoffrey S. Manikin, Geoff DiMego, Stanley G. Benjamin, David F. Parrish, R. James Purser, Wan-Shu Wu, John Horel, Ying Lin, Robert M. Aune, Dennis Keyser, Lee Anderson, Brad Colman, Greg Mann, and Jamie Vavra, 2010: The Real-Time Mesoscale Analysis at NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Prediction: Current Status and Development, submtted to Weather and Forecasting
  3. Benjamin, S.G., B.D. Jamison, W.R. Moninger, S. R. Sahm, B. Schwartz, T.W. Schlatter, 2010: Relative Short-Range Forecast Impact from Aircraft, Profiler, Radiosonde, VAD, GPS-PW, METAR, and Mesonet Observations via the RUC Hourly Assimilation Cycle. Mon. Wea. Rev., 138, 1319-1343. PDF
  4. Bleck, R., S.G. Benjamin, J.-L. Lee, A.E. MacDonald; 2010: On the use of an adaptive, hybrid-isentropic vertical coordinate in global atmospheric modeling. Mon. Wea. Rev., 2188-2210. PDF
  5. Devenyi, D., M. Hu, S. S. Weygandt, S. G. Benjamin, and C. R. Alexander, 2010: Use of the Gridpoint Statistical Interpolation for Hourly Assimilation within the Rapid Refresh System.
  6. G. A. Grell, S. E. Peckham, X. Wang, X. Z. Liang, W. Jiang, Z. Tao, J. X. L. Wang, H. Liu, Z. Han, S. Liu, Y. Zhang; 2010: WRF-Chem Simulation of East Asian Air Quality: Sensitivity to Temporal and Vertical Emissions Distributions PDF
  7. Grell, G.A., S. R. Freitas, M. Stuefer, and J. D. Fast, 2010: Inclusion of Biomass burning in WRF-Chem: Impact of Wildfires on Weather Forecasts, Submitted to Atmos. Chem. Phys.
  8. Grell, G.A., and A. Baklanov, 2010: Integrated Modeling for Forecasting Weather and Air Quality: A Call for Fully Coupled Approaches. Submitted to Atmos. Env.
  9. Lee, J.-L., R. Bleck, and A.E. MacDonald, 2010: A multistep flux-corrected transport scheme. J. Comp. Phys., 229, 9284-9298.
  10. Moninger, W.R., S.G. Benjamin, B.D. Jamison, T.W. Schlatter, T.L. Smith, and E.J. Szoke, 2010: Evaluation of regional aircraft observations using TAMDAR. Wea. Forecasting, 25, 647-655. PDF Preliminary Accepted Version
  11. Pagowski, M., G.A. Grell, S.A. McKeen, S.A. Peckham, D, Devenyi, 2010: Three-dimensional variational data assimilation of ozone and fine particulate matter observations. Some results using the Weather Research and Forecasting - Chemistry model and Gridpoint Statistical Interpolation, Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., accepted for publication.
  12. Pagowski, M.; G. A. Grell, S. A. McKeen, S. E. Peckham, and D. Devenyi; 2010: Three-dimensional variational data assimilation of ozone and fine particulate matter observations: some results using the Weather Research and Forecasting - Chemistry model and Grid-point Statistical Interpolation PDF
  13. Pagowski, M.; S. E. Peckham; G. A. Grell; S. A. McKeen; 2010: 3DVAR Chemical Data Assimilation in WRF/Chem Forecasts During CalNEX
  14. Prabha, T.V., G. Hoogenboom, T.G. Smirnova, 2010: Role of land surface parameterizations on modeling cold-pooling events and low-level jets, Atmos. Res., accepted for publication
  15. S. G. Benjamin, W. R. Moninger, S. S. Weygandt, J. M. Brown, C. Alexander, K. Brundage, D. Devenyi, M. Hu, J. Olson, T. Smirnova, T. L. Smith, G. Manikin; 2010: Rapid Refresh/Rapid Update Cycle (RR/RUC) Technical Review PDF

2009

  1. Benjamin, S. G., S. S. Weygandt, T. G. Smirnova, M. Hu, S. E. Peckham, J. M. Brown, K. J. Brundage, and G. S. Manikin, Assimilation of radar reflectivity data using a diabatic digital filter: Applications to the Rapid Refresh Cycle and Rapid Refresh and initialization of High Resolution Rapid Refresh forecasts with RUC/RR grids , WMO Symposium on Nowcasting, Whistler, BC, Canada, Sept 2009.
  2. Alexander, C. High resolution Rapid Refresh convective probabilistic forecasts and associated frequently updated time-lagged ensemble forecast products
  3. Benjamin, S. G. Relative short-range forecast impact in summer and winter from aircraft, profiler, rawinsonde, VAD, GPS-PW, METAR, and mesonet observations for hourly assimilation into the RUC. PDF
  4. D. J. Stensrud, M. Xue, L. J. Wicker, K. E. Kelleher, M. P. Foster, J. T. Schaefer, R. S. Schneider, S. G. Benjamin, S. S. Weygandt, J. T. Ferree, J. P. Tuell; 2009: Convective-Scale-Warn-On-Forecast System: A Vision for 2020 PDF
  5. Moninger, W. R., S. G. Benjamin, B. D. Jamison, T. W. Schlatter, T. L. Smith, E. J. Szoke 2009 TAMDAR Jet Fleets and their Impact on Rapid Update Cycle (RUC) Forecasts 13th Conference on IOA-ASAOL AMS PDF
  6. Olson, J. B. and B. A. Colle; 2009 Three-dimensional idealized simulations of barrier jets along the southeast coast of Alaska Mon. Wea. Rev., 137, 391-413. PDF
  7. S. G. Benjamin, J. M. Brown, J. Wilczak, J. Olson, W. Angevine, M. Marquis, G. DiMego; 2009: High-Frequency Numerical Weather Prediction - RUC, Rapid Refresh, HRRR - Challenges and Directions for NOAA's Weather Modeling and Implications for Renewable Energy PDF
  8. Schlatter, T. W., 2009: Atmospheric Composition and Vertical Structure. PDF
  9. Smirnova, T. G., S. Peckham, S. G. Benjamin, J. M. Brown 2009 Implementation and testing of WRF Digital Filter Initialization (DFI) at NOAA/Earth System Research Laboratory, WRF Workshop, Boulder, CO, June 2009, PDF
  10. Smirnova, T. G., et al, 2009: Evaluation of forest snow processes models (SnowMIP2) Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 114, D06111 PDF
  11. Stensrud, D. J.; Xue, M.; Wicker, L. J.; Kelleher, K. E.; Foster, M. P.; Schaefer, J. T.; Schneider, R. S.; Benjamin, S. G.; Weygandt, S. S.; Ferree, J. T.; and Tuell, J. P.; 2009: Convective-Scale-Warn-On-Forecast System: A Vision for 2020 PDF

2008

  1. Benjamin, S. G., S. S. Weygandt, J. M. Brown, T. Smirnova, D. Devenyi, K. Brundage, G. Grell, S. Peckham, W. R. Moninger, T. W. Schlatter, T. L. Smith, G. Manikin, 2008: Implementation of the radar-enhanced RUC 13th Conf. Aviation, Range and Aerospace Meteorology, Amer. Meteor. Soc., New Orleans, LA PDF
  2. Benjamin, S. S., B. D. Jamison, W. R. Moninger, B. Schwartz, T. W. Schlatter 2008: Relative forecast impact from aircraft, profiler, rawinsonde, VAD, GPS-PW, METAR, and mesonet observations for hourly assimilation in the RUC. 12th Conference on IOAS-AOLS, Amer. Meteor. Soc., New Orleans, LA PDF
  3. Benjamin, S.G., W.R. Moninger, S.R. Sahm, T.L. Smith, 2008: Mesonet wind quality monitoring allowing assimilation in the RUC and other NCEP models. Preprints, 22nd Conf. Wea. Analysis Forecasting / 18th Conf. Num. Wea. Pred., Park City, UT, Amer. Meteor. Soc., PDF
  4. Borbas, E. E., W. P. Menzel, E. Weisz, D. Devenyi; 2008 Deriving Atmospheric Temperature of the Tropopause RegionĖUpper Troposphere by Combining Information from GPS Radio Occultation Refractivity and High-Spectral-Resolution Infrared Radiance MeasurementsJournal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology Vol 47 2300-2310PDF
  5. Brown, J. M., T.G. Smirnova, S.G. Benjamin, B. Jamison, S.S. Weygandt, 2008: Rapid-Refresh testing: Examples of forecast performance 13th Conf. Aviation, Range and Aerospace Meteorology, Amer. Meteor. Soc., New Orleans, LA PDF
  6. Brown, J.M., S. Benjamin, T. Smirnova, G. Grell, L. Bernardet, L. B. Nance, R. Collander, and C. Harrop. Rapid Refresh core test: Aspects of WRF-NMM and WRF-ARW forecast performance relevant to the Rapid Refresh application. Preprints, 22nd Conf. Wea. Analysis Forecasting/18th Conf. Num. Wea. Pred., Park City, UT, Amer. Meteor. Soc., PDF
  7. Hu, M.; S. Weygandt; S. Benjamin; and M. Xue; 2008: Ongoing Development and Testing of Generalized Cloud Analysis Package within GSI for Initializing Rapid Refresh PDF
  8. Lee, J.L., R. Bleck, A.E. MacDonald, J.W. Bao, S. Benjamin, J. Middlecoff, N. Wang, J. Brown, 2008: FIM: A vertically flow-following, finite-volume icosahedral model., Preprints, 22nd Conf. Wea. Analysis Forecasting / 18th Conf. Num. Wea. Pred., Park City, UT, Amer. Meteor. Soc., PDF
  9. M. Marquis, J. Wilczak, R. Banta, S. Benjamin, J. Brown, E. Dutton, J. McGinley, A. E. MacDonald, J. Michalsky, Y. Pichugina, J. Schneider, K. Wolter, C. Kutscher, M. Robinson; 2008: NOAA ESRL's Potential Contributions to Solving the Nation's Energy-Climate Crisis through Renewable Energy Development PDF
  10. Moninger, W.R, S. Benjamin, B. D. Jamison, T.L. Smith, E.J. Szoke, T.W. Schlatter. TAMDAR and its impact on Rapid Update Cycle (RUC) forecasts. Preprints, 22nd Conf. Wea. Analysis Forecasting / 18th Conf. Num. Wea. Pred., Park City, UT, Amer. Meteor. Soc., PDF
  11. Smith, T. L., S. G. Benjamin, J. M. Brown, S. Weygandt, T. Smirnova, B. Schwartz; 2008 Convection Forecasts from the Hourly Updated, 3-KM High Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) Model 24th Conference on Severe Local Storms, Savannah, GA, AMS PDF
  12. Szoke, E. J., S. Benjamin, R. S. Collander, B. D. Jamison, W. R. Moninger, T. W. Schlatter, B. Schwartz, T. L. Smith 2008: Effect of TAMDAR Data on RUC Short-Term Forecasts of Aviation-Impact Fields for Ceiling, Visibility, Reflectivity, and Precipitation. 13th Conf. Aviation, Range and Aerospace Meteorology, Amer. Meteor. Soc., New Orleans, LA PDF
  13. Weygandt, S. S., S. G. Benjamin, M. Hu, T. G. Smirnova, J. M. Brown,2008: Use of lightning data to enhance radar assimilation within the RUC and Rapid Refresh models. 3rd Conf. Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data, Amer. Meteor. Soc., New Orleans, LA PDF
  14. Weygandt, S.S., S. G. Benjamin, T. G. Smirnova, J. M. Brown, K. Brundage; 2008 Hourly Convective Probability Forecasts and Experimental High-Resolution Predictions Based on the Radar Reflectivity Assimilating RUC Model 13th Conference on Aviation, Range and Aerospace Meteorology, AMS, New Orleans, LA PDF
  15. Weygandt, S.S., S.G. Benjamin, T.G. Smirnova, J. M. Brown, 2008: Assimilation of radar reflectivity data Using a diabatic digital filter Within the Rapid Update Cycle 12th Conference on IOAS-AOLS, Amer. Meteor. Soc., New Orleans, LA PDF

2007

  1. Benjamin, S. G., W. R. Moninger, T. L. Smith, B. D. Jamison, E. J. Szoke, T. W. Schlatter, 2007: 2006 TAMDAR impact experiment results for RUC humidity, temperature, and wind forecasts. 11th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface , San Antonio, TX, PDF
  2. Benjamin, S.G., J.M. Brown, G. Manikin, G. Mann. The RTMA background-hourly downscaling of RUC data to 5-KM detail. Preprints, 23rd Conference on IIPS, January 2007, San Antonio, TX, Amer. Meteor. Soc. , PDF
  3. Benjamin, S.G., J.M. Brown, G.S. Manikin, and G. Mann, 2007: The RTMA background - hourly downscaling of RUC data to 5-km detail. 22nd Weather Analysis and Forecasting Conf., Park City, Utah, AMS PDF
  4. Benjamin, S.G., S.S. Weygandt, J.M. Brown, T.G. Smirnova, D. Devenyi, K. Brundage, G.A. Grell, S. Peckham, T. Schlatter, T.L. Smith, G. Manikin, 2007: From the radar-enhanced RUC to the WRF-based Rapid Refresh. Preprints, 22nd Conf. Wea. Analysis Forecasting/18th Conf. Num. Wea. Pred., Park City, UT, Amer. Meteor. Soc., PDF
  5. Devenyi, D., S. Weygandt, T. Schlatter, S. Benjamin, M. Hu, 2007: Hourly data assimilation with the Gridpoint Statistical Interpolation for the Rapid Refresh. Preprints, 22nd Conf. Wea. Analysis Forecasting / 18th Conf. Num. Wea. Pred., Park City, UT, Amer. Meteor. Soc., PDF
  6. Lu, C., H. Yuan, B.E. Schwartz, and S.G. Benjamin, 2007: Short-range numerical weather prediction using time-lagged ensembles. PDF Wea. Forecasting, 22, 580-595.
  7. Smith, T.L., S.G. Benjamin, S.I. Gutman, and S. Sahm, 2007: Short-range forecast impact from assimilation of GPS-IPW observations into the Rapid Update Cycle. Mon. Wea. Rev., 135, 2914-2930. PDF
  8. Weygandt, S.S., S. Benjamin, 2007: Radar reflectivity-based initialization of precipitation systems using a diabatic digital filter within the Rapid Update Cycle. Preprints, 22nd Conf. Wea. Analysis Forecasting / 18th Conf. Num. Wea. Pred., Park City, UT, Amer. Meteor. Soc., PDF

2006

  1. Benjamin, S.G., D. Devenyi, T. Smirnova, S. Weygandt, J.M. Brown, S. Peckham, K. Brundage, T.L. Smith, G. Grell, and T. Schlatter, 2006: From the 13-km RUC to the Rapid Refresh. 12th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology (ARAM), Atlanta, GA, Amer. Meteor. Soc. CD-ROM, 9.1
  2. Benjamin, S.G., S.S. Weygandt, S.E. Koch, and J.M. Brown, 2006: Assimilation of lightning data into RUC model forecasting. 2nd Conf. Meteor. Appl. of Lightning Data, Atlanta, GA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., CD-ROM, 4.3. PDF
  3. Benjamin, S.G., W.R. Moninger, T.L. Smith, B.D. Jamison, and B.E. Schwartz, 2006: Impact of TAMDAR humidity, temperature, and wind observations in RUC parallel experiments. 12th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology (ARAM), Atlanta, GA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., CD-ROM, 4.5.
  4. Benjamin, S.G., W.R. Moninger, T.L. Smith, B.D. Jamison, and B.E. Schwartz, 2006: TAMDAR aircraft impact experiments with the Rapid Update Cycle. 10th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS) , Atlanta, GA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., CD-ROM, 9.8. PDF
  5. Benjamin, S.G., W.R. Moninger, T.L. Smith, B.D. Jamison, and B.E. ninger, W. R., R. D. Mamrosh, and T. S. Daniels, 2006: Weather Reports from Aircraft: TAMDAR and the U.S. AMDAR Fleet. 12th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology (ARAM), Atlanta, GA, Amer. Meteor. Soc.
  6. Brown, J.M., T.G. Smirnova, and S.G. Benjamin, 2006: Performance of RUC13 forecasts for the AIRS-2 11 November 2003 icing case. 12th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology (ARAM), Atlanta, GA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., CD-ROM, 7B.6. PDF
  7. Daniels, T.S., W.R. Moninger, and R.D. Mamrosh, 2006: Tropospheric Airborne Meteorological Data Reporting (TAMDAR) Overview. 12th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology (ARAM), Atlanta, GA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., CD-ROM, 9.1.
  8. Herzegh, P., G. Wiener, R. Bankert, R. Batemen, S. Benjamin, J. Brown, J. Cowie, M. Hadjimichael, M. Tryhane, and B.Weekley, 2006: Development of FAA national ceiling and visibility products: Challenges, strategies, and progress. 12th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology (ARAM), Atlanta, GA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., CD-ROM, P1.17. PDF
  9. Koch, S.E., B. D. Jamison, C. Lu, T. L. Smith, E. I. Tollerud, C. Girz, N. Wang, T. P. Lane, M. A. Shapiro, D. D. Parrish, and O. R. Cooper, 2006: Turbulence and gravity waves within an upper-level front. J. Atmos. Sci. , , 62, 3885-3908.
  10. Mamrosh, R.D., E.S. Brusky, J.K. Last, E.J. Szoke, W.R. Moninger, and T.S. Daniels, 2006: Applications of TAMDAR aircraft data reports in NWS Forecast Offices. 10th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS), Atlanta, GA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., CD-ROM, 9.4.
  11. Moninger, W.R., M.F. Barth, S.G. Benjamin, R.S. Collander, B.D. Jamison, P.A. Miller, B.E. Schwartz, T.L. Smith, and E. Szoke, 2006: TAMDAR evaluation work at the Forecast Systems Laboratory: An overview. 10th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS), Atlanta, GA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., CD-ROM, 9.7.
  12. Moninger, W.R., S.G. Benjamin, D. Devenyi, B.D. Jamison, B.E. Schwartz, T.L. Smith, and E. Szoke, 2006: AMDAR optimization studies at the Global Systems Division. 10th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS), Atlanta, GA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., CD-ROM, 2.4a.
  13. Smith, T.L., S.G. Benjamin, S.I. Gutman, S. Sahm, and K. Holub, 2006: Operational assimilation of GPS-IPW observations in the 13-km RUC at NCEP. 10th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS), Atlanta, GA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., CD-ROM, 2.2.
  14. Smith, W. L., Jr., P. Minnis, and S. G. Benjamin, 2006: Comparison of RUC condensate analyses and forecasts with satellite-derived cloud properties. 12th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology (ARAM), Atlanta, GA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., CD-ROM, P5.21.
  15. Stensrud, D. J., N. Yussouf, M. E. Baldwin, J. T. McQueen, J. Du, B. Zhou, B. Ferrier, G. Manikin, F. M. Ralph, J. M. Wilczak, A. B. White, I. Djlalova, J. Bao, R. Zamora, S. Benjamin, P. A. Miller, T. L. Smith, T. Smirnova, M. F. Barth, 2006: The New England High-Resolution Temperature Program. PDF Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 87, 491-498.
  16. Szoke, E. J., B. D. Jamison, W. R. Moninger, S. G. Benjamin, B. E. Schwartz, and T. L. Smith, 2006: Impact of TAMDAR on RUC forecasts: Case studies. 10th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS), Atlanta, GA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., CD-ROM, 9.9.
  17. Szoke, E., R. Collander, B. Jamison, T. Smith, T. Schlatter, S. Benjamin, and W. Moninger, 2006: An evaluation of TAMDAR soundings in severe storm forecasting. 23rd Conf. on Severe Local Storms, St. Louis, MO, AMS.
  18. T. P. Lane, R. D. Sharman, R. G. Frehlich, J. M. Brown; 2006: Numerical Simulations of the Wake of Kauai PDF
  19. Weygandt, S. S,. S. G. Benjamin, D. Devenyi, J. M. Brown, and P. Minnis 2006 Cloud and Hydrometeor Analysis Using Metar, Radar, and Satellite Data Within the RUC/Rapid Refresh Model. 12th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology (ARAM), Amer. Meteor. Soc., Atlanta, GA PDF

2005

  1. Brundage, K.J., B. Schwartz, S.G. Benjamin, and M. Schwartz, 2005: Wind energy forecasting using time lagged ensembles. Preprints 21st Conf. Weather Analysis and Forecasting, August, Washington, DC, AMS
  2. Devenyi, D., S.G. Benjamin, J.M. Middlecoff, T.W. Schlatter, and S.S. Weygandt, 2005: Gridpoint statistical interpolation for Rapid Refresh. 17th Conf. on Numerical Weather Prediction, Washington, D.C., Amer. Meteor. Soc. PDF

2004

  1. Benjamin, S.G., B.E. Schwartz, E.J. Szoke, and S.E. Koch, 2004: The value of wind profiler data in U.S. weather forecasting. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 85, 1871-1886.
  2. Benjamin, S.G., B.E. Schwartz, E.J. Szoke, and S.E. Koch, 2004: The value of wind profiler data in U.S. weather forecasting. Case studies. PDF Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 85, E21-E29.
  3. Benjamin, S.G., D. Devenyi, S.S. Weygandt, K.J. Brundage, J.M. Brown, G.A. Grell, D. Kim, B.E. Schwartz, T.G. Smirnova, T.L. Smith, and G.S. Manikin, 2004: An hourly assimilation/forecast cycle: The RUC. Mon. Wea. Rev., 132, 495-518 (Feb. issue). PDF
  4. Benjamin, S.G., G.A. Grell, J.M. Brown, T.G. Smirnova, and R. Bleck, 2004: Mesoscale weather prediction with the RUC hybrid isentropic/terrain-following coordinate model. Mon. Wea. Rev., 132, 473-494. PDF
  5. Benjamin, S.G., J.M. Brown, S.S. Weygandt, T.L. Smith, B. Schwartz, W.R. Moninger, 2004: Assimilation of surface cloud, visibility, and current weather observations in the RUC. Preprints 16th Conf. Num. Wea. Pred., Seattle. PDF
  6. Benjamin, S.G., S. Weygandt, D. Devenyi, J.M. Brown, G. Manikin, T.L. Smith, and T. Smirnova, 2004: Improved moisture and PBL initialization in the RUC using METAR data. 11th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology , Hyannis, MA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., CD-ROM, 17.3. PDF
  7. Benjamin, S.G., S.S. Weygandt, J.M. Brown T.L. Smith, T. Smirnova, W.R. Moninger, B. Schwartz, E.J. Szoke, and K. Brundage, 2004: Assimilation of METAR cloud and visibility observations in the RUC. Preprints 11th Conf. Aviation, Range, and Aerosp. Meteor., Hyannis, MA, AMS, October. PDF
  8. Benjamin, S.G., T.G. Smirnova, K. Brundage, S.S. Weygandt, T.L. Smith, B. Schwartz, D. Devenyi, J.M. Brown, G.A. Grell, 2004: A 13-km RUC and beyond: Recent developments and future plans. Preprints, 11th Conf. Aviation, Range, Aerospace Meteor., AMS, Hyannis, MA, October. PDF
  9. Benjamin, S.G., T.G. Smirnova, K.J. Brundage, S.S. Weygandt, D. Devenyi, B.E. Schwartz, T.L. Smith, 2004: Application of the Rapid Update Cycle at 10-13 km - Initial testing. Preprints 16th Conf. Num. Wea. Pred., Seattle. PDF
  10. Devenyi, D., S.G. Benjamin, and S.S. Weygandt, 2004: The RUC 3DVAR: Operational performance and recent improvements. Preprints 16th Conf. Num. Wea. Pred., Seattle. PDF
  11. Gutman, S.I., K.L. Holub, S.R. Sahm, J.Q. Stewart, T.L. Smith, S.G. Benjamin, and B.E. Schwartz, 2004: Rapid retrieval and assimilation of ground based GPS-Met observations at the NOAA Forecast Systems Laboratory: Impact on weather forecasts. J. Meteor. Soc, Japan, 82, 351-360.
  12. Koch, S.E., B. Jamison, E. Tollerud, C. Girz, T. Smith, T.P. Lane, N. Wang, M.A. Shapiro, D. Parrish, and O. Cooper, 2004: Analysis of turbulence generation by gravity waves within an upper-tropospheric front. Preprints 11th Conf. Aviation, Range, and Aerosp. Meteor., Hyannis, MA, PDF
  13. Koch, S.E., Benjamin, S.G., B.E. Schwartz, and E.J. Szoke, 2004: The value of wind profiler data in U.S. weather forecasting. Preprints 8th Symp. Integ. Obs. Assim. Systems,
  14. Koch, S.E., S. Benjamin, J. McGinley, J. Brown, P. Schultz, E. Szoke, T. Smirnova, B. Shaw, D. Birkenheuer, S. Albers, S. Peckham, G. Grell: Real-time applications of the WRF model at the Forecast Systems Laboratory. Preprints 16th Conf. Num. Wea. Pred., Seattle.
  15. Lu, C., S. Benjamin, J. Du, and S. Tracton, 2004: RUC short-range ensemble forecast system. Preprints 16th Conf. Num. Wea. Pred., Seattle. PDF
  16. Lu, C., S.G. Benjamin, J. Du, and S. Tracton, 2004: RUC short-range ensemble forecast system. 20th Conf. on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, Seattle, WA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., CD-ROM, J11.6.PDF
  17. Moninger, W.R., T.S. Daniels, R. Mamrosh, M. Barth, S. Benjamin, R. Collandar, L. Ewy, B. Jamison, R. Lipschutz, P. Miller, B. Schwartz, T. Smith, and E. Szoke, 2004: TAMDAR, the Rapid Update Cycle, and the Great Lakes Flight Experiment. Preprints 11th Conf. Aviation, Range, and Aerosp. Meteor., Hyannis, MA, PDF
  18. Schwartz, B., S. Benjamin, 2004: Observation sensitivity experiments using the Rapid Update Cycle. Preprints 16th Conf. Num. Wea. Pred., Seattle. PDF
  19. Schwartz, B., and K. Brundage, 2004: Accuracy of Rapid Update Cycle low-level jet forecasts. Preprints 22th Conf. Severe Local Storms, Hyannis, MA, PDF
  20. Smirnova, T.G., J.M. Brown, and S.G. Benjamin, 2004: Preliminary results of WRF model performance as a step towards the NCEP Rapid Refresh. Preprints, 11h Conf. Aviation, Range, Aerospace Meteor., AMS, Hyannis, MA, October. PDF
  21. Smirnova, T.G., S.G. Benjamin, J.M. Brown and D. Kim, 2004: Cycled snow state in RUC coupled data assimilation system (CDAS), Preprints 16th Conf. Num. Wea. Pred., Seattle. PDF
  22. Smith, T.L., S.G. Benjamin, S.I. Gutman, and S. Sahm, 2004: Ongoing assessment of GPS-IPW impact on RUC forecasts. Preprints 20th Conf. Wea. Anal. Forecasting., Seattle. PDF
  23. Smith, T.L., S.S. Weygandt, S.G. Benjamin, S.I. Gutman, and S. Sahm, 2004: GPS-IPW observations and their assimilation into the 20-km RUC during severe weather season. Preprints 22th Conf. Severe Local Storms, Hyannis, MA, PDF
  24. Weygandt, S.S., A.F. Loughe, S.G. Benjamin, and J.L. Mahoney, 2004: Scale sensitivities in model precipitation skill scores during IHOP. Preprints 22th Conf. Severe Local Storms, Hyannis, MA, PDF
  25. Weygandt, S.S., T.W. Schlatter, S. E. Koch, S.G. Benjamin, A. Marroquin, J. R. Smart, M. Hardesty, B. Rye, A. Belmonte, G. Feingold, D. M. Barker, Q. Zhang, and D. Devenyi, 2004: Potential forecast impacts from space-based lidar winds: results from a regional observing system simulation experiments. Preprints 8th Symp. Integ. Obs. Systems., Seattle. PDF
  26. Weygandt, S.S., and S.G. Benjamin, 2004: RUC model-based convective probability forecasts. Preprints 11th Conf. Aviation, Range, and Aerosp. Meteor., Hyannis, MA, PDF

2003

  1. Benjamin, S.G., D. Devenyi, S. S. Weygandt, and G.S. Manikin, 2003: The RUC 3D variational analysis (and post-processing modifications). NOAA Technical Memorandum OAR FSL-29, Forecast Systems Laboratory, Boulder, CO, 18pp. PDF
  2. Devenyi, D., and S.G. Benjamin, 2003: A 3-dimensional atmospheric variational assimilation technique in a hybrid isentropic-sigma coordinate. Meteor. and Atmospheric Physics , 82, 245-257. Available at PDF
  3. Gutman, S.I., S. Sahm, J. Stewart, S. Benjamin, T. Smith, and B. Schwartz, 2003: A composite observing system strategy for ground based GPS meteorology. 12th Symp. on Met. Obs. and Instr. Long Beach, CA, Amer. Meteor. Soc.
  4. Smith, T.L., S.G. Benjamin, S.I. Gutman, and B.E. Schwartz, 2003: Impact of GPS-IPW data on RUC forecasts. 7th Symposium on Integrated Observing Systems: The Water Cycle, Long Beach, CA, Amer. Meteor. Soc. PDF

2002

  1. Benjamin, S.G., D. Kim, and J.M. Brown, 2002: Cloud/hydrometeor initialization in the 20-km RUC with GOES and radar data. Preprints, 10th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology, Portland, OR, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 232-235. PDF
  2. Benjamin, S.G., J.M. Brown, K.J. Brundage, D. Devenyi, G.A. Grell, D. Kim, B.E. Schwartz, T.G. Smirnova, T.L. Smith, S. Weygandt, and G.S. Manikin, 2002: RUC20 - The 20-km version of the Rapid Update Cycle. NOAA Technical Memorandum OAR FSL-28. PDF for FSL revised version.
  3. Benjamin, S.G., J.M. Brown, K.J. Brundage, D. Devenyi, G.A. Grell, D. Kim, B.E. Schwartz, T.G. Smirnova, T.L. Smith, S. Weygandt, and G.S. Manikin, 2002: RUC20 - The 20-km version of the Rapid Update Cycle. NWS Technical Procedures Bulletin No. 490. PDF - FSL revised version.
  4. Benjamin, S.G., J.M. Brown, K.J. Brundage, D. Devenyi, G.A. Grell, D. Kim, T.G. Smirnova, T.L. Smith, B.E. Schwartz, S.S. Weygandt, and G.S. Manikin, 2002: The 20-km Rapid Update Cycle--Overview and implications for aviation applications. Preprints, 10th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology, Portland, OR, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 24-27. PDF
  5. Benjamin, S.G., S.S. Weygandt, B.E. Schwartz, T.L. Smith, T.G. Smirnova, D. Kim, G. Grell, D. Devenyi, K.J. Brundage, J.M. Brown, and G.S. Manikin, 2002: The 20-km RUC in operations. Preprints, 15th Conf. on Numerical Weather Prediction, San Antonio, TX, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 379-382. PDF
  6. Benjamin, S.G., S.S. Weygandt, J. Lee, T.G. Smirnova, G.A. Grell, and B.L. Shaw, 2002: A case study comparison of 10-km WRFRUC and RUC model forecasts from the IHOP experiment. 15th Conf. on Numerical Weather Prediction, San Antonio, TX, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 275-277. PDF
  7. Devenyi, D., S.G. Benjamin, and S.S. Weygandt, 2002: A new version of RUC 3DVAR. 15th Conf. on Numerical Weather Prediction, San Antonio, TX, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 343-345. PDF
  8. Grell, G.A., and D. Devenyi, 2002: A generalized approach to parameterizing convection combining ensemble and data assimilation techniques. Geoph. Res. Letters, 29, 38-1-4.
  9. Kim, D., S.G. Benjamin and J.M. Brown, 2002: Cloud/hydrometeor initialization in the 20-km RUC using radar and GOES data. 15th Conf. on Numerical Weather Prediction, San Antonio, TX, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 335-338. PDF
  10. Kim, D., S.G. Benjamin, and J. Brown, 2002: Cloud/hydrometeor assimilation into the 20-km RUC using radar and GOES data. ECMWF/GEWEX Workshop on Humidity Analysis, Reading, England, 79-85.
  11. Kim, D., and S. G. Benjamin, 2002.Cloud/hydrometeor assimilation into the 20-km Rapid Update Cycle. ECMWF/GEWEX Workshop on Humidity Analysis, ECMWF, 8-11 July 2002.
  12. Schwartz, B.E. and S.G. Benjamin, 2002: An assessment of 3- and 6-h RUC CAPE forecasts. 21th Conf. on Severe Local Storms, San Antonio, TX, Amer. Meteor. Soc., J85-J88.
  13. Schwartz, B.E., and S.G. Benjamin, 2002: Verification of RUC surface forecasts at major U.S. airport hubs. 10th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology, Portland, OR, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 327-330. PDF
  14. Smith, T.L., S.G. Benjamin, S.I. Gutman, and B.E. Schwartz, 2002: Impact of GPS water vapor data on RUC severe weather forecasts. 21st Conf. on Severe Local Storms, San Antonio, TX, Amer. Meteor. Soc., J43-J46. PDF
  15. Smith, T.L., and S.G. Benjamin, 2002: Visibility forecasts from the RUC20. Preprints, 10th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology, Portland, OR, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 150-153. PDF
  16. Weygandt, S.S., S.G. Benjamin, C.S. Velden, J.E. Burks, and L.B. Nance, 2002: High-resolution RUC forecasts for PACJET: Real-time NWS guidance and retrospective data impact tests. 15th Conf. on Numerical Weather Prediction, San Antonio, TX, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 300-303.

2001

  1. Benjamin, S.G., 2001: The impact of missing ACARS data on RUC wind forecast skill during 11-13 September 2001. Personal note. PDF
  2. Benjamin, S.G., G.A. Grell, S.S. Weygandt, T.L. Smith, T.G. Smirnova, B.E. Schwartz, D. Kim, D. Devenyi, K.J. Brundage, J.M. Brown, and G.S. Manikin, 2001: The 20-km version of the RUC. Preprints, 14th Conf. on Numerical Weather Prediction, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Amer. Meteor. Soc., J75-J79
  3. Brundage, K.J., S.G. Benjamin, and M.N. Schwartz, 2001: Wind energy forecasts and ensemble uncertainty from the RUC. Ninth Conf. on Mesoscale Processes, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 343-345 PDF
  4. Devenyi, D., S.G. Benjamin, and S.S. Weygandt, 2001: 3DVAR analysis in the Rapid Update Cycle. 14th Conf. on Numerical Weather Prediction, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Amer. Meteor. Soc., J103-J107.
  5. Grell, G.A., and D. Devenyi, 2001: Parameterized convection with ensemble closure/feedback assumptions. Preprints, 9th Conf. on Mesoscale Processes, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 12-16.PDF
  6. Gutman, S.I. and S.G. Benjamin, 2001: The role of ground-based GPS meteorological observations in numerical weather prediction. GPS Solutions, 4, 16-24. PDF
  7. Kim, D., and S.G. Benjamin, 2001: Cloud/hydrometeor initialization for the 20-km RUC using satellite and radar data. 14th Conf. on Numerical Weather Prediction, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Amer. Meteor. Soc., J113-J115. PDF
  8. Schwartz, B.E. and S.G. Benjamin, 2001: Verification of 20-km RUC surface and precipitation forecasts. 14th Conf. on Numerical Weather Prediction, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 138-141. PDF
  9. Weygandt, S.S., S.G. Benjamin, and C. Velden, 2001: Assimilation of rapid-scan satellite cloud motion vectors into the RUC model in support of the PACJET experiment. 14th Conf. on Numerical Weather Prediction, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 263-267. PDF

2000

  1. Benjamin, S.G., G.A. Grell, J.M. Brown, K.J. Brundage, Devenyi, D. Kim, B. Schwartz, T.G. Smirnova, T.L. Smith, S.S. Weygandt, and G.S. Manikin, 2000: The 20-km version of the Rapid Update Cycle PDF. Preprints, 9th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology, AMS, Orlando, 421-423.
  2. Brown, J.M., T.G. Smirnova, S.G. Benjamin, R. Rasmussen, G. Thompson, and K. Manning, 2000: Use of a mixed-phase microphysics scheme in the operational NCEP Rapid Update Cycle. Proc. 13th International Conf. on Clouds and Precipitation (Reno) (Sponsored by International Commission on Clouds and Precipitation (ICCP) of the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences, Vol. 2, 1104-1105.
  3. Brown, J.M., T.G. Smirnova, S.G. Benjamin, R. Rasmussen, G. Thompson, and K. Manning, 2000: Use of a mixed-phase microphysics scheme in the operational NCEP Rapid Update Cycle PDF. Preprints, 9th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology, AMS, Orlando, 100-101.
  4. Cole, R.E., S. Green, M. Jardin, B.E. Schwartz, and S.G. Benjamin, 2000: Wind prediction accuracy for air traffic management decision support tools. PDF Preprints, 3rd USA/Europe Air Traffic Management R&D Seminar, Eurocontrol and FAA, Naples, Italy.
  5. Kim, D., and S.G. Benjamin, 2000: An initial RUC cloud analysis assimilating GOES cloud-top data. PDF. Preprints, 9th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology, AMS, Orlando, 522-524.
  6. Kim, D., and S.G. Benjamin, 2000: Assimilation of cloud-top pressure derived from GOES sounder data into MAPS/RUC. PDF 10th Conf. on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, Long Beach, AMS, 110-113.
  7. Olsen, M.A., W.A. Gallus, J.L. Stanford, J.M. Brown, 2000: Fine-scale comparison of TOMS total ozone data with model analysis of an intense Midwestern cyclone. J. Geophys. Res., 105, D15, 20487-20495.
  8. Olsen, M.A., W.A. Gallus, J.L. Stanford, and J.M. Brown, 2000: An intense Midwestern cyclone: Fine-scale comparisons of model analysis with TOMS total ozone data., J. Geophys. Res., 105, 20487-20495.
  9. Schwartz, B., S.J. Weiss, and S. Benjamin, 2000: An assessment of the Rapid Update Cycle short-range forecast fields related to convective development. Preprints, 20th Conf. on Severe Local Storms, AMS, Orlando, 443-446.
  10. Schwartz, B.E., S.G. Benjamin, S.M. Green, and M.R. Jardin, 2000: Accuracy of RUC-1 and RUC-2 wind and aircraft trajectory forecasts by comparison with ACARS observations. Wea. Forecasting, 15, 313-326.
  11. Schwartz, B.E., and S.G. Benjamin, 2000: Verification of RUC2 precipitation forecasts using the NCEP multi-sensor analysis. 4th Symposium on Integrated Observing Systems, Long Beach, AMS, 182-185.
  12. Smirnova, T. G., J. M. Brown, S. G. Benjamin, and D. Kim; 2000: Parameterization of Cold-Season Processes in the MAPS Land-Surface Scheme PDF
  13. Smirnova, T.G., J.M. Brown, S.G. Benjamin, and D. Kim, 2000: Parameterization of cold-season processes in the MAPS land-surface scheme. J. Geophys. Res., 105, D3, 4077-4086.
  14. Smirnova, T.G., S.G. Benjamin, J.M. Brown, B. Schwartz, and D. Kim, 2000: Validation of long-term precipitation and evolved soil moisture and temperature fields in MAPS. PDF 15th Conf. on Hydrology, Long Beach, CA, 43-46.
  15. Smirnova, T.G., S.G. Benjamin, and J.M. Brown, 2000: Case study verification of RUC/MAPS fog and visibility forecasts. PDF . Preprints, 9th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology, AMS, Orlando, 31-36.
  16. Smith, T.L., S.G. Benjamin, B.E. Schwartz, and G. Grell, 2000: A past and future look at the Rapid Update Cycle for the 3 May 1999 severe weather outbreak. Preprints, 20th Conf. on Severe Local Storms, AMS, Orlando, 21-24.
  17. Smith, T.L., S.G. Benjamin, B.E. Schwartz, and S.I. Gutman, 2000: Using GPS-IPW in a 4-D data assimilation system. Earth Planets Space, 52, 921-926.

1999

  1. Benjamin, S.G., B.E. Schwartz, and R.E. Cole, 1999: Accuracy of ACARS wind and temperature observations determined by collocation. Wea. Forecasting, 14,1032-1038.
  2. Benjamin, S.G., J.M. Brown, K.J. Brundage, D. Kim, B. Schwartz, T. Smirnova, and T.L. Smith, 1999: Aviation forecasts from the RUC-2 PDF. Preprints, 8th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology, AMS, Dallas, 486-490.
  3. Benjamin, S.G., and B.E. Schwartz, 1999: Accuracy of RUC-1 and RUC-2 wind and aircraft trajectory forecasts as determined by ACARS observations. Preprints, 8th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology, AMS, Dallas, 481-485.
  4. Berbery, E.H., K. Mitchell, S. Benjamin, T. Smirnova, H. Ritchie, R. Hogue, and E. Radeva, 1999: Assessment of land-surface energy budgets from regional and global models. J. Geophys. Res., 104, , 19329-19348.
  5. Smirnova, T.G., J.M. Brown, and S.G. Benjamin, 1999: Parameterization of frozen soil physics in MAPS and its effect on hydrological cycle components. PDF Preprints, 14th Conf. on Hydrology, 5th Conf. on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography. AMS, Dallas.

1998

  1. Benjamin, S.G., J.M. Brown, K.J. Brundage, B.E. Schwartz, T.G. Smirnova, T.L. Smith, L.L. Morone, 1998: RUC-2 - The Rapid Update Cycle Version 2. NWS Technical Procedure Bulletin No. 448. NOAA/NWS, 18 pp. [National Weather Service, Office of Meteorology, 1325 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910] Online from here
  2. Benjamin, S.G., J.M. Brown, K.J. Brundage, B.E. Schwartz, T.G. Smirnova, and T.L. Smith, 1998: The operational RUC-2. Preprints, 16th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, AMS, Phoenix, 249-252.
  3. Benjamin, S.G., T.L. Smith, B.E. Schwartz, S.I. Gutman, and D. Kim, 1998: Precipitation forecast sensitivity to GPS precipitable water observations combined with GOES using RUC-2. Preprints, 12th Conf. on Num. Wea. Pred., AMS, Phoenix, AZ, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 73-76.
  4. Bothwell, P., and T. L. Smith, 1998: Forecasting areas of convective weather threat using the RUC-2. Preprints, 19th Conference on Severe Local Storms, AMS, Minneapolis, 669-672.
  5. Brown, J. M., D. O. Blanchard, W. R. Cotton; 1998: Mesoscale Circulation Growth under Conditions of Weak Inertial Instability PDF
  6. Brown, J.M., T.G. Smirnova, and S.G. Benjamin, 1998: Introduction of MM5 level 4 microphysics into the RUC-2. Preprints 12th Conf. on Num. Wea. Pred., AMS, Phoenix, 113-115.
  7. Devenyi, D. and S.G. Benjamin, 1998: Application of a 3DVAR analysis in RUC-2. 12th Conf. on Num. Wea. Pred., AMS, Phoenix, 37-40.
  8. Hong, J.S., D. Kim, 1998: The retrieval of the clear TOVS radiance by the statistical regression method. 12th Conf. on Numerical Weather Prediction, AMS, Phoenix, Arizona, 316-319.
  9. Kim, D., 1998: Combining imager and sounder data to derive cloud products. 9th Conf. on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, May, Paris, France.
  10. Kim, D., 1998: The AVHRR data on AMSU/A/B footprints. 9th Conf. on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, May, Paris, France.
  11. Kim, D., S.G. Benjamin, J.M. Brown, and T.G. Smirnova, 1998: The use of satellite information in correcting model-predicted clouds. 9th Conf. on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, May, Paris, France. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 722-723
  12. Kim, D., S.G. Benjamin, T.G. Smirnova, and J.M. Brown, 1998: Comparison of skin temperatures from the MAPS/RUC forecast model and from GOES-8. 9th Conf. on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, May, Paris, France, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 624-625
  13. Kim. D., and D. Nychka, 1998: Comparisons of density smoothers to combine satellite imager and sounder data. 14th Conf. on Prob. and Stat. in the Atmos. Sci., AMS, Phoenix
  14. Marroquin, A., T.G. Smirnova, J.M. Brown, and S.G. Benjamin, 1998: Forecast performance of a prognostic turbulence formulation implemented in the MAPS/RUC model. 12th Conf. on Num. Wea. Pred., AMS, Phoenix.
  15. Schwartz, B.E. and S.G. Benjamin, 1998: Verification of RUC-2 and Eta model precipitation forecasts. Preprints, 16th Conf. on Wea. Analysis and Forecasting, AMS, Phoenix, J19-J22.
  16. Smirnova, T.G., J.M. Brown, and S.G. Benjamin, 1998: Impact of a snow physics parameterization on short-range forecasts of skim temperature in MAPS/RUC. 12th Conf. on Num. Wea. Pred., AMS, Phoenix.
  17. Smith, T.L. and S.G. Benjamin, 1998: The combined use of GOES cloud-drift, ACARS, VAD, and profiler winds in the RUC-2. Extended abstracts, 4th International Symposium on Tropospheric Profiling: Needs and Technologies, Snowmass, Vol. 2, 302-304.
  18. Smith, T.L. and S.G. Benjamin, 1998: The combined use of GOES cloud-drift, ACARS, VAD, and profiler winds in the RUC-2. Preprints, 12th Conf. on Num. Wea. Pred., AMS, Phoenix, 297-299.

1997

  1. Benjamin, S.G., J.M. Brown, K.J. Brundage, D. Devenyi, D. Kim, B.E. Schwartz, T.G. Smirnova, T.L. Smith, and A. Marroquin, 1997: Improvements in aviation forecasts from the 40-km RUC. Preprints, 7th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology, Long Beach, February, 411-416.
  2. Brown, J. M., E. I. Tollerud, D. L. Bartels; 1997: Structure of a Midtropospheric Vortex Induced by a Mesoscale Convective System PDF
  3. Kim, D., B. Stankov and K. Moran, 1997: Evaluation of multilevel cloud parameters with cloud profiling radar. To be presented at 9th International TOVS Study Conference. February 20-26, Igls, Austria.
  4. Smirnova, T. G., J. M. Brown, and S. G. Benjamin, 1997: Evolution of soil moisture and temperature in the MAPS/RUC assimilation cycle. Preprints, 13th Conference on Hydrology, Long Beach, AMS, 172-175.
  5. Smirnova, T. G., J. M. Brown, and S. G. Benjamin, 1997: Performance of different soil model configurations in simulating ground surface temperature and surface fluxes. PDFMon. Wea. Rev., 125, 1870-1884.

1996

  1. Benjamin, S. G., J. M. Brown, K. J. Brundage, D. Devenyi, B. Schwartz, T. G. Smirnova, T. L. Smith, and F.-J. Wang, 1996: The 40-km 40-level version of MAPS/RUC. Preprints, 11th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, AMS, Norfolk, 161-163.
  2. Devenyi, D., 1996: A 3-dimensional variational analysis for MAPS/RUC. Preprints, 11th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, Norfolk, August.
  3. Kim, D., 1996: Evaluation of GOES precipitable water data and assimilation into MAPS/RUC. Preprints, 11th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, Norfolk, August.
  4. Kim, D., J.-S. Hong, and S.G. Benjamin, 1996: Analysis of 3-hour forecast errors in MAPS. Preprints, 11th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, Norfolk, August, 113-115.
  5. Schwartz, B.E., S.G. Benjamin, and K.J. Brundage, 1996: Verification of precipitation forecasts from the RUC and Eta models using high resolution precipitation observations. Preprints, 11th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, Norfolk, AMS, J115-J119.
  6. Smirnova, T.G., J.M. Brown, and S.G. Benjamin, 1996: The soil component of the MAPS model: Description and performance in one and three dimensional applications. Preprints, 11th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, Norfolk, August, 259-261.
  7. Smith, T.L. and J.M. Brown, 1996: 40km MAPS at work: Comparisons of model forecasts to the real world. Preprints, 15th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, Norfolk, AMS, 212-215.

1995

  1. Benjamin, S. G., D. Kim, and T. W. Schlatter, 1995: The Rapid Update Cycle: A new mesoscale assimilation system in hybrid theta-sigma coordinates at the National Meteorological Center. Preprints, Second International Symposium on Assimilation of Observations in Meteorology and Oceanography, Tokyo, Japan, 13-17 March, 337-342.
  2. Benjamin, S.G., 1995: The Rapid Update Cycle: A quasi-isentropic analysis/forecast system at the National Meteorological Center. Conf. on Isentropic Analysis and Forecasting, , Lancaster, PA, Amer. Meteor. Soc.
  3. Benjamin, S.G., G.A. Grell, K.J. Brundage, T.L. Smith, J.M. Brown, T.G. Smirnova, and Z. Yang, 1995: The next version of the Rapid Update Cycle -- RUC II. Preprints, 6th Conference on Aviation Weather Systems, 15-20 January, Dallas, AMS, 57-61. Description of a 40-km 40-level 1-h version with much improved model physics.
  4. J. L. Mahoney, J. M. Brown, E. I. Tollerud; 1995: Contrasting Meteorological Conditions Associated with Winter Storms at Denver and Colorado Springs PDF
  5. Kim, D. and J. Chou, 1995: Multilevel cloud parameter estimation using smoothed density of AVHRR data and HIRS data. Preprints, Eighth International TOVS Study Conference, April 5-11, Queenstown, New Zealand.
  6. Schwartz, B., and S.G. Benjamin, 1995. A comparison of temperature and wind measurements from ACARS-Equipped Aircraft and Rawinsondes PDF Wea. Forecasting, 10, 528-544.
  7. Smith, T. L., J. E. Ramer, and S. G. Benjamin, 1995: MAPS forecasts of aviation-impact variables. Preprints, 6th Conference on Aviation Weather Systems, 15-20 January, Dallas, AMS, 51-56.

1994

  1. Benjamin, K.J. Brundage, P.A. Miller, T.L. Smith, G.A. Grell, D. Kim, J.M. Brown, and T.W. Schlatter, 1994: The Rapid Update Cycle at NMC. Preprints, Tenth Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, Portland, OR, July 18-22, 1994. American Meteorological Society, Boston, 566-568.
  2. Benjamin, S.G., G.A. Grell, J.M. Brown, R. Bleck, K.J. Brundage, T.L. Smith, and P.A. Miller, 1994: An operational isentropic/sigma hybrid forecast model and data assimilation system. Proceedings, The Life Cycles of Extratropical Cyclones, Vol. III, Bergen, Norway, June 27-July 1, 1994. S. Gronas and M.A. Shapiro (eds.), Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen, 268-273.
  3. Benjamin, S.G., G.A. Grell, J.M. Brown, R. Bleck, K.J. Brundage, T.L. Smith, and P.A. Miller, 1994: An operational isentropic/sigma hybrid forecast model and data assimilation system. Symposium on Life cycles of Extratropical Cyclones , Bergen, Norway, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 268-273.
  4. Benjamin, S.G., K.J. Brundage, and L.L. Morone, 1994: The Rapid Update Cycle. Part I: Analysis/model description. Technical Procedures Bulletin No.~416, NOAA/NWS, 16 pp. [National Weather Service, Office of Meteorology, 1325 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910] The best description of the old 60-km 3-h RUC that ran from Sept 1994 - Apr 1998, when it was replaced by the 40-km 1-h RUC-2. Online from here.
  5. Benjamin, S.G., T.L. Smith, and G.A. Grell, 1994: Tests of the MAPS isentropic/sigma hybrid forecast model-1994 research activities in atmospheric and oceanic modeling. CAS/JSC Working Group on Numerical Experimentation, ,
  6. Devenyi, D., and T.W. Schlatter, 1994. Statistical properties of three-hour prediction "errors" derived from the Mesoscale Analysis and Prediction System. Monthly Weather Review, 122, 263-280.
  7. Grell, G.A., R. Bleck, and S.G. Benjamin, 1994: A comparison of different vertical coordinates and numerics in MM5. Fourth PSU/NCAR Mesoscale Model Users Workshop, Boulder, CO, 84-87.
  8. Kim, D., T.W. Schlatter, and D. Devenyi, 1994: A new mesoscale observation analysis with Bessel basis functions. Preprints, Tenth Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, Portland, OR, July 18-22, 1994. American Meteorological Society, Boston, 151-153 (1994).
  9. Miller, P.A., and R.L. Fozzard, 1994: Real-time quality control of hourly surface observations at NOAA's Forecast Systems Laboratory. Preprints, Tenth Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, Portland, OR, July 18-22, 1994. American Meteorological Society, Boston, 7-9 (1994).
  10. Moninger, W.R., and P.A. Miller, 1994: ACARS quality control, monitoring, and correction., Preprints, Tenth Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, Portland, OR, July 18-22, 1994. American Meteorological Society, Boston, 4-6 (1994).
  11. Pan, Z., S.G. Benjamin, J.M. Brown, and T. Smirnova, 1994: Comparative experiments with MAPS on different parameterization schemes for surface moisture flux and boundary-layer processes. PDF Mon. Wea. Rev., 122, 449-470.
  12. Schlatter, T. W., and S. G. Benjamin, 1994: A mesoscale data assimilation system adapted for trajectory calculations over Alaska. U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 2047, 269-276.
  13. Schwartz, B., S. G. Benjamin; 1994: A Comparison of ACARS Temperature and Wind Measurements with Radiosonde Data. In Science: Addressing the Issues, Global Change Forum, 28th CMOS Congress, May 30-June 3, 1994, Ottawa, Ontario. P.-A. Bolduc and J. Powell (eds.), Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, 139-140 (1994).
  14. Schwartz, B. An assessment of voice PIREPS in aviation related weather research. In Science: Addressing the Issues, Global Change Forum, 28th CMOS Congress, May 30-June 3, 1994, Ottawa, Ontario. P.-A. Bolduc and J. Powell (eds.), Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, 106-107 (1994).
  15. Smirnova, T.G., S.G. Benjamin, and J.M. Brown. Comparative experiments for different boundary-layer schemes based on the implementation of a soil model. Preprints, Tenth Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, Portland, OR, July 18-22, 1994. American Meteorological Society, Boston, 432-434 (1994).
  16. Smith, T.L., and S.G. Benjamin. Relative impact of data sources on a data assimilation system. Preprints, Tenth Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, Portland, OR, July 18-22, 1994. American Meteorological Society, Boston, 491-493 (1994).
  17. Smith, T.L., and S.G. Benjamin. Relative impact of data sources on a data assimilation system. Preprints, Third International Symposium on Tropospheric Profiling: Needs and Technologies, Vol. 1, Hamburg, Germany, August 30-September 2, 1994. University of Hamburg, 6, (1994).
  18. Szoke, E. J., J. M. Brown, J. A. McGinley, D. Rodgers; 1994: Forecasting for a Large Field Program: STORM-FEST PDF

1993

  1. Benjamin, S.G., 1993: Correspondence of water vaport image features and potential vorticity patterns from an isentropic mesoscale data assimilation system. Annales Geophysicae , 0A11, 1pp-.
  2. Benjamin, S.G., R. Bleck, G. Grell, Z. Pan, T.L. Smith, J.M. Brown, J.E. Ramer, P.A. Miller, and K.A. Brundage, 1993: Aviation forecasts from the hybrid-B version of MAPS - Effects of a new vertical coordinate and improved model physics. Fifth Conf. on Aviation Weather Systems , Vienna,VA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., J5-J9.
  3. Benjamin, S.G., T.L. Smith, P.A. Miller, D. Kim, T.W. Schlatter, D. Devenyi, J.M. Carriere, and R. Bleck, 1993: Recent developments in the MAPS isentropic-sigma data assimilation system. Idojaras , 97, 121-139.
  4. Bleck, R., and S.G. Benjamin, 1993. Regional weather prediction with a model combining terrain-following and isentropic coordinates. Part I: model description. Mon. Wea. Rev., 121, 1770-1785.
  5. Kim, D., 1993: Application of cluster analyses of radiance data measured by satellite and computed from forecast profiles., Preprints, Seventh International TOVS Study Conference, February 10-16, Igls, Austria.
  6. Smith, T. L., and S. G. Benjamin, 1993: A severe winter storm as described by a real-time isentropic-sigma data assimilation system. Preprints, 13th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, 2-6 August, Vienna, VA, AMS, 1-4.
  7. Smith, T. L., and S. G. Benjamin, 1993:Impact of network profiler data on a 3-h data assimilation system. PDFBull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 74, 801-807.
  8. Smith, T.L., and S.G. Benjamin. Evaluation of CAPE/CIN fields derived from model soundings. Preprints, 17th Conference on Severe Local Storms, St. Louis, MO, October 4-8, 1993. American Meteorological Society, Boston, 70-73 (1993).
  9. Stankov, B. B., E. R. Westwater, D. Kim and A. Schroeder, 1993: Real-time temperature and humidity profiles ground- and space-based remote sensors. Preprints, Seventh International TOVS Study Conference, February 10-16, Igls, Austria.

1992

  1. Kim, D., 1992: Cluster analyses of radiance data measured by satellite and computed from forecast profiles. Preprints, Twelfth Conference on Probability and Statistics in the Atmospheric Sciences, J109-112, June 22-26, Toronto, Canada.
  2. Miller, P.A., and S.G. Benjamin, 1992: A system for the hourly assimilation of surface observations in mountainous and flat terrain. A description of the MAPS surface analysis system. Mon. Wea. Rev., 120, 2342-2359.

1991

  1. Benjamin, S.G., 1991: Short-range forecasts from a 3-h isentropic-sigma assimilation system using ACARS data. Fourth Int. Conf. on Weather Systems,, Paris, France, Amer. Meteor. Soc, 909-918.
  2. Benjamin, S.G., K.A. Brewster, R.L. Brummer, B.F. Jewett, T.W. Schlatter, T.L. Smith, and P.A. Stamus, 1991: An isentropic three-hourly data assimilation system using ACARS aircraft observations. Mon. Wea. Rev., 119, 888-906. The original MAPS description -- an early pure isentropic version.
  3. Benjamin, S.G., T.L. Smith, P.A. Miller, D. Kim, T.W. Schlatter, and R. Bleck, 1991: Recent improvements in the MAPS isentropic-sigma data assimilation system. Ninth Conf. on Numerical Weather Prediction , Denver, CO, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 118-121.
  4. Benjamin, S.G., an P.A. Stamus, 1991: Experiments with 1-h and 3-h assimilation cycles using mesoscale aircraft and surface data. Ninth Conf. on Numerical Weather Predication, , Denver, CO., Amer. Meteor. Soc., 186-189 .
  5. Miller, P. A. and S. G. Benjamin, 1991: Horizontal quality control for a real-time 3-h assimilation system configured in isentropic coordinates. Preprints, 9th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, 14-18 October, Denver, AMS, 32-35.

1990

  1. S. G. Benjamin and P. A. Miller; 1990: An Alternative Sea-Level Pressure Reduction and a Statistical Comparison of Surface Geostrophic Wind Estimates With Observed Surface Winds PDF

1989

  1. Benjamin, S. G., K. A. Brewster, R. Brummer, B. F. Jewett, T. W. Schlatter, T. L. Smith, and P. A. Stamus; 1989: A 3-hour Mesoscale Assimilation Using ACARS Aircraft Data Combined with Other Observations Third Int. Conf. on the Aviation Weather System, Anaheim, CA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 117-122
  2. Brewster, K. A., S. G. Benjamin, and R. Crawford; 1989: Quality Control of ACARS Meteorological Observations - A Preliminary Data Survey Third Int. Conf. on the Aviation Weather System, Anaheim, CA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 124-129
  3. S. G. Benjamin; 1989: An Isentropic Meso-Scale Analysis System and Its Sensitivity to Aircraft and Surface Observations PDF

1987

  1. Benjamin, S.G., 1987: An isentropic mesoscale analysis system. Symposium on Mesoscale Analysis and Forecasting Incorporating Nowcasting, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, European Space Agency, Paris, 555-560

1986

  1. S. G. Benjamin, T. N. Carlson; 1986: Some Effects of Surface Heating and Topography on the Regional Severe Storm Environment-Part 1: Three Dimensional Simulations PDF
  2. S. G. Benjamin; 1986: Some Effects of Surface Heating and Topography on the Regional Severe Storm Environment-Part 2: Two- Idealized Experiments PDF

1985

  1. Benjamin, S.G., R.S. Lieberman, T. W. Schlatter, and R.G. Rasmussen, 1985: Preliminary tests of a regional objective analysis and short-range numerical forecasting system. Seventh Conf. on Numerical Weather Prediction , Montreal, P.Q., Canada, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 440-443.

1980

  1. J. M. Brown, K. R. Knupp; 1980: The Iowa Cyclonic-Anticyclonic Tornado Pair and Its Parent Thunderstorm PDF

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