Scott Longmore

Research Associate III
Fort Collins, Colorado
Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch (RAMMB)

Biography

Scott earned his B.A. in Meteorology in 1994 from the University of Northern Colorado and his M.Sc. in Meteorology in 1998 from Florida State University.  Previous positions include working as a CIRA research associate at Forecast System Laboratory primarily on the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) [1999 Computerworld Smithsonian Award] and a NCAR associate scientist in the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group I Technical Support Unit as a software engineer/technical specialist for the 2007 4th Assessment [2007 Nobel Peace Prize Award].

Scott joined the CIRA Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch (RAMMB) in February 2012 as a research associate software engineer.  His interests include research to operations, component based software engineering, data visualization, software/data management and severe storms research. He supports a variety of projects in RAMMB and CIRA, and will be heavily involved with CIRA NWS product migration and plug-in software development into AWIPS II.

Recent Work

December 3, 2015

The AWIPS II Experimental Products Development Team (hosted by Jason Burks, PI and NASA SPoRT) members, Scott Longmore (CIRA) and Kevin McGrath (SPoRT) added the following microwave satellite products to AWIPS II ingest and D2D display using the ...

Task Automation, Queue, and Operational System (TAQOS)
September 2, 2015

Successfully testing a generalized, modular, real-time python task creation and workflow execution system (~2 months design and implementation) for processing GOES satellite data using aspects of strategy, command, and singleton design patterns along with a framework that ...

Tropical Cyclone Wind Intensity/Size Estimation with ATMS for Hurricane Sandy 2012/10/27 18Z
July 7, 2015

The Microwave Tropical Cyclone Wind Intesity and Size Estimation Algorithms for NPP-ATMS and NOAA/EUMETASAT-AMSU was reviewed and accepted (April 15,2015) into operations by the NOAA/NESDIS Satellite Product and Services Review Board. The AMSU TC algorithm went operational May ...

February 26, 2015

With the introduction of the National Weather Service’s (NWS) Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System version 2 (AWIPS II), satellite imagery display fidelity has significantly improved from 256 colors (8-bit Red/Green/Blue (RGB)) to the possibility of over 16 million colors (32-bit ...

January 8, 2015

The increasing use of mobile phones equipped with digital cameras and the ability to post images and information to the Internet in real-time has significantly improved the ability to report events almost instantaneously. In the context of severe weather reports, ...

December 18, 2014

The Colorado State University (CSU) Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) has recently deployed a tropical cyclone (TC) intensity and surface wind radii estimation algorithm that utilizes Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (S-NPP) satellite Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) ...

December 18, 2014

The increasing use of mobile phones equipped with digital cameras and the ability to post images and information to the Internet in real-time has significantly improved the ability to report events almost instantaneously. In the context of severe weather reports, ...

Tornado south of Akron, Colorado, May 7, 2014. Photo by Scott Longmore
June 19, 2014

CSU researcher watches severe storms up close by Kortney Rolston, Colorado State University

From early May to mid-June, Scott Longmore watches weather patterns even more than usual, indulging in his passion of photographing supercells, wall ...

Highlighted Publications

2015

Scott Longmore, Steven Miller, Dan Bikos, Daniel Lindsey, Edward Szoke, Debra Molenar, Donald Hillger, Renate Brummer, and John Knaff, 2015: An Automated Mobile Phone Photo Relay and Display Concept Applicable to Operational Severe Weather Monitoring, J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 32 (7), 1356-1363 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-14-00230.1

Knaff, J.A., S.P. Longmore, R.T. DeMaria, and D.A. Molenar, 2015: Improved Tropical-Cyclone Flight-Level Wind Estimates Using Routine Infrared Satellite Reconnaissance. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 54, 463-478. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JAMC-D-14-0112.1

2014

Knaff J., Longmore S. P. and Molenar D. A., 2014: An Objective Satellite-Based Tropical Cyclone Size Climatology, J. Climate, 27, 455-476. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00096.1