Sean Madine earned a BS (1990) in Physics and Computer Science from Virginia Tech, and a MS (1994) in Physics from Colorado State University, specializing in applied atomic spectroscopy. He joined CIRA in 1995, working collaboratively as a researcher at NOAA’s Forecast Systems Laboratory, which has subsequently become the Earth System Research Laboratory’s Global System Division. His work has melded applied science with effective software engineering, resulting in transfer of technology to operations for both the NWS and the FAA.
His initial work focused on an agile information system called FX-Net, intended for use by remotely located weather forecasters and in meteorological education at the university level. After adaptation to the needs of fire weather forecasters, the system was deployed during the recent drought years in the Western U.S. to support strategic and tactical decisions. The system was also adopted for use as the primary forecasting tool at the outdoor venues of the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics.
Sean currently leads a team of collaborators focused on the verification of meteorological products used in management of air traffic in the national airspace. Primarily, he has produced formal assessments used to certify products for operations. These forecasts and diagnostics include cloud top height, convective hazard, and icing potential. Additionally, he guides the research of engineering solutions supporting verification information in NextGen, the national initiative to redesign the U.S. airspace by 2025.
- Lack, S., Layne, G., Madine, S., Mahoney, J. L. , 2012: Quality assessment of CoSPA, .,
- Lack, S., Kay, M. P., Layne, G., Madine, S., Mahoney, J. L. , Petty, M., 2011: Quality assessment techniques for evaluating convective weather products used for air traffic management strategic planning, 15th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology., Los Angeles, CA
- Mahoney, J. L. , Grzywinski, C., Madine, S., Petty, M., Vavra, J., 2011: The Network Enabled Verification System (NEVS): A bridge between weather and ATM weather integration, 2nd Aviation, Range and Aerospace Meteorological Special Symposium on Weather-Air Traffic Management Integration., Seattle, WA
- Kay, M. P., Lu, C. G., Luppens-Mahoney, J. L., Madine, S., 2009: A novel approach for evaluating world area forecast system global icing forecasts using CloudSat data, WMO International Conference on Nowcasting and Short-range Forecasting.August 30-September 4, 2009, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
- Madine, S., Lu, C. G., 2009: CloudSat data and verification of global icing forecasts for aviation, NOAA/NESDIS Cooperative Institute Directors and Administrators Meeting.June 16-17, 2009, CIRA, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
- Kay, M. P., Li, Peiyan, Lu, C. G., Luppens-Mahoney, J. L., Madine, S., 2009: Detecting cloud icing conditions using CloudSat datasets, AMS 23rd Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting.June 1-5, 2009, Omaha, NE
- Loughe, A. F., Hart, J. E., Henderson, J. K., Madine, S., Mahoney, J. L. , Pettegrew, B. P., 2009: National Ceiling and Visibility Analysis Product, .,
- Madine, S., Kay, M. P., Luppens-Mahoney, J. L., 2006: Comparing the FAA cloud top height product and the NESDIS/CIMSS cloud top pressure product in oceanic regions, AMS 12th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology (ARAM).January 30-February 2, 2006, Atlanta, GA
- Kay, M. P., Luppens-Mahoney, J. L., Madine, S., 2006: NOAA Technical Report: National convective hazard detection product, .,
- Seseske, S. A., Brown, B. G., Hart, J. E., Kay, M. P., Luppens-Mahoney, J. L., Madine, S., 2006: Quality assessment report national convective weather forecast 2 (NCWR-2), .,
- Madine, S., Brown, B. G., Kay, M. P., Luppens-Mahoney, J. L., Takacs, A., 2004: Evaluation of the oceanic cloud-top height diagnostic product. Part II: Comparison with the NESDIS cloud-top pressure product, AMS 11th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology.October 4-8, 2004, Hyannis, MA
- Wang, N., Brummer, R. L., Madine, S., 2003: Experiment of a wavelet-based data compression technique with precision control, AMS 19th International Conference on IIPS.February 9-13, 2003, Long Beach, CA
- Koermer, J. P., Brummer, R. L., Madine, S., Zabransky, Jr, J., 2002: FX-Net as a tool for AWIPS education/training, AMS Interactive Symposium on AWIPS.January 13-17, 2002, Orlando, FL
- Schrab, K. J., Burks, J., Edman, A., Madine, S., Weatherly, R., 2002: FX-Net use to support the 2002 Olympic Winter Games and fire weather incident meteorologists, AMS Interactive Symposium on AWIPS.January 13-17, 2002, Orlando, FL
- Wang, N., Brummer, R. L., Madine, S., 2002: Investigation of the data compression technique for AWIPS datasets, AMS Interactive Symposium on AWIPS.January 13-17, 2002, Orlando, FL
- Brummer, R. L., Madine, S., Wang, N., 2001: FX-NET: Weather support platform for the outdoor venues at the 2002 Winter Olympics, CIRA Newsletter, vol. 15, 3-5
- Madine, S., Brummer, R. L., Polster, E., Pyle, J. L., Wang, N., 2001: FX-Net national: A nonlocalized Internet-based meteorological workstation, AMS Interactive Symposium on AWIPS.January 13-17, 2002, Orlando, FL
- Madine, S., Brummer, R. L., Polster, E., Pyle, J. L., Wang, N., 2001: FX-Net national: A nonlocalized Internet-based meteorological workstation, NOAA Tech 2002 Conference.October 2001, Silver Spring, MD
- Madine, S., Wang, N., 1999: Delivery of meteorological products to an Internet client workstation, AMS 15th International Conference on Interactive Information and Processing Systems (IIPS) for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology.10-15 January 1999, Dallas, TX
- Madine, S., Wang, N., 1999: FX-Net to provide Internet access to WFO-Advanced workstation products, FSL Forum.February 1999, Boulder, CO
- Wang, N., Madine, S., 1998: A java-based internet client interface to the FWO-Advanced Workstation, AMS 14th Conference on Interactive Information and Processing Systems for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology.January 11-16, 1998, Phoenix, AZ