CIRA Publications


Straka, W.C., III; Seaman, C.J.; Baugh, K.; Cole, K.; Stevens, E.; Miller, S.D. Utilization of the Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership (NPP) Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Day/Night Band for Arctic Ship Tracking and Fisheries Management. Remote Sens. 2015, 7(1), 971-989.

Hsu C, Johnson LE, Zamora RJ, Schneider T, Cifelli R (2015) Downscaling Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR-E) Soil Moisture Retrievals Using a Multiple Time-Scale Exponential Rainfall Adjustment Technique. J Geophys Remote Sensing 4:139. doi:

Rainer Bleck, Jian-Wen Bao, Stanley G. Benjamin, John M. Brown, Michael Fiorino, Thomas B. Henderson, Jin-Luen Lee, Alexander E. MacDonald, Paul Madden, Jacques Middlecoff, James Rosinski, Tanya G. Smirnova, Shan Sun, and Ning Wang, 2015: A Vertically Flow-Following Icosahedral Grid Model for Medium-Range and Seasonal Prediction. Part I: Model Description. Mon. Wea. Rev., 143, 2386–2403. doi:

Brandon O. Wolding and Eric D. Maloney, 2015: Objective Diagnostics and the Madden–Julian Oscillation. Part I: Methodology. J. Climate, 28, 4127–4140. doi:

Natalie Tourville, Graeme Stephens, Mark DeMaria, and Deborah Vane, 2015: Remote Sensing of Tropical Cyclones: Observations from CloudSat and A-Train Profilers. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 96, 609–622. doi:

Hongli Jiang, Steve Albers, Yuanfu Xie, Zoltan Toth, Isidora Jankov, Michael Scotten, Joseph Picca, Greg Stumpf, Darrel Kingfield, Daniel Birkenheuer, and Brian Motta, 2015: Real-Time Applications of the Variational Version of the Local Analysis and Prediction System (vLAPS). Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 96, 2045-2057. doi:

Brandon O. Wolding and Eric D. Maloney, 2015: Objective Diagnostics and the Madden–Julian Oscillation. Part II: Application to Moist Static Energy and Moisture Budgets. J. Climate, 28, 7786–7808. doi:

John A. Knaff and Charles R. Sampson, 2015: After a Decade Are Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Gale Force Wind Radii Forecasts Now Skillful?. Wea. Forecasting, 30, 702-709. doi:

Adam V. Rydbeck and Eric D. Maloney, 2015: On the Convective Coupling and Moisture Organization of East Pacific Easterly Waves. J. Atmos. Sci., 72, 3850-3870. doi:

Curtis J. Seaman , Steven D. Miller, A dynamic scaling algorithm for the optimized digital display of VIIRS Day/Night Band imagery, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 36, Iss. 7, 2015, doi:

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:

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:

SeungHyun Son, Menghua Wang, Diffuse attenuation coefficient of the photosynthetically available radiation Kd(PAR) for global open ocean and coastal waters, Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 159, 15 March 2015, Pages 250-258, ISSN 0034-4257,


Bouali, M. and A. Ignatov, (2014), Mitigation of stripe noise in MODIS SST products, Geophys. Res. Lett. - Submitted

Pagowski, M., Z. Liu, G. A. Grell, M. Hu, H.-C. Lin, C. S. Schwartz, Implementation of aerosol assimilation in Gridpoint Statistical Interpolation and WRF-Chem, Geosci. Model Dev., 7, 1621-1627, doi:, 2014.

Maloney, E. D., X. Jiang, S.-P. Xie, and J. J. Benedict, 2014: Process-oriented diagnosis of east Pacific warm pool intraseasonal variability, J. Climate, 27, 6305-6324. doi:

DeMaria, M., C.R. Sampson, J.A. Knaff, and K.D. Musgrave, 2014: Is tropical cyclone intensity guidance improving?, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 95, 387-398. doi:

Maloney, E.D., S. J. Camargo, E. Chang, B. Colle, R. Fu, K. L. Geil, Q. Hu, X. Jiang, N. Johnson, K. B. Karnauskas, J. Kinter, B. Kirtman, S. Kumar, B. Langenbrunner, K. Lombardo, L. N. Long, A. Mariotti, J. E. Meyerson, K. C. Mo, J. D. Neelin, Z. Pan, R., 2014: North American climate in CMIP5 experiments: Part III: Assessment of 21st Century projections, J. Climate, 27, 2230-2270. doi:

Sun, J., M. Wang, L. Tan, and L. Jiang, An efficient approach for VIIRS RDR to SDR data processing, Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, IEEE, vol.11, no.12, pp.2037,2041, Dec. 2014 doi:

Slocum, C. J., G. J. Williams, R. K. Taft, and W. H. Schubert, (2014), Tropical cyclone boundary layer shocks, J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst. - Accepted

Lang, T.J., S.A. Rutledge, B. Dolan, P. Krehbiel, W. Rison, D.T. Lindsey, 2014: Lightning in wildfire smoke plumes observed in Colorado during summer 2012, Mon. Wea. Rev., 142, 489-507, doi:

Boukabara, S., K. Garrett and T. Islam, Lower tropospheric moisture profiling using a microwave imager: case of GCOM-W AMSR2., Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on - Submitted

Apodaca, K., M. Zupanski, M. DeMaria, J. A. Knaff, and L. D. Grasso, (2014), Hybrid variational-ensemble assimilation of lightning observations in a mesoscale mode, Q.J.R. Meteorol. Soc. - Submitted

Son, S., M. Wang & L. Harding, Satellite-measured net primary production in the Chesapeake Bay, Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 144, 25 March 2014, Pages 109-119, ISSN 0034-4257,

Islam, T., S-A. Boukabara, C. Grassotti, K. Garrett, X. Zhan, Retrieval and validation of atmospheric moisture from SAPHIR onboard Megha-Tropiques: Testing a physical algorithm, Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on - Submitted

Bouali M and Ignatov A., 2014: Adaptive reduction of striping for improved sea surface temperature imagery from Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (S-NPP) Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS)., J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 31, 150-163. doi:

Kim, D, P. Xavier, E. Maloney, M. Wheeler, D. Waliser, K. Sperber, H. Hendon, C. Zhang, R. Neale, Y.-T. Hwang, and H. Liu, 2014: Process-oriented MJO simulation diagnostic: Moisture sensitivity of simulated convection, J. Climate, 27, 5379-5395. doi:

Hillger, D., C. Seaman, C. Liang, S. D. Miller, D. Lindsey, and T. Kopp, (2014), Suomi NPP VIIRS imager calibration and validation, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 119, 6440-6455, doi:

Liang, C. K., B. I. Hauss, S. Mills, and S. D. Miller,, Improved VIIRS day/night band imagery with near constant contrast, Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on, vol.52, no.11, pp.6964,6971, Nov. 2014 doi:

Liu, Q., A. Ignatov, F. Weng, and X. Liang, 2014: Removing solar radiative effect from the VIIRS M12 band at 3.7 um for daytime SST retrievals, J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 31, 2522-2529. doi:

Knaff J., Longmore S. P. and Molenar D. A., 2014: An Objective Satellite-Based Tropical Cyclone Size Climatology, J. Climate, 27, 455-476. doi:

Miller, S. D., J. Forsythe, P. T. Partain, J. Haynes, R. Bankert, M. Sengupta, C. Mitrescu, J. D. Hawkins, and T. H. Vonder Haar, 2014: Estimating three-dimensional cloud structure from statistically blended active and passive sensor observations, J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 53, 437-455. doi:

Benedict, J. J. E. D. Maloney, A. H. Sobel, and D. M. Frierson, 2014: Gross moist stability and MJO simulation skill in three full-physics GCMs, J. Atmos. Sci., 71, 3327-3349. doi:

McCluskey, C. S., P. J. DeMott, A. J. Prenni, E. J. T. Levin, G. R. McMeeking, A. P. Sullivan, T. C. J. Hill, S. Nakao, C. M. Carrico, and S. M. Kreidenweis, (2014), Characteristics of atmospheric ice nucleating particles associated with biomass burning in the US: prescribed burns and wildfires, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 119,10,458-10,470, doi:

Petrenko, B., A. Ignatov, Y. Kihai, J. Stroup and P. Dash, (2014), Evaluation and selection of SST regression algorithms for JPSS VIIRS., J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 119, 4580-4599, doi:

Shi, W. and M. Wang, Ocean reflectance spectra at the red, near-infrared, and shortwave infrared from highly turbid waters: A study in the Bohai Sea, Yellow Sea, and East China Sea, Limnol. Oceanogr., 59(2), 2014, 427-444 | DOI:

Li, G., and S.-P. Xie, 2014: Tropical Biases in CMIP5 Multimodel Ensemble: The Excessive Equatorial Pacific Cold Tongue and Double ITCZ Problems, J. Climate, 27, 1765-1780. doi:

Hannah, W. M., and E. D. Maloney, (2014), DYNAMO hindcast experiments in SP-CAM, J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst. - Submitted

Grasso, L.D., D. T. Lindsey, K.-S. Lim, Adam Clark, and Dan Bikos, 2014: Evaluation of and Suggested Improvements to the WSM6 Microphysics in WRF-ARW Using Synthetic and Observed GOES-13 Imagery, Mon. Wea. Rev., 142, 3635-3650, doi:

Quiring, S.M., A.B. Schumacher, S.D. Guikema, 2014: Incorporating hurricane forecast uncertainty into a decision-support application for power outage modeling, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 95, 47-58. doi:

Hannah, W. M., and E. D. Maloney, (2014), The moist static energy budget in NCAR CAM5 hindcasts during DYNAMO, J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 6, 420-440, doi:


Zhu, T., and F. Weng, (2013), Hurricane Sandy warm-core structure observed from advanced Technology Microwave Sounder, Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, 3325-3330, doi:

Gregow, E., E. Saltikoff, S. Albers, and H. Hohti, Precipitation accumulation analysis - assimilation of radar-gauge, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 4109-4120, doi:, 2013.

Schmit, T.J., S.J. Goodman, D.T. Lindsey, R.M. Rabin, K.M. Bedka, M.M. Gunshor, J.L. Cintineo, C.S. Velden, A.S. Bachmeier, S.S. Lindstrom, C.C. Schmidt, GOES-14 Super Rapid Scan Operations to Prepare for GOES-R, J. Appl. Remote Sens. 7(1), 073462 (Dec 16, 2013). doi:

Uprety, S., C. Cao, X. Xiong, S. Blonski, A. Wu, and X. Shao, 2013: Radiometric inter-comparison between Suomi NPP VIIRS and Aqua MODIS reflective solar bands using simultaneous nadir overpass in the low latitudes, J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 30, 2720-2736. doi:

Hong, S.-Y., M.-S. Koo, J. Jang, J.-E. Kim, H. Park, M.-S. Joh, J.-H. Kang,, 2013: An evaluation of the software system dependency of a global atmospheric model, Mon. Wea. Rev., 141, 4165-4172. doi:

Kosaka, Y., and S-P. Xie, Recent global-warming hiatus tied to equatorial Pacific surface cooling, Nature 501, 403-407 (19 September 2013) doi:

Miller, S. D., W. Straka, III, S. P. Mills, C. D. Elvidge, T. F. Lee, J. Solbrig, A. Walther, A. K. Heidinger, and S. C. Weiss, Illuminating the capabilities of the Suomi NPP VIIRS Day/Night Band, Remote Sens. 2013, 5(12), 6717-6766; doi:

Sandgathe, S., B. G. Brown, B. Etherton, and E. I. Tollerud, 2013: Designing multimodel ensembles requires meaningful methodologies, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 94, ES183-ES185. doi:

Maloney, E. D., and S.-P. Xie, (2013), Sensitivity of MJO activity to the pattern of climate warming, J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 5, 32-47, doi: