Publications

Papers Published in Refereed Journals or presented at Scientific Conferences that included
Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences faculty and/or graduate students, 2008-2014
(Names in bold represent current staff/students. See link at bottom of list for prior years.)

2013:

Refereed:

Smith, P.L., 2013: Comments on "A Relationship between Reflectivity and Snow Rate for a High-altitude S-band Radar". JAMC, 52, 727-729. 

Campos, L.Z.S., M.M.F.Saba, T.A. Warner,  O. Pinto Jr., E. P. Krider, R.E. Orville, 2013: High-speed video observations of natural cloud-to-ground lightning leaders - A statistical analysis, Atmospheric Research, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2012.12.011.

Letkewicz, C.E., A.F. French, and M.D. Parker, 2013: Base-state substitution: An idealized modeling technique for approximating environmental variability. Monthly Weather Review, 141(9), 3062-3086.

Kunza, L.A. and R.O. Hall, Jr., 2013: Demographic and mutualistic responses of stream nitrogen fixers to nutrients. Freshwater Science, 32(3), 991-1004.

Bunkers, M.J. and P.L. Smith, 2013: Comments on "An Objective High-Resolution Hail Climatology of the Contiguous United States". Weather and Forecasting, 28, 915-917.

Warner, T.A., J.H. Helsdon, M.J. Bunkers, M. Saba, and R.E. Orville, 2013: UPLIGHTS: Upward lightning triggering study. BAMS, 94(5), doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00252.1

Honomichl, S.B., A.G. Detwiler, and P.L. Smith, 2013: Observed hazards to aircraft in deep summertime convective clouds below 7 km. J. of Aircraft, 50(3), 926-935. DOI:10.2514/1.C032057.

 

Conference:

Smith, P.L., 2013: Sampling issues in using raindrop disdrometer observations to determine radar Kdp-Z and self-consistency relationships. 36th  Conference on Radar Meteorology, Sept.16-20, 2013, Breckenridge, CO, Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Smith, P.L., 2013: "The Project". 36th Conference on Radar Meteorology, Sept.16-20, 2013, Breckenridge, CO, Amer. Meteor. Soc.

French, A.J., 2013: A preliminary study of non-merger interactions between squall lines and isolated supercell thunderstorms. 15th Conference on Mesoscale Processes, August 6-9, 2013, Portland, OR, Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Schumann, C., M. M. F. Saba, T. A. Warner, J. Alves, R. Albrecht, and J. H. Helsdon, Jr., 2013: Why some positive cloud-to-ground flashes trigger upward lightning and why some do not? An investigation based on high-speed video, electric field measurements and lightning mapping array data. AMS Annual Meeting, 6th  Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data, Jan. 5-10, 2013, Austin, TX, Amer. Meteor. Soc.


 2012:

Refereed:

French, A.J. and M.D. Parker, 2012: Observations of mergers between squall lines and isolated supercell thunderstorms. Weather and Forecasting,27, 255-278. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/WAF-D-11-00058.1.    PDF

Stolzenburg, M., T.C. Marshall, S. Karunarathne, N. Karunarathna, T.W. Warner, R.E. Orville, and H.-D. Betz, 2012: Strokes of upward illumination occurring within a few milliseconds after typical lightning return strokes. J. Geophys. Res.,117, D15203, doi:10.1029/2012JD017654.

Warner, T.A., K.L. Cummins, and R.E. Orville, 2012: Upward lightning observations from towers in Rapid City, South Dakota and comparison with National Lightning Detection Network data, 2004-2010. J. Geophys. Res.,117, D19109, doi:10.1029/2012JD018346

Conference:

French, E., D.V. Kliche, L. Stetler, P.L. Smith, 2012: A study of rain-induced erosion in the Badlands National Park. 16th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation,92nd  Annual AMS meeting, January 22-26, 2012, New Orleans, LA.

Berg, G., D.V. Kliche, W.J. Capehart, 2012: Wind farm forecasting with WRF. 3rd Conference on Weather, Climate and the New Energy Economy/92nd Annual AMS meeting, January 22-26, 2012, New Orleans, LA.

Capehart, W.J., D.F. D'Amico, P.A. Norton, J.F. Stamm, V. Kovalskyy, G.M. Henebry, 2012: Impacts of Alternative Land Management on Northern Great Plains Hydroclimate. 92nd  Annual AMS meeting, Regional Climate Modeling and/or Downscaling of Climate Variability and Change for Local Scale Assessment (Joint between the 26th Conference on Hydrology and the 24th Conference on Climate Variability and Change), January 22-26, 2012, New Orleans, LA.

French, A.J., and M.D. Parker, 2012: Idealized simulations of mergers between squall lines and isolated supercell thunderstorms. 26th Conf. on Severe Local Storms, Nashville, TN, Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Detwiler, A.G., 2012: Comparison between in situ and remotely-sensed storm microphysics and electrical characteristics. Fall 2012 Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA, 3-7 December, 2012

Redmond, C.A., T.A. Warner, J.H. Helsdon, C Schumann, J. Alves, M.M. Saba, K.L. Cummins, and R.E. Orville, 2012: Upward Lightning in Rapid City, SD and the first season of the Upward Lightning Triggering Study (UPLIGHTS). Fall 2012 Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA, 3-7 December, 2012.

Detwiler, A.G. and H.H. Jonsson, 2012: Potential Missions for the SPA-10.  26th Conf. on Severe Local Storms, Nov. 5-8, 2012, Nashville, TN. Amer. Meteor. Soc. (Poster presentation)

2011:

Refereed:

Smith, P.L., 2011: The unit symbol for the logarithmic scale of radar reflectivity factors. JTECH, 27, 615-616.

Smith, P.L., R. Orville, and A.G. Detwiler, 2011: Memoriam piece for Dr. Harry Orville. BAMS, 92, 1206-1207.

Sundareshwar, P.V., S. Upadhayay, M. Abessa, S. Honomichl, B. Berdanier, S.A. Spaulding, C. Sandvik, and A. Trennepohl, 2011: The paradox of algal blooms in oligotrophic waters. Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L10405,  doi:10.1029/2010GL046599.

 

Kliche, D.V.  and C.A. Kliche, 2011: Instruments and available internet-based data for documenting weather conditions. Journal of Explosives Engineers, 28, 6-17.

Johnson, R.W., D.V. Kliche, and P.L. Smith, 2011: Comparison of estimators for parameters of gamma distributions with left-truncated samples. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 50, 296-310.

Krutka H, S. Ali, J. Beer, F. Blake, D. Duellman, S. Forbes, J. Gellici, B. Harper, S. Jenkins, A. Knight, R. Narula, J. Novak, R. Purgert, M. Ramezan, C. Sharp, B. Sherrick, D. Stopek, P.V. Sundareshwar, and D. Winschel, 2011: Expediting the Deployment of Carbon Capture & Low Carbon Technologies. In: Expedited CCS Development: Challenges & Opportunities. The National Coal Council. 202 pg.

Oliver J, I. Bhattacharya, F. Blake, L. Gabriel, B. Harper, G. Hill, A. Knight, R. Narula, B. Olson, P.V. Sundareshwar, S. Tucker, and D. Winschel, 2011: Expediting the Deployment of CO2 Transport, Storage & Reuse. In: Expedited CCS Development: Challenges & Opportunities. The National Coal Council. 202 pg.

Conference:

Kliche, D.V.,   2011: Instruments and available internet-based data for documenting weather conditions. Presented at 37th Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique, San Diego, CA, International Society of Explosive Engineers, February 2011.

Clabo, D.R. and M.J. Bunkers, 2011: Using variable column precipitable water as a predictor for large fire potential. 9th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology, October 18-20, 2011, Palm Springs, CA, Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Detwiler, A.G., J. Scannell, D.V. Kliche, and S. Williams, 2011: Creating the long-term T-28 instrumented research aircraft data archive. 91st AMS Annual Conference, January 23-27, Seattle, WA, Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Smith, P.L.,  2011: Sampling issues in using raindrop disdrometer observations to determine radar Zdr  - Z relationships. 35th Radar Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Brewer, J.D. and W.J. Capehart, 2011: Improving Representation of Low-Level Meteorological Fields in Forecasts and Analyses. 11th  Annual WRF User's Workshop, Boulder, CO, June 20-24, 2011.

D'Amico, D.F., W.J. Capehart, C.K. Wright, and G.M. Henebry, 2011: Downscaling in WRF from regional climate to storm scale for different vegetation and boundary condition sources. 11th  Annual WRF User's Workshop, Boulder, CO, June 20-24, 2011.

Capehart, W.J., J. Stamm, and P. Norton, 2011: Representing Great Plains Prairie Wetland Feedbacks in WRF. 11th Annual WRF User's Workshop, Boulder, CO, June 20-24, 2011.

Caye, H., A.G. Detwiler, and R.D. Farley, 2011: Electrification of the 29 June 2000 supercell thunderstorm. AGU Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 5-9, 2011.

2010:

Refereed:

Marcelo M. F. Saba, Wolfgang Schulz, Tom A. Warner, Leandro Z. S. Campos, Carina Schumann, E. Philip Krider, Kenneth L. Cummins, and Richard E. Orville, 2010: High-speed video observations of positive lightning flashes to ground. J. Geophys. Res.,115, D24201, doi:10.1029/2010JD014330.

A history of IAS  - a work in progress

Conference:

Phillips, L., M. Hjelmfelt, D. Kliche, and W. Capehart, 2010: Testing and application of a forecast confidence index in a variety of regions and with two different models. 11th WRF User's Workshop, Boulder, CO, NCAR.

Stauffer, P., W. Capehart, C. Wright, G. Henebry, 2010: Influence of vegetation cover estimates on the simulation of the Northern Great Plains regional climate. 11th WRF User's Workshop, Boulder, CO, NCAR.

Meyer, J., M. Hjelmfelt, and W. Capehart, 2010: Improving Lake-Effect Snow Forecasting through High Resolution  MODIS Derived Ice Fields. 11th Annual WRF User's Workshop, Boulder, CO, NCAR.

Johnson, R.W., D.V. Kliche, and P.L. Smith, 2010: Maximum likelihood estimation of gamma parameters for coarsely-binned and truncated raindrop size data. 13th Conf. on Cloud Physics, Porland, OR, Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Sundareshwar, P. V. , 2010: Wetlands and Global Change. Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Materials and Techniques in Civil Engineering. VLBJCET, Coimbatore. pg.125 - 130.

Smith, P.L., 2010: Hail damage reduction activities. 18th Conf. on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification, January 2011, Amer. Meteor. Soc.

2009:

Refereed:

Smith, P.L., 2009: The unit symbol for the logarithmic scale of radar reflectivity factors. JTECH, 48, 2118-2126.

Smith, P.L., D.V. Kliche, and R.W. Johnson, 2009: The bias and error in moment estimators for parameters of drop-size distribution functions: Sampling from gamma distributions. J. Appl. Meteor., 48, 2118-2126..

Smith, P.L.,  2009: Comment on Silverman's evaluation of the Kern River Program. J. Wea. Mod., 41, 161-162.

Sundareshwar, P.V., C.J. Richardson, R.A. Gleason, P.J. Pellechia, and S. Honomichl, 2009: Nature versus nurture: functional assessment of restoration effects on wetland services using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy. Geophysical Research Letters,36, L03402, doi:10.1029/2008GL036385.

Conference:

Smith, P.L., 2009: Implications of a λ-μ  relationship for Z-R relationships. 34th Conference on Radar Meteorology, 5-9 October 2009, Williamsburg, VA, Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Johnson, R.W., D.V. Kliche, and P.L. Smith, 2009: Maximum likelihood estimation from a left-truncated distribution. 34th Conference on Radar Meteorology, 5-9 October 2009, Williamsburg, VA, Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Clabo, D., P. Smith, and A.G. Detwiler, 2009: Polarimetric radar signatures of hydrometeors observed within mature convective storms. 34th Conference on Radar Meteorology, 5-9 October 2009, Williamsburg, VA, Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Carroll, K., W. Capehart, and M. Hjelmfelt, 2009: High resolution modeling in WRF to determine the impact of terrain resolution on low-level winds in complex terrain. Presented at the 10th WRF User's Workshop, Boulder, CO, NCAR.

Stauffer, P., W. Capehart, C. Wright, and G. Henebry, 2009: Impact of vegetation cover estimates on regional climate forecasts. Presented at the 10th WRF User's Workshop, Boulder, CO, NCAR.

George, J.T., M.R. Hjelmfelt, W.J. Capehart, and D.A.R. Kristovitch, 2009: Simulation of environmental conditions conducive to the formation of lake-to-lake bands. 13th Conf. on Mesoscale Processes, Aug. 17-20, Salt Lake City, UT, Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Axford, T., M.R. Hjelmfelt, W.J. Capehart, and D.A.R. Kristovitch, 2009: Numerical simulation of impacts of the Great Lakes on cold frontal passages. 13th Conf. on Mesoscale Processes, Aug. 17-20, Salt Lake City, UT, Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Sundareshwar, P.V., 2009: Wetlands and global environmental change. Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Materials and Techniques in Civil Engineering. VLBJCET, Coimbatore, pgs. 125-130.

2008:

Refereed:

Detwiler, A.G. and W. Roggenthen, 2008: Energy storage to facilitate more efficient use of electric power generated through renewable means. Proceedings of the S.D. Academy of Science,87, 291-300.

Kliche, D.V., P.L. Smith, and R.W. Johnson, 2008: L-Moment estimators as applied to gamma drop size distributions.  J. Applied Meteorology and Climatology,  47, 3117-3130.

Smith, P.L., 2008: Comments on "An investigation of the slope-shape relation for gamma raindrop size distribution". J. Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 48, 1994-1995.

Conference:

Smith, P.L., D.V. Kliche,  and R.W. Johnson, 2008: Estimating Radar Reflectivity from Observations of Raindrop Size Distributions. ERAD Conference, ERAD 2008 - The Fifth European Conference on Radar in Meteorology and Hydrology, Helsinki, Finland, 30 June - 4 July 2008, (IEEE).

Axford, T., M.R. Hjelmfelt, and W.R. Capehart, 2008: Understanding frontal passage over the Great Lakes. 9th Annual WRF User's Workshop, June 23-27, 2008, Boulder, CO, NCAR.

George, J.T., M.R. Hjelmfelt, and W.J. Capehart, 2008: WRF simulations of environmental conditions conducive to the formation of lake-to-lake bands. 9th  Annual WRF User's Workshop, June 23-27, 2008, Boulder, CO, NCAR.

Carroll, K.M. and W.J. Capehart, 2008: Sensitivity of medium-range forecasts in WRF to sea surface temperatures. 9th Annual WRF User's Workshop, June 23-27, 2008, Boulder, CO, NCAR.

Capehart, W.J., E.A. Liske, K.M. Carroll, 2008: Sensitivity of WRF regional climate simulations to lateral boundary conditions. 9th  Annual WRF User's Workshop, June 23-27, 2008, Boulder, CO, NCAR.

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