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Program Subject Area      Project Title                    Principal Inverstigator(s) PI Affiliation  Project Start    Project End       Total Budget
CSTAR Coastal Weather An Ensemble-Based Approach to Forecasting Surf, Set-Up, and Surge in the Coastal Zone Stephen Lazarus and Robert Weaver Florida Institute of Technology 7/1/2014 6/30/2019 $374,565
CSTAR Data Assimilation, Ensembles A Partnership to Develop and Evaluate Optimized Realtime Convective-Scale Ensemble Data Assimilation and Prediction Systems for Hazardous Weather Ming Xue University of Oklahoma 5/1/2016 4/30/2019 $450,000
CSTAR Atmospheric Physics Prediction of Heavy Banded Snowfall: Resolution Requirements, Microphysical Sensitivity, and Hydrometeor Lofting Gary Lackmann, Joanna Jones, Jennifer Teixera North Carolina State University 5/1/2016 4/30/2019 $355,734
CSTAR Decision Support Major Risks, Uncertain Outcomes: Making Ensemble Forecasts Work for Multiple Audiences Burrell Montz East Carolina University 7/1/2016 6/30/2019 $132,997
CSTAR Atmospheric Physics Development of Improved Diagnostics, Numerical Models, and Situational Awareness of High-Impact Cyclones and Convective Weather Events Kristen Corbosiero SUNY Albany 5/1/2016 4/30/2019 $450,000
CSTAR Atmospheric Physics Adaptive, High Resolution Modeling for the Arctic Test Bed at NWS Alaska Thomas Heinrichs University of Alaska-Fairbanks 5/1/2016 4/30/2019 $450,000
CSTAR Atmospheric Physics Collaborative Research on Improved Understanding and Prediction of Warm-Season (Derecho) and Cold-Season (Intense Mesoscale Snow Banding) High Impact Events Robert Hart and Henry Fuelberg Florida State University 5/1/2016 4/30/2019 $449,019
CSTAR Post-Processing, Hazardous Weather Using Reforecasts and Historical Observations to Assess Severe Weather Threat in the Extended Forecast Period Charles Graves Saint Louis University 5/1/2016 4/30/2019 $212,325
CSTAR Verification, Atmospheric Physics Collaborative Research to Advance Analysis, Forecast, and Decision Support Services for High-Impact Weather Events James Steenburgh, John Horel, and Courtenay Strong University of Utah 7/1/2017 6/30/2020 $450,000
CSTAR Atmospheric Physics Understanding Fundamental Processes and Evaluating High-Resolution Model Forecasts in High-Shear Low-CAPE Severe Storm Environments Matthew Parker and Gary Lackmann North Carolina State University 7/1/2017 6/30/2020 $436,719
CSTAR Ensembles Ensemble Sub-setting within Optimized Ensembles to Improve Probabilistic Prediction of Severe Weather Brian Ancell and Christopher Weiss Texas Tech University 7/1/2017 6/30/2020 $444,686
CSTAR Ensembles, Decision Support Better Use of Ensembles in the Forecast Process: Scenario Based Tools for Predictability Studies and Hazardous Weather Communication Brian Colle, Edmund Kar-Man Chang, and Christine O'Connell SUNY Stony Brook 7/1/2017 6/30/2020 $420,671
CSTAR Hydrology, Ensembles Applications of HRRR Ensembles for Hydrologic Prediction using the WRF-Hydro and SACSMA Models Kristie Franz and William Gallus Iowa State University 7/1/2017 6/30/2019 $229,768
NGGPS Testbeds Tropical Weather, Ensembles Exploitation of Ensemble Prediction System Information in support of Atlantic Tropical Cyclogenesis Prediction Christopher Thorncroft SUNY Albany 5/1/2015 4/30/2019 $378,566
NGGPS Testbeds Synoptic Weather An Investigation of the Skill of Week Two Extreme Temperature and Precipitation Forecasts at NCEP-WPC Lance Bosart SUNY Albany 5/1/2015 4/30/2019 $449,994
NGGPS Weeks 3-4 Convection Permitting Global Prediction: Evaluation for Operational Application in NOAA Clifford Mass University of Washington 9/1/2018 8/31/2020 $398,966
NGGPS Weeks 3-4 Improving Weeks 3-4 Weather Prediction through a Global CAM Version of the NOAA Unified Coupled Modeling Framework James Kinter George Mason University 9/1/2018 8/31/2020 $400,000
NGGPS Atmospheric Physics Improving Cloud Processes in the NCEP Global Models Steven Krueger University of Utah 9/1/2018 8/31/2020 $398,650
NGGPS Verification Using Process-Oriented Diagnostics with Feature-Based Verification Software to Improve Models Brian Colle SUNY Stony Brook 9/1/2018 8/31/2020 $366,769
NGGPS Data Assimilation Advancing 4D-Variational Ocean Data Assimilation Capabilities at NCEP Stephen Penny University of Maryland 9/1/2018 8/31/2020 $399,646
NGGPS Atmospheric Physics Sub-grid Cloud Overlap Radiation Enhancements for Global Weather Predictions Michael Iacono Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER) 9/1/2018 8/31/2020 $399,945
NGGPS Atmospheric Physics The Unified Gravity Wave Physics in the Vertically Extended Atmospheric Models of NGGPS: Resolution-Aware Coupling and Verification with FV3 Valery Yudin University of Colorado 9/1/2018 8/31/2020 $399,341
NGGPS Data Assimilation Scale-Dependent Covariance Localization for the FV3-GDAS 4DEnVar Data Assimilation System to Improve Global and Hurricane Predictions Xuguang Wang University of Oklahoma 9/1/2018 8/31/2020 $387,176
NGGPS Weeks 3-4 The Impact of Ocean Resolution in the UFS on the Subseasonal Forecast of Extreme Hydrological Events Cristiana Stan George Mason University 9/1/2018 8/31/2020 $278,850
NGGPS Verification Use of Satellite Data to Evaluate Connections Between the Radiation, Cumulus Convection, and Microphysics Parameterization Schemes and their Scale Sensitivity for FV3-GFS Shaowu Bao Coastal Carolina University 9/1/2018 8/31/2020 $208,345
NGGPS Data Assimilation Continued Assimilation and Enhancement of the Blended High-Resolution Snow Depth Analysis into NWP Models for Global and Regional Applications Cezar Kongoli University of Maryland 9/1/2018 8/31/2020 $322,609
NGGPS Data Assimilation, Atmospheric Physics Development and Application of Microphysics Specific and Distribution Consistent Microwave Radiance Forward Models for the FV3 Model Under the JEDI Framework Fuqing Zhang Penn State University 9/1/2018 8/31/2020 $363,158
NGGPS Aerosol Modeling Investigation of Aerosol Effects on Weather Forecasts using NCEP Global Forecast System Sarah Lu SUNY Albany 5/1/2015 4/30/2019 $286,913
NGGPS Atmospheric Physics Advancing Storm-Scale Forecasts over Nested Domains for High-Impact Weather David Stensrud Penn State University 5/1/2015 4/30/2019 $447,493
NGGPS Post-Processing Subseasonal Prediction over the Western United States Greg Hakim, Clifford Mass University of Washington 5/1/2015 4/30/2019 $395,275
NGGPS Data Assimilation Improving Global and Hurricane Prediction by Using Minimum-Cost Large Ensemble in GFS 4DEnVar Hybrid Data Assimilation System Xuguang Wang University of Oklahoma 5/1/2015 4/30/2019 $388,917
NGGPS Data Assimilation, Tropical Weather Improved Tropical Cyclone Initialization for NCEP Operations Kayo Ide University of Maryland 5/1/2015 4/30/2019 $319,569
NGGPS Verification Advancing Forecast Verification and Model Development Efforts through the Development of A Flexible Satellite-Based Verification System for the GFS Jason Otkin University of Wisconsin 9/1/2016 8/31/2019 $370,478
NGGPS Climate Modeling Improving Global Wind-Wave Probabilistic Forecasts and Products Beyond Week 2 Stephen Penny University of Maryland 1/1/2017 12/31/2018 $328,330
NGGPS Data Assimilation Implementation and testing of lognormal humidity and cloud-related control variables for the NCEP GSI hybrid EnVar assimilation scheme Steven Fletcher Colorado State University 9/1/2016 8/31/2019 $399,702
NGGPS Atmospheric Physics Implementation of a Processes-Based Evaluation System for Tracing the Sources of Systematic Errors and their Evolution with Forecast Lead time in the NGGPS Ming Cai Florida State University 9/1/2016 8/31/2019 $311,718
NGGPS Climate Modeling Weather Regime Diagnostic Tools for Sub-Monthly Ensemble Forecasts Andrew Robertson Columbia University 1/1/2017 12/31/2018 $377,534
NGGPS Data Assimilation Enhancing surface data assimilation and near-surface weather forecasts in NGGPS through improved coupling between the land surface and atmosphere Zhaoxia Pu University of Utah 9/1/2016 8/31/2019 $313,632
NGGPS Climate Modeling Improving Prediction of Large-scale Regime Transitions Paul Roebber University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 9/1/2016 8/31/2019 $392,415
NGGPS Climate Modeling Towards Advancing the MJO and 1-30 day Weather Forecasting in the Fully Coupled NGGPS Joshua Xiouhua Fu University of Hawaii at Manoa 10/1/2016 9/30/2019 $373,303
HFIP Tropical Weather Advanced DA Techniques for Satellite-Derived Atmospheric Motion Vectors from GOES 16/17 in the HWRF Agnes Lim University of Wisconsin 9/1/2018 8/31/2020 $221,400
HFIP Tropical Weather Using Dynamically-Based Probabilistic Forecast Systems to Improve the NHC Wind Speed Products Andrea Schumacher Colorado State University 9/1/2018 8/31/2020 $200,004
HFIP Tropical Weather Rapid Intensification Changes: Improving Sub-Grid Scale Model Parameterization and Microphysical-Dynamical Interaction Ping Zhu Florida International University 9/1/2018 8/31/2020 $296,701
HFIP Tropical Weather New Frameworks for Predicting Extreme Rapid Intensification Kerry Emanuel Massachusetts Institute of Technology 9/1/2018 8/31/2020 $339,571
HFIP Tropical Weather Enabling Cloud Condensate Cycling for All-Sky Radiance Assimilation in HWRF Ting-Chi Wu Colorado State University 9/1/2018 8/31/2020 $238,017
HFIP Tropical Weather Evaluating Initial Condition Perturbation Methods in the HWRF Ensemble Prediction System Ryan Torn SUNY Albany 9/1/2018 8/31/2020 $292,483
HFIP Tropical Weather Evaluating Methods of Parameterizing Model Error in the HWRF Ensemble Prediction System Ryan Torn SUNY Albany 9/1/2016 8/31/2019 $328,574
HFIP Tropical Weather Characteristics of Hurricane Intensity Error Growth and Predictability Limit in the HWRF Model Chanh Kieu Indiana University 9/1/2016 8/31/2019 $205,843
HFIP Tropical Weather Probabilistic Prediction of Tropical Cyclone Track, Intensity, and Structure with an Analog Ensemble WIlliam Lewis University of Wisconsin 9/1/2016 8/31/2019 $352,627
HFIP Tropical Weather Further Advancement of HWRF Self-consistent Ensemble-variational Hybrid Data Assimilation System to Improve High Resolution Hurricane Vortex Initialization Xuguang Wang University of Oklahoma 9/1/2016 8/31/2019 $292,285
HFIP Tropical Weather Improving HWRF's Ability to Predict Rapid Change in Tropical Cyclone Intensity Governed by Internal Physical Processes Ping Zhu Florida International University 9/1/2016 8/31/2019 $339,161
NGGPS Testbeds Data Assimilation, Hazardous Weather Real-Time Assimilation of GOES-16 Total Lightning into the NSSL 3DVAR Code to Improve 0-12h Forecasts of High Impact Weather Events at Cloud Resolving Scales Alex Fierro University of Oklahoma 9/1/2018 8/31/2020 $212,231
NGGPS Testbeds Storm Surge Sea Ice Effects on Storm Surge Prediction in the Alaska Region through NEMS Coupling Infrastructure Joannes Westerink University of Notre Dame 9/1/2018 8/31/2020 $193,235
NGGPS Testbeds Verification Developing a Community Suite of Process-Oriented Model Diagnostics Zhuo Wang University of Illinois 9/1/2018 8/31/2020 $376,354
NGGPS Testbeds Verification, Tropical Weather Adding Tropical Cyclone Genesis Verification Capabilities to the Tropical Cyclone (MET-TC) Software Daniel Halperin Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 9/1/2018 8/31/2020 $208,722
NGGPS Testbeds Weeks 3-4, Ensembles Development and Evaluation of New Statistical Calibration Methods for Multi-Model Ensemble Weeks 3-4 Probabilistic Forecasts Nicolas Vigaud Columbia University 9/1/2018 8/31/2020 $377,187
NGGPS Testbeds Hazardous Weather Evaluation of GFS-FV3 Vertical Profile and Thermodynamic Environment Infidelity A. Clark Evans University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee 9/1/2018 8/31/2020 $210,369
NGGPS Testbeds Data Assimilation, Weeks 3-4 The Impact of Snowpack on NCEP Weeks 3-4 Forecasts Xubin Zeng and Michael Brunke University of Arizona 9/1/2018 8/31/2020 $337,494
NGGPS Testbeds Hazardous Weather Information Extraction and Verification of Convection Allowing Models for Tornado Forecasting Robert Hepper University of Oklahoma 9/1/2016 8/31/2019 $297,690
NGGPS Testbeds Weeks 3-4, Data Assimilation Data Assimilation in the Vertically Extended Global Atmosphere of NEMS Valery Yudin University of Colorado 9/1/2016 8/31/2019 $386,820
NGGPS Testbeds Weeks 3-4, Tropical Weather Advanced Diagnostics for Tropical-Midlatitude Interactions and Teleconnections on Intraseasonal Timescales Cristiana Stan George Mason University 9/1/2016 8/31/2019 $385,606
NGGPS Testbeds Synoptic Weather Developing and Testing a High-Resolution Ensemble-Based 6-10 Day Forecast System for Atmospheric Rivers and Heavy Precipitation over the Western U.S. Clifford Mass University of Washington 9/1/2016 8/31/2019 $343,144
NGGPS Testbeds Data Assimilation Assimilation of GOES-R total lightning into GSI to improve short-term forecasts of high impact weather events at cloud resolving scales Alex Fierro University of Oklahoma 9/1/2016 8/31/2019 $230,048
NGGPS Testbeds Synoptic Weather Evaluation of Model Forecasts of High-Impact Precipitation and Temperature for Days 8-10 James Nelson NCEP/WPC 10/1/2016 9/30/2018 $400,000
Heliophysics Space Weather Operations to Research Space Weather Reliably Inferring the Sun's Far-Side Magnetic Flux for Operations Using Time-Distance Helioseismic Imaging Junwei Zhao Stanford University 10/1/2018 09/30/2019 $248,482
Heliophysics Space Weather Operations to Research Space Weather Metric-Based Assessment of a New Ambient Solar Wind Forecast Model Incorporating Data Assimilation Pete Riley Predictive Science Inc. 10/1/2018 09/30/2019 $248,375