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Current STI Grants and Projects

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Program Subject Area      Project Title                    Principal Inverstigator(s) PI Affiliation  Project Start    Project End       Total Budget
CSTAR Severe Weather 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 6/30/2022 $436,719
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 6/30/2022 $420,671
CSTAR Winter Weather, Ensembles Improving Snowband Risk Assessments through High-Resolution Ensemble Verification and Visualization Gary Lackmann North Carolina State University 6/1/2019 5/31/2022 $327,912
CSTAR Fire Weather, Decision Support Determining Criteria for Messaging NWS Red Flag Warnings Timothy Brown and Tamara Wall University of Nevada - Desert Research Institute 6/1/2019 5/31/2022 $275,725
CSTAR Severe Weather Characteristics and Evolution of Observed and Simulated Supercell Thunderstorms in the Central and Southern Appalachians Casey Davenport and Matthew Eastin University of North Carolina at Charlotte 6/1/2019 5/31/2022 $429,081
CSTAR Fire Weather, Decision Support Improving Situational Awareness of Impactful Post-Fire Debris Flows Nina Oakley University of Nevada - Desert Research Institute 6/1/2019 5/31/2022 $357,857
CSTAR Winter Weather Improved Operational Prediction of Blowing and Falling Snow, and Extreme Wind Events in the Rocky Mountain Region and Northern High Plains Bart Geerts, Zachary Lebo, and Larry Oolman University of Wyoming 6/1/2019 5/31/2022 $443,834
CSTAR Atmospheric Physics Improving Analyses, Numerical Models, and Situational Awareness of High-Impact Severe Convective and Mixed-Phase Precipitation Events in Complex Terrain Kristen Corbosiero, Nicholas Bassill, Robert Fovell, Andrea Lang, Justin Minder, and Brian Tang SUNY Albany 6/1/2019 5/31/2022 $450,000
CSTAR Tropical Weather Investigation and Forecast Improvements of Tornadoes in Landfalling Tropical Cyclones Christopher Nowotarski and Matthias Katzfuss Texas A&M University 6/1/2019 5/31/2022 $406,335
CSTAR Severe Weather Extending the Forecast Lead Time of Pulse Severe Storms Using ProbSevere, GLM, and Radar Data Henry Fuelberg Florida State University 6/1/2020 5/31/2023 $255,595
CSTAR Severe Weather, Ensembles Improviing Forecasts of Severe Convection through Real Time Sensitivity-Based Ensemble Adjustments within an FV3 Framework Brian Ancell and Christopher Weiss Texas Tech University 6/1/2020 5/31/2023 $446,623
CSTAR Ensembles, Data Assimilation Collaborative Research to Advance Probabilistic Forecasting and Hazard Assessment in Mountainous Regions James Steenburgh, John Horel, and Courtenay Strong University of Utah 6/1/2020 5/31/2023 $450,000
CSTAR Decision Support Mobilizing a Collaborative Community for Probabilistic Hazard Information Hamilton Bean University of Colorado at Denver 6/1/2020 5/31/2022 $81,387
HFIP Data Assimilation Development of Advanced DA Techniques for Satellite-Derived Atmospheric Motion Vectors from GOES-16 and 17 in the Hurricane Weather Forecasting Model Agnes Lim University of Wisconsin 9/1/2018 8/31/2022 $221,400
HFIP Regional Ocean Modeling Developing Regional Ocean Modeling Capabilities with MOM6 for use in UFS Enrique Curchitser Rutgers University 9/1/2020 8/31/2022 $310,000
HFIP Ensembles Extending the Tropical Cyclone Genesis Index to Global Ensemble Forecasts Alan Brammer Colorado State University 9/1/2020 8/31/2022 $236,882
HFIP Rapid Intensification Physics Improving Sub-Grid Scale Parameterization and Microphysical-Dynamical Interaction in Operational Models for Accurate Prediction of Rapid Intensity Change in Tropical Cyclones Ping Zhu Florida International University 9/1/2018 8/31/2022 $296,701
HFIP Rapid Intensifiction, Data Assimilation New Frameworks for Predicting Extreme Rapid Intensification Kerry Emanuel Massachusetts Institute of Technology 9/1/2018 8/31/2022 $339,571
HFIP Ensembles Evaluating Initial Condition Perturbation Methods in the HWRF Ensemble Prediction System Ryan Torn SUNY Albany 9/1/2018 8/31/2022 $292,483
HFIP Verification, Data Assimilation Application of Innovation Statistics to Diagnose Biases in the HAFS System Ryan Torn SUNY Albany 9/1/2020 8/31/2022 $292,483
NGGPS Global Ocean Modeling Development of High Resolution MOM6 for NGGPS Eric Chassignet Florida State University 9/1/2020 8/31/2022 $310,159
NGGPS Post Processing Coalescence of Precipitation Forecasts to Improve the National Blend of Models Thomas Nehrkorn AER 9/1/2020 8/31/2022 $320,001
NGGPS Verification and Validation Advancing the UFS Verification and Diagnostics Capability for Marine Applications Tara Jensen UCAR 9/1/2020 8/31/2022 $399,937
NGGPS Weeks 3-4 Prediction Convection-Permitting Global Prediction: Evaluation for Operational Application in NOAA Clifford Mass University of Washington 9/1/2018 8/31/2022 $398,966
NGGPS Physics Improving Cloud Processes in the NCEP Global Models Steven Krueger University of Utah 9/1/2018 8/31/2022 $398,650
NGGPS Data Assimilation Scale-Dependent Covariance Localization of FV3GDAS 4DEnVar Data Assimilation System to Improve Global and Hurricane Predictions Xuguang Wang University of Oklahoma 9/1/2018 8/31/2022 $387,176
NGGPS Data Assimilation Continued Assimmilation and Enhancement of the Blended High Resolution Snow Depth Analysis into NCEP NWS Models for Global and Resional Applications Cezar Kongoli University of Maryland 9/1/2018 8/31/2022 $322,609
NGGPS Testbeds Verification and Validation Development and Evaluation of New Statistical Calibration Methods for Multi-Model Ensemble Week 3-4 Probabilistic Forecasts Daniel Halperin Embry-Riddle Universtiy 9/1/2018 8/31/2022 $208,722
NGGPS Testbeds Ensembles, Weeks 3-4 A Diagnostic Toolbox for the Verification and Validation of Subseasonal Stratosphere-Troposphere Coupling Processes in NOAA's UFS Andrew Robertson Columbia University 9/1/2018 8/31/2022 $377,187
Weeks 3-4 Advances in Verification and Validation A Diagnostic Toolbox for the Verification and Validation of Subseasonal Stratosphere-Troposphere Coupling Processes in NOAA's UFS Eric Ray CO-CIRES 9/1/2020 8/31/2022 $288,584
Weeks 3-4 Advances in Verification and Validation, Coupled Model Development and Advances in DA, University Partners on UFS SIP Projects Improving Week 3-4 Weather Prediction Through a Global Convection-Allowing Version of the UFS Jim Kinter GMU 9/1/2020 8/31/2022 $499,968
Weeks 3-4 Coupled Model Development and Advances in DA Linear Inverse Modeling for Coupled Analysis and Forecasting in the UFS Gregory Hakim WA 9/1/2020 8/31/2022 $467,775