Selected Science Team Applications - FY 2008

The Office of Biological and Environmental Research, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), has accepted the applications listed below in response to the Office of Science Program Notice 07-24. This notice requested applications for grants, both new and renewal, that address the broad Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) goal of improving the representation of cloud and radiation processes in climate models.

  • NEW–Dr. Andrew Ackerman, National Aeronautics and Space Administration: "Combining Measurements and Cloud-Resolving Model Simulations to Assess Aerosol Indirect Effects in Shallow Convection"
  • Dr. Howard Barker, Environment Canada: "3D Atmospheric Radiative Transfer for Cloud System-Resolving Models"
  • NEW–Dr. Jimy Dudhia, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research: "Study of Multi-Scale Cloud Processes Over the Tropical Western Pacific Using Cloud Resolving Models Constrained by Satellite Data"
  • NEW–Dr. Michael Fox-Rabinowitz, University of Maryland: "Development of Ensemble Neural Network Convection Parameterizations for Climate Models Using ARM Data"
  • Dr. Ann Fridlind, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies: "Arctic Stratus and Tropical Deep Convection: Integrating Measurements and Simulations"
  • NEW–Dr. Wojciech Grabowski, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research: "Using Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Observations to Validate and Improve Cloud Microphysical Schemes"
  • NEW–Dr. Ismail Gultepe, Environment Canada: "Cloud Fraction and Ice Crystal Number Concentration Parameterizations for Ice and Mixed Phase Clouds, and Their Application for Climate/Cloud Studies with a Focus on the aerosol indirect effect"
  • NEW–Dr. Richard Ferrare, National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Dr. David Turner, University of Wisconsin: "Evaluating Global Aerosol Models and Aerosol and Water Vapor Properties near Clouds"
  • Mr. Mike Iacono, Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc: "Application of Improved Radiation Modeling to General Circulation Models"
  • NEW–Dr. Pavlos Kollias, McGill University: "Interfacing ARM Observations with Models Using New Tools and Methods"
  • NEW–Dr. Steven Krueger, University of Utah: "Interactions of Cumulus Convection and the Boundary Layer at the Southern Great Plains ACRF"
  • NEW–Dr. Zhiming Kuang, Harvard University: "Using ARM Observations to Evaluate and Improve Wave-Convection Interactions in Global Climate Models: An Extended Single Column Modeling Approach"
  • NEW–Dr. Zhanqing Li, University of Maryland; Dr. Christian Kummerow, Colorado State University: "Use of ARM Mobile Facility (AMF) Data to Study Aerosol Indirect Effects in China"
  • Dr. Jay Mace, University of Utah: "The Coupling between the Large Scale Atmospheric State and Cloud Properties: A Continuing Investigation with ARM Data"
  • NEW–Drs. Alexander Marshak and Warren Wiscombe, National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Dr. Christine Chiu, University of Maryland; Dr. Yuri Knyazikhin, Boston University: "Use of ARM Measurements of Spectral Zenith Radiance for Better Understanding of 3D Cloud-Radiation Processes and Aerosol-Cloud Interaction"
  • Dr. Sergey Matrosov, University of Colorado: "Development, Application and Enhancement of Methods to Retrieve and Parameterize Properties of Precipitation Clouds with ARM Vertically-Pointing and Scanning Radars"
  • NEW–Dr. Patrick Minnis, National Aeronautics and Space Administration: "Determination of Cloud and Radiation Vertical Structure Using Satellite Remote Sensing and Merged Surface and Satellite Data"
  • Dr. Eli Mlawer, Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc: "Radiative Transfer for Clear and Cloudy Atmospheres: Spectral Modeling and Validation"
  • NEW–Dr. Sumant Nigam, University of Maryland: "Atmosphere-Land-Surface Interaction Over the Southern Great Plains: Diagnosis of Mechanisms from SGP ARM Data"
  • Dr. Matthew Shupe, University of Colorado: "Investigations of the Microphysical, Radiative, and Dynamical Properties of Mixed-Phase Clouds"
  • Dr. David Turner, University of Wisconsin: "Characterizing the Microphysical and Radiative Properties of Optically Thin Clouds and Evaluating Radiative Closure in the Far-Infrared"
  • NEW–Dr. Tamas Varnai, University of Maryland; Dr. Jerry Harrington, Penn State University: "Parameterization and Analysis of 3D Solar Radiative Transfer in Clouds"
  • NEW–Dr. Xiaoqing Wu, Iowa State University: "Understanding and Improving CRM and GCM Simulations of Cloud Systems with ARM Observations"
  • Dr. Minghua Zhang, State University of New York: "Development of Integrated ARM Datasets and Their Application to Improve Climate Models"
  • NEW–Dr. Edward Zipser, University of Utah: "Validation of Model Simulations of Anvil Cirrus Properties during TWP-ICE"

Note: NEW– denotes new applications or first-time principal investigators for the ARM Program.