Outstanding Publication Award

UCAR
2001
Juanzhen Jenny Sun (RAL/MMM) and N. Andrew Crook (RAL/MMM)
Internal
Winner

The papers make an important contribution to atmospheric science by presenting a new method for improving 0-12 hour forecasts and, in so doing, advancing the scientific understanding of convection. They also break new ground in assimilating Doppler radar data into a cloud-scale model, providing the potential for significantly improving initial conditions in the model.

Sun, J., and N. A. Crook, 1997: Dynamical and microphysical retrieval from Doppler radar observations using a cloud model and its adjoint: Part I. Model development and simulated data experiments. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 54, 1642-1661

DOI: 
10.1175/1520-0469(1997)0542.0.CO;2

Sun, J., and N. A. Crook, 1998: Dynamical and microphysical retrieval from Doppler radar observations using a cloud model and its adjoint: Part II. Retrieval experiments of an observed Florida convective storm. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 55, 835-852

DOI: 
10.1175/1520-0469(1998)0552.0.CO;2

Sun, J., and N. A. Crook, 2001: Real-time low-level wind and temperature analysis using single WSR-88D data. Weather and Forecasting, 16, 117-132

DOI: 
10.1175/1520-0434(2001)0162.0.CO;2
Caption: 
Andrew Crook (second from left) and Jenny Sun (center), both joint MMM/RAP, won the Outstanding Publication Award.