What is C.O.M.A.P?
The COMAP group focuses on improving the understanding and forecasting of meteorological phenomena in the coastal margins of North America. Many near-shore features, such as severe convective storms, storm surge, land/sea breeze circulations, orographic flows and precipitation, and marine clouds/fog in a marine environment are challenging to forecast. Our more recent efforts have focussed on the regional/future climate of extreme weather events over the Northeast U.S.
These phenomena are investigated using conventional data, field study observations, as well as atmospheric (Weather Research and Forecasting model) and ocean (ADCIRC and SWAN) models combined with the latest data assimilation (EnKF) approaches. We use CMIP5, statistical models, and nested WRF runs to determine how extreme weather will change in a future climate.
- Welcome to the latest COMAP member for the Fall of 2018, Joshua Feldman!
- Congratulations to Nicholas Leonardo and Ryan Connelly for their best student oral presentation awards at the recent AMS Numerical Weather Prediction and Weather and Forecasting conferences, respectively, at Denver, CO in June 2018.
- Congratulations to the following COMAP members who have recently received their degrees: Ryan Connelly — M.S. May 2018; Taylor Mandelbaum — M.S. August 2018; Sara Ganetis — Ph.D. May 2017; Xinxia Song — M.S. August 2017
- Check out the SBU-WRF, a real-time two-member WRF ensemble developed and maintained by the COMAP Group
- Friday Weather Discussions will be held Friday’s at 3:00 PM in the Meteorology Lab (End. 139). Check out the Weather Discussion Link for more information!
- IMPOWR Field Program is the August 2016 cover story in the Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. Check it out!
- Doppler Radar for Education and Mesoscale Studies (DREAMS) Project: 17 June – 8 July 2013. Check out the Project Blog!
Some Recent Conferences
AMS 29th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting / 25th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, 4-8 June 2018, Denver, CO
- Brian Colle and Na Zhou: Evaluating Cloud Microphysical Schemes in Simulating Orographic Precipitation Using Intensive OLYMPEX Field Instrumentation
- Ryan Connelly: Predictability of Snow Multi-Bands in the Cyclone Comma Head Using a 40-member WRF Ensemble
- Keenan Fryer: Validating a WRF Ensemble using IMPOWR Field Data for Two Fire Weather Days in Central New Jersey
- Nicholas Leonardo: An Investigation of Large Track Errors of North Atlantic Tropical Cyclones
- Taylor Mandelbaum: Assessing the Spread/Error Relationship for East Coast Winter Cyclones
Northeast Regional Operational Workshop XVIII, 1-2 November 2017, Albany, NY
- Ryan Connelly: Predictability of Snow Multi-Bands Using a 40-Member WRF Ensemble
- Nicholas Leonardo: An Analysis of Large Track Error North Atlantic Tropical Cyclones
- Taylor Mandelbaum: Development of an Uncertainty Tool to Assess Model Forecast Parameters
AMS 17th Conference on Mesoscale Processes, 24-27 July 2017, San Diego, CA
- Brian Colle and Sara Ganetis: Environmental Conditions Promoting Snowbands in Northeast U.S. Winter Storms
- Brian Colle and Sara Ganetis: Multi-bands in the Comma Head of the 26-27 December 2010 Northeast U.S. Winter Storm
- Sandra Yuter (NC State), Brian Colle, and Sara Ganetis, and co-authors:Snow Bands and Velocity Waves Within Coastal Northeast U.S. Snow Storms
- Matt Miller (NC State), Sandra Yuter, Brian Colle, and co-authors: Complex Aggregates within Coastal Northeast US Snow Storms
AMS 28th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting / 24th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, 23-26 January 2017, Seattle, WA
- Sara Ganetis: Environmental Conditions Associated With Different Snow Band Structures within Northeast U.S. Winter Storms
- Sara Ganetis: Investigation of Multi-bands in the Comma Head of the 26-27 December 2010 Northeast U.S. Winter Storm
AMS 17th Mountain Meteorology Conference. 27 June – 1 July 2016 Burlington, VT