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.

Recent news

  • 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!
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Some Recent Conferences

AMS 29th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting / 25th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, 4-8 June 2018, Denver, CO

Northeast Regional Operational Workshop XVIII, 1-2 November 2017, Albany, NY

AMS 17th Conference on Mesoscale Processes, 24-27 July 2017, San Diego, CA

AMS 28th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting / 24th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, 23-26 January 2017, Seattle, WA

​AMS 17th Mountain Meteorology Conference. 27 June – 1 July 2016 Burlington, VT

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