What is C.O.M.A.P?
The COMAP research group focuses on improving the understanding and forecasting of the weather and regional climate predictions in the coastal margins of North America. Many of coastal phenomena, such as severe convective storms, tropical cyclones, precipitation within winter storms, land/sea breeze circulations, orographic flows and precipitation, and marine clouds/fog in a marine environment are challenging to forecast. These phenomena are investigated using conventional data, field study observations, atmospheric (Weather Research and Forecasting) ensembles and higher resolution runs down to large-eddy scales (~100 m), as well as the latest data assimilation (EnKF) approaches. We utilize CMIP5, statistical models, and down-scaled WRF runs to determine how extreme weather will change in a future climate.
- Interviews by Accuweather and News12 about involvement with the NASA IMPACTS project.
- COMAP was involved in the NASA IMPACTS project this past Jan-Feb 2020 studying precipitation within winter storms. Phillip Yeh, Benjamin Kiel, and Nicholas Leonardo were forecasters at Wallops, VA, and Brian Colle served as mission scientist and NASA P3 flight scientist.
- Welcome to the latest COMAP member for 2019-2020: Benjamin Kiel from Iowa St, Phillip Yeh from Rutgers, and Benjamin Bacon in the 5-yr BS-MS program.
- Congratulations to Kelsey Ge, who published her August 2019 JGR paper on multi-decadal changes in Atlantic Tropical Cyclones as a high school senior!! She is now a freshman at Harvard.
- Congratulations to Nicholas Leonardo for completing his PhD in August 2019. He is now a post-doctoral associate within the COMAP group.
- 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.
- Check out the SBU-WRF, a real-time two-member WRF ensemble developed and maintained by the COMAP Group.
Some Recent Conferences
AMS 30th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting / 26th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, 12-16 Jan 2020, Boston MA
- Na Zhou: and Brian Colle: Impact of Turbulence and Small-Scale Convective Cells on Heavy Orographic Precipitation during the OLYMPEX Field Experiment
- Brian Colle: Microphysical Characteristics of Snowbands along the U.S. Northeast Coast Using In Situ Surface and Radar Observations and Simulations
Keenan Fryer: Impacts of Assimilating WSR-88D Radar Observations on Snowbands Embedded within an Intense Northeast U.S. Cyclone
- Nicholas Leonardo: An Investigation of North Atlantic TC Ensemble Forecasts with Large Cross-Track Errors
20th Northeast Regional Operational Workshop, 6-7 November 2019, Albany, NY