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Spring 2014 Newsletter                                                         Like us on Facebook View our profile on LinkedIn

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Spring Climate Outlook for the Southeast USA
Variable rainfall and temperature patterns are likely this spring, according to State Climatologist David Zierden. More >

Project GOO (Gulf Oil Observers)
The Deep-C Consortium brings together researchers and high school classes to collect oil samples along the Gulf coast. More >

Targeting Sea Level Rise to Save Archeological Evidence
Shawn Smith examines climate change risks to cultural resources in Florida's National Parks. More >

ASK Florida
J-P Michael, O'Brien
CoCoRaHS AMS Award
Middle School Climate Change Education Materials Now Online
From the NASA-funded Advancing Student Knowledge Through Teacher Education (ASK Florida), co-led by Dr. Mark Bourassa. More >

J-P Michael Receives Jim and Sheila O'Brien Graduate Fellowship
J-P is a PhD student in meteorology working under the guidance of Drs. Vasu Misra, Eric Chassignet, and Zhaohua Wu.

CoCoRaHS Receives AMS Special Award
Melissa Griffin and colleagues accepted the award for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network for building a community of over 15,000 volunteer precipitation observers.

Wu Misra
New Funding to Study Ocean Currents
Drs. Steve Morey, Dmitry Dukhovskoy, and Eric Chassignet, in collaboration with Fugro GEOS, have received funding from the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America for a project titled "Hi-Resolution Environmental Data for Enhanced Ultra-Deepwater Operations Safety." The team will develop new methods of measuring surface currents during storms and conduct an observational and modeling program focused on deep-water currents.
Drs. Misra and Wu Awarded Tenure
Congratulations to Drs. Vasu Misra and Zhaohua Wu on being award tenure in the field of meteorology through FSU's Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Science!

Dr. James O'Brien Recognized by American Geophysical Union as Emeritus Member
Dr. O'Brien has been a member for over 50 years. He served as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans for 6 years and President of the Oceanic Sciences Section.

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Earth Interact.17, 1-22, doi:10.1175/2013EI000519.1.   
Chand, CP; Rao, MV; Ramana, IV; Ali, MM; Patoux, J; Bourassa, MA (2014), Estimation of sea level pressure fields during Cyclone Nilam from Oceansat-2 scatterometer windsAtmospheric Science Letters15(1), 65-71, doi:10.1002/asl2.473. 
Chen, X.; Zhang, Y.; Zhang, M.; Feng, Y.; Wu, Z.; Qiao, F.; Huang, N.E. (2013), Intercomparison between observed and simulated variability in global ocean heat content using empirical mode decomposition, part I: modulated annual cycle, Climate Dynamics41(11-12), 2797-2815, doi:10.1007/s00382-012-1554-2. 
Cocke, S; Boisserie, M; Shin, D-W (2013), A coupled soil moisture initialization scheme for the FSU/COAPS climate modelInverse Problems in Science and Engineering21(3), 420-437, doi:10.1080/17415977.2012.712529. 
Ocean Modelling73, 76-107, doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2013.10.005.
Garcia-Pineda, O., I. MacDonald, C. Hu, J. Svejkovsky, M. Hess, D. Dukhovskoy, and S.L. Morey (2013), Detection of floating oil anomalies from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill with synthetic aperture radarOceanography, 26, 124-137, doi:10.5670/oceanog.2013.38. 
Hiester, H. R.; Piggott, M. D.; Farrell, P. E.; Allison, P. A. (2014), Assessment of spurious mixing in adaptive mesh simulations of the two-dimensional lock-exchangeOcean Modelling73, 30-44, doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2013.10.003. 
Holbach, H. M., and M. A. Bourassa (2014), The Effects of Gap-Wind-Induced Vorticity, the Monsoon Trough, and the ITCZ on East Pacific Tropical CyclogenesisMonthly Weather Review142(3), 1312-1325, doi:10.1175/MWR-D-13-00218.1. 
Hu, A.; Meehl, G.A.; Han, W.; Lu, J.; Strand, W.G. (2013), Energy balance in a warm world without the ocean conveyor belt and sea ice,Geophys. Res. Lett.40(23), 6242-6246, doi:10.1002/2013GL058123.
Juang, H.-M. H., S.-C. Chen, S.-Y. Hong, H. Kanamaru, T. Reichler, T. Enomoto, D. Putrasahan, B. T. Anderson, A. Gershunov, H. Li, K. Yoshimura, N. Buenning, and D. Boomer (2013), Regional Spectral Model Workshop in Memory of John Roads and Masao KanamitsuBulletin of the American Meteorological Society, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00124.1.
Kozar, M.E.; Mann, M.E.; Emanuel, K.A.; Evans, J.L. (2013), Long-term variations of North Atlantic tropical cyclone activity downscaled from a coupled model simulation of the last millenniumJournal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres118(24), 13,383-13,392, doi:10.1002/2013JD020380. 
Li, H., and V. Misra (2014), Thirty-two-year ocean-atmosphere coupled downscaling of global reanalysis over the Intra-American Seas,Climate Dynamics, doi:10.1007/s00382-014-2069-9. 
Li, H., M. Kanamitsu, S.-Y. Hong, K. Yoshimura, D. R. Cayan, V. Misra, and L. Sun (2013), Projected climate change scenario over California by a regional ocean-atmosphere coupled model systemClimatic Change, doi:10.1007/s10584-013-1025-8. 

Misra, V.; Li, H. (2014), The seasonal climate predictability of the Atlantic Warm Pool and its teleconnectionsGeophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1002/2013GL058740.
Perron, M; Sura, P (2013), Climatology of Non-Gaussian Atmospheric StatisticsJournal of Climate26(3), 1063-1083, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00504.1.
Skiba, A. W.; Zeng, L.; Arbic, B. K.; Mueller, M.; Godwin, W. J. (2013), On the Resonance and Shelf/Open-Ocean Coupling of the Global Diurnal TidesJournal of Physical Oceanography43(7), 1301-1324, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-12-054.1. 
Strazzo, S.; Elsner, J.B.; LaRow, T.; Halperin, D.J.; Zhao, M. (2013), Observed versus GCM-Generated Local Tropical Cyclone Frequency: Comparisons Using a Spatial LatticeJournal of Climate26(21), 8257-8268, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00808.1. 
Sturges, W; Bozec, A (2013), A Puzzling Disagreement between Observations and Numerical Models in the Central Gulf of MexicoJ. Phys. Oceanogr.43(12), 2673-2681, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-13-081.1. 
Timko, PG; Arbic, BK; Richman, JG; Scott, RB; Metzger, EJ; Wallcraft, AJ (2013), Skill testing a three-dimensional global tide model to historical current meter recordsJournal of Geophysical Research - Oceans118(12), 6914-6933, doi:10.1002/2013JC009071. 
Vose, R. S. et al. (incl. M. A. Bourassa) (2014), Monitoring and Understanding Changes in Extremes: Extratropical Storms, Winds, and WavesBull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00162.1. 
Weijer, W., V. Zharkov, D. Nof, H. A. Dijkstra, W. P. M. de Ruijter, A. T. van Scheltinga, F. Wubs (2013), Agulhas ring formation as a barotropic instability of the retroflectionGeophys. Res. Lett.40(20), 5432-5438, doi:10.1002/2013GL057751. 

Journal of Climate27(3), 1062-1069, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00332.1.

Zheng, Y., R. Zhang, and M. A. Bourassa (2014), Impact of East Asian Winter and Australian Summer Monsoons on the Enhanced Surface Westerlies over the Western Tropical Pacific Ocean Preceding the El Nino OnsetJ. Climate,27(5), 1928-1944, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00369.1.

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