An article by ESSIC / CICS-MD research professor Xiaolei Zou and by post-doctoral associate Xiaoxu Tian was recently accepted for publication in the AGU Journal of Geophysical Research Atmosphere.
The piece, titled “Hurricane Warm‐Core Retrievals from AMSU‐A and Remapped ATMS Measurements with Rain Contamination Eliminated”, proposes a temperature retrieval algorithm based on GPS radio occultation (RO). GPS RO is known as an accurate source of temperature profiles in a global range, allowing for the ATMS/AMSU-A temperature retrieval algorithm to be applicable to a global range.
This will allow temperature profiles across the globe to be retrieved a dozen times daily, allowing for more accurate coverage of severe weather events like hurricanes.
At ESSIC, Zou is involved in satellite data assimilation for quantitative precipitation forecasts and hurricane track and intensity forecasts. She has authored over 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals. In 2008, she was the recipient of the American Meteorological Society Fellow Award for her outstanding contributions to the applications of satellite data in the numerical weather-prediction models and the education in data assimilation.
After receiving his Ph.D. degree from UMD in 2017, Tian joined ESSIC as a post-doctoral associate. His research includes retrievals of three-dimensional thermal structures in tropical cyclone cases with radiance measurements from satellite microwave instruments and the development of 4D-Var assimilation systems for hurricane vortex initializations.
To read the abstract and find the entire article, click the following: “Hurricane Warm‐Core Retrievals from AMSU‐A and Remapped ATMS Measurements with Rain Contamination Eliminated”.