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University of Washington: "A cooperative program for the improvement of mesoscale forecasting for the Pacific Northwest"

Final Report

Project Objectives and Accomplishments

During the period of this project there has been significant progress in a number of areas:

Benefits to the University

Some examples include:

Benefits to the NWS Office

Outreach Program related references (publications and presentations)

Chien, F.-C., C. F. Mass, and P. J. Neiman, 1999: An observational and numerical study of an intense land-falling front along the northwest coast of the U.S. during COAST IOP2. Submitted to Mon. Wea. Rev.

Mass, C., D. Ovens, M. Albright, and K. Westrick, 1999: Does increasing resolution always improve forecast skill? Submitted to Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Westrick, K. and C. Mass, 1999: A coupled hydrometeorological prediction system. Submitted to Journal of Hydrometeorology.

Colle, B. A. and C. F. Mass, 1999: High-resolution observations and numerical simulations of easterly gap flow through the Strait of Juan de Fuca on 9-10 December 1995. Accepted in Mon. Wea. Rev.

Colle, B. A. and C. F. Mass, 1999: The 5-9 February 1996 flooding event over the Pacific Northwest: sensitivity studies and evaluation of the MM5 precipitation forecasts. Accepted in Mon. Wea. Rev.

Westrick, K., C. Mass, and B. Colle, 1999: Is meteorological radar useful for quantitative precipitation estimation over the western U.S.? Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 80, 2289-2298.

Mass, C. and J. Steenburgh, 1999 An Observational and Numerical Study of an Orographically Trapped Wind Reversal along the West Coast of the U.S. Accepted in Mon. Wea. Rev.

Colle, B. A., K. J. Westrick, and C. F. Mass, 1999: Evaluation of MM5 and Eta-10 precipitation forecasts over the Pacific Northwest during the cool season . Weather and Forecasting, 14, 137-154.

Colle, B. A., C. F. Mass and B. F. Smull, 1999: An observational and numerical study of a cold front interacting with the Olympic Mountains during Coast IOP 5. Mon. Wea. Rev., 127, 1310-1334.