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Research Publications

The State Climate Office is continuously investigating weather and climate in North Carolina. Below is a list of research efforts by the SCO. Please contact us for more specific information.

Papers in Peer Reviewed Journals

  • Use of drought indices for developing soil moisture information for initializing land surface models. Aaron Sims, Dev dutta S. Niyogi, and Sethu Raman. Geophysical Research Letters Vol 29.
  • Assessing seasonal transport and deposition of agricultural emissions in eastern North Carolina, USA. Jamie Rhome, Dev dutta S. Niyogi, and Sethu Raman. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 160, 117-141.
  • Analysis of Climate Trends in North Carolina (1949-1998). Ryan Boyles and Sethu Raman. Environment International, Vol. 29, 263-275, 2003.
  • Mesoscale analysis of severe weather and ENSO interactions in North Carolina. Jamie R. Rhome, Dev dutta S. Niyogi, and Sethu Raman. Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 27, pp 2269-2272, 2000.
  • Teleconnections between the tropical Pacific sea surface temperature anomalies and North Carolina precipitation anomalies during El Nino events. Orbita Roswintiarti, Dev dutta S. Niyogi, and Sethu Raman. Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 25, pp 4201-4204, 1998

SCO Reports

  • North Carolina Climate: A Summary of Climate Normals and Averages at 18 Agricultural Research Stations. Ryan P. Boyles, Chris Holder, Sethu Raman, 2004. [PDF 6Mb]
  • Analysis of Monitoring Station Density of the North Carolina Environment and Climate Observing System (NC ECONet). Souleymane Fall, Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University, 2003. [PDF 1.6Mb]
  • Numerical Simulations of Mesoscale Boundary Layer Structure over New York City. Peter Childs, Masters Thesis, Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University, 2003.
  • Influence of surface heterogeneities on the boundary layer structure and diffusion of pollutants. Robert Gilliam, Masters Thesis, Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University, 2001.
  • Effect of mesoscale processes on boundary layer structure and precipitation patterns : a diagnostic evaluation and validation of MM5 with North Carolina econet observations. Aaron Sims, Masters Thesis, Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University, 2001.
  • Biosphere-atmosphere interactions coupled with carbon dioxide and soil moisture changes. Dev dutta S. Niyogi, Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University, 2000.
  • Analysis of climate patterns and trends in North Carolina (1949-1998). Ryan Boyles. Masters Thesis, Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University, 2000. [PDF 4.5Mb]
  • Application of a soil moisture model to post-landfall convective development in hurricanes. Jennifer Kehoe. Masters Thesis, Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University, 2000.
  • Enhancement of North Carolina agricultural automated weather network and development of advanced communication, data acquisition, and dissemination systems. Vinayak K. Parameshwara, Masters Thesis, Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University, 2000. [PDF 4.8Mb]
  • Structural and intensity changes of Hurricane Opal (1995) and Hurricane Fran (1996). Douglas Schneider, Masters Thesis, Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University, 1998.

Selected Conference Presentations

  • Effect of regional aerosol loading on the terrestrial NPP estimates over southeastern US. Dev dutta S. Niyogi, Charles Crabbe, Vinod Saxena, Sethu Raman, K. Wilson, Kiran Alapaty, Roger Pielke Sr., J. Eastman, Y. Xue. 13th Conference on Applied Climatology, Portland, OR, 13-16 May 2002
  • Effect of two MM5 land surface parameterizations on an inland tropical cyclone simulation. Peter Childs, Dev dutta S. Niyogi, Sethu Raman, Aaron Sims, Matt Simpson. 25th AMS Conference on Agriculture and Forest Meteorology, Norfolk, VA, May 20-24, 2002.
  • Effect of soil moisture feedbacks on terrestrial NPP estimates. Dev dutta S. Niyogi, Y. Xue, Sethu Raman. 25th AMS Conference on Agriculture and Forest Meteorology, Norfolk, VA, May 20 – 24, 2002.
  • Diagnostic evaluation and validation of MM5 simulation of a precipitation event with NC ECO Net Observations. Aaron Sims, Dev dutta S. Niyogi, Sethu Raman (2002), 25th AMS Conference on Agriculture and Forest Meteorology, Norfolk, VA, May 20 – 24, 2002.
  • A comprehensive database for North Carolina Environmental and Climate Observing Network (NC ECO Net). Dev dutta S. Niyogi, Ryan Boyles, Robb Ellis, Sethu Raman, Ameenulla Syed (2002) , 6th AMS Conference on Integrated Observational Systems, Orlando, FL, January 13 – 20, 2002.
  • Diagnostic evaluation and validation of MM5 with NC ECO Net Observations. Aaron Sims, Dev dutta S. Niyogi, Sethu Raman (2002), 6th AMS Conference on Integrated Observational Systems, Miami, FL, January 13 – 20, 2002.
  • A photosynthesis based gas exchange evapotranspiration model (GEM) coupled with a land surface scheme for mesoscale applications. Dev dutta S. Niyogi, Kiran Alapaty, Sethu Raman (2001), 2001 AGU Spring Meeting, Boston MA, May 29 – June 2, 2001.
  • Adopting drought indices for estimating initial soil moisture for land surface models. Aaron Sims, Dev dutta S. Niyogi, Sethu Raman (2001), 2001 AGU Spring Meeting, Boston MA, May 29 – June 2, 2001.
  • A photosynthesis based gas exchange evapotranspiration model (GEM) coupled with a soil – atmosphere system for environmental applications. Dev dutta S. Niyogi, Kiran Alapaty, Sethu Raman (2001), 2001 AGU Spring Meeting, Boston MA, May 29 – June 2, 2001.
  • North Carolina severe weather research at the State Climate Office, Research in Support of Hazard Mitigation. Sethu Raman, Dev dutta S. Niyogi, Ryan Boyles, Jennifer Kehoe (2000), NC Div. Of Emergency Management, Raleigh, NC, October 30 – 31, 2000.
  • A statistical study of climate variability in North Carolina. Ryan Boyles, Sethu Raman, Kettyah Chhak, Aaron Pratt, Wendy Sellers. 12th Conference on Applied Climatology, Asheville, NC, 8-11 May, 2000.
  • Mapping soil moisture at a regional scale using surface climatological data with a heuristic statistical model. Dev dutta S. Niyogi, Jennifer Kehoe, Sethu Raman (2000), 12th AMS Conference on Applied Climatology, Asheville NC, 8 – 11 May 2000.
  • Estimation of soil moisture gradients during Hurricane Fran (1996) and their influence on the development of enhanced convection inland. Jennifer Kehoe, Sethu Raman, Dev dutta Niyogi (2000), 12th AMS Conference on Applied Climatology, Asheville NC, 8 – 11 May 2000.
  • Influence of seabreeze fronts on the coastal climate of North Carolina. Robert Gilliam, Dev dutta S. Niyogi, Sethu Raman (2000), 12th AMS Conference on Applied Climatology, Asheville NC, 8 – 11 May 2000.
  • Application of CALMET to the Raleigh-Durham area: A case for denser surface observation to improve model simulations. Robert Gilliam, Dev dutta S. Niyogi, Sethu Raman, A. Huber (2000), 12th AMS Conference on Applied Climatology, Asheville NC, 8 – 11 May 2000.
  • On estimating surface energy fluxes from single level climatological observations. M. Brennan, Dev dutta S. Niyogi, Sethu Raman (2000), 12th AMS Conference on Applied Climatology, Asheville NC, 8 – 11 May 2000.
  • A Java-based web plotting and analysis package for the NC AgNet. D. Thaker, Dev dutta S. Niyogi, Sethu Raman, Vinayak Parameshwara (2000), 12th AMS Conference on Applied Climatology, Asheville NC, 8 – 11 May 2000.
  • Correlation of severe weather occurrence in North Carolina with ENSO. Jamie Rhome, Dev dutta S. Niyogi, Sethu Raman (2000), 12th AMS Conference on Applied Climatology, Asheville NC, 8 – 11 May 2000.
  • Comparative assessment of predictability over mid-latitudinal and tropical climate using statistical models: Example over North Carolina. Orbita Roswintiarti, Dev dutta S. Niyogi, Sethu Raman (2000), 12th AMS Conference on Applied Climatology, Asheville NC, 8 – 11 May 2000.
  • On Using the Standard Precipitation Index to assess soil moisture status in North Carolina. Aaron Sims, Dev dutta S. Niyogi, Sethu Raman (2000), 12th AMS Conference on Applied Climatology, Asheville NC, 8 – 11 May 2000.
  • Comparison between cooperative observer data and co-located meteorological tower network in North Carolina. Aaron Sims, Dev dutta S. Niyogi, Sethu Raman, C. Singh (2000), 12th AMS Conference on Applied Climatology, Asheville NC, 8 – 11 May 2000.
  • Applying a KZ filter for studying North Carolina precipitation and temperature patterns associated with ENSO. Brian Potter, Dev dutta S. Niyogi, Sethu Raman (2000), 12th AMS Conference on Applied Climatology, Asheville NC, 8 – 11 May 2000.
  • A heuristic examination of NC winter storm frequency patterns with various ENSO phases. Brian Potter, Sethu Raman, Dev dutta S. Niyogi (2000), 12th AMS Conference on Applied Climatology, Asheville NC, 8 – 11 May 2000
  • Design and implementation of an RF/Internet based automated Weather Network based automated weather network. Vinayak Parameshwara, Dev dutta S. Niyogi, Sethu Raman (2000), 12th AMS Conference on Applied Climatology, Asheville NC, 8 – 11 May 2000.
  • Effect of local landuse on climate data from an instrumented tower in a Remote Urban Locality. Robert Gilliam, Dev dutta S. Niyogi, Sethu Raman, J. White (2000), 12th AMS Conference on Applied Climatology, Asheville NC, 8 – 11 May 2000.
  • Meteorological Analysis of the precipitation events during Hurricane Floyd. Jennifer Kehoe, Sethu Raman, Dev dutta S. Niyogi, Ryan Boyles (2000), 49th Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America, Special Session on Impact of Inland Flooding from Hurricane Floyd and Other Rainfall Events in North Carolina and Virginia, September–October 1999.Hurricane Floyd, Charleston, SC, 22- 24 March 2000.
  • A new gas exchange / assimilation surface evapotranspiration model (GEM) for mesoscale applications. Dev dutta S. Niyogi, Sethu Raman, Kiran Alapaty (2000), 15th Conf. Hydrology, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Boston, Long Beach CA, 9 – 14 Jan 2000.
  • Evidence of interaction between climatological and meteorological scales for environmental analysis. Dev dutta S. Niyogi, Sethu Raman, Z. Boybeyi (1999), International Conf. Air Quality Management, Univ. Brunei – Darussalam, Bandar Seri Bagawan, Brunei – Darussalam, 15 – 19 Nov, 1999.
  • Assessing scale interactions for transport and deposition of chemical species in coastal environment. Sethu Raman, Dev dutta S. Niyogi, Jamie Rhome (1999), International Conf. Air Quality Management, Univ. Brunei – Darussalam, Bandar Seri Bagawan, Brunei – Darussalam, 15 – 19 Nov, 1999
  • Sea breeze frontogenesis in North Carolina: Coastal shape, synoptic flow and land us pattern. Robert Gilliam, Sethu Raman, Dev dutta S. Niyogi (1999), 3rd Conf. Coastal Atmospheric and Oceanographic Prediction and Processes, 3 – 5 November 1999, New Orleans, LA.
  • An integrated dynamic, physio-chemical approachto assessing the transport and deposition of chemical species in eastern North Carolina. Dev dutta S. Niyogi, Jamie Rhome, Sethu Raman, Kiran Alapaty, T. Hopkins (1999), Workshop on Atmospheric Nitrogen Compounds: Emissions Transport, Transformation, Deposition, and Assessment, June 7 – 9 1999, Chapel Hill, NC.
  • Assessing the fate and transport of atmospheric nitrogen and VOCs in North Carolina: Potentials of the NC ECO Net. Sethu Raman, Dev dutta S. Niyogi (1999), Workshop on Atmospheric Nitrogen Compounds: Emissions Transport, Transformation, Deposition, and Assessment, June 7 – 9 1999, Chapel Hill, NC.
  • Feedback and Interactive mechanisms for surface evapotranspirative analysis. Dev dutta S. Niyogi, Sethu Raman (1998), 23rd Conf. on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 2 – 6 November 1998, Albuquerque, NM.
  • NC ECO Net: Towards an integrated climate and environmental observation network for North Carolina. Dev dutta S. Niyogi, Sethu Raman, K. Perry (1998), 23rd Conf. on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 2 – 6 November 1998, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • North Carolina Mesoscale Coastal Climatology and Potential for Pollution. Sethu Raman, Dev dutta S. Niyogi, K. Funk (1997), Tenth AMS Conference on Applied Climatology, 20 - 24 October 1997, Reno, Nevada.
  • Dynamic Vegetation Coupling in Atmospheric Models: Concepts and Approach. Dev dutta S. Niyogi, Sethu Raman (1997), TROPMET - 97: Conference on Climate, Agriculture, and Tropical Meteorology, February 10 - 14 1997, Bangalore, India.