The 2018 Blue Book, by list of authors

01.Assimilation of atmospheric and land observations. Data impact and sensitivity studies. Methodological advances
Author(s)Paper titleCountry
C.F.Bastarz, L.F.Sapucci, J.G.Z.MattosA background error covariance matrix for the CPTEC data assimilation systemBrazil
C.F.Bastarz, D.L.Herdies, L.F.SapucciGSI-based hybrid 3DVAR data assimilation for the BAM-CPTEC/INPEBrazil
T.-C. Chen, E. KalnayCycling Proactive Quality Control in GFS modelUSA
T.-C. Chen, E. KalnayProactive Quality Control in Lorenz (1996) modelUSA
J.G.Z de Mattos, A. Frassoni, L. G. G. de GonLand Data Assimilation at CPTEC/INPE Atmospheric Global Circulation ModelBrazil
D.Gayfulin, M.Tsyrulnikov, A.UspenskyEvaluation and Correction of Observations in Atmospheric Channels of the Satellite Microwave Radiometer MTVZA-GYRussia
V.A.GordinAbout inertia of measurement devicesRussia
D.Groff, K.Ide, Y.Zhu, R.Mahajan, D.Kleist, A.Collard, J.DerberEnsemble-based Observation Impact Development at EMCUS
H.Owada, Y.Hirahara and M.MoriyaRecent updates on the usage of GNSS RO data in JMAJapan
H. Seko, K. Koizumi, T. Yoshihara, A. Senoguchi and T. KogaData assimilation experiments of SSR mode-s downlink data using Meso-NAPEX system of JMAJapan
K.Shimoji, I.Okabe, M.KazumoriOperational use of Meteosat-11 Atmospheric Motion Vectors (AMVs) and Clear-Sky Radiance (CSR) Data in JMA's Global NWP SystemJapan
H.R.Winterbottom, J.Sippel, A.Mehra, V.TallapragadaAn Algorithm for the Use of Tropical Cyclone GPS Dropsondes within Operational Numerical Weather Prediction SystemsUS
K. YamashitaPreliminary assessment and assimilation of Himawari-8 Rapid Scan Atmospheric Motion Vector data for typhoonsJapan

02.Data sets, diagnostic and dynamical investigations, statistical post-processing, reanalysis, and associated studies
Author(s)Paper titleCountry
M.G. Akperov, I.I. Mokhov, M.A. DembitskayaCyclone and anticyclone activity over the Lake Baikal basinRussia
O. A. Aldukhov and I. V. ChernykhTrends of wind speed in low troposphere from radiosonde data of Russian Arctic stationsRussia
A.Chernokulsky, F.KozlovPrecipitation type redistribution toward convective rainfall increase over Northern Eurasia in 1965-2017Russia
I.V. Chernykh and O.A. AldukhovTrends in Frequency of Overcast Clouds over Arctic Region of RussiaRussia
N. Earl, I. SimmondsTrends in global fire occurrence and the role of large-scale atmospheric driversAustralia
I.I. Mokhov, A.V. TimazhevAtmospheric blockings in the Northern Hemisphere: Effects of El Niño and Pacific Decadal OscillationRussian Federation
I.I. Mokhov, A.V. TimazhevAtmospheric blockings: Relative frequency of different typesRussian Federation
I.I. Mokhov, M.R. ParfenovaRelationship between the Caspian Sea level and the Arctic sea ice extentRussia
I.I. Mokhov, M.R. ParfenovaLink of the Barents Sea ice extent with El-Nino phenomenaRussia
I.I. Mokhov, A.V. Timazhev, V.P. YushkovSqualls with a hurricane wind in MoscowRussian Federation
M.R. Parfenova, I.I. MokhovRegional intraseasonal anomalies in transitional seasons in Northern EurasiaRussia
S.Paturi, I.Rivin, Z.Garraffo, J.Cummings, H.C.Kim, Y.Hao, A.MehraEvaluation of Quality Control Methods and their influence on HYCOM model BackgroundUS
A.E. PokhilEvolution and tracks of tropical cyclones in 2016 in the Pacific OceanRussia
I. Simmonds, D. ThornSectorial variations in the Antarctic circumpolar trough and inferences for the Ekman transport of sea iceAustralia
M. Zhang, H. von StorchDistribution features of travelling eddies in the South China SeaGermany

03.Computational studies including new techniques, parallel processing, GPUs. Effects of model resolution
Author(s)Paper titleCountry
E. Harney, P. LynchLaplace Transform Time Integration Scheme in a Baroclinic Model.Ireland

04.Parameterization of atmospheric and surface processes, effects of different physical parameterizations
Author(s)Paper titleCountry
K. ArakiHigh-Resolution Numerical Simulation of Wintertime Orographic Precipitation: Representation of Snowfall CharacteristicsJapan
Ph.L.Bykov V.A.GordinBig data and inverse problem for Ekman - Akerblom modelRussia
A. Frassoni, D. A. Franca, A.D. Chovert, F.B. Silva, G.Pereira, D. Eiras, V. Oliveira, S.R. Freitas,K. Longo, M.AlonsoPREP-CHEM-SRC VERSION 1.8: improvements to better represent local urban and biomass burning emissions over South AmericaBrazil
P.Marquet, G.Canut, W.MaurelAn evaluation of the Energy budget computed with observed Enthalpy surface fluxesFrance
A.Wada, H. Yoshimura, M. NakagawaSensitivity of the prediction of Typhoon Lionrock (2016) to the parameter in the cloud scheme using the 7-km mesh nonhydrostatic global spectral atmospheric Double Fourier Series Model (DFSM)Japan
A. Wada, H. Yoshimura, M. NakagawaSensitivity of the prediction of Typhoon Lionrock (2016) to the surface boundary scheme using the 7-km mesh nonhydrostatic global spectral atmospheric Double Fourier Series Model (DFSM)Japan

05.Development of and studies with regional and convective-scale atmospheric models and ensembles
Author(s)Paper titleCountry
S.Abarca, L.Zhu, A.Mehra, V.TallapragadaSecondary eyewalls in HWRF and HMONUS
A. Hashimoto, M. Niwano, S. Yamaguchi, T. Yamasaki, T. AokiNumerical simulation of lee-side downslope winds near Siorapaluk in northwest GreenlandJapan
J.McQueen, P.Lee, I.Stajner, J.Huang, H.C.Huang, J.KainNOAA's National Air Quality Forecast Capability for Ozone and Fine Particulate MatterUS
J.McQueen, B.Stunder, A.Stein, H.C.Huang, J.KainNWS HYSPLIT atmospheric transport and dispersion modelingUS
G.S. Rivin, I.A. Rozinkina, R.M. Vilfand, E.D. Astakhova, D.V. Blinov, A.A. Kirsanov, E.V. Kuzmina, A.V. Olchev, G.V. Surkova, M.V. Shatunova, N.E. Chubarova, M.M.Chumakov, D.Yu. Alferov, A.Yu. Bundel, V.V. Kopeikin, M.A. Nikitin, A.A. Poliukhov, A.P. Revokatova, E.V. Tatarinovich, E.V. ChuryulinCOSMO-Ru: operational mesoscale numerical weather prediction system of the Hydrometcenter of Russia. Current status and recent developmentsRussia
A. Wada, H. Tsuguti, H. YamadaFormation and propagation of shield-like precipitation pattern in the Eastern China Sea remotely enhanced by Typhoon Nepartak (2016) simulated by an atmosphere-wave-ocean coupled modelJapan

06.Developments in global forecast models, case studies, predictability investigations, global ensembles
Author(s)Paper titleCountry
C.F.Bastarz, J.P.Bonatti, L.F.Sapucci, S.N.FigueroaCurrent status and future plans for the CPTEC global ensemble prediction systemBrazil
Z.N. BegumInvestigation of Radiative Effects of Atmospheric and Dust Aerosols Using a Modified Global Spectral Model and Its Impact on the Atmospheric Environment and ClimateIndia
M. Denhard, A. Rhodin, H. Frank, H. Anlauf, C. Primo, L. Kirchhuebel, M. Paulat, A. Fernandez del Rio, A. Cress, J. T. Ambadan, G. ZThe global ICON EnsembleGermany
I.I. Mokhov, A.V. TimazhevPredictability of weather-climate anomalies in the North Eurasian regions during transitions from the La Niña conditionsRussian Federation
R.Sekiguchi, Y.Adachi, T.Kanehama, Y.Kubo, K.Miyaoka, A.Nishimura, A.Shimpo, T.YoshidaVerification of JMA's new GEPS for one-month predictionJapan
H.Yamaguchi, D.Hotta, T.Kanehama, K.Ochi, Y.Ota, R.Sekiguchi, A.Shimpo, T.YoshidaIntroduction to JMA's new Global Ensemble Prediction SystemJapan
H. Yonehara, R. Sekiguchi, T. Kanehama, K. Saitou, T. Kinami, A. Shimokobe, D. Hotta, R.Nagasawa, H. Sato, M. Ujiie, T. Kadowaki, S. Yabu, K. Yamada, M. Nakagawa, T. TokuhiroUpgrade of JMA's s operational global NWP systemJapan

07.Global and regional climate models, sensitivity and impact experiments, response to external forcing, monthly and seasonal forecasting
Author(s)Paper titleCountry
M.M. Arzhanov, S.N. DenisovModeling of a permafrost response to extreme temperature eventsRussia
S. Denisov, M. ArzhanovEstimations of natural methane fluxes taking into account the wetland area dynamicsRussia
I.I. Mokhov, A.V. TimazhevPrecipitation-temperature relationship in spring-summer for Eurasian regions: Model projectionsRussian Federation
M.R.Parfenova, M.M.Arzhanov, A.V.Eliseev, I.I.MokhovNumerical simulation of permafrost thermal structure in West SiberiaRussia
N. Sidorenkov, I. WilsonThe 206-day lunar cycle of temperature anomalies in 2016/17Russian Federation; Australia
N. Sidorenkov, K. SumerovaSpring tides in the atmosphereRussian Federation

08.Development of and advances in ocean, sea-ice, and wave modelling and data assimilation
Author(s)Paper titleCountry
S.Flampouris, M.Pondeca, J.Whiting, J.Carley, J.Alves, R.Yang, S.LevineHourly Analysis of Significant Wave Height by the UnRestricted Mesoscale Analysis System at NCEPUS
Z.Garraffo, S.Paturi, J.Cummings, I.Rivin, T.Spindler, H.C.Kim, Y.Hao, A.MehraLoop Current in Gulf of Mexico Hindcasts at Different ResolutionsUS
H.C.Kim, C.Lozano, A.Mehra, Z.GarraffoComparisons of Two Biogeochemical Models Embedded in HYbrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM) Based Global Ocean Circulation ModelUS
H.C.Kim, J.Cummings, Z.Garraffo, A.Mehra, E.Bayler, S.PaturiAssimilation of science-quality ocean color products from Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) into HYbrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM)US
V.Krasnopolsky, R.M.Campos, J.H.Alves, S.PennyNonlinear Wave Ensemble Averaging using Neural NetworksUS
S.Nadiga, V.Krasnopolsky, A.Mehra, E.Bayler, S.Paturi, Z.Garraffo, H.C.Kim, I.RivinUsing a Neural Network Model Coupled to a Real-Time Ocean Forecast System for Short-Term Ocean Color PredictionsUS
B.S. Strukov, Yu.D. ResnyanskiiAnnual and semiannual cyclicity of the upper ocean temperature from model simulationsRussia
T. Shengquan, H. von Storch, C. Xueen"Noise" generation in climatologically driven ocean models with different grid resolutionsPeople's Republic of China; Germany

09.Development of and studies with coupled and Earth system models and data assimilation systems
Author(s)Paper titleCountry
A. Wada, N. SeinoNumerical simulations on a local heavy rainfall event south of Kanto region by using a coupled atmosphere-wave-ocean model with the regional air-sea coupled data assimilation system based on NHM-LETKFJapan

10.Forecast verification: methods and studies
Author(s)Paper titleCountry
R. DanielsonOn Retrieving Parameters of a Linear Regression Model that Accommodates Error Correlation in Well Sampled DataCanada