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Alice T. Cialella

Group Leader, Scientific Information Systems Group

Alice Cialella has worked in many capacities as a liaison between scientific researchers and the infrastructure activities of the DOE Atmospheric Radiation Monitoring (ARM) program. Currently, she is the manager of the ARM External Data Center, which collects and processes relevant atmospheric data from outside agencies for the ARM Program. She has developed data translation programs for the ARM Program, participated in engineering development, and is a member of the board which decides the engineering activities undertaken by the ARM program, as well as strategic planning of the ARM infrastructure. She created a portal for users to view interactive maps of the ARM data sites and created tools to facilitate access to final datasets from ARM field campaigns for the data users. She also participates in an oversight group that ensures that data are flowing from instruments, through data collection, to the data repository.

Education

  • University of Maryland, College Park Master of Arts in Physical Geography
  • University of New Hampshire, Durham Graduate Coursework, Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space
  • Western Maryland College, Westminster Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude

Security Status

  • U.S. Department of Energy Q-level Clearance

Computer Expertise

  • Data Analysis Software: IDL (Interactive Data Language), IDL-ENVI (Image Processing), ERDAS Imagine (Image Processing), ARC/INFO (GIS), PCI (Image Processing), SPlus (statistical analysis and programming)
  • Programming Languages: C, Fortran, IDL, Perl
  • Operating Systems: Red Hat, Linux, Solaris, Mac OSX, Windows
  • Web Application Development: HTML, PHP, Javascript, Perl

Experience

  • Group Leader, Scientific Information Systems Group, Environmental & Climate Sciences Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, 2011-Present
  • Advanced Applications Engineer, Environmental & Climate Sciences Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, 1995-2011
  • GIS Researcher/Biologist, The Seatuck Foundation, Islip, NY, 1994-1995
  • Assistant Computer Modeler and Analyst, The Bruce Company (EPA Consultant), Washington, D.C., 1991-1993
  • Research Technician/Assistant Computer Modeler, Complex Systems Research Center, Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space, University of New Hampshire,
    Durham, NH, 1989-1991
  • Telecommunications Programmer Analyst, Data Systems Analysts, Inc., Fairfax, VA, 1985-89

External Service

  • DOE Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Engineering Review Board (2012)
  • DOE ARM Architecture Review Board (2011, 2012)
  • BNL Undergraduate Student Mentor (2005-2012)

Publications and Presentations (since 2002)

Van Weverberg, K., Vogelmann, A. M., Lin, W., Luke, E. P., Cialella, A., Minnis, P., Khaiyer, M., Boer, E. R., and Jensen, M. P. The Role of Cloud Microphysics Parameterization in the Simulation of Mesoscale Convective Systems and Anvil Clouds in the Tropical Western Pacific. J. Atmos. Sci. 70, 1104-1128, doi:10.1175/JAS-D-12-0104.1 (2013).

Cialella, A., D. Larkin, R. Wagener, R. Cederwall, K. Lazar and K. Gibson. Search, Discovery, and Accessibility of Field Campaign Data: Status Update. Presented at 3rd Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Science Team Meeting, Arlington, VA (2012).

Cialella, A., K. Lazar, A. Glanville, R. Wagener, R. Cederwall, and J. Bell. Improved Search, Discovery, and Accessibility of Field Campaign Data. Presented at 2nd Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Science Team Meeting, San Antonio, TX (2011).

Vogelmann, A., W. Lin, A. Cialella, E. Luke, M. Jensen, and M. Zhang. Tracking Tropical Cloud Systems—observations for the Diagnosis of Simulations by the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model. Presented at Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Science Team Meeting, Bethesda, MD (2010).

Ma, L., R. Wagener, L. Gregory, M. Liang, A. Tilp, A. Cialella. Ten Years of External Data. Presented at the Seventeenth Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting, Monterey, CA (2007).

Cialella, A., R. Wagener, R. Jundt, and C. Bates.  Google and GIS Integrated on the ARM Website: a Work in Progress. Presented at the Seventeenth Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting, Monterey, CA (2007).

Cialella, A. and R. Wagener. Updated and improved ACRF GIS data and maps. Presented at Sixteenth Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting. Albuquerque, NM. (2006).

Wagener R, L Ma, L Gregory, J Tichler, B Horwedel, and A Cialella. 2005. External Data Stream Review. Presented at the Fifteenth Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting, Daytona Beach, FL (2005).

Gregory, L., R Wagener, L. Ma, and A. Cialella. Infrared Cloud Imager (ICI) Measurements of Cloud Statistics During the 2003 Cloudiness Intercomparison Campaign. Presented at Fourteenth ARM Science Team Meeting. Albuquerque, NM (2004).

Cialella, A., K. J. Doty, and R. Wagener. Managing ARM IOPs - From Proposal to Final Data Submission. Presented at Fourteenth ARM Science Team Meeting. Albuquerque, NM (2004).

Cialella, A. Ingesting External Data into the ARM Archive in the Climate Research Facility Era. Presented at Fourteenth ARM Science Team Meeting. Albuquerque, NM (2004).

Cialella, A., S. Baez-Cazull, and R. Wagener. Creation of a Land Use/Land Cover Map of the Central Facility of the ARM Program in the Southern Great Plains using DOE's Multispectral Thermal Imager (MTI) Satellite Images. Presented at the ARM Science Team Meeting, St. Petersburg, FL (2002).