Dr. Giangrande has a PhD in Atmospheric Science from the University of Oklahoma and began his professional career as a postdoctoral fellow at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, from 2008 to 2010. His notable accomplishments during that time were the development of novel scanning precipitation (weather) and cloud radar techniques for rainfall and drop size distribution estimation, air motion retrievals and hydrological (echo) classification for DOE radar systems and the polarimetric prototype of the NOAA - National Weather Service NEXRAD WSR-88D radar network. Since coming to BNL, his research interests have been focused primarily on the applications of radar technology and its insights for the improvement of regional to global climate modeling capabilities. Recent activities include service as CO-Investigator for the Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E) in 2011.
Heistermann, M., Collis, S., Dixon, M. J., Giangrande, S., Helmus, J. J., Kelley, B., Koistinen, J., Michelson, D. B., Peura, M., Pfaff, T., and Wolff, D. B. The Emergence of Open Source Software for the Weather Radar Community. Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc., e-view, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00240.1 (2014).
Giangrande, S. E., Collis, S., Straka, J., Protat, A., Williams, C., and Krueger, S. A Summary of Convective Core Vertical Velocity Properties Using ARM UHF Wind Profilers in Oklahoma. J. Applied Meteorol. Climatol. 52, 2278-2295, doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-12-0185.1 (2013).
Giangrande, S. E., McGraw, R., and Lei, L. An Application of Linear Programming to Polarimetric Radar Differential Phase Processing. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol. 30, 1716-1729, doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-12-00147.1 (2013).
Li, Z., Zhang, Y., and Giangrande, S. E. Rainfall-Rate Estimation Using Gaussian Mixture Parameter Estimator: Training and Validation. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol. 29, 731-744, doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-11-00122.1 (2012).
Giangrande, S. E., Luke, E. P., and Kollias, P. Characterization of Vertical Velocity and Drop Size Distribution Parameters in Widespread Precipitation at ARM Facilities. J. Applied Meteorol. Climatol. 51, 380-391, doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-10-05000.1 (2012).
Chandra, A. S., P. Kollias, S. E. Giangrande and S. A. Klein, 2010: Long-Term Observations of the Convective Boundary Layer Using Insect Radar Returns at the SGP ARM Climate Research Facility. J. Climate 23, 5699-5714.
Giangrande, S. E., E. P. Luke, P. Kollias, 2010: Automatic retrievals of precipitation parameters using non-Rayleigh scattering at 95-GHz, J. Atmos. and Oceanic Tech. 27, 9, 1490-1503.
Gourley, J. J., S. E. Giangrande, Y. Hong, Z. Flaming, T. Schuur and J. A. Vrugt, 2010: Impacts of polarimetric radar observations on hydrologic simulation. J. Hydrometeor 11, 781-796.
Giangrande, S.E., E.P. Luke, and P. Kollias: 2009, Retrievals of Precipitation Parameters Using Non-Rayleigh Scattering at 95-GHz. Accepted, J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol.
Vulpiani, G., S. E. Giangrande and F.S. Marzano, 2009: Rainfall estimation from polarimetric S-Band radar measurements: Validation of a neural network approach. J. Appl. Meteorol. and Climotol. 48, 10, 2022-2036