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.
Giangrande, S.E., R. McGraw, and L. Lei, 2012: An Application of Linear Programming to Polarimetric Radar Differential Phase Processing. Submitted, J. Atmos. and Oceanic Tech.
Giangrande, S.E., S. Collis, J. Straka, A. Protat, C. Williams and S. Krueger, 2012; A Summary of Convective Core Properties Using ARM UHF Wind Profilers in Oklahoma. Submitted, J. Appl. Meteorol. and Climatol.
Giangrande, S.E., M. Pope, M. J. Bartholomew, S.Collis and M. Jensen, 2012: A Summary of Precipitation Characteristics from the 2006-2011 Northern Australian Wet Seasons as Revealed by ARM Research Facilities (Darwin, Australia). In preparation, J. Appl. Meteorol. and Climatol.
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.; E. P. Luke and P. Kollias, 2012: Characterization of Vertical Velocity and Drop Size Distribution Parameters in Widespread Precipitation At ARM Facilities; In Press, J. Appl. Meteorol. and Climatol.
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