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Scott Giangrande

Meteorologist, EE Cloud Process, Environmental and Climate Sciences Department

Scott Giangrande

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Environmental and Climate Sciences Department
Bldg. 490D, Room 2-5
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-7372
sgrande@bnl.gov

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.

Expertise | Research | Education | Publications | Awards


Expertise

  • Cloud and Precipitation Microphysics
  • Radar Meteorology
  • Adaptive radar scanning for climate applications

Research Activities

  • 2010-present Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY Asst. Meteorologist, Atmospheric Science Division, Department of Environmental Sciences
  • 2008-2010 McGill University, Montreal Canada Postdoctoral Research Assistant, McGill University, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
  • 2000-2008 The National Weather Center, Norman, OK
  • Research Assistant, The University of Oklahoma, Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS), The National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL)

Education

  • University of Oklahoma, Ph.D. in Meteorology, Biggerstaff, Ryzhkov (Co-Chairs)
  • University of Oklahoma, M.S. in Meteorology, Ryzhkov, Duchon (Co-Chairs)
  • The Pennsylvania State University, B.S. in Meteorology with Honors

Selected Publications

  • Jackson R, Collis S, Louf V, Protat A, Wang D, Giangrande S, Thompson EJ, Dolan B, Powell SW (2021) The development of rainfall retrievals from radar at Darwin. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 14:53–69. doi: 10.5194/amt-14-53-2021
  • Giangrande SE, Wang D, Mechem DB (2020) Cloud regimes over the Amazon Basin: perspectives from the GoAmazon2014/5 campaign. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 20:7489–7507. doi: 10.5194/acp-20-7489-2020
  • Kollias P, Bharadwaj N, Clothiaux EE, Lamer K, Oue M, Hardin J, Isom B, Lindenmaier I, Matthews A, Luke EP, Giangrande SE, Johnson K, Collis S, Comstock J, Mather JH (2020) The ARM Radar Network: At the Leading Edge of Cloud and Precipitation Observations. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 101:E588–E607. doi: 10.1175/bams-d-18-0288.1
  • Morrison H, Peters JM, Varble AC, Hannah WM, Giangrande SE (2020) Thermal Chains and Entrainment in Cumulus Updrafts. Part I: Theoretical Description. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 77:3637–3660. doi: 10.1175/jas-d-19-0243.1
  • Peters JM, Morrison H, Varble AC, Hannah WM, Giangrande SE (2020) Thermal Chains and Entrainment in Cumulus Updrafts. Part II: Analysis of Idealized Simulations. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 77:3661–3681. doi: 10.1175/jas-d-19-0244.1
  • Wang D, Giangrande SE, Feng Z, Hardin JC, Prein AF (2020) Updraft and Downdraft Core Size and Intensity as Revealed by Radar Wind Profilers: MCS Observations and Idealized Model Comparisons. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. doi: 10.1029/2019jd031774
  • Wang D, Jensen MP, D'Iorio JA, Jozef G, Giangrande SE, Johnson KL, Luo ZJ, Starzec M, Mullendore GL (2020) An Observational Comparison of Level of Neutral Buoyancy and Level of Maximum Detrainment in Tropical Deep Convective Clouds. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. doi: 10.1029/2020jd032637
  • Anber UM, Wang S, Gentine P, Jensen MP (2019) Probing the Response of Tropical Deep Convection to Aerosol Perturbations Using Idealized Cloud-Resolving Simulations with Parameterized Large-Scale Dynamics. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 76:2885–2897. doi: 10.1175/jas-d-18-0351.1
  • Fridlind AM, van Lier-Walqui M, Collis S, Giangrande SE, Jackson RC, Li X, Matsui T, Orville R, Picel MH, Rosenfeld D, Ryzhkov A, Weitz R, Zhang P (2019) Use of polarimetric radar measurements to constrain simulated convective cell evolution: a pilot study with Lagrangian tracking. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 12:2979–3000. doi: 10.5194/amt-12-2979-2019
  • Han B, Fan J, Varble A, Morrison H, Williams CR, Chen B, Dong X, Giangrande SE, Khain A, Mansell E, Milbrandt JA, Shpund J, Thompson G (2019) Cloud-Resolving Model Intercomparison of an MC3E Squall Line Case: Part II. Stratiform Precipitation Properties. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 124:1090–1117. doi: 10.1029/2018jd029596
  • Wang D, Giangrande SE, Bartholomew MJ, Hardin J, Feng Z, Thalman R, Machado LAT (2018) The Green Ocean: precipitation insights from the GoAmazon2014/5 experiment. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 18:9121–9145. doi: 10.5194/acp-18-9121-2018
  • Machado LAT, Calheiros AJP, Biscaro T, Giangrande S, Silva Dias MAF, Cecchini MA, Albrecht R, Andreae MO, Araujo WF, Artaxo P, Borrmann S, Braga R, Burleyson C, Eichholz CW, Fan J, Feng Z, Fisch GF, Jensen MP, Martin ST, Pöschl U, Pöhlker C, Pöhlker ML, Ribaud J-F, Rosenfeld D, Saraiva JMB, Schumacher C, Thalman R, Walter D, Wendisch M (2018) Overview: Precipitation characteristics and sensitivities to environmental conditions during GoAmazon2014/5 and ACRIDICON-CHUVA. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 18:6461–6482. doi: 10.5194/acp-18-6461-2018
  • Schiro KA, Ahmed F, Giangrande SE, Neelin JD (2018) GoAmazon2014/5 campaign points to deep-inflow approach to deep convection across scales. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115:4577–4582. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1719842115
  • Mechem DB, Giangrande SE (2018) The Challenge of Identifying Controls on Cloud Properties and Precipitation Onset for Cumulus Congestus Sampled During MC3E. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 123:3126–3144. doi: 10.1002/2017jd027457
  • Fan J, Han B, Varble A, Morrison H, North K, Kollias P, Chen B, Dong X, Giangrande SE, Khain A, Lin Y, Mansell E, Milbrandt JA, Stenz R, Thompson G, Wang Y (2017) Cloud-resolving model intercomparison of an MC3E squall line case: Part I—Convective updrafts. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 122:9351–9378. doi: 10.1002/2017jd026622
  • Giangrande SE, Feng Z, Jensen MP, Comstock JM, Johnson KL, Toto T, Wang M, Burleyson C, Bharadwaj N, Mei F, Machado LAT, Manzi AO, Xie S, Tang S, Silva Dias MAF, de Souza RAF, Schumacher C, Martin ST (2017) Cloud characteristics, thermodynamic controls and radiative impacts during the Observations and Modeling of the Green Ocean Amazon (GoAmazon2014/5) experiment. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 17:14519–14541. doi: 10.5194/acp-17-14519-2017
  • Huang H, Zhang G, Zhao K, Giangrande SE (2017) A Hybrid Method to Estimate Specific Differential Phase and Rainfall With Linear Programming and Physics Constraints. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 55:96–111. doi: 10.1109/tgrs.2016.2596295
  • Jensen MP, Petersen WA, Bansemer A, Bharadwaj N, Carey LD, Cecil DJ, Collis SM, Del Genio AD, Dolan B, Gerlach J, Giangrande SE, Heymsfield A, Heymsfield G, Kollias P, Lang TJ, Nesbitt SW, Neumann A, Poellot M, Rutledge SA, Schwaller M, Tokay A, Williams CR, Wolff DB, Xie S, Zipser EJ (2016) The Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E). Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 97:1667–1686. doi: 10.1175/bams-d-14-00228.1
  • Giangrande SE, Toto T, Bansemer A, Kumjian MR, Mishra S, Ryzhkov AV (2016) Insights into riming and aggregation processes as revealed by aircraft, radar, and disdrometer observations for a 27 April 2011 widespread precipitation event. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 121:5846–5863. doi: 10.1002/2015jd024537
  • Kumjian MR, Mishra S, Giangrande SE, Toto T, Ryzhkov AV, Bansemer A (2016) Polarimetric radar and aircraft observations of saggy bright bands during MC3E. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 121:3584–3607. doi: 10.1002/2015jd024446
  • Mechem DB, Giangrande SE, Wittman CS, Borque P, Toto T, Kollias P (2015) Insights from modeling and observational evaluation of a precipitating continental cumulus event observed during the MC3E field campaign. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 120:1980–1995. doi: 10.1002/2014jd022255
  • Heistermann M, Collis S, Dixon MJ, Giangrande S, Helmus JJ, Kelley B, Koistinen J, Michelson DB, Peura M, Pfaff T, Wolff DB (2015) The Emergence of Open-Source Software for the Weather Radar Community. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 96:117–128. doi: 10.1175/bams-d-13-00240.1
  • Giangrande SE, Collis S, Straka J, Protat A, Williams C, Krueger S (2013) A Summary of Convective-Core Vertical Velocity Properties Using ARM UHF Wind Profilers in Oklahoma. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 52:2278–2295. doi: 10.1175/jamc-d-12-0185.1
  • Giangrande SE, McGraw R, Lei L (2013) An Application of Linear Programming to Polarimetric Radar Differential Phase Processing. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 30:1716–1729. doi: 10.1175/jtech-d-12-00147.1
  • Li Z, Zhang Y, Giangrande SE (2012) Rainfall-Rate Estimation Using Gaussian Mixture Parameter Estimator: Training and Validation. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 29:731–744. doi: 10.1175/jtech-d-11-00122.1
  • Giangrande SE, Luke EP, Kollias P (2012) Characterization of Vertical Velocity and Drop Size Distribution Parameters in Widespread Precipitation at ARM Facilities. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 51:380–391. doi: 10.1175/jamc-d-10-05000.1
  • Giangrande SE, Luke EP, Kollias P (2010) Automated Retrievals of Precipitation Parameters Using Non-Rayleigh Scattering at 95 GHz. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 27:1490–1503. doi: 10.1175/2010jtecha1343.1

Awards & Recognition

  • American Meteorological Society 75th Anniversary Scholarship
  • American Meteorological Society Graduate/Industry Fellowship
  • NOAA Research 2007 Outstanding Scientific Paper
Scott Giangrande

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Environmental and Climate Sciences Department
Bldg. 490D, Room 2-5
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-7372
sgrande@bnl.gov

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