Profile for Scott Braun


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Title: TRMM Project Scientist
Affiliation: NASA
Contact: E-mail
NASA/GSFC
Code 613.1
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Office Phone: 301-614-6316
Fax: 301-614-5492

Education

Ph.D. - 1995 - Atmospheric Sciences - University of Washington

B.A. - 1989 - Meteorology - San Francisco State University

Key Roles/Positions

TRMM Project Scientist, 2008-current

PI for the Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) Earth Venture-1 Investigation, 2010-current (visit the HS3 web page at http://www.espo.nasa.gov/hs3/)

Research Interests

Field Programs

Publications

Updates to our publications records have been put on hold until a new storage and delivery system has been put in place. As a result, this information is currently out of date and does not include the most recent publications. For a more complete listing of publications, please visit the Sciences and Exporation Directorate.


Braun, S. A., R. Kakar, E. Zipser, G. M. Heymsfield, C. Albers, S. Brown, S. L. Durden, S. R. Guimond, J. Halverson, A. Heymsfield, S. Ismail, B. Lambrigtsen, T. Miller, S. Tanelli, J. Thomas, and J. Zawislak (2013). NASA's Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes (GRIP) Field Experiment Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 94(3), 345-363
doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00232.1

Braun, S. A., J. A. Sippel, C.-L. Shie, and R. A. Boller (2013). The Evolution and Role of the Saharan Air Layer during Hurricane Helene (2006) Monthly Weather Review, 141(12), 4269-4295
10.1175/MWR-D-13-00045.1

Han, M., S. A. Braun, T. Matsui, and C. R. Williams (2013). Evaluation of Cloud Microphysics Schemes in Simulations of a Winter Storm Using Radar and Radiometer Measurements Journal of Geophysical Research, 118(3), 1401-1419
doi:10.1002/jgrd.50115

Sippel, J., S. A. Braun, F. Zhang, and Y. Weng (2013). Ensemble Kalman Filter Assimilation of Simulated HIWRAP Doppler Velocity Data in a Hurricane Monthly Weather Review, 141(8), 2683-2704
doi:10.1175/MWR-D-12-00157.1

Braun, S. A., J. A. Sippel, and D. S. Nolan (2012). The Impact of Dry Midlevel Air on Hurricane Intensity in Idealized Simulations with No Mean Flow. J. Atmos. Sci., 69(1), 236-257
doi:10.1175/JAS-D-10-05007.1

Sippel, J., S.A. Braun, and C. Shie (2011). • Environmental influences on the strength of Tropical Storm Debby (2006) J.Atmos.Sci., 68(11), 2557–2581
http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/2011JAS3648.1

Yang, Ming-Jen, S.A. Braun, and Deng-Shun Chen (2011). Water Budget of Typhoon Nari (2001) Mon.Wea.Rev., 139(12), 3809–3828
http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-10-05090.1

Braun, S.A., M.T. Montgomery, K. Mallen, and P. Reasor (2010). Simulation and Interpretation of the Genesis of Tropical Storm Gert (2005) as Part of the NASA Tropical Cloud Systems and Processes Experiment J. Atmos. Sci., 67(4), 999-1025
doi:10.1175/2009JAS3140.1

Braun, S.A. (2010). Comments on “Atlantic Tropical Cyclogenetic Processes during SOP-3 NAMMA in the GEOS-5 Global Data Assimilation and Forecast System” J. Atmos. Sci., 67(7), 2402-2410
doi:10.1175/2010JAS3458.1

Braun, S.A. (2010). Reevaluating the Role of the Saharan Air Layer in Atlantic Tropical Cyclogenesis and Evolution Mon. Wea. Rev., 138(6), 2007-2037
doi:10.1175/2009MWR3135.1

Han, M., S.A. Braun, W.S. Olson, P.O. G. Persson, and J.-W. Bao (2010). Applicaiton of TRMM PR and TMI Measurments to Assess Cloud Microphysical Schemes in the MM5 Model for a Winter Storm J. Applied Meteor. Clima., 49(6), 1129-1148
doi:10.1175/2010JAMC2327.1

Tao W.-K., J. Shi, S. Chen, S. Lang, S.-Y. Hong, C. Peters-Lidard, S.A. Braun, G. Thompson, and J. Simpson (2010). New, improved bulk-microphysical schemes for studying precipitation processes in WRF: Part I: Comparison with different microphysical schemes Mon. Wea. Rev..

Han, M., S.A. Braun, P.O. G. Persson, and J.-W. Bao (2009). Along-front variability of precipitation associated with a midlatitude frontal zone: TRMM observation and MM5 simulation Mon. Wea. Rev., 137(3), 1008-1028
doi:10.1175/2008MWR2465.1

Han, M., S.A. Braun, P.O. G. Persson, and J.-W. Bao (2008). Along-front variability of precipitation associated with a midlatitude frontal zone: TRMM observation and MM5 simulation Mon. Wea. Rev., 137(3), 1008-1028
doi:10.1175/2008MWR2465.1

Wu L., B. Wang, and S.A. Braun (2008). Implications of tropical cyclone power dissipation index Intl J. Clim., 28(6), 727-731
doi:10.1002/joc.1573

Braun, S.A., and L. Wu (2007). A numerical study of Hurricane Erin (2001). Part II: Shear and the Organization of Eyewall Vertical Motion Mon. Wea. Rev., 135, 1179-1194

Cram T., J. Persing, M. Montgomery, and S.A. Braun (2007). A Lagrangian trajectory view on transport and mixing processes between the eye, eyewall, and environment using a high-resolution simulation of Bonnie (1998) Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 64, 1835-1856

Halverson J., M. Black, S.A. Braun, P.L. Azofeifa, D. Cecil, M. Goodman, A. Heymsfield, G.M. Heymsfield, R. Hood, T. Krishnamurti, G. McFarquhar, J. Molinari, R. Rogers, J. Turk, C. Velden, D.-L. Zhang, E. Zipser, and R. Kakar (2007). NASA's Tropical Cloud Systems and Processes (TCSP) Experiment: Investigating Tropical Cyclogenesis and Hurricane Intensity Change Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 88, 867-882

Braun, S.A., M. Montgomery, and Z. Pu (2006). High-resolution simulation of Hurricane Bonnie (1998). Part I: The Organization of Eyewall Vertical Motion J. Atmos. Sci., 63, 19-42

Braun, S.A. (2006). High-resolution simulation of Hurricane Bonnie (1998). Part II: Water Budget J. Atmos. Sci., 63, 43-64

Olson, W.S., S. Lang, Y. Wang, S.A. Braun, T.L. Bell, W.-K. Tao, G.W. Petty, S. Yang, C.D. Kummerow, D.E. Johnson, and C. Chiu (2006). Precipitation and latent heating distributions from satellite passive microwave radiometry. Part I: Improved method and uncertainties J. Appl. Meteor. and Clim., 5(45), 702-720

Olson W.S., C. D. Kummerow, S. Yang, G. W. Petty, W.-K. Tao, T.L. Bell, S.A. Braun, Y. Wang, S.E. Lang, D. E. Johnson, and C. Chiu (2006). Precipitation and latent heating distributions from satellite passive microwave radiometry. Part I: Improved method and uncertainties J. Appl. Meteorol. Climatol., (5), 45, 702-720

Wu L., S.A. Braun, J. Halverson, and G.M. Heymsfield (2006). A numerical study of Hurricane Erin (2001). Part I: Model Verification and Storm Evolution J. Atmos. Sci., 63(1), 65-86

Wu L., S.A. Braun, J.J. Qu, and X. Hao (2006). Simulating the formation of Hurricane Isabel (2003) with AIRS data Geophys. Res. Lett., 33(L04804).
10.1029/2005GL024665.

Wu L., S.A. Braun, J. Halverson, and G.M. Heymsfield (2005). A numerical study of Hurricane Erin (2001). Part I: Model verification and storm evolution. J. Atmos. Sci., 63, 65-86

Braun, S.A. (2004). High-resolution simulation of Hurricane Bonnie (1998). Part II: Water budget. J. Atmos. Sci., 43-64

Tao W. -K., C.-L. Shie, J. Simpson, S.A. Braun, R.H. Johnson, and P.E. Ciesielski (2003). Convective systems over the South China sea: Cloud-resolving model simulation J. Atmos. Sci., 60(24), 2929-295

Tao W. -K., J. Simpson, D. Baker, S.A. Braun, M.-D. Chou, B. Ferrier, D. Johnson, A. Khain, S. Lang, B. Lynn, C.-L. Shie, D. Starr, C.-H. Sui, Y. Wang, and P. Wetzel (2003). Microphysics, radiation and surface processes in a non-hydrostatic model Meteor. Atmos. Phy., 82, 97-137

Tao W. -K., R.F. Adler, D. Baker, S.A. Braun, M.-D. Chou, M. Jasinski, Y. Jia, R. Kakar, M. Karyampudi, S. Lang, W. K.-M. Lau, B. Lynn, Z.-X. Pu, M. Shepherd, J. Simpson, D. Starr, Y. Wang, W. Weinman, and P. Wetzel (2003). Regional Scale Modeling at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Recent Research Developments in Atmospheric Science Research Signpost, 2, 1-52

Tao W.-K., J. Simpson, D. Baker, S. Braun, M. -D. Chou, B. Ferrier, D. Johnson, A. Khain, S. Lang, B. Lynn, C.-L. Shie, D. Starr, C. -H. Sui, Y. Wang, and P. Wetzel (2003). Microphysics, radiation and surface processes in the Goddard Cumulus Ensemble (GCM) model Meteor. Atmos. Phys., 82, 97-137

Braun, S.A. (2002). A cloud-resolving simulation of Hurricane Bob (1991): Storm structure and eyewall buoyancy Mon. Wea. Rev., 130, 1573-1592

Pu Z.-X., W.-K. Tao, S.A. Braun, J. Simpson, Y. Jia, J. Halverson, A. Hou, and W.S. Olson (2002). The impact of TRMM data on mesoscale numerical simulation of Super typhoon Paka Mon. Wea. Rev., 130, 2448-2458

Pu Z.-X., and S.A. Braun (2001). Evaluation of bogus vortex techniques with four-dimensional variational data assimilation Mon. Wea. Rev., 129(8), 2023 - 2039

Braun, S.A., and W.-K. Tao (2000). Sensitivity of High-Resolution Simulations of Hurricane Bob (1991) to Planetary Boundary Layer Parameterizations Mon. Wea. Rev., 128(12), 3941-3961

Tao W.-K., R.F. Adler, S.A. Braun, F. Einaudi, B. Ferrier, J. Halverson, G.M. Heymsfield, C. Kummerow, A. Negri, and R. Kakar (2000). Summary of a Symposium on Cloud Systems, Hurricanes and TRMM: Celebration of Dr. Joanne Simpson's Career - The First Fifty Years Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 81, 2463-2474

Braun, S.A., R. Rotunno, and J.B. Klemp (1999). Effects of Coastal Orography on Landfalling Cold Fronts. Part I: Inviscid Dynamics J. Atmos. Sci., 56, 517-533

Braun, S.A., R. Rotunno, and J.B. Klemp (1999). Effects of Coastal Orography on Landfalling Cold Fronts. Part II: Effects of Surface Friction J. Atmos. Sci., 56, 3366-3384