» CONTACT    [back to top]

University of Miami, RSMAS
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149-1098
Phone: 305.421.4272

bmcnoldy [at] rsmas.miami.edu
http://einstein.atmos.colostate.edu/~mcnoldy/
Citizenship: United States






» EMPLOYMENT    [back to top]

Senior Research Associate II, Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science, January 2012 - present

University of Miami, Miami, Florida
Majumdar Research Group (supervisor: Sharan Majumdar)

Research Associate III, Department of Atmospheric Science, September 2001 - December 2011

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
Tropical Dynamics Research Group (supervisor: Wayne Schubert)
Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology (RAMM) Branch (supervisor: Mark DeMaria)
Mesoscale Meteorology Research Group (supervisor: Richard Johnson)

Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Atmospheric Science, August 1998 - August 2001

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
Satellite Applications Research Group (supervisor: Thomas Vonder Haar)

Laboratory Assistant and Tutor, Department of Astronomy and Physics, January 1995 - May 1998

Lycoming College, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
– Various courses in Astronomy, Geology, and Physics

» EDUCATION    [back to top]

M.S., Atmospheric Science, 2001 (3.773 GPA)

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
– Thesis: "Vertical Distribution of Water Vapor Using Satellite Sounding Methods with New Aircraft Data Validation"
– Advisor: Thomas H. Vonder Haar

B.A., Physics and Astronomy Double Major, Mathematics Minor, 1998 (3.497 GPA)

Lycoming College, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
– Senior Project: "Planetary Atmospheres"
– Advisor: Richard R. Erickson

» COMPUTER EXPERIENCE    [back to top]

Languages

– HTML/XHTML, 17 years
– IDL, 15 years
– JavaScript, 12 years
– SH/BASH, 10 years
– PHP, 10 years

Skills

– Graphics and visualization
– Operational real-time products
– Data analysis
– Scientific programming

Platforms

– UNIX/Linux
– PC/Windows

» PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES    [back to top]

∗ Presenter: 30th AMS Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Ponte Vedra Beach FL, April 2012

– "Diagnostics and Verification of the Tropical Cyclone Environment in Regional Models"

∗ Presenter: NOPP TC Topic Review, Miami FL, March 2012

– "Improving Tropical Cyclone Intensity Forecasting with Theoretically-Based Statistical Models"

∗ Attendee: HFIP Annual Review Meeting, Miami FL, November 2011

∗ Attendee: 65th Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference, Miami FL, March 2011

∗ Presenter: NOPP TC Topic Review, Miami FL, February 2011

– "Impact of Vortex Structure on Tropical Cyclone Response to Diabatic Heating"

∗ Presenter: 29th AMS Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Tucson AZ, May 2010

– "HWRF Performance Diagnostics from the 2009 Atlantic Hurricane Season"

∗ Attendee: 3rd IDL User Group Meeting, Boulder CO, February 2010

∗ Presenter: Interactions of Society and the Environment Seminar Series, Fort Collins CO, February 2010

– "Human Dynamics of Hurricane Risk"

∗ Attendee: DTC Diagnostics Meeting, Boulder CO, September 2009

∗ Attendee: 2nd IDL User Group Meeting, Boulder CO, October 2008

∗ Presenter: Town Hall Meeting and Public Forum on Hail Cannon Use, Center CO, November 2006

– "Precipitation Characteristics of the San Luis Valley During Summer 2006"

∗ Presenter: 27th AMS Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Monterey CA, April 2006

– "Diurnal cycle of oceanic surface winds and sea surface temperatures during the 2004 North American Monsoon Experiment"

∗ Attendee: NSB Task Force on Hurricane Science and Engineering Workshop, Boulder CO, February 2006

∗ Presenter: 26th AMS Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Miami Beach FL, May 2004

– "Multiple Eyewall Structure of Hurricane Juliette 2001"

∗ Presenter: U.S. Clivar Pan-American Workshop, Boulder CO, September 2003

– "QuikSCAT Analysis of Surface Wind Fields in Stratocumulus Regions"

∗ Presenter: 25th AMS Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, San Diego CA, April/May 2002

– "A Multi-platform View of Hurricane Erin"

∗ Attendee: BACIMO 2001 Conference, Fort Collins CO, July 2001

∗ Presenter: Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 2000

– "A Preliminary Observational Study of Hurricane Eyewall Mesovortices"

∗ Presenter: 2nd Annual DoD CG/AR Review, Bellvue CO, October 2000

– "Distribution of Water Vapor Using Satellite Sounding Methods With New Aircraft Data Validation"

∗ Attendee: 4CS-APS Meeting, Fort Collins CO, September 2000

∗ Attendee: CloudSat Science Team Meeting, Boulder CO, April 2000

∗ Attendee: BACIMO 2000 Conference, Fort Collins CO, April 2000

∗ Attendee: 80th AMS Conference, Long Beach CA, January 2000

∗ Attendee: EOS-IWG Meeting, Vail CO, June 1999

∗ Presenter: CPS-AAPT Meeting, Williamsport PA, April 1998

– "Tropical Convection and Vertical Structure in the Atmosphere"

∗ Presenter: Lycoming College Physics Colloquium, Williamsport PA, March 1998

– "Planetary Atmospheric Dynamics"

∗ Presenter: Lycoming College Physics Colloquium, Williamsport PA, September 1997

– "Characteristics of Tropical Convective Systems"

∗ Presenter: Lycoming College Physics Colloquium, Williamsport PA, October 1996

– "The Formation of Severe Weather"

» PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS    [back to top]

American Geophysical Union (2000-present)

American Institute of Physics (1995-present)

American Meteorological Society (1998-present)

American Physical Society (1995-present)

Sigma Pi Sigma (1998-present)

» REFEREED PUBLICATIONS    [back to top]

Williams, G. J., R. K. Taft, B. D. McNoldy, and W. H. Schubert, 2012: Shock-like structures in the tropical cyclone boundary layer. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., submitted.

Hendricks, E. A., B. D. McNoldy, and W. H. Schubert, 2012: Observed inner-core structural variability in Hurricane Dolly (2008). Mon. Weather Rev., in press.

Musgrave, K. D., R. K. Taft, J. L. Vigh, B. D. McNoldy, and W. H. Schubert, 2012: Time evolution of the intensity and size of tropical cyclones. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., in press.

Lindsey, D. T., B. D. McNoldy, Z. O. Finch, D. S. Henderson, D. G. Lerach, R. B. Seigel, J. M. Steinweg-Woods, E. A. Stuckmeyer, G. J. Williams, D. T. Van Cleave, and M. E. Woloszyn, 2011: A high wind statistical prediction model for the Northern Front Range of Colorado. Electron. J. Oper. Meteorol., 2011-EJ3, 24pp.

Schubert, W. H., and B. D. McNoldy, 2010: Application of the concepts of Rossby length and Rossby depth to tropical cyclone dynamics. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 2, 13pp., doi:10.3894/JAMES.2010.2.7.

Hendricks, E. A., W. H. Schubert, S. R. Fulton, and B. D. McNoldy, 2010: Spontaneous-adjustment emission of inertia-gravity waves by unsteady vortical motion in the hurricane core. Q. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 136, 537-548.

Pielke Sr., R. A., K. E. Wolter, O. A. Bliss, N. J. Doesken, and B. D. McNoldy, 2007: July 2005 Denver heat wave: How unusual was it?. Natl. Weather Dig., 31, 24-35.

Johnson, R. H., P. E. Ciesielski, B. D. McNoldy, P. J. Rogers, and R. K. Taft, 2007: Multiscale variability of the flow during the North American Monsoon Experiment. J. Climate, 20, 1628-1648.

Schubert, W. H., C. M. Rozoff, J. L. Vigh, B. D. McNoldy, and J. P. Kossin, 2007: On the distribution of subsidence in the hurricane eye. Q. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 133, 595-605.

Rozoff, C. M., W. H. Schubert, B. D. McNoldy, and J. P. Kossin, 2006: Rapid filamentation zones in intense tropical cyclones. J. Atmos. Sci., 63, 325-340.

McNoldy, B. D., 2004: Triple eyewall in Hurricane Juliette. B. Am. Meteorol. Soc., 85, 1663-1666.

Bordoni, S., P. E. Ciesielski, R. H. Johnson, B. D. McNoldy, and B. Stevens, 2004: The low-level circulation of the North American Monsoon as revealed by QuikSCAT. Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, L10109, doi:10.1029/2004GL020009.

McNoldy, B. D., P. E. Ciesielski, W. H. Schubert, and R. H. Johnson, 2004: Surface winds, divergence, and vorticity in stratocumulus regions using QuikSCAT and reanalysis winds. Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, L08304, doi:10.1029/2004GL019768.

McNoldy, B. D., A. Cheng, Z. A. Eitzen, R. W. Moore, J. J. Persing, K. Schaefer, and W. H. Schubert, 2003: Design and construction of an affordable rotating table for classroom demonstrations of geophysical fluid dynamics principles. B. Am. Meteorol. Soc., 84, 1827-1834.

Prieto, R., B. D. McNoldy, S. R. Fulton, and W. H. Schubert, 2003: A classification of binary tropical-cyclone-like vortex interactions. Mon. Weather Rev., 131, 2656-2666.

Kossin, J. P., B. D. McNoldy, and W. H. Schubert, 2002: Vortical swirls in hurricane eye clouds. Mon. Weather Rev., 130, 3144-3149.

» CONFERENCE PREPRINTS    [back to top]

Trumbo, C. W., L. Peek, M. Lueck, H. Marlatt, B. D. McNoldy, E. Gruntfest, and W. H. Schubert, 2012: A multi-dimensional examination of hurricane preparedness and evacuation intention. Preprints, Soc. Risk Anal. 32nd Ann. Meeting, San Fransisco, CA.

Trumbo, C. W., L. Peek, M. Lueck, H. Marlatt, and B. D. McNoldy, 2012: Beyond the cone of uncertainty: Effect of alternate hurricane forecast maps on evacuation intent. Preprints, Soc. Risk Anal. 32nd Ann. Meeting, San Fransisco, CA.

McNoldy, B. D., K. D. Musgrave, and M. DeMaria, 2012: Diagnostics and verification of the tropical cyclone environment in regional models. Preprints, Amer. Met. Soc. 30th Conf. on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

Musgrave, K. D., B. D. McNoldy, and M. DeMaria, 2012: Creation of a statistical ensemble for tropical cyclone intensity prediction. Preprints, Amer. Met. Soc. 30th Conf. on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

Williams, G. J., R. K. Taft, B. D. McNoldy, and W. H. Schubert, 2012: Shock-like structures in the tropical cyclone boundary layer. Preprints, Amer. Met. Soc. 30th Conf. on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

Musgrave, K. D., M. DeMaria, B. D. McNoldy, Y. Jin, and M. Fiorino, 2012: Creation of a statistical ensemble for tropical cyclone intensity prediction. Preprints, OFCM 66th Interdepartmental Hurricane Conf., Charleston, SC.

Musgrave, K. D., M. DeMaria, B. D. McNoldy, and R. T. DeMaria, 2011: On the display of tropical cyclone model ensemble structure information. Preprints, Amer. Met. Soc. 91st Ann. Meeting, Seattle, WA.

Marlatt, H., C. W. Trumbo, L. Peek, M. Lueck, E. Gruntfest, B. D. McNoldy, W. H. Schubert, 2011: Dynamics of hurricane risk perception. Preprints, Amer. Met. Soc. 91st Ann. Meeting, Seattle, WA.

Trumbo, C. W., L. Peek, B. D. McNoldy, W. H. Schubert, E. Gruntfest, H. Marlatt, and M. Lueck, 2011: Dynamics of hurricane risk perception. Preprints, Engineering Research and Innovation Conf., Atlanta, GA., Nat'l Sci. Found.

Trumbo, C. W., H. Marlatt, L. Peek, M. Lueck, B. D. McNoldy, W. H. Schubert, E. Gruntfest, and J. Demuth, 2010: Changes in risk perception for hurricane evacuation among gulf coast residents, 2006-2008. Preprints, Soc. for Risk Anal. 30th Ann. Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.

McNoldy, B. D., M. DeMaria, V. Tallapragada, and T. Marchok, 2010: HWRF performance diagnostics from the 2009 Atlantic hurricane season. Preprints, Amer. Met. Soc. 29th Conf. on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Tucson, AZ.

Schubert, W. H., and B. D. McNoldy, 2010: The concepts of Rossby length and Rossby depth and their application to hurricane dynamics. Preprints, Amer. Met. Soc. 29th Conf. on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Tucson, AZ.

Hendricks, E. A., W. H. Schubert, S. R. Fulton, and B. D. McNoldy, 2009: Spontaneous inertia-gravity wave radiation from unsteady vortical motion in the hurricane core. Preprints, Amer. Met. Soc. 17th Conf. on Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics, Stowe, VT.

DeMaria, M., and B. D. McNoldy, 2009: Statistical evaluation of the response of intensity to large-scale forcing in the 2008 operational HWRF model. Preprints, Tropical Cyclone Model Diagnostics Workshop, Miami, FL.

Masarik, M. T., W. H. Schubert, and B. D. McNoldy, 2007: Potential vorticity aspects of the MJO. Preprints, Amer. Met. Soc. 87th AMS Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

McNoldy, B. D., R. H. Johnson, and P. E. Ciesielski, 2006: Diurnal cycle of sea surface winds and temperatures during NAME 2004. Preprints, 1st Climate Prediction Program for the Americas Workshop, Tucson, AZ, Nat'l. Atmos. & Ocean. Admin.

McNoldy, B. D., P. E. Ciesielski, and R. H. Johnson, 2006: Diurnal cycle of sea surface winds and temperatures during the 2004 North American Monsoon Experiment. Preprints, Amer. Met. Soc. 27th Conf. on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Monterey, CA.

Schubert, W. H., R. K. Taft, C. M. Rozoff, B. D. McNoldy, J. P. Kossin, and S. R. Fulton, 2006: Potential vorticity rings and eye subsidence. Preprints, Amer. Met. Soc. 27th Conf. on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Monterey, CA.

Rogers, P. J., R. H. Johnson, P. E. Ciesielski, and B. D. McNoldy, 2005: An Observational Analysis of Two Gulf Surge Events During the 2004 North American Monsoon Experiment. Preprints, Nat'l. Atmos. & Ocean. Admin. 30th Annual Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop, State College, PA.

Johnson, R. H., P. J. Rogers, P. E. Ciesielski, B. D. McNoldy and R. K. Taft, 2005: Gulf surges, the diurnal cycle, and convective outflows as revealed by the NCAR ISSs in NAME. Preprints, NAME Data Analysis Meeting, Mexico City, Mexico.

McNoldy, B. D., M. D. Eastin, C. M. Rozoff, and W. H. Schubert, 2004: Multiple eyewall structure of Hurricane Juliette 2001. Preprints, Amer. Met. Soc. 26th Conf. on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Miami Beach, FL.

Rozoff, C. M., W. H. Schubert, B. D. McNoldy, and J. P. Kossin, 2004: Rapid filamentation zones in intense tropical cyclones. Preprints, Amer. Met. Soc. 26th Conf. on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Miami Beach, FL.

McNoldy, B. D., W. H. Schubert, and J. P. Kossin, 2002: A multi-platform view of Hurricane Erin. Preprints, Amer. Met. Soc. 25th Conf. on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, San Diego, CA.

Schubert, W. H., B. D. McNoldy, R. Prieto, J. Vigh, S. R. Fulton, and R. M. Zehr, 2002: A case study of tropical cyclone merger. Preprints, Amer. Met. Soc. 25th Conf. on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, San Diego, CA.

Kossin, J. P., W. H. Schubert, and B. D. McNoldy, 2002: Hurricane near-core mixing processes: A mechanism for intensification? Preprints, OFCM 56th Interdepartmental Hurricane Conf., New Orleans, LA.

» RELATED EXPERIENCE    [back to top]

Hurricane Expert for New York Times, Summer 2007 - present

– One of four invited hurricane experts to contribute to daily blog on tropical Atlantic activity

∗ Tropical Weather Briefer, Summer 1999 - Summer 2011

– Colorado State University, Department of Atmospheric Science and CIRA
– Present briefings on global tropical cyclone activity with an emphasis on satellite imagery and interpretation

∗ Created operational website for DYNAMO, Fall 2011

– DYNAMO was a field campaign focused on better understanding the MJO in the Indian Ocean
– Created, designed, and maintained a real-time operational website for use by forecasters in the Indian Ocean region
– Developed numerous meteorological operational products for use on the website

∗ Created operational website for TIMREX, Spring 2008

– TIMREX was a field campaign focused on better understanding terrain influences on the Asian Monsoon
– Created, designed, and maintained a real-time operational website for use by forecasters in Taiwan
– Developed numerous meteorological operational products for use on the website

∗ Created operational website for NAME, Spring 2004

– NAME was a field campaign focused on better understanding the North American Monsoon
– Created, designed, and maintained a real-time operational website for use by forecasters in US and Mexico
– Developed numerous meteorological operational products for use on the website

One Sky Many Voices, October 2000

– Participated in the "Hurricanes 2000" Program hosted by University of Michigan
– A national online mentoring and teaching program for grade school students

∗ Operational Forecaster for CLEX-5, November 1999 - December 1999

– Made short-term and long-term operational forecasts for the fifth Cloud Layer Experiment over the ARM-CART site in Oklahoma

∗ Internship, Summer 1997

– NASA: "Summer Institute on Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences" at Goddard Space Flight Center (TRMM Office)
– Presented a paper on "Characteristics of Tropical Convective Systems"

∗ ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (Mid-Atlantic Region), 1996, 1997

– Competed against 20 teams in rapid and accurate programming (C++)

» HONORS AND AWARDS    [back to top]

* CAMEX-4 Group Achievement Award: NASA/MSFC, Fall 2002

– outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the CAMEX-4 field experiment

* Q.E.D. Award: Lycoming College Department of Astronomy and Physics, Spring 1998

– Graduate who has performed outstanding departmental service

* φυσικα Award: Lycoming College Department of Astronomy and Physics, Spring 1998

– Graduate with highest departmental grade point average

* J.W. Feree Award: Lycoming College Department of Mathematical Sciences, Spring 1998

– Student most active in the mathematical sciences over four years

* Departmental Honors: Lycoming College Department of Astronomy and Physics, 1997-1998

– Completed a year-long independent research project on "Planetary Atmospheric Dynamics"
– A comparative study of various planetary bodies atmospheric characteristics
– Wrote a computer program to model the temperature and pressure profiles of Earth's atmosphere

* Lycoming College Scholars Program, Fall 1994 - Spring 1998

– A program "designed to meet the needs and aspirations of highly motivated students of superior intellectual ability"
– Presented a lecture on "Planetary Atmospheric Dynamics" in Spring 1998
– Created website in Spring 1997

* Lycoming College Dean's List, Fall 1994 - Spring 1998

* Biography published in "The National Dean's List", 1996-1998

» MISCELLANEOUS ACTIVITIES    [back to top]

* Research Staff Representative, Summer 2004 - Summer 2010

– Colorado State University, Department of Atmospheric Science
– Attend faculty meetings, serve on Search and Hiring Committee

* Mile-High Hurricane Society, Spring 2001 - Fall 2011

– Colorado State University, Department of Atmospheric Science
– Founder
– Increase collaboration among tropical cyclone research groups in the area
– Coordinate schedules of speakers, members, and meetings

* Multi-community Environmental Storm Observatory (MESO): Spring 1998 - present

– Storm chasing applied to research, education, and safety
– President, Fall 1999 - Winter 2006
– Vice-President, Summer 2007 - Winter 2007
– Science Director, Summer 1998 - Fall 1999, Winter 2006 - Summer 2007
– Webmaster, Summer 1998 - Winter 2009

* Student Representative, Summer 1999 - Fall 2000

– Colorado State University, Department of Atmospheric Science
– Volunteer time for prospective students, plan departmental activities, attend faculty meetings

* Student Advisory Council, Fall 1996 - Spring 1998

– Lycoming College, Department of Mathematical Sciences
– Assist in new faculty hiring, decide future of departmental policies, attend faculty meetings

* Academic Computing Committee, Fall 1997 - Spring 1998

– Lycoming College, Office of Communications Technology
– Recommended policies and procedures on matters regarding on-campus academic computing
– Promoted wider use and integration of computers in the academic program

* Society of Physics Students (SPS), Fall 1995 - Fall 2001

– $1000 National SPS Leadership Scholarship (1 of 8 recipients worldwide), 1997
– President (Lycoming College Student Chapter), Fall 1997 - Spring 1998
– Vice-president (Lycoming College Student Chapter), Fall 1996 - Spring 1997
– Member (Lycoming College Student Chapter), Fall 1995 - Spring 1998
– Member (Colorado State University Student Chapter), Fall 1998 - Fall 2001
– Created website for Lycoming College Student Chapter in Spring 1996
– Conducted tours of Astronomy and Physics Department and campus for prospective students
– Organized activities for students in grade school, high school, and college related to physics and astronomy

* Association of Mathematically Interested Students (AMIS), Spring 1994 - Spring 1998

– Historian, Fall 1996 - Spring 1997
– "Math Awareness Day" Committee, Spring 1996 - Spring 1998
– Created website in Spring 1996
– Organized math-related activities for grade school children

* Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Fall 1996 - Fall 2001

– Secretary/Treasurer (Lycoming College Student Chapter), Fall 1996 - Spring 1998
– Member, Lycoming College Student Chapter, Fall 1996 - Spring 1998
– Created website for Lycoming College Student Chapter in Fall 1996
– Presented programs for Boy Scouts designed to help them earn a Computer Science Badge
– Organized activities for prospective and current students in the Mathematical Sciences Department

» RELEVANT COURSEWORK    [back to top]

Online COMET Courses:


Conceptual Models of Tropical Waves
Tropical Met: Tropical Cyclones
Tropical Met: Observations, Analysis, Prediction
Tropical Met: Tropical Variability
Tropical Met: Tropical Remote Sensing Applications
Topics in Tropical Meteorology


Microwave Remote Sensing
Microwave Analysis of Tropical Cyclones
Remote Sensing of Ocean Wind Speed and Direction
Analyzing Ocean Swell
Winds in the Marine Boundary Layer
Community Hurricane Preparedness









Graduate:


Thermodynamics and Cloud Physics
Remote Sensing of the Lower Atmosphere
Atmospheric Radiation
Radiative Transfer
Tropical Meteorology
Planetary Circulations
Geophysical Vortices


Atmospheric Dynamics
Synoptic Meteorology
Theoretical and Applied Climatology
General Circulation
Satellite Meteorology
Radar Meteorology
GPS Meteorology










Undergraduate:


Nuclear and Particle Physics
Quantum Mechanics
Computational Physics
Relativity and Cosmology
Atomic and Molecular Physics
Thermodynamics and Statistical Mech.
Planetary Science
Stellar Dynamics and Galactic Structure


Stellar Evolution
Electricity and Magnetism
Optics
Classical Dynamics
Differential Equations
Linear Algebra
Multivariable Calculus
Set and Group Theory










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