David B. Simeral

Associate Research Scientist Climatology
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Cartography, climate, climate observational networks, climate variability, drought, drought impacts, drought monitoring, GIS, meteorological instrumentation, mountain climatology, mountain meteorology, physical geography

Professional Interests

Mr. Simeral's interests cover a broad spectrum within the fields of climatology, meteorology, physical geography, and snow science. Mr. Simeral has extensive experience in the design, implementation, and operations of weather-climate observation networks as well as cartography, drought monitoring, GIS, and spatial analysis of climate data.

Over the past 14 years at the Desert Research Institute and Western Regional Climate Center, Mr. Simeral has worked on a wide variety of projects in the fields of meteorology and climatology with state, federal, and university entities including: Bureau of Land Management, California Department of Water Resources, California Energy Commission, Coordinating Research Council, Fallon Naval Air Station, National Center for Atmospheric Research, National Climatic Data Center, National Integrated Drought Information System, National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring Program, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, National Science Foundation, National Weather Service, Northern Arizona University, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Southwestern Research Station, State of Wyoming, Storm Peak Laboratory, White Mountain Research Center, University of California Natural Reserve System, University of Nevada-Reno, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and U.S Geological Survey. From 2009-2011, Mr. Simeral was a lead site surveyor for the NOAA U.S. Regional Climate Reference Network.

Currently, Mr. Simeral is one of ten national authors for the U.S. Drought Monitor and serves on several steering committees for the NOAA National Integrated Drought Information System including: California-Nevada Drought Early Warning System (DEWS), Intermountain West DEWS, and Pacific Northwest DEWS. Additionally, Mr. Simeral is currently working with National Park Service Pacific Island Network (Hawaiian Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Saipan) and on a collaborative project funded by the National Science Foundation with the Southwestern Research Station (American Museum of Natural History).

Education

DegreeYearInstitutionArea
M.A. 2005 Northern Arizona University Physical Geography
B.S. 1994 Arizona State University Physical Geography

Publications & Presentations

2017

Simeral, D. B. (2017). California-Nevada Drought & Climate Status Uptdate, NOAA California-Nevada Drought Early Warning System Drought and Climate Outlook Webinar: Reno, NV, September 25, 2017
Simeral, D. B. (2017). Overview of the Western Regional Climate Center, Montana Mini Climate Summit: University of Montanta, September 7, 2017
Simeral, D. B. (2017). California-Nevada Drought and Climate Status Update, NOAA California-Nevada Drought Early Warning System Drought and Climate Outlook Webinar: Reno, NV, May 29, 2017
Simeral, D. B. (2017). Understanding the U.S. Drought Monitor, Montana Governor's Drought & Water Supply Advisory Committee Meeting: Helena, Montana, October 2, 2017

2016

Simeral, D. B. (2016). Pacific Northwest Drought Outlook, National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System Kickoff Meeting: Portland, OR, February 2, 2016
Simeral, D. B. (2016). U.S. Drought Monitor: An Inside Perspective, USDA Surviving Drought Risk Management Workshop Series - California Cattleman's Association 100th Annual Convention: Reno, NV, December 2, 2016
Simeral, D. B. (2016). U.S. Drought Monitor, Fall Forum with USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack: Climate Variability, Water, and Land Use: Arizona State University, September 14, 2016
Simeral, D. B., McCurdy, G. D., Redmond, K. T., Fearon, M. G., Sisson, E. L. (2016). Final Report & Recommendations for the Pacific Island Climate Monitoring Network, National Park Service, 1-78, Western Regional Climate Center

2015

Simeral, D. B. (2015). Effects of Summer Precipitation and El Nino Outlook, Truckee Meadows Water Authority, Board of Director Meeting: Sparks, NV, September 16, 2015
Simeral, D. B. (2015). Nevada Drought Conditions Update & Outlook, National Weather Service, Reno NV Forecast Office Media Event
Simeral, D. B. (2015). U.S. Drought Monitor: An Inside Perspective, Geography Colloquium Series: University of Nevada, Reno, April 1, 2015

2014

Simeral, D. B. (2014). Overview of the Western Regional Climate Center & Climate Monitoring Program Development with the U.S. National Park Service in the Pacific Islands, Asia Pacific Academy of Sciences, Education, and Environmental Management: American Memorial Park, Commonwealth of Saipan, February 26, 2014

2012

Simeral, D. B. (2012). Near-Surface Air Temperature Patterns in Complex Terrain, San Francisco Peaks, Arizona, MTNCLIM: Estes Park, Colorado, October 1, 2012
Simeral, D. B. (2012). Topographic Influences on Near-Surface Temperature Regimes in Complex Terrain, Geography Colloquium Series: University of Nevada, Reno, May 2, 2012
Simeral, D. B. (2012). Topographic Influences on Near-Surface Temperature Regimes in Complex Terrain, San Francisco Peaks, U.S - International Association of Landscape Ecology Annual Meeting, Symposium: NASA-MSU Environmental sensors and loggers - New approaches to characterizing heterogeneity and applications in landscape ecology: Newport, Rhode Island, April 11, 2012

2010

Redmond, K. T., Simeral, D. B. (2010). Arctic National Parks Evaluation: Proposed Climate Monitoring Plan, Western Regional Climate Center
Strachan, S., Simeral, D. B., Bird, B., Jasoni, R. L. (2010). Building Infrastructure: Climate Monitoring Transects in Nevada, Nevada NSF EPSCoR Climate Change Conference: Las Vegas, Nevada, February 2, 2010

2009

Redmond, K. T., Simeral, D. B., McCurdy, G. D. (2009). An Enhanced California Climate Monitoring System, California Energy Commission, Public Interest Energy Research Program

2008

Redmond, K. T., Simeral, D. B. (2008). Improvements in Observations and Tools to Detect and Depict Cliamte Change and Variability in California, California Climate Change Conference: Sacramento, California
Simeral, D. B., Abatzoglou, J. (2008). Verification of Gridded Climate Data in Mountainous Terrain, MTNCLIM: Silverton, Colorado

2006

Simeral, D. B., Borys, R. D., Wetzel, M. A. (2006). New Snow Density Across An Elevational Gradient in the Park Range of Northwestern Colorado, AMS 12th Conference on Mountain Meteorology: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Simeral, D. B., Borys, R. D., Wetzel, M. A. (2006). New Snow Density Across An Elevational Gradient in the Park Range of Northwestern Colorado, 74th Western Snow Conference: Las Cruces, New Mexico
Sousanes, P., Redmond, K. T., Simeral, D. B., Keen, R. (2006). Monitoring Seasonal and Long-Term Climate Changes/Extremes in the Central Alaska Network, MTNCLIM: Mt. Hood, Oregon

2005

Grubisic, V., Redmond, K. T., McCurdy, G. D., Simeral, D. B. (2005). A dense surface network for atmospheric observations in a mountain valley: Deployment and observations in the Sierra Rotors Project, AMS 13th Symposium on Meteorological Observations and Instrumentation: Savannah, Georgia

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