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Domagoj Podnar
Assistant Research Scientist, Computer Science

Professional Interests

Mr. Podnar’s interests include high-performance computing, performance measurement and tuning, system administration, atmospheric and dispersion modeling, and the application of artificial intelligence to the area of environment protection.

Education

Degree Year Institution Area
M.S. 2001 University of Nevada, Reno Computer Science
M.S. 1999 University of Nevada, Reno Atmospheric Science
B.S. 1995 University of Zagreb, Croatia Mechanical Engineering

Selected Publications

Huggins, A., D. Koracin, D. Podnar, and M. Xiao, 2005:
A case study of mesoscale and plume dispersion modeling for a February 2004 cloud seeding event in the Walker River basin of California/Nevada. Preprints, Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification, San Diego, CA, 9-13 January 2005, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Paper 3.5.

Koracin, D., D. Podnar, T. McCord, G. McCurdy, R. Nelson, and J. Fischer, 2005:
Improving mesoscale forecasting using data from the Nevada Department of Transportation operational network,” 12th Annual Workshop on Weather Prediction in the Intermountain West, 3 November 2005, Reno, NV.

Koracin, D., D. Podnar, T. McCord, and C. E. Dorman, 2004: 
Simulations of atmospheric and dispersion processes in the Santa Barbara Channel. 7th International Marine Environmental Modeling Seminar, 19-21 October 2004, Washington, D.C.

Koracin, D., J. Koracin, T. McCord, and D. Podnar, 2004: 
Transport and dispersion of atmospheric tracers in a coastal urban region. 8th Annual George Mason University Conference on Transport and Dispersion Modeling, July 13-15, 2004, Fairfax, VA.

Koracin, D., T. McCord, D. Podnar, and C. Dorman, 2003: 
Modeling of California’s June wind, wind stress, and curl of the wind stress. Proceedings of the Oceans 2003 Conference, 22-25 September 2003, San Diego, CA. Paper 1772.

Podnar, D., D. Koracin, and A. Panorska, 2002:
Application of artificial neural networks to modeling the transport and dispersion of tracers in complex terrain. Atmos. Environ., 36, 561-570.

Koracin,D., D. Podnar, V. Isakov, J. Chow, Y. Dong, A. Miller, and M. McGown, 2000:
PM10 dispersion modeling for Treasure Valley, Idaho. J. Air and Waste Manage. Assoc., 50, 174-185.

Koracin,D., D. Podnar, and T. McCord, 2000:
Animations of measured ozone concentrations in the Truckee Meadows created by the DRI software. Prepared for Washoe County District Health Department, Reno, NV, DRI.

Koracin,D., D. Podnar, T. McCord, J. Powers, and V. Isakov, 2000:
Development of an operational version of the MM5 model for Nevada and California, centered in the Truckee Meadows. Prepared for Washoe County District Health Department, Reno, NV.

Koracin, D., D. Podnar, V. Isakov, J. Chow, Y. Dong, A. Miller, and M. McGown, 2000:
PM10 dispersion modeling for Treasure Valley, Idaho. Proc. PM2000: Particulate Matter and Health Conference, Charleston, South Carolina, 25-28 January 2000, Paper AS 8.10.

Keywords

atmospheric and dispersion modeling, high-performance computing

 

Publications
2020
Brown, T. J., Podnar, D., McCurdy, G. D. (2020). National FCAMMS. Final Performance Report, 6 pp., August 2020.

Brown, T. J., Podnar, D. (2020). CANSAC Annual Report 2019. Report for the California and Nevada Smoke and Air Committee, 16 pp., May 2020.

Brown, T. J., Podnar, D., McCurdy, G. D. (2020). National FCAMMS. Annual Performance Report, 3 pp., April 2020.

2018
Mills, G., Brown, T. J., Podnar, D., Reinbold, H. J., Harris, S. (2018). Victorian Gridded Fire Weather Climatology Data Set Rainfall Verification and Configuration Test Project, 37 pp., Final Report to the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, August 2018.
Brown, T. J., Podnar, D., McCurdy, G. D. (2018). National FCAMMS. Annual Performance Report, 5 pp., April 2018.
2016
Brown, T. J., Mills, G., Harris, S., Podnar, D., Reinbold, H. J., Fearon, M. G. (2016). A bias corrected WRF mesoscale fire weather dataset for Victoria, Australia 1972-2012, Journal of Southern Hemisphere Earth Systems Science, 66 (3), 281-313
Brown, T. J., Mills, G., Harris, S., Podnar, D., Reinbold, H. J., Fearon, M. G. (2016). Fire Weather Climatology Dataset for Victoria – Supplemental Report for Dataset Version 2, 25 pp., Supplemental Report to the Victoria Department of Environment, Water, Land and Planning, June 2016.
2015
Brown, T. J., Mills, G., Harris, S., Podnar, D., Reinbold, H. J., Fearon, M. G. (2015). Fire Weather Climatolology Dataset for Victoria, Final Project Report to the Victoria Department of Environment, Land and Water Planning: August 2015, 134 pp.
2008
Weinroth, E., Stockwell, W. R., Koracin, D. R., Kahyaoglu-Koracin, J., Luria, M., McCord, T. E., Podnar, D., Gertler, A. W. (2008). A hybrid model for ozone forecasting, Atmos. Environ., 42, 7002-7012
2002
Podnar, D., Koracin, D. R., Panorska, A. (2002). Application of artificial neural networks to modeling the transport and dispersion of tracers in complex terrain, Atmos. Environ., 36 , 561-570
2000
Koracin, D. R., Podnar, D., Chow, J. C., Isakov, V., Dong, Y., Miller, A., McGown, M. (2000). PM10 dispersion modeling for Treasure Valley, Idaho, J. Air & Waste Manage. Assoc., 50 (8), 1335-1344
Conference Proceedings
2020
Brown, T. J., Larkin, N. K., Fearon, M. G., Podnar, D., McCurdy, G. D., Dubowy, J., Solomon, R. C., Lahm, P. (2020). Current operational products for smoke management (Parts 1 & 2), IAWF 3rd International Smoke Symposium: [virtual], April 23, 2020

2016
Brown, T. J., Mills, G., Harris, S., Podnar, D., Reinbold, H. J., Fearon, M. G. (2016). Utilizing hi-resolution gridded fire climate and danger data for risk assessment, Wildland Fire Canada 2016: Building Resilience: Kelowna, BC, Canada, October 24, 2016-October 28, 2016
Brown, T. J., Mills, G., Harris, S., Podnar, D., Reinbold, H. J., Fearon, M. G. (2016). Hi-resolution fire weather and climatology from dynamical downscaling. Invited seminar., Invited Seminar, San Jose State University: San Jose, CA, September 27, 2016
2015
Harris, S., Mills, G., Brown, T. J., Podnar, D., Fearon, M. G., Reinbold, H. J. (2015). Victoria fire weather climatology dataset, Proceedings of the Research Forum at the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC & AFAC conference: Adelaide, Australia, September 1, 2015
Brown, T. J., Mills, G., Harris, S., Podnar, D., Fearon, M. G., Reinbold, H. J. (2015). Hi-resolution fire weather and climatology from dynamical downscaling, ICBFR: Alhero, Italy, May 28, 2015
Brown, T. J., Mills, G., Harris, S., Podnar, D., Fearon, M. G., Reinbold, H. J. (2015). Hi-resolution fire weather and climatology from dynamical downscaling, American Meteorological Society 11th Fire and Forest Meteorology Symposium: Minneapolis, MN, May 6, 2015
Brown, T. J., Mills, G., Harris, S., Podnar, D., Fearon, M. G., Reinbold, H. J. (2015). Hi-resolution fire weather and climatology from dynamical downscaling, Seminar presentation School of Earth Atmosphere and Environment, Faculty of Science, Monash University: Clayton, Victoria, March 27, 2015
Brown, T. J., Mills, G., Harris, S., Podnar, D., Fearon, M. G., Reinbold, H. J. (2015). Finally, A 40-year mesoscale gridded fire climatology for Victoria, Project briefing for the Victoria Department of Environment and Primary Industries, April 7, 2015
2014
Brown, T. J., Mills, G., Harris, H., Podnar, D., Reinbold, H. J., Fearon, M. G. (2014). A hi-resolution 40-year gridded fire weather/danger climatology for Victoria, Australia, VII International Conference on Forest Fire Research: Coimbra, Portugal, November 17, 2014
Mills, G., Brown, T. J., Harris, S., Podnar, D., Reinbold, H. J. (2014). Modelling the mesoscale fire weather climatology of Victoria, Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society National Conference: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, February 12, 2014
Brown, T. J., Mills, G., Harris, S., Podnar, D., Fearon, M. G., Reinbold, H. J. (2014). Fire weather climatology of Victoria, Invited talk. Project briefing for the Victoria Department of Environment and Primary Industries: Melbourne, VIC, March 24, 2014
Brown, T. J., Mills, G., Harris, S., Podnar, D., Fearon, M. G., Reinbold, H. J. (2014). Fire weather climatology of Victoria, Invited talk. Project briefing for the Victoria Country Fire Authority: Melbourne, VIC, March 25, 2014
2013
Mills, G., Brown, T. J., Harris, S., Podnar, D., Reinbold, H. J. (2013). A 40-year mesoscale gridded fire weather climatology for Victoria, Proceedings 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation: Adelaide, Australia, December 1, 2013