DRI / DIRECTORY / MELANIE WETZEL
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Dr. Melanie Wetzel
Emeritus

Publications
2009
Saleeby, S. M., Cotton, W. R., Lowenthal, D. H., Borys, R. D., Wetzel, M. A. (2009). Influence of cloud condensation nuclei on orographic snowfall, J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 48
2007
Kim, D., Loughner, C. P., Wetzel, M. A., Goliff, W. S., Stockwell, W. R. (2007). A Comparison of Photolysis Rate Parameters Estimated from Measured and Simulated Actinic Flux for Wintertime Conditions at Storm Peak Laboratory, Colorado, J. Atmos. Chem., 57 (1), 59-71
Vellore, R., Koracin, D. R., Wetzel, M. A., Chai, S. K., Wang, Q. (2007). Challenges in mesoscale predictions of nocturnal stratocumulus-topped marine boundary layer and implications for operational forecasting, Wea. Forecasting, 22 (5), 1101-1122
2006
Bebis, et al., G. (Ed.) Vellore, R., Koracin, D. R., Wetzel, M. A. (2006). A method of improving cloud predictions for real-time weather forecasting and visualizationA method of improving cloud predictions for real-time weather forecasting and visualization, In Advances in visual computing, 544-553, Springer Publishing
Vellore, R., Koracin, D. R., Wetzel, M. A. (2006). Improvements in cloud predictions through modeling and visualization of the satellite imagery, Lectures in Computer Science, LNCS 4292, II, 544-553
2005
Twohy, C. H., Petters, M. D., Snider, J. R., Stevens, B., Tahnk, W., Wetzel, M. A., Russell, L. M., Brenguier, J. (2005). Measurements of the indirect effect of aerosol particles on marine stratiform clouds: Microphysics, J Geophys Res, 110 (D08203), 10.1029/2004JD005116
Wetzel, M. A., Slusser, J. R. (2005). TJV spectral irradiance, actinic flux and photolysis rates using multispectral satellite data and radiative transfer models, Optical Engineering, 44 (4), 10.1117/1.1889467
2004
Wetzel, M. A., Meyers, M. B., Borys, R. D., McAnelly, R., Cotton, W., Rossi, A., Frisbie, P., Nadler, D., Lowenthal, D. H., Cohn, S. A., Brown, W. O. (2004). Mesoscale snowfall prediction and verification in mountainous terrain, Weather and Forecasting, 19, 806-828
2003
Wetzel, M. A., Shaw, G. E., Slusser, J., Borys, R. D., Cahill, C. F. (2003). Physical, chemical and ultraviolet radiative characteristics of aerosol in central Alaska, J. Geophys. Res., 108 (D14), 4418, 10.1029/2002JD003208
Stevens, B., Lenschow, D. H., Vali, G., Gerber, H., Bandy, A., Blomquist, B., Brenguier, J., Bretherton, C. S., Burnet, F., Campos, T., Chai, S. K., Faloona, L., Friensen, D., Haimov, S., Laursen, K., Lilly, D. K., Loehrer, S. M., Malinowski, S. P., Morely, B., Peners, M. D., Rogers, D. C., Russell, L., SavicJovcic, V., Snider, J. R., Straub, D., Szumoswki, M. J., Takagi, H., Thorton, D. C., Tshudi, M., Twohy, C. H., Wetzel, M. A., Van Zanten, M. C. (2003). Dynamics and chemistry of marine stratocumulus – DYCOMS-II, Bull., Amer. Meteor. Soc., 84 (5), 579-593
2002
Gonzales, A., Perez, J. C., Herrera, F., Rosa, R., Wetzel, M. A., Borys, R. D., Lowenthal, D. H. (2002). Stratocumulus properties retrieval method from NOAH-AVHRR data based on the discretization of cloud parameters, Intl. J. Rem. Sens., 23 , 627-645
Lowenthal, D. H., Borys, R. D., Wetzel, M. A. (2002). Aerosol distributions and cloud interactions at a mountaintop laboratory, J. Geophys. Res., 107 (D18), AAC 1-1-AAC 1-6
2001
Wetzel, M. A., Thompson, W. T., Vali, G., Chai, S. K., Haack, T., Szumowski, M. J., Kelly, R. (2001). Evaluation of COAMPS Forecasts of Coastal Stratus Using Satellite Microphysical Retrievals and Aircraft Measurements, Weather and Forecasting, 16, 588-599
2000
Perez, J. C., Herrera, F., Rosa, F., Gonzalez, A., Wetzel, M. A., Borys, R. D., Lowenthal, D. H. (2000). Retrieval of marine stratus cloud droplet size from NOAA-AVHRR nighttime imagery, Remote Sensing of the Environment, 73, 31-45
Moosmüller, H., Wetzel, M. A., Isakov, V. (2000). Analysis of Atmospheric Effects on Airborne Hyperspectral Remote Sensing, Final Report prepared for Department of Energy under Sub-Contract to DOE/Bechtel’s Center for Excellence in Remote Sensing, Desert Research Institute: Reno, NV
1998
Borys, R. D., Lowenthal, D. H., Wetzel, M. A., Herrara, F., Gonzalez, A. (1998). Chemical and microphysical properties of marine stratiform cloud in the North Atlantic, J. Geophys. Res., 103, 22073-22085
Wetzel, M. A., Dempsey, D., Nilsson, S., Ramamurthy, M., Koch, S., Moody, J., Knight, D., Murphy, C., Fulker, D., Marlino, M., Morgan, M., Yarger, D., Vietor, D., Cox, G. (1998). Faculty workshop on using instructional technologies and satellite data for college-level education in the atmospheric and earth sciences, Bulletin Amer. Meteor. Soc., 79, 2153-2160
1997
Smith, W. L., Stamnes, K. (Eds.) Dana, G. L., Wetzel, M. A., Wharton, R. A. (1997). Satellite-derived suface temperatures in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, AntarticaSatellite-derived suface temperatures in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antartica, In IRS ’96: Current Problems in Atmospheric Radiation, 530-533, Deepak Publishing
Conference Proceedings
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