DRI / DIRECTORY / MELANIE WETZEL
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Dr. Melanie Wetzel
Associate Research Professor, 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
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

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

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