Peter M Norris

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Peter M Norris

  • RESEARCH SCIENTIST
  • 301.614.6252 | 301.614.6297
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 610.1
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: UNIVERSITIES SPACE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION
  • Positions/Employment

    2011 - Present

    Scientist III

    Goddard Earth Sciences Technology and Research (GESTAR), University Space Research Association (USRA), Global Modeling and Assimilation Office, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 610.1, Greenbelt, MD 20771
    2000 - 2011

    Assistant Research Scientist

    Goddard Earth Science and Technology Center (GEST), University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), Global Modeling and Assimilation Office, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 610.1, Greenbelt, MD 20771
    1999 - 2000

    Staff Scientist

    Center of Excellence in Space Data and Information Science (CESDIS), University Space Research Association (USRA), Earth and Space Data Computing Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 930, Greenbelt, MD 20771
    1997 - 1999

    New Zealand Foundation for Research, Sci. and Tech. Postdoctoral Fellow

    National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), Wellington, New Zealand
    1996 - 1997

    Post-Graduate Research Oceanographer

    Marine Meteorology Research Group, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA

    Education

    1996, Ph.D., Oceanography, University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Dissertation: Radiatively driven convection in marine stratocumulus clouds.
    1989, M.Sc., Physics (1st Class Honors), University of Auckland, New Zealand
    1986, B.Sc., Physics, University of Auckland, New Zealand

    Awards

    GMAO Outstanding Performance Award, for implementation of the COSP simulators to support the GEOS-5 submission to CFMIP, January 2012.

    Other Professional Information

    H-index: 10 as of 11/7/2016

    Total Publications: 21

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Norris, P. M., and A. M. da Silva. 2016. "Monte Carlo Bayesian inference on a statistical model of sub-gridcolumn moisture variability using high-resolution cloud observations. Part 2: Sensitivity tests and results." Q.J.R. Meteorol. Soc., 142 (699): 2528-2540 [10.1002/qj.2844]

    Norris, P. M., and A. M. da Silva. 2016. "Monte Carlo Bayesian inference on a statistical model of sub-gridcolumn moisture variability using high-resolution cloud observations. Part 1: Method." Q.J.R. Meteorol. Soc., 142 (699): 2505-2527 [10.1002/qj.2843]

    Wind, G., A. M. da Silva, P. M. Norris, et al. S. Platnick, S. Mattoo, and R. C. Levy. 2016. "Multi-sensor cloud and aerosol retrieval simulator and remote sensing from model parameters – Part 2: Aerosols." Geosci. Model Dev., 9 (7): 2377-2389 [10.5194/gmd-9-2377-2016]

    Tao, W.-K., S. E. Lang, X. Zeng, et al. X. Li, T. Matsui, K. I. Mohr, D. Posselt, J.-D. Chern, C. D. Peters-Lidard, P. M. Norris, I.-S. Kang, I. Choi, A. Hou, W. K. Lau, and Y.-M. Yang. 2014. "The Goddard Cumulus Ensemble model (GCE): Improvements and Applications for Studying Precipitation Processes." Atmospheric Research, 143: 392-424 [10.1016/j.atmosres.2014.03.005]

    Wind, G., A. M. Da Silva, P. M. Norris, and S. E. Platnick. 2013. "Multi-sensor cloud retrieval simulator and remote sensing from model parameters – Part 1: Synthetic sensor radiance formulation." Geosci. Model Dev., 6 (6): 2049-2062 [10.5194/gmd-6-2049-2013]

    Oreopoulos, L., and P. Norris. 2011. "An analysis of cloud overlap at a midlatitude atmospheric observation facility." Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11 (12): 5557-5567 [10.5194/acp-11-5557-2011]

    Norris, P. M., L. Oreopoulos, A. Y. Hou, W. K. Tao, and X. Zeng. 2008. "Representation of 3D heterogeneous cloud fields using copulas: Theory for water clouds." Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 1843-1864: 10.1002/qj.321.

    Norris, P. M., and A. M. da Silva. 2007. "Assimilation of Satellite Cloud Data into the GMAO Finite-Volume Data Assimilation System Using a Parameter Estimation Method. Part I: Motivation and Algorithm Description." J. Atmos. Sci., 64 (11): 3880-3895 [10.1175/2006JAS2046.1]

    Rogers, D. P., X. Yang, P. M. Norris, et al. D. W. Johnson, G. M. Martin, C. A. Friehe, and B. W. Berger. 1995. "Diurnal evolution of the cloud-topped marine boundary layer. Part I: Nocturnal stratocumulus development." J. Atmos. Sci., 52 (16): 2953--2966.

    Randall, D. A., R. D. Cess, J. P. Blanchet, et al. S. Chalita, R. Colman, D. A. Dazlich, A. D. Del Genio, E. Keup, A. Lacis, H. Le Treut, X. Z. Liang, B. J. McAvaney, J. F. Mahfouf, V. P. Meleshko, J. J. Morcrette, P. M. Norris, G. L. Potter, L. Rikus, E. Roeckner, J. F. Royer, U. Schlese, D. A. Sheinin, A. P. Sokolov, K. E. Taylor, R. T. Wetherald, I. Yagai, and M. H. Zhang. 1994. "Analysis of snow feedbacks in 14 general circulation models." J Geophys Res, 99 (D10): 20,757-20,771 [10.1029/94JD01633]

    Cess, R. D., G. L. Potter, M. H. Zhang, et al. J. P. Blanchet, S. Chalita, R. Colman, D. A. Dazlich, A. D. Del Genio, V. Dymnikov, V. Galin, D. Jerrett, E. Keup, A. A. Lacis, H. Le Treut, X. Z. Liang, J. F. Mahfouf, B. J. McAvaney, V. P. Meleshko, J. F. Mitchell, J. J. Morcrette, P. M. Norris, D. A. Randall, L. Rikus, E. Roeckner, J. F. Royer, U. Schlese, D. A. Sheinin, J. M. Slingo, A. P. Sokolov, K. E. Taylor, W. M. Washington, R. T. Wetherald, and I. Yagai. 1991. "Interpretation of Snow-Climate Feedback as Produced by 17 General Circulation Models." Science, 253 (5022): 888-892 [10.1126/science.253.5022.888]

    Non-Refereed

    Bosilovich, M. G., S. R. Akella, L. Coy, et al. R. I. Cullather, C. S. Draper, R. Gelaro, R. M. Kovach, Q. Liu, A. M. Molod, P. M. Norris, K. Wargan, C. Yang, R. H. Reichle, L. L. Takacs, Y. V. Vikhliaev, S. C. Bloom, A. Collow, S. Firth, G. J. Labow, G. S. Partyka, S. Pawson, O. Reale, S. D. Schubert, and M. J. Suarez. 2015. "MERRA-2: Initial Evaluation of the Climate." NASA Technical Report Series on Global Modeling and Data Assimilation 43 (NASA/TM–2015–10): 139 pp.

    Gelaro, R., W. M. Putman, S. Pawson, et al. C. S. Draper, A. M. Molod, P. M. Norris, L. E. Ott, N. C. Privé, O. Reale, D. Achuthavarier, M. G. Bosilovich, V. J. Buchard, W. C. Chao, L. Coy, R. I. Cullather, A. M. Da Silva, A. S. Darmenov, R. M. Errico, M. Fuentes, M.-J. Kim, R. D. Koster, W. R. Mccarty, J. Nattala, G. S. Partyka, S. D. Schubert, G. R. Vernieres, Y. V. Vikhliaev, and K. Wargan. 2015. "Evaluation of the 7-km GEOS-5 Nature Run." NASA Technical Report Series on Global Modeling and Data Assimilation 36 (NASA/TM-2014-104606):

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Norris, P. M., and A. M. da Silva. 2016. "Monte Carlo Bayesian inference on a statistical model of sub-gridcolumn moisture variability using high-resolution cloud observations. Part 2: Sensitivity tests and results." Q.J.R. Meteorol. Soc. 142 (699): 2528-2540 [10.1002/qj.2844]

    Norris, P. M., and A. M. da Silva. 2016. "Monte Carlo Bayesian inference on a statistical model of sub-gridcolumn moisture variability using high-resolution cloud observations. Part 1: Method." Q.J.R. Meteorol. Soc. 142 (699): 2505-2527 [10.1002/qj.2843]

    Wind, G., A. M. da Silva, P. M. Norris, et al. S. Platnick, S. Mattoo, and R. C. Levy. 2016. "Multi-sensor cloud and aerosol retrieval simulator and remote sensing from model parameters – Part 2: Aerosols." Geosci. Model Dev. 9 (7): 2377-2389 [10.5194/gmd-9-2377-2016]

    Tao, W.-K., S. E. Lang, X. Zeng, et al. X. Li, T. Matsui, K. I. Mohr, D. Posselt, J.-D. Chern, C. D. Peters-Lidard, P. M. Norris, I.-S. Kang, I. Choi, A. Hou, W. K. Lau, and Y.-M. Yang. 2014. "The Goddard Cumulus Ensemble model (GCE): Improvements and Applications for Studying Precipitation Processes." Atmospheric Research 143 392-424 [10.1016/j.atmosres.2014.03.005]

    Wind, G., A. M. Da Silva, P. M. Norris, and S. E. Platnick. 2013. "Multi-sensor cloud retrieval simulator and remote sensing from model parameters – Part 1: Synthetic sensor radiance formulation." Geosci. Model Dev. 6 (6): 2049-2062 [10.5194/gmd-6-2049-2013]

    Oreopoulos, L., and P. Norris. 2011. "An analysis of cloud overlap at a midlatitude atmospheric observation facility." Atmos. Chem. Phys. 11 (12): 5557-5567 [10.5194/acp-11-5557-2011]

    Norris, P. M., L. Oreopoulos, A. Y. Hou, W. K. Tao, and X. Zeng. 2008. "Representation of 3D heterogeneous cloud fields using copulas: Theory for water clouds." Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc. 1843-1864 10.1002/qj.321

    Norris, P. M., and A. M. da Silva. 2007. "Assimilation of Satellite Cloud Data into the GMAO Finite-Volume Data Assimilation System Using a Parameter Estimation Method. Part I: Motivation and Algorithm Description." J. Atmos. Sci. 64 (11): 3880-3895 [10.1175/2006JAS2046.1]

    Rogers, D. P., X. Yang, P. M. Norris, et al. D. W. Johnson, G. M. Martin, C. A. Friehe, and B. W. Berger. 1995. "Diurnal evolution of the cloud-topped marine boundary layer. Part I: Nocturnal stratocumulus development." J. Atmos. Sci. 52 (16): 2953--2966

    Randall, D. A., R. D. Cess, J. P. Blanchet, et al. S. Chalita, R. Colman, D. A. Dazlich, A. D. Del Genio, E. Keup, A. Lacis, H. Le Treut, X. Z. Liang, B. J. McAvaney, J. F. Mahfouf, V. P. Meleshko, J. J. Morcrette, P. M. Norris, G. L. Potter, L. Rikus, E. Roeckner, J. F. Royer, U. Schlese, D. A. Sheinin, A. P. Sokolov, K. E. Taylor, R. T. Wetherald, I. Yagai, and M. H. Zhang. 1994. "Analysis of snow feedbacks in 14 general circulation models." J Geophys Res 99 (D10): 20,757-20,771 [10.1029/94JD01633]

    Cess, R. D., G. L. Potter, M. H. Zhang, et al. J. P. Blanchet, S. Chalita, R. Colman, D. A. Dazlich, A. D. Del Genio, V. Dymnikov, V. Galin, D. Jerrett, E. Keup, A. A. Lacis, H. Le Treut, X. Z. Liang, J. F. Mahfouf, B. J. McAvaney, V. P. Meleshko, J. F. Mitchell, J. J. Morcrette, P. M. Norris, D. A. Randall, L. Rikus, E. Roeckner, J. F. Royer, U. Schlese, D. A. Sheinin, J. M. Slingo, A. P. Sokolov, K. E. Taylor, W. M. Washington, R. T. Wetherald, and I. Yagai. 1991. "Interpretation of Snow-Climate Feedback as Produced by 17 General Circulation Models." Science 253 (5022): 888-892 [10.1126/science.253.5022.888]

    Non-Refereed

    Bosilovich, M. G., S. R. Akella, L. Coy, et al. R. I. Cullather, C. S. Draper, R. Gelaro, R. M. Kovach, Q. Liu, A. M. Molod, P. M. Norris, K. Wargan, C. Yang, R. H. Reichle, L. L. Takacs, Y. V. Vikhliaev, S. C. Bloom, A. Collow, S. Firth, G. J. Labow, G. S. Partyka, S. Pawson, O. Reale, S. D. Schubert, and M. J. Suarez. 2015. "MERRA-2: Initial Evaluation of the Climate." NASA Technical Report Series on Global Modeling and Data Assimilation 43 (NASA/TM–2015–10) 139 pp.

    Gelaro, R., W. M. Putman, S. Pawson, et al. C. S. Draper, A. M. Molod, P. M. Norris, L. E. Ott, N. C. Privé, O. Reale, D. Achuthavarier, M. G. Bosilovich, V. J. Buchard, W. C. Chao, L. Coy, R. I. Cullather, A. M. Da Silva, A. S. Darmenov, R. M. Errico, M. Fuentes, M.-J. Kim, R. D. Koster, W. R. Mccarty, J. Nattala, G. S. Partyka, S. D. Schubert, G. R. Vernieres, Y. V. Vikhliaev, and K. Wargan. 2015. "Evaluation of the 7-km GEOS-5 Nature Run." NASA Technical Report Series on Global Modeling and Data Assimilation 36 (NASA/TM-2014-104606):

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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