Dagmar Merkova

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Dagmar Merkova

  • Support Scientist
  • 301.614.5024
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 610.1
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: SCIENCE SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS INC
  • Brief Bio

    Support scientist at GMAO NASA, Greenbelt, from 2010. She  is a part of the team developing and managing data assimilation for GEOS 5 system. She is part of the group that monitors input and impact of the satellite radiance data. She did impact study of the assimilation of the clear sky humidity from AIRS data on the GEOS5 forecast. Recently, her interest is focused on the impact of the satellite winds in the GEOS5 system. She is familiar with the development of the GSI part of the GEOS5 system and tools for evaluating and monitoring of its performance.

    Research assistant at University of Maryland, College Park, MD, from 2001-2010: D. Merkova was a member of the Weather-Chaos Group at UMD. She was responsible for development of different strategies of data assimilation with limited-area models. Her experience with weather forecast models of regional and global scale, particularly with GFS NCEP and RSM NCEP, allowed her to develop and compare set of strategies for implementation of Local Ensemble Kalman Filter for limited area model. She has also designed and maintains group web page (http://www.weatherchaos.umd.edu)


    Support scientist, Numerical Prediction Division, Czech Hydro-Meteorological Institute, Prague Czech Republic, 1998-2001: D. Merkova worked in the operational team responsible for development, running and verification of regional forecast model on national level. She worked in a group with focus on verification of precipitation forecast and assimilation techniques


    Freelance software consultant, Czech Republic, 1993-2001: D. Merkova taught various software application (for example: MS Windows MS Office Suite applications, Adobe Photoshop, Corel Suite, etc). She also received the ACE (Adobe Certified Expert) certificate, 2000.


    Visitor scientist at Meteo-France, Toulouse, France 1997, 1999, 2000 - D. Merkova was working on special projects for development of regional forecast model ALADIN at Meteo France, such as diagnostics of PBL, verification of precipitation and data assimilation.

    Education

    PhD University of Maryland (May 2011)

    Brief Bio

    Support scientist at GMAO NASA, Greenbelt, from 2010. She  is a part of the team developing and managing data assimilation for GEOS 5 system. She is part of the group that monitors input and impact of the satellite radiance data. She did impact study of the assimilation of the clear sky humidity from AIRS data on the GEOS5 forecast. Recently, her interest is focused on the impact of the satellite winds in the GEOS5 system. She is familiar with the development of the GSI part of the GEOS5 system and tools for evaluating and monitoring of its performance.

    Research assistant at University of Maryland, College Park, MD, from 2001-2010: D. Merkova was a member of the Weather-Chaos Group at UMD. She was responsible for development of different strategies of data assimilation with limited-area models. Her experience with weather forecast models of regional and global scale, particularly with GFS NCEP and RSM NCEP, allowed her to develop and compare set of strategies for implementation of Local Ensemble Kalman Filter for limited area model. She has also designed and maintains group web page (http://www.weatherchaos.umd.edu)


    Support scientist, Numerical Prediction Division, Czech Hydro-Meteorological Institute, Prague Czech Republic, 1998-2001: D. Merkova worked in the operational team responsible for development, running and verification of regional forecast model on national level. She worked in a group with focus on verification of precipitation forecast and assimilation techniques


    Freelance software consultant, Czech Republic, 1993-2001: D. Merkova taught various software application (for example: MS Windows MS Office Suite applications, Adobe Photoshop, Corel Suite, etc). She also received the ACE (Adobe Certified Expert) certificate, 2000.


    Visitor scientist at Meteo-France, Toulouse, France 1997, 1999, 2000 - D. Merkova was working on special projects for development of regional forecast model ALADIN at Meteo France, such as diagnostics of PBL, verification of precipitation and data assimilation.

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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