Nikki C Privé

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Nikki C Privé

  • Assistant Research Scientist
  • 301.614.5251
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 610.1
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: MORGAN STATE UNIV.
  • Brief Bio

    Dr. Privé completed a B.S. in mechanical engineering at University of Maryland, College Park in 1999, followed by an M.S. (2002) and Sc.D. (2005) in meteorology at MIT. Her thesis work was on the dynamics of the Hadley circulation and monsoons. From 2005 to 2011, she worked on Observing System Simulation Experiments in support of the NOAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program at NOAA/ESRL. In 2011, Dr. Privé joined GESTAR to continue working on OSSEs at the NASA Global Modelling and Assimilation Office.

    Education

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Cambridge, MA
    Sc.D., Atmospheric Science, June 2005
    Thesis under Prof. R. Alan Plumb on “Axisymmetric Theory and the Interactive, Asymmetric Monsoon”

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Cambridge, MA
    M.S., Atmospheric Science, June 2002
    Thesis under Prof. R. Alan Plumb on “Zonally Symmetric Monsoon Dynamics in a General Circulation Model”

    University of Maryland, College Park
    College Park, MD
    B.S., Mechanical Engineering, summa cum laude, June 1999


    Professional Societies

    American Meteorological Society, 2005 - Present
    American Geophysical Union, 2010 - Present

    Publications

    Refereed

    Errico, R. M., N. C. Prive, and W. Gu. 2014. "Use of an OSSE to evaluate background-error covariances estimated by the NMC method." Q.J.R. Meteorol. Soc. (In Press) early view [10.1002/qj.2384]

    Errico, R. M., and N. C. Prive. 2014. "An estimate of some analysis-error statistics using the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office observing-system simulation framework." Q.J.R. Meteorol. Soc. 140 (680): 1005-1012 [10.1002/qj.2180]

    Prive, N. C., R. M. Errico, and K.-S. Tai. 2014. "The Impact of Increased Frequency of Rawinsonde Observations on Forecast Skill Investigated with an Observing System Simulation Experiment." Mon. Weather Rev. 142 (5): 1823-1834 [10.1175/MWR-D-13-00237.1]

    Prive, N. C., Y. Xie, J. S. Woollen, et al. S. E. Koch, R. Atlas, and R. E. Hood. 2013. "Evaluation of the Earth Systems Research Laboratory’s global Observing System Simulation Experiment system." Tellus-A 65 [http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/tellusa.v65i0.19011]

    Prive, N. C., and R. M. Errico. 2013. "The role of model and initial condition error in numerical weather forecasting investigated with an observing system simulation experiment." Tellus A 65 21740 [10.3402/tellusa.v65i0.21740]

    Prive, N. C., R. M. Errico, and K.-S. Tai. 2013. "The influence of observation errors on analysis error and forecast skill investigated with an observing system simulation experiment." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 118 (11): 5332-5346 [10.1002/jgrd.50452]

    Prive, N. C., R. M. Errico, and K.-S. Tai. 2013. "Validation of the forecast skill of the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office Observing System Simulation Experiment." Q.J.R. Meteorol. Soc. 139 (674): 1354-1363 [10.1002/qj.2029]

    Errico, R. M., R. Yang, N. C. Prive, et al. K.-S. Tai, R. Todling, M. E. Sienkiewicz, and J. Guo. 2013. "Development and validation of observing-system simulation experiments at NASA's Global Modeling and Assimilation Office." Q.J.R. Meteorol. Soc. 139 (674): 1162-1178 [10.1002/qj.2027]

    Talks, Presentations and Posters

    The impact of supplemental rawinsonde observations on numerical weather prediction investigated in an OSSE 2 / 2014
    Poster presentation at the 18th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface, 94th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting
    Investigating Sources of Error in Numerical Weather Forecasting with an Observing System Simulation Experiment 10 / 2013
    Poster presentation at the 6th WMO Symposium on Data Assimilation, College Park. MD
    The impact of observation errors on analysis error and forecast skill investigated with an Observing System Simulation Experiment 2012
    Poster presentation at American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting

    Brief Bio

    Dr. Privé completed a B.S. in mechanical engineering at University of Maryland, College Park in 1999, followed by an M.S. (2002) and Sc.D. (2005) in meteorology at MIT. Her thesis work was on the dynamics of the Hadley circulation and monsoons. From 2005 to 2011, she worked on Observing System Simulation Experiments in support of the NOAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program at NOAA/ESRL. In 2011, Dr. Privé joined GESTAR to continue working on OSSEs at the NASA Global Modelling and Assimilation Office.

    Refereed

    Errico, R. M., N. C. Prive, and W. Gu. 2014. "Use of an OSSE to evaluate background-error covariances estimated by the NMC method." Q.J.R. Meteorol. Soc. (In Press) early view [10.1002/qj.2384]

    Errico, R. M., and N. C. Prive. 2014. "An estimate of some analysis-error statistics using the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office observing-system simulation framework." Q.J.R. Meteorol. Soc. 140 (680): 1005-1012 [10.1002/qj.2180]

    Prive, N. C., R. M. Errico, and K.-S. Tai. 2014. "The Impact of Increased Frequency of Rawinsonde Observations on Forecast Skill Investigated with an Observing System Simulation Experiment." Mon. Weather Rev. 142 (5): 1823-1834 [10.1175/MWR-D-13-00237.1]

    Prive, N. C., Y. Xie, J. S. Woollen, et al. S. E. Koch, R. Atlas, and R. E. Hood. 2013. "Evaluation of the Earth Systems Research Laboratory’s global Observing System Simulation Experiment system." Tellus-A 65 [http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/tellusa.v65i0.19011]

    Prive, N. C., and R. M. Errico. 2013. "The role of model and initial condition error in numerical weather forecasting investigated with an observing system simulation experiment." Tellus A 65 21740 [10.3402/tellusa.v65i0.21740]

    Prive, N. C., R. M. Errico, and K.-S. Tai. 2013. "The influence of observation errors on analysis error and forecast skill investigated with an observing system simulation experiment." J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 118 (11): 5332-5346 [10.1002/jgrd.50452]

    Prive, N. C., R. M. Errico, and K.-S. Tai. 2013. "Validation of the forecast skill of the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office Observing System Simulation Experiment." Q.J.R. Meteorol. Soc. 139 (674): 1354-1363 [10.1002/qj.2029]

    Errico, R. M., R. Yang, N. C. Prive, et al. K.-S. Tai, R. Todling, M. E. Sienkiewicz, and J. Guo. 2013. "Development and validation of observing-system simulation experiments at NASA's Global Modeling and Assimilation Office." Q.J.R. Meteorol. Soc. 139 (674): 1162-1178 [10.1002/qj.2027]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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