Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Austin L Conaty

(PROGRAMMER/ANALYST)

 austin.l.conaty@nasa.gov

 301.614.6149

Org Code: 610.1

NASA/GSFC
Mail Code: 610.1
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Employer: SCIENCE SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS INC

Brief Bio


Weather observer for the US Air Force 1981-1986 and DC Air National Guard from 1986-1989.  Student worker in UMCP Meteorology Department from 1987-1991 mainly working on network of computers for the department. 1991-1996 Faculty Research Assistant for Dept of Meteorology and UMCP. Since 1996 have been working in GMAO (was DAO) as data programmer and analyst.  Involved in monitoring of GEOS-5 real time DAS and forecast systems and have been involved in supporting SOLVE, POLARIS, and other recent campaigns like HS3, DISCOVER-AQ, ATTREX, SEAC4RS. ORACLES, and KORUS-AQ by providing customized GMAO forecast map products used to assist in flight planning of missions.

Current Projects


Monitoring of data assimilation observing system for Global Modeling and Assimilation Office


Positions/Employment


Programmer/Analyst

SSAI at NASA's Global Modeling and Assimilation Office - NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

February 2012 - Present



Programmer/Analyst

SAIC at Data Assimilation Office (DAO) and then Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO) - NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

May 1996 - February 2012


Education


M.S. Meteorology in 1995 from University of Maryland College Park
B.S. Physical Science in 1991 from University of Maryland College Park

Professional Societies


American Meteorological Society

1989 - Present


DC chapter of American Meteorological Society

2005 - Present


AGU

1991 - Present

Awards


2015 - NASA Group Achievement Award to Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel. "For outstanding achievements of the  Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) airborne mission to investigate the factors influencing hurricane intensity change."

Other Professional Information


Citation indices      All        Since 2011
Citations              1860           1834
h-index                    3                 3
i10-index                 2                 1

Publications


Refereed

Reichle, R. H., G. J. De Lannoy, Q. Liu, et al. R. D. Koster, J. Kimball, W. Crow, J. V. Ardizzone, P. Chakraborty, D. W. Collins, A. L. Conaty, M. Girotto, L. Jones, J. Kolassa, H. P. Lievens, R. A. Lucchesi, and E. B. Smith. 2017. Global Assessment of the SMAP Level-4 Surface and Root-Zone Soil Moisture Product Using Assimilation Diagnostics Journal of Hydrometeorology 18 3217-3237 [10.1175/JHM-D-17-0130.1]

Reichle, R. H., G. J. De Lannoy, Q. Liu, et al. J. V. Ardizzone, A. Colliander, A. Conaty, W. Crow, T. J. Jackson, L. A. Jones, J. S. Kimball, R. D. Koster, S. P. Mahanama, E. B. Smith, A. Berg, S. Bircher, D. Bosch, T. G. Caldwell, M. Cosh, C. D. Holifield Collins, K. H. Jensen, S. Livingston, E. Lopez-Baeza, J. Martínez-Fernández, H. McNairn, M. Moghaddam, A. Pacheco, T. Pellarin, J. Prueger, T. Rowlandson, M. Seyfried, P. Starks, Z. Su, M. Thibeault, R. van der Velde, J. Walker, X. Wu, and Y. Zeng. 2017. Assessment of the SMAP Level-4 Surface and Root-Zone Soil Moisture Product Using In Situ Measurements Journal of Hydrometeorology 18 (10): 2621-2645 [10.1175/jhm-d-17-0063.1]

Gelaro, R., W. McCarty, M. J. Suárez, et al. R. Todling, A. Molod, L. Takacs, C. Randles, A. Darmenov, M. G. Bosilovich, R. Reichle, K. Wargan, L. Coy, R. Cullather, C. Draper, S. Akella, V. Buchard, A. Conaty, A. da Silva, W. Gu, G.-K. Kim, R. Koster, R. Lucchesi, D. Merkova, J. E. Nielsen, G. Partyka, S. Pawson, W. Putman, M. Rienecker, S. D. Schubert, M. Sienkiewicz, and B. Zhao. 2017. The Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis for Research and Applications, Version 2 (MERRA-2) Journal of Climate 30 5419–5454 [10.1175/jcli-d-16-0758.1]

Rienecker, M. M., M. J. Suarez, R. Gelaro, et al. R. Todling, J. Bacmeister, E. Liu, M. G. Bosilovich, S. D. Schubert, L. Takacs, G.-K. Kim, S. Bloom, J. Chen, D. Collins, A. Conaty, A. da Silva, W. Gu, J. Joiner, R. D. Koster, R. Lucchesi, A. Molod, T. Owens, S. Pawson, P. Pegion, C. R. Redder, R. H. Reichle, F. R. Robertson, A. G. Ruddick, M. Sienkiewicz, and J. Woollen. 2011. MERRA: NASA’s Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis for Research and Applications J. Climate 24 (14): 3624-3648 [10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00015.1]

Conaty, A. L., J. C. Jusem, L. Takacs, D. Keyser, and R. Atlas. 2001. The Structure and Evolution of Extratropical Cyclones, Fronts, Jet Streams, and the Tropopause in the GEOS General Circulation Model Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 82 (9): 1853-1867 [10.1175/1520-0477(2001)082<1853:tsaeoe>2.3.co;2]