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.

    Positions/Employment

    7/2018 - Present

    Associate Research Scientist

    Morgan State University/GESTAR, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt MD
    2/2011 - 6/2018

    Assistant Research Scientist

    Morgan State University, NASA/GMAO Greenbelt MD
    9/2005 - 1/2011

    Research Associate

    Colorado State University, Boulder, CO

     

    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, June 1999


    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    PrivÉ, N. C., R. M. Errico, and W. McCarty. 2021. "The importance of simulated errors in observing system simulation experiments." Tellus A: Dynamic Meteorology and Oceanography, 73 (1): 1-17 [10.1080/16000870.2021.1886795]

    Privé, N. C. 2021. "Comment on “Use of Observing System Simulation Experiments in the United States”." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 102 (1): E80-E83 [10.1175/bams-d-20-0240.1]

    McCarty, W., D. Carvalho, I. Moradi, and N. C. Privé. 2020. "Observing System Simulation Experiments Investigating Atmospheric Motion Vectors and Radiances from a Constellation of 4-5 μm Infrared Sounders." Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, [10.1175/jtech-d-20-0109.1]

    Privé, N. C., R. M. Errico, R. Todling, and A. El Akkraoui. 2020. "Evaluation of adjoint‐based observation impacts as a function of forecast length using an Observing System Simulation Experiment." Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, qj.3909 [10.1002/qj.3909]

    Errico, R. M., D. Carvalho, N. C. Privé, and M. Sienkiewicz. 2020. "Simulation of Atmospheric Motion Vectors for an Observing System Simulation Experiment." Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 37 (3): 489-505 [10.1175/jtech-d-19-0079.1]

    Privé, N. C., and R. M. Errico. 2019. "Uncertainty of Observation Impact Estimation in an Adjoint Model Investigated with an Observing System Simulation Experiment." Monthly Weather Review, 147 (9): 3191-3204 [10.1175/mwr-d-19-0097.1]

    Errico, R. M., and N. C. Privé. 2018. "Some general and fundamental requirements for designing observing system simulation experiments (OSSEs). ." World Meteorological Organization White Paper, WWRP 2018-8: 33.

    Hoffman, R. N., N. Privé, and M. Bourassa. 2017. "Comments on “Reanalyses and Observations: What’s the Difference?”." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 98 (11): 2455-2459 [10.1175/bams-d-17-0008.1]

    Privé, N. C., and R. M. Errico. 2016. "Temporal and Spatial Interpolation Errors of High-Resolution Modeled Atmospheric Fields." Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 33: 303–311 [Full Text (Link)] [http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-15-0132.1]

    Privé, N. C., and R. M. Errico. 2015. "Spectral analysis of forecast error investigated with an observing system simulation experiment." Tellus A, 67: 25977 [10.3402/tellusa.v67.25977]

    Errico, R. M., N. C. Privé, and W. Gu. 2015. "Use of an OSSE to evaluate background-error covariances estimated by the NMC method." Q.J.R. Meteorol. Soc., 141: 611-618 [10.1002/qj.2384]

    Privé, N. C., Y. Xie, S. Koch, et al. R. Atlas, S. J. Majumdar, and R. N. Hoffman. 2014. "An Observing System Simulation Experiment for the Unmanned Aircraft System Data Impact on Tropical Cyclone Track Forecasts." Monthly Weather Review, 142 (11): 4357-4363 [10.1175/MWR-D-14-00197.1]

    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]

    Privé, 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: [10.3402/tellusa.v65i0.19011]

    Privé, 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]

    Privé, 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]

    Privé, N. C., and R. A. Plumb. 2007. "Monsoon Dynamics with Interactive Forcing. Part II: Impact of Eddies and Asymmetric Geometries." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 64 (5): 1431-1442 [10.1175/jas3917.1]

    Privé, N. C., and R. A. Plumb. 2007. "Monsoon Dynamics with Interactive Forcing. Part I: Axisymmetric Studies." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 64 (5): 1417-1430 [10.1175/jas3916.1]

    Non-Refereed

    Errico, R. M., N. C. Prive, D. Carvalho, et al. M. E. Sienkiewicz, A. El Akkraoui, J. Guo, R. Todling, W. R. Mccarty, W. M. Putman, A. M. Da Silva, R. Gelaro, and I. Moradi. 2017. "Description of the GMAO OSSE for Weather Analysis Software Package: Version 3." NASA Technical Report Series on Global Modeling and Data Assimilation, NASA/TM-2017-104606 48: 156 pp. [Full Text (Link)]

    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):

    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.

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    PrivÉ, N. C., R. M. Errico, and W. McCarty. 2021. "The importance of simulated errors in observing system simulation experiments." Tellus A: Dynamic Meteorology and Oceanography 73 (1): 1-17 [10.1080/16000870.2021.1886795]

    Privé, N. C. 2021. "Comment on “Use of Observing System Simulation Experiments in the United States”." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 102 (1): E80-E83 [10.1175/bams-d-20-0240.1]

    McCarty, W., D. Carvalho, I. Moradi, and N. C. Privé. 2020. "Observing System Simulation Experiments Investigating Atmospheric Motion Vectors and Radiances from a Constellation of 4-5 μm Infrared Sounders." Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology [10.1175/jtech-d-20-0109.1]

    Privé, N. C., R. M. Errico, R. Todling, and A. El Akkraoui. 2020. "Evaluation of adjoint‐based observation impacts as a function of forecast length using an Observing System Simulation Experiment." Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society qj.3909 [10.1002/qj.3909]

    Errico, R. M., D. Carvalho, N. C. Privé, and M. Sienkiewicz. 2020. "Simulation of Atmospheric Motion Vectors for an Observing System Simulation Experiment." Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 37 (3): 489-505 [10.1175/jtech-d-19-0079.1]

    Privé, N. C., and R. M. Errico. 2019. "Uncertainty of Observation Impact Estimation in an Adjoint Model Investigated with an Observing System Simulation Experiment." Monthly Weather Review 147 (9): 3191-3204 [10.1175/mwr-d-19-0097.1]

    Errico, R. M., and N. C. Privé. 2018. "Some general and fundamental requirements for designing observing system simulation experiments (OSSEs). ." World Meteorological Organization White Paper WWRP 2018-8 33

    Hoffman, R. N., N. Privé, and M. Bourassa. 2017. "Comments on “Reanalyses and Observations: What’s the Difference?”." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 98 (11): 2455-2459 [10.1175/bams-d-17-0008.1]

    Privé, N. C., and R. M. Errico. 2016. "Temporal and Spatial Interpolation Errors of High-Resolution Modeled Atmospheric Fields." Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 33 303–311 [Full Text (Link)] [http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-15-0132.1]

    Privé, N. C., and R. M. Errico. 2015. "Spectral analysis of forecast error investigated with an observing system simulation experiment." Tellus A 67 25977 [10.3402/tellusa.v67.25977]

    Errico, R. M., N. C. Privé, and W. Gu. 2015. "Use of an OSSE to evaluate background-error covariances estimated by the NMC method." Q.J.R. Meteorol. Soc. 141 611-618 [10.1002/qj.2384]

    Privé, N. C., Y. Xie, S. Koch, et al. R. Atlas, S. J. Majumdar, and R. N. Hoffman. 2014. "An Observing System Simulation Experiment for the Unmanned Aircraft System Data Impact on Tropical Cyclone Track Forecasts." Monthly Weather Review 142 (11): 4357-4363 [10.1175/MWR-D-14-00197.1]

    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]

    Privé, 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 [10.3402/tellusa.v65i0.19011]

    Privé, 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]

    Privé, 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]

    Privé, N. C., and R. A. Plumb. 2007. "Monsoon Dynamics with Interactive Forcing. Part II: Impact of Eddies and Asymmetric Geometries." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 64 (5): 1431-1442 [10.1175/jas3917.1]

    Privé, N. C., and R. A. Plumb. 2007. "Monsoon Dynamics with Interactive Forcing. Part I: Axisymmetric Studies." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 64 (5): 1417-1430 [10.1175/jas3916.1]

    Non-Refereed

    Errico, R. M., N. C. Prive, D. Carvalho, et al. M. E. Sienkiewicz, A. El Akkraoui, J. Guo, R. Todling, W. R. Mccarty, W. M. Putman, A. M. Da Silva, R. Gelaro, and I. Moradi. 2017. "Description of the GMAO OSSE for Weather Analysis Software Package: Version 3." NASA Technical Report Series on Global Modeling and Data Assimilation, NASA/TM-2017-104606 48 156 pp. [Full Text (Link)]

    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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