Stephen Richard Guimond

Stephen Richard Guimond

  • 301.614.5809
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 612
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE COUNTY
  • Research Interests

    Remote sensing with a focus on airborne Doppler radar including designing algorithms for computing geophysical variables such as winds, latent heat and precipitation. Geophysical fluid dynamics with a focus on hurricanes, convection, turbulence and computational methods.

    Positions/Employment

    2017 - Present

    Assistant Research Professor

    UMBC/JCET, Baltimore, MD
    2014 - 2017

    Assistant Research Scientist

    University of Maryland/ESSIC, GSFC
    2012 - 2014

    Research Associate

    University of Maryland/ESSIC, GSFC
    2010 - 2012

    NASA Postdoctoral Fellow (NPP)

    Oak Ridge Associated Universities, GSFC

    Teaching Experience

    1. Tutoring student athletes in Meteorology classes at Florida State University
    2. Statistics and general Meteorology classes at Florida State University
    3. Synoptic/Dynamic Meteorology class at the Naval Postgraduate School
    4. Dynamic Meteorology class at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)
    5. PHYS 499, research physics course at UMBC
    6. PHYS 440, computational physics course at UMBC (wavelets lectures)

    Education

    2010, Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, Florida State University

    2007, M.S., Atmospheric Science, Florida State University

    2004, B.S., Atmospheric Science, Iowa State University

    Professional Societies

    American Meteorological Society (AMS), 2004 - Present
    American Geophysical Union (AGU) – Atmospheric Sciences and Nonlinear Geophysics sections, 2015 - Present

    Professional Service

    Organizing Committee:  33rd Conf. on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, 38th Conf. on Radar Meteorology & 32nd Conf. on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology
    Session Chair:  30th, 32nd, 33rd Conf. on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology and NASA Ocean Vector Winds Science Team meeting
    Mission Scientist:  NASA East Pacific Origins and Characteristics of Hurricanes (EPOCH) field program, NASA Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) field program
    Instrument Scientist:  GOES-R field program, NOAA SHOUT field program
    Reviewer:  Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Monthly Weather Review, IEEE, NASA postdoctoral program, QJRMS

    Awards

    2017, Robert H. Goddard Science Team Award

         NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, High Altitude Radar Group

         "For excellence in instrument development, field deployments and data analysis"

    2016, Best Science Highlight

         NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Earth Sciences Division (Atmospheres)

         "Developing clear, informative hurricane science"

    2014, Outstanding Performance (Software Development)

         NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Earth Sciences Division (Atmospheres)

         "Developing wind retrieval algorithms for the HIWRAP radar"

    2013, Exceptional Scientific Achievement Award

         NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes Laboratory

         "Developing wind retrieval algorithms for the HIWRAP radar"

    2006, Student Poster Award

         American Meteorological Society, 14th Conference on Satellite Meteorology

    Grants

    03/01/2017 Weather and Atmospheric Dynamics, NASA

    Understanding Hurricane Inner-Core Asymmetries and their Relationship to Convective Bursts and Storm Intensification using a Suite of NASA Data

    ; Co-PI/Science PI
    11/01/2018 Earth Venture Suborbital-3, NASA

    Investigation of Microphysics and Precipitation for Atlantic Coast-Threatening Snowstorms (IMPACTS)

    ; Co-I; ER-2 X-band Doppler Radar (EXRAD) wind retrievals and understanding the dynamics/thermodynamics of banded features in winter storms.
    09/01/2019 - 08/31/2021 Next Generation of Mesoscale Weather Observing Platforms, NOAA

    Real-time Observations of the Three-Dimensional Hurricane Boundary Layer Winds and Ocean Surface Vector Winds with an Imaging Airborne Profiler

    ; Co-PI

    Publications

    Refereed

    Guimond, S. R., P. Reasor, G. M. Heymsfield, and M. McLinden. 2019. "THE DYNAMICS OF VORTEX ROSSBY WAVES AND SECONDARY EYEWALL DEVELOPMENT IN HURRICANE MATTHEW (2016): NEW INSIGHTS FROM RADAR MEASUREMENTS." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, (Submitted)

    Guimond, S. R. 2019. "Papers of Note: Coherent turbulence in Hurricane Rita (2005) during an eyewall replacement cycle." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 100: 18-20.

    Guimond, S. R., and S. Sroka. 2018. "A Large Eddy Simulation of Hurricane Intensification: Implications for New Airborne Radars." Geophysical Research Letters, (Submitted)

    Guimond, S. R., J. Zhang, J. Sapp, and S. Frasier. 2018. "Coherent Turbulence in the Boundary Layer of Hurricane Rita (2005) During an Eyewall Replacement Cycle." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 75: 3071-3093 [10.1175/JAS-D-17-0347.1]

    Didlake, A. C., G. M. Heymsfield, P. D. Reasor, and S. R. Guimond. 2017. "Concentric Eyewall Asymmetries in Hurricane Gonzalo (2014) Observed by Airborne Radar." Monthly Weather Review, 145: 729 - 749.

    Guimond, S. R., J. M. Reisner, S. Marras, and F. X. Giraldo. 2016. "The Impacts of Dry Dynamic Cores on Asymmetric Hurricane Intensification." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 73: 4661-4684 [10.1175/JAS-D-16-0055.1]

    Guimond, S. R., G. M. Heymsfield, P. D. Reasor, and A. C. Didlake. 2016. "The Rapid Intensification of Hurricane Karl (2010): New Remote Sensing Observations of Convective Bursts from the Global Hawk Platform." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 73 (9): 3617-3639 [10.1175/jas-d-16-0026.1]

    Li, L., G. Heymsfield, J. Carswell, et al. D. H. Schaubert, M. L. McLinden, J. Creticos, M. Perrine, M. Coon, J. I. Cervantes, M. Vega, S. Guimond, L. Tian, and A. Emory. 2016. "The NASA High-Altitude Imaging Wind and Rain Airborne Profiler." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 54 (1): 298-310 [10.1109/tgrs.2015.2456501]

    Tian, L., G. M. Heymsfield, A. C. Didlake, S. Guimond, and L. Li. 2015. "Velocity–Azimuth Display Analysis of Doppler Velocity for HIWRAP." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 54 (8): 1792-1808 [10.1175/jamc-d-14-0054.1]

    Didlake, A. C., G. M. Heymsfield, L. Tian, and S. R. Guimond. 2015. "The Coplane Analysis Technique for Three-Dimensional Wind Retrieval Using the HIWRAP Airborne Doppler Radar." J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 54 (3): 605–623 [10.1175/JAMC-D-14-0203.1]

    Guimond, S. R., L. Tian, G. M. Heymsfield, and S. J. Frasier. 2014. "Wind Retrieval Algorithms for the IWRAP and HIWRAP Airborne Doppler Radars with Applications to Hurricanes." Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 31 (6): 1189-1215 [10.1175/JTECH-D-13-00140.1]

    Braun, S. A., R. Kakar, E. Zipser, et al. G. M. Heymsfield, C. Albers, S. Brown, S. Durden, S. Guimond, J. Halverson, A. Heymsfield, S. Ismail, B. Lambrigtsen, T. Miller, S. Tanelli, J. Thomas, and J. Zawislak. 2013. "NASA's Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes (GRIP) Field Experiment." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 94 (3): 345-363 [10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00232.1]

    Godinez, H., J. Reisner, A. Fierro, S. Guimond, and J. Kao. 2012. "Determining Key Model Parameters of Rapidly Intensifying Hurricane Guillermo (1997) Using the Ensemble Kalman Filter." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 69 (11): 3147-3171 [10.1175/JAS-D-12-022.1]

    Guimond, S., and J. Reisner. 2012. "A Latent Heat Retrieval and Its Effects on the Intensity and Structure Change of Hurricane Guillermo (1997). Part II: Numerical Simulations." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 69 (11): 3128-3146 [10.1175/JAS-D-11-0201.1]

    Guimond, S. R., M. A. Bourassa, and P. D. Reasor. 2011. "A Latent Heat Retrieval and Its Effects on the Intensity and Structure Change of Hurricane Guillermo (1997). Part I: The Algorithm and Observations." J Atmos Sci, 68 (8): 1549–1567 [10.1175/2011JAS3700.1]

    Heymsfield, G. M., L. Tian, A. Heymsfield, L. Li, and S. R. Guimond. 2010. "Characteristics of Deep Tropical and Subtropical Convection from Nadir-Viewing High-Altitude Airborne Doppler Radar." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 67 (2): 285-308 [10.1175/2009JAS3132.1]

    Guimond, S. R., G. M. Heymsfield, and T. Joseph. 2010. "Multiscale Observations of Hurricane Dennis (2005): The Effects of Hot Towers on Rapid Intensification." J. Atmos. Sci., 67 (3): 633-654 [10.1175/2009JAS3119.1]

    Wu, X., and S. R. Guimond. 2006. "Two- and three-dimensional cloud-resolving model simulations of the mesoscale enhancement of surface heat fluxes by precipitating deep convection." J Climate, 19: 139-149.

    Non-Refereed

    Guimond, S. R., S. Sroka, and D. Protzko. 2018. "A Large Eddy Simulation of Hurricane Intensification." 33rd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Amer. Meteor. Soc.. 17 pp. [Full Text (Link)]

    Publications

    Refereed

    Guimond, S. R., P. Reasor, G. M. Heymsfield, and M. McLinden. 2019. "THE DYNAMICS OF VORTEX ROSSBY WAVES AND SECONDARY EYEWALL DEVELOPMENT IN HURRICANE MATTHEW (2016): NEW INSIGHTS FROM RADAR MEASUREMENTS." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences (Submitted)

    Guimond, S. R. 2019. "Papers of Note: Coherent turbulence in Hurricane Rita (2005) during an eyewall replacement cycle." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 100 18-20

    Guimond, S. R., and S. Sroka. 2018. "A Large Eddy Simulation of Hurricane Intensification: Implications for New Airborne Radars." Geophysical Research Letters (Submitted)

    Guimond, S. R., J. Zhang, J. Sapp, and S. Frasier. 2018. "Coherent Turbulence in the Boundary Layer of Hurricane Rita (2005) During an Eyewall Replacement Cycle." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 75 3071-3093 [10.1175/JAS-D-17-0347.1]

    Didlake, A. C., G. M. Heymsfield, P. D. Reasor, and S. R. Guimond. 2017. "Concentric Eyewall Asymmetries in Hurricane Gonzalo (2014) Observed by Airborne Radar." Monthly Weather Review 145 729 - 749

    Guimond, S. R., J. M. Reisner, S. Marras, and F. X. Giraldo. 2016. "The Impacts of Dry Dynamic Cores on Asymmetric Hurricane Intensification." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 73 4661-4684 [10.1175/JAS-D-16-0055.1]

    Guimond, S. R., G. M. Heymsfield, P. D. Reasor, and A. C. Didlake. 2016. "The Rapid Intensification of Hurricane Karl (2010): New Remote Sensing Observations of Convective Bursts from the Global Hawk Platform." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 73 (9): 3617-3639 [10.1175/jas-d-16-0026.1]

    Li, L., G. Heymsfield, J. Carswell, et al. D. H. Schaubert, M. L. McLinden, J. Creticos, M. Perrine, M. Coon, J. I. Cervantes, M. Vega, S. Guimond, L. Tian, and A. Emory. 2016. "The NASA High-Altitude Imaging Wind and Rain Airborne Profiler." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 54 (1): 298-310 [10.1109/tgrs.2015.2456501]

    Tian, L., G. M. Heymsfield, A. C. Didlake, S. Guimond, and L. Li. 2015. "Velocity–Azimuth Display Analysis of Doppler Velocity for HIWRAP." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 54 (8): 1792-1808 [10.1175/jamc-d-14-0054.1]

    Didlake, A. C., G. M. Heymsfield, L. Tian, and S. R. Guimond. 2015. "The Coplane Analysis Technique for Three-Dimensional Wind Retrieval Using the HIWRAP Airborne Doppler Radar." J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol. 54 (3): 605–623 [10.1175/JAMC-D-14-0203.1]

    Guimond, S. R., L. Tian, G. M. Heymsfield, and S. J. Frasier. 2014. "Wind Retrieval Algorithms for the IWRAP and HIWRAP Airborne Doppler Radars with Applications to Hurricanes." Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 31 (6): 1189-1215 [10.1175/JTECH-D-13-00140.1]

    Braun, S. A., R. Kakar, E. Zipser, et al. G. M. Heymsfield, C. Albers, S. Brown, S. Durden, S. Guimond, J. Halverson, A. Heymsfield, S. Ismail, B. Lambrigtsen, T. Miller, S. Tanelli, J. Thomas, and J. Zawislak. 2013. "NASA's Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes (GRIP) Field Experiment." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 94 (3): 345-363 [10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00232.1]

    Godinez, H., J. Reisner, A. Fierro, S. Guimond, and J. Kao. 2012. "Determining Key Model Parameters of Rapidly Intensifying Hurricane Guillermo (1997) Using the Ensemble Kalman Filter." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 69 (11): 3147-3171 [10.1175/JAS-D-12-022.1]

    Guimond, S., and J. Reisner. 2012. "A Latent Heat Retrieval and Its Effects on the Intensity and Structure Change of Hurricane Guillermo (1997). Part II: Numerical Simulations." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 69 (11): 3128-3146 [10.1175/JAS-D-11-0201.1]

    Guimond, S. R., M. A. Bourassa, and P. D. Reasor. 2011. "A Latent Heat Retrieval and Its Effects on the Intensity and Structure Change of Hurricane Guillermo (1997). Part I: The Algorithm and Observations." J Atmos Sci 68 (8): 1549–1567 [10.1175/2011JAS3700.1]

    Heymsfield, G. M., L. Tian, A. Heymsfield, L. Li, and S. R. Guimond. 2010. "Characteristics of Deep Tropical and Subtropical Convection from Nadir-Viewing High-Altitude Airborne Doppler Radar." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 67 (2): 285-308 [10.1175/2009JAS3132.1]

    Guimond, S. R., G. M. Heymsfield, and T. Joseph. 2010. "Multiscale Observations of Hurricane Dennis (2005): The Effects of Hot Towers on Rapid Intensification." J. Atmos. Sci. 67 (3): 633-654 [10.1175/2009JAS3119.1]

    Wu, X., and S. R. Guimond. 2006. "Two- and three-dimensional cloud-resolving model simulations of the mesoscale enhancement of surface heat fluxes by precipitating deep convection." J Climate 19 139-149

    Non-Refereed

    Guimond, S. R., S. Sroka, and D. Protzko. 2018. "A Large Eddy Simulation of Hurricane Intensification." 33rd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Amer. Meteor. Soc.. 17 pp. [Full Text (Link)]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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