Paul J. McCrone

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205 Cosky Drive Apt.#19
Marina, CA  93933
Phone: (831) :UNLISTED: 
Email: PaulJMC@aol.com

Fleet Numerical Meteorology

and Oceanography Center (FNMOC)
7 Grace Hopper Ave. Stop 1
Monterey, CA 93933-5501
Phone: (831) 656-4403 
Email: Paul.J.McCrone@navy.mil

 

World Wide Web:

http://www.mccrones.com/


EDUCATION:

Student (pursuing Ph.D)

 Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif. 
 Major: Meteorology
 Projected completion: 2012-13

Degree : Master of Science

 Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska
 Major: Atmospheric Sciences
 Graduated: December 14, 1996 GPA: 3.80/4.00

Degree: Bachelor of Science

 University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island
 Major: Physics and Applied Mathematics
 Graduated: May 29, 1988 GPA: 2.97/4.00

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Meteorologist, Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center (FNMOC), Monterey,CA, Oct. 2007- Present

·       Performs a wide range of assignments of considerable difficulty and complexity in forecasting, data ingest and quality control, techniques development, or climatology. 

·         Implements, upgrades, evaluates, and maintains METOC data assimilation and numerical modeling software in an operational context and automated systems that facilitate the validation and verification of METOC numerical analysis and forecast products through qualitative and quantitative comparison to all relevant observations.

·         Develops, implements, upgrades, evaluates and maintains automated systems to acquire, decode, and quality control of all types of METOC data and the algorithms needed to maximize the value of satellite data and imagery for environmental models and tactical products.

·         Develops, implements, upgrades, evaluates and maintains methodologies for accurately describing and forecasting weather and its tactical consequences and specialized meteorological analysis techniques for distilling knowledge from data to improve the ability of FNMOC to provide the right information at the right time to warfighters.

·         Presents scientific results in a general public forum or produces a technical document for inter-agency distribution.

·         Participates in inter-agency working groups or committees to provide authoritative technical perspective in area of special expertise.

·         Assists in development of database systems.  Participates in development of special oceanographic analyses to integrate data sets to improve predictions of METOC conditions.  Initiates and performs database research to analyze large oceanographic/environmental data sets..

·         Supervisor: Mr. James A. Vermeulen, (831) 656-4393

 

Meteorologist, 2nd Weather Squadron (2WS), Offutt AFB, Nebraska,April 2007–October 2007

·        Responsible for overseeing the production of complex worldwide theater and strategic level meteorological satellite analyses & prognoses that form the basis for both computer and manually produced weather data distributed to DoD customers throughout the world. Reviewed Surface, Cloud, Weather, Severe Weather, and aviation hazards for meteorological accuracy and consistency.  Supervise production of operational METSAT & GIS products, including: Global and regional Snow Depth, Blowing Sand/dust, volcanic Ash, & special events.

·        Supervisor: Mr. Charles R. Holliday, (402) 294-9756

 

Chief Forecaster, Headquarters Air Force Weather Agency (HQ AFWA), Offutt AFB, Nebraska, November 1998 - April 2007.

·         Responsible for overseeing the production of complex worldwide theater and strategic level meteorological analyses and prognoses that form the basis for both computer and manually produced weather data distributed to DoD customers throughout the world. Reviewed Surface, Cloud, Weather, Severe Weather, and aviation hazards for meteorological accuracy and consistency. 

·         Supervise AFWA Tropical Cyclone (TC) Analysts supporting the National Hurricane Center (NHC) and Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC).

o        Served as the AFWA Meteorological Satellite Coordinator (MSC) for tropical cyclone efforts (Overall Meteorologist in charge of TC efforts)

o        Produced Dvorak Analysis Bulletins for tropical cyclones worldwide

o        Over 4,000 TC fixes produced every year

o        Considered a Subject Matter Expert in Dvorak Analysis by USAF

o        Responsible to provide initial training to new AFWA Dvorak Analysts

o        Coordinated efforts to provide AFWA/MM5 computer model data to both JTWC and NHC for use in the Navy's Automated Tropical Cyclone Forecasting (ATCF) system

o        Worked closely with Naval Research Lab Monterrey CA on tropical cyclone issues

·         Position changed due to reorganization at Air Force Weather Agency in April 2007. Reorganized into the 2nd Weather Squadron (2WS).

·         Supervisor: Mr. Charles R. Holliday, (402) 294-9756

 

 

 

Chief, Air Force Weather Technical Training, Headquarters Air Force Weather Agency (HQ AFWA), Offutt AFB, Nebraska, November 1997 - November 1998

·        Responsible for managing the training program (and conduct training activities) for the Air Force Weather Agency including, but not limited to: Synoptic and Mesoscale Meteorology, Application of Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) data from advanced computer models, Utilization of Meteorological Satellite (METSAT) imagery from current and future systems, Forecaster identification of flight hazards, such as turbulence, icing, and thunderstorms.

·        Supervisor: Major Kenneth Carey USAF (Retired)

 

 

Chief Forecaster, Headquarters Air Force Weather Agency (HQ AFWA), Offutt AFB, Nebraska, May 1997 - November 1997.

·        Responsible for overseeing the production of complex worldwide theater and strategic level meteorological analyses and prognoses that form the basis for both computer and manually produced weather data distributed to DoD customers throughout the world. Reviewed Surface, Cloud, Weather, Severe Weather, and aviation hazards for meteorological accuracy and consistency.

·        Supervisor: Captain Kim Kreis USAF (Retired)

 

 

 

Advanced Technology Exploitation Officer, Headquarters Air Force Global Weather Center (HQ AFGWC), Offutt AFB, Nebraska, October 1993 - May 1997.

·        Responsible for developing several value added workstation -based applications in support of DoD operational requirements. Included a weather satellite display tool for imagery from the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP), and an automated system for tropical cyclone tracking. Extensive Experience with DMSP Special Sensor Microwave Imager (SSM/I) imagery.

·        Supervisor: Mr. Charles R. Holliday, (402) 294-9756

 

 

Command Duty Officer/Forecaster, U.S. Naval Oceanography Command Center/ Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), Guam, September 1991 - September 1993.

·         Responsible for production of operational meteorological and oceanographic products in support of naval operations in the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans. Also responsible for safety of American and Allied shipping with respect to severe weather routing and avoidance. Also held the position of Special Projects Officer, and was responsible for SCIF security. Managed a team of forecasters and technicians producing a variety of products in support of DoD operations the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans.

·         Issued Local area Typhoon Warnings for Guam, Commonwealth of Micronesia, other Micronesian states

·         Issued High Winds and Seas warnings associated with Tropical Cyclones in Area of Responsibility

·         Supervisor: LCDR Wes Barton USN (Retired)

 

 

Operations Officer/Oceanographic Support Officer, Oceanographic Unit FIVE, USNS HARKNESS (T-AGS 32), July 1990 - August 1991.

·         Responsible for oceanographic survey operations conducted for the US Military aboard USNS HARKNESS in the Persian Gulf during OPERATION DESERT STORM. Conducted Hydrographic Survey of Indonesian Waters as well as United Arab Emirates. Responsible for detailed coastal tide analysis.

·        Commanding Officer: CDR Kathy Shields USN, CDR Green, USN

 

Forecast Duty Officer, Naval Eastern Oceanography Center, Norfolk, VA, December 1989 - May 1990.

·        Responsible for production of meteorological and oceanographic products in the Atlantic Ocean.

·        Commanding Officer: CAPTAIN D.A. PINE, USN (Retired)

 

SONAR Division Officer, USS HYMAN G. RICKOVER (SSN-709), Homeported Norfolk, VA, March 1989 - September 1989.

·        Responsible for all SONAR division personnel and equipment aboard USS HYMAN G. RICKOVER (SSN-709)

·        Commanding Officer: CDR Bruce Lemkin, USN (now Retired)

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

·        Peru State College, Peru, Nebraska, MATH 340, ELEMENTS OF STATISTICS

·        Peru State College, Peru, Nebraska, ESCI 215, INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SCIENCES

·        Peru State College, Peru, Nebraska, PHYS 202, INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS

·        University Of Nebraska, Lincoln, METR/GEOG 456, DYNAMIC METEOROLOGY I

·        University Of Nebraska, Lincoln, METR/GEOG 458, DYNAMIC METEOROLOGY II

  • University Of Nebraska, Lincoln, METR/GEOG 497, TROPICAL METEOROLOGY

 

 

COMPUTER EXPERIENCE:

 

·        Proficient in: UNIX/LINUX, IDL, PV-WAVE, HTML, SQL, PERL, WINDOWS XP, BASIC, & ArcGIS (ESRI).

·        Working knowledge of:  FORTRAN, C, and Visual BASIC.

 

ADDITONAL INFORMATION:

 

·        Member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS)

·        General Class Amateur Radio Certification, Federal Communication Commission (FCC), June 22, 2001

·        Chief Forecaster Certification, HQ Air Force Global Weather Center  June 6, 1997

·        Forecast Duty Officer Certification, Naval Eastern Oceanography Center, Norfolk VA, May 9, 1990

·        Forecaster Certification, U.S. Naval Oceanography Command Center/ Joint Typhoon Warning Center, Guam January 27, 1992

·        Graduate, U.S. Naval Submarine School, Groton, CT, February 10, 1989

·        Commissioned Officer, U.S. Navy, Naval Oceanographer, Officer Candidate School, Newport Rhode Island, September 30, 1988 through June 30, 1997


PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS:

·         AFWA/TN-06/001,(Air Force Weather Agency Technical Note) The Mesoscale Forecasting Process: Applying the Next Generation Mesoscale Forecast, 5 October 2006. Naegelin, Calvin C., & McCrone, Paul J.

o   The weather forecast effort has progressed a long way past its embryonic stage of the barotropic forecast. Both computer power and our knowledge of atmospheric processes have increased substantially over the years, allowing for the classification of many weather phenomena into scales, including the global/hemispheric scale, the synoptic scale, the mesoscale, and the microscale.

o   Please see:

o   http://www.mccrones.com/wx/Forecast_Process/TN_06_001.pdf

 

·         McCrone, Paul J.(Air Force Weather Agency)and Charles R. Holliday:OPERATIONAL APPLICATIONS OF THE AIR FORCE MARK-IV-B TACTICAL SATELLITE NETWORK. 13th (AMS) Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography. Please see: http://www.mccrones.com/AMS/AMS-04/

 

·         JP1.16 THEATER SNOW DEPTH ESTIMATES FOR DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE APPLICATIONS Paul J. McCrone, Preprints, 12th (AMS) Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography(Note: This Paper was also published in the BAMS) See: http://ams.confex.com/ams/pdfpapers/56477.pdf#search='Paul%20McCrone%20AMS'

 

·         McCrone, Paul J. 2001: Analysis of Subtropical Cyclones Using NASA QuikSCAT Data. Preprints, 11th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, 286-289. Please see:  http://www.mccrones.com/AMS/AMS-01/23535.pdf

 

·         McCrone, Paul J. 2002: Title: Case Study of an Australian Subtropical Cyclone from March 2001, 25th (AMS) Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology  Please see: http://www.mccrones.com/AMS/AMS-02/

 

·         McCrone, Paul J. 2004: Hurricane Catarina: a first in the South Atlantic. OBSERVER Magazine, HQ AFWA/PA, 106 Peacekeeper Drive SET 2N3, Offutt AFB, NE 68113-4039, pp.12-3. See: http://www.afweather.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-061020-077.pdf

 

·         McCrone, Paul J. 2001: Stalking Killer Storms. OBSERVER Magazine, HQ AFWA/PA, 106 Peacekeeper Drive SET 2N3, Offutt AFB, NE 68113-4039, pp.18-21.

http://www.afweather.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-061020-049.pdf

 

·         McCrone, Paul J. 1998: MM5: Taking Air Force Weather by storm. OBSERVER Magazine, HQ AFWA/PA, 106 Peacekeeper Drive SET 2N3, Offutt AFB, NE 68113-4039, pp.12-3. http://www.afweather.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-061020-106.pdf

 

·         McCrone, Paul J. 1996: Tropical Cyclone Tracking. OBSERVER Magazine, HQ AFWA/PA, 106 Peacekeeper Drive SET 2N3, Offutt AFB, NE 68113-4039, p.16.

http://www.afweather.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-061020-121.pdf

 

·         Boniface J. Mills, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588-0340. and Paul J. McCrone. Title: Using DMSP imagery and SSM/I data to analyze a von Karman vortex over the Black Sea. 11th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography

http://ams.confex.com/ams/11satellite/techprogram/paper_23706.htm

 

·         Supplement To: The Dvorak Tropical Cyclone Intensity Estimation Technique: A Satellite-Based Method that Has Endured for over 30 years. Christopher Velden, Bruce Harper, Frank Wells, John L. Beven II, Ray Zehr, Timothy Olander, Max Mayfield, Charles “Chip” Guard, Mark Lander, Roger Edson, Lixion Avila, Andrew Burton, Mike Turk, Akihiro Kikuchi, Adam Christian, Philippe Caroff, and Paul McCrone; Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Volume 87, Issue 9 (September 2006), Article: pp. S6–S9

See: http://ams.allenpress.com/archive/1520-0477/87/9/pdf/i1520-0477-87-9-S6.pdf

 

PERSONAL AWARDS:

·        Awarded Air Force Weather Agency  (AFWA) Operations Civilian of the Quarter, Jan-Mar 2003 (Individual Award)

·        Awarded the USAF Merewether Award (1999) for outstanding contribution to Air Force Weather (Group Award)

·        Selected as  AFWA Civilian of the Quarter, Sept  1999 ,(Individual Award)

·        Selected as  AFWA Civilian of the Quarter, Sept  1998 (Individual Award)

REFERENCES:

·         James Keane AFWA/2WG/2WS/WXV AFWA Meteorologist

·         2nd Weather Squadron

·         106 Peacekeeper Drive, Suite 2N3

·         Offutt AFB NE 68113-4039

·         Phone Number: (402) 294-9762

·         Email Address: James.Keane@afwa.af.mil

·        Reference Type: Professional (Co-worker)

·         Deborah K. Smith            

·         Remote Sensing Systems

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