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The AMU publishes their work in professional peer-reviewed journals.

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The AMU has published their work in numerous peer-reviewed scientific journals to include the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Journal of Applied Meteorology, Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Weather and Forecasting, Journal of Atmosperhic and Oceanic Technology, Monthly Weather Review, College Mathematics Journal, Journal of Climate, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, Journal of Geophysical Research and the National Weather Digest.

The information below contains a list of all peer-reviewed journal articles authored by the AMU listed by the year of publication. The AMU author's name is in bold font.



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Merceret, F. J., T. P. O'Brien, W. P. Roeder, L. L. Huddleston, W. H. Bauman III, and G. J. Jedlovec Transitioning Research to Operations: Transforming the "Valley of Death" into a "Valley of Opportunity" Space Weather, Vol 11, pp. 637-640, doi:10.1002/swe.20099

Merceret, F. J. Two Empirical Models for Land-falling Hurricane Gust Factors National Weather Digest, Vol 33, No 1, pp. 27-35

Merceret, F. J., J. G. Ward, D. M. Mach, M. G. Bateman, and J. E. Dye On the Magnitude of Electric Fields Near Thunderstorm Associated Clouds J. Appl. Meteor. & Climatol., Vol. 47, No. 1, pp.240-248

Dye, J. E., M. G. Bateman, H. J. Christian, E. Defer, C. A. Grainger, W. D. Hall, E. P. Krider, S. A. Lewis, D. M. Mach, Francis Merceret, J. C. Willett, and P. T. Willis Electric Fields, Cloud Microphysics and Reflectivity in Anvils of Florida Thunderstorms J. Geophys. Res & Atmos., Vol. 112, D11215, doi:10.1029/ 2006JD007550

Francis Merceret Rapid Temporal Changes of Boundary Layer Winds J. Appl. Meteor. & Climatol., Vol. 45, No. 7, pp. 1016-1020
Merceret, Francis, David Short, and Jennifer Ward Radar Evaluation of Optical Cloud Constraints to Space Launch Operations J. Spacecraft & Rockets, Vol. 43, No. 1, pp. 248-251
Pinter, Don, Francis Merceret, and Clay Hatley Performance Validation of the Upgraded Eastern Range 50 MHz Profiler J. Spacecraft & Rockets, Vol. 43, No. 3, pp. 693-695

Case, Jonathan, Mark Wheeler, John Manobianco, Johnny Weems, and William Roeder A 7-Yr Climatological Study of Land Breezes over the Florida Spaceport J. Appl. Meteor., Vol. 44, No. 3, pp. 340-356
Short, David and Francis Merceret On the Positive Bias of Peak Horizontal Velocity from an Idealized Doppler Profiler J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 98-104

Case, Jonathan, John Manobianco, John Lane, Christopher Immer, and Francis Merceret An Objective Technique for Verifying Sea Breezes in High-Resolution Numerical Weather Prediction Models Wea. Forecasting, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 690-705
Short, David, James Sardonia, Winifred Lambert, and Mark Wheeler Nowcasting Thunderstorm Anvil Clouds over Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Wea. Forecasting, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 706-713
Ward, Jennifer and Francis Merceret An Automated Cloud-Edge Detection Algorithm Using Cloud Physics and Radar Data J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., Vol. 21, No. 5, pp. 762-765

Lambert, Winifred, Francis Merceret, Gregory Taylor, and Jennifer Ward Performance of Five 915 MHz Wind Profilers and an Associated Automated Quality Control Algorithm in an Operational Environment J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., Vol. 20, No. 11, pp. 1488-1495
Short, David Atlantic Equatorial Rain Frequency: An Inter-centennial Comparison J. Climate, Vol. 17, No. 13, pp. 2296-2301

Case, Jonathan, John Manobianco, Timothy Oram, Tim Garner, Peter Blottman, and Scott Spratt Local Data Integration over East-Central Florida using the ARPS Data Analysis System Wea. Forecasting, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 3-26
Case, Jonathan, John Manobianco, Allan Dianic, Mark Wheeler, Dewey Harms, and Carlton Parks Verification of High-Resolution RAMS Forecasts over East-Central Florida during the 1999 and 2000 Summer Months Wea. Forecasting, Vol. 17, No. 6, pp. 1133-1151

Merceret, Francis The Coherence Time of Midtropospheric Wind Features as a Function of Vertical Scale from 300 m to 2 km J. Appl. Meteor., Vol. 39, No. 12, pp. 2409-2420
Short, David, and Kenji Nakamura TRMM Radar Observations of Shallow Precipitation over the Tropical Oceans J. Climate, Vol. 13, No. 23, pp 4107-4124
Smith, Brian, and Francis Merceret The Lognormal Distribution College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 31, No. 4, pp. 259-261
Rogers, Robert, J. Michael Fritsch, and Winifred Lambert A Simple Technique for Using Radar Data in the Dynamic Initialization of a Mesoscale Model Mon. Wea. Rev., Vol. 128, No. 7, pp. 2560-2574

Merceret, Francis The Vertical Resolution of the Kennedy Space Center 50 MHz Wind Profiler J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., Vol. 16, No. 9, pp. 1273-1278
Schumann, Robin, Greg Taylor, Francis Merceret, and Timothy Wilfong Performance Characteristics of the Kennedy Space Center 50 MHz Doppler Radar Wind Profiler Using the Median Filter/First Guess Data Reduction Algorithm J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., Vol. 16, No. 5, pp. 532-549
Nutter, Paul, and John Manobianco Evaluation of the 29-km Eta Model. Part I: Objective Verification at Three Selected Stations Wea. Forecasting, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 5-17
Manobianco, and Paul Nutter Evaluation of the 29-km Eta Model. Part II: Subjective Verification over Florida Wea. Forecasting, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 18-37

Merceret, Francis Risk Assessment Consequences of the Lognormal Distribution of Mid-Tropospheric Winds J. Spacecraft & Rockets, Vol. 35, No. 1, pp. 111-112

Merceret, Francis Rapid Temporal Changes of Midtropospheric Winds J. Appl. Meteor., Vol. 36, No. 11, pp. 1567-1575

Manobianco, John, John Zack, and Gregory Taylor Workstation-Based Real-Time Mesoscale Modeling Designed for Weather Support to Operations at the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Station Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 5-17

Merceret, Francis The Effect of Sensor Spacing on Wind Measurements at the Shuttle Landing Facility NASA Technical Paper, 3529
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