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Dr. Sean P.f. Casey
Associate Scientist
Hurricane Research Division-CIMAS
phone: 301-683-3620

NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149

Professional Interests

Currently I mainly work in simulated environments, using global simulations of Earth's meteorology to simulate new and current observations, with the goal of improving the medium-range (3-7 day) forecast skill.  I've worked with members of the AOML Observing System Simulation Experiment (OSSE) team since 2012, before officially joining AOML in 2016.  I'm particularly interested in characterization of instrument errors in simulated observations, model-state adjustments needed to match real-world model performance, and application of new methodologies in ways where an OSSE can be informative in how those methodologies are used in real-world model analyses and forecasts.


While I am proud to be a member of the OAR/AOML family, I do my work in College Park, MD, at the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP).  This allows me to work closely with scientists in NESDIS/STAR and NWS/NCEP/EMC, sharing lessons learned within AOML-led projects while also tracking developments in observations and modelling of importance to AOML/HRD.

        Recently Published Peer-Reviewed Papers

        1. Cucurull, L., and S.P.F. Casey. Improved impacts in observing system simulation experiments of radio occultation observations as a result of model and data assimilation changes. Monthly Weather Review, 149(1):207-220, https://doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-20-0174.1 2021
        2. Mueller, M.J., A.C. Kren, L. Cucurull S.P.F. Casey, R.N. Hoffman, R. Atlas, and T.R. Peevey. Impact of refractivity profiles from a proposed GNSS-RO constellation on tropical cyclone forecasts in a global modeling system. Monthly Weather Review, 148(7):3037-3057, https://doi.org./10.1175/MWR-D-19-0360.1 2020
        3. Boukabara, S.-A., K. Ide, N. Shahroudi, Y. Zhou, T. Zhu, R. Li, L. Cucurull, R. Atlas, S.P.F. Casey, and R.N. Hoffman. Community global Observing System Simulation Experiment (OSSE) package (CGOP): Perfect observations simulation validation. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 35(1):207-226, doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-17-00771 2018

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