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Dr. Sim D. Aberson
Hurricane Research Division
phone: 305-361-4334
fax: 305-361-4402

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

Professional Interests

hurricanes, track, dropwindsondes, observing system experiments


Current Research Projects

Manuscripts in Review

  1. Aberson, S. D., A. Aksoy, K. Sellwood, T. Vukicevic, and X. Zhang, 2013: Assimilation of high-resolution tropical cyclone observations with an ensemble Kalman Filter using HEDAS: Evaluation of 2008-2011 HWRF forecasts. Mon. Wea. Rev., accepted with revisions.

Recently Published Peer-Reviewed Papers

  1. Aberson, S.D., and J. Kaplan. The relationship between the Madden-Julian Oscillation and tropical cyclone rapid intensification. Weather and Forecasting, 35(10):1865-1870, https://doi.org/10.1175/WAF-D-19-0209.1 2020
  2. Christophersen, H., A. Aksoy, J. Dunion, and S. Aberson. Composite impact of Global Hawk unmanned aircraft dropwindsondes on tropical cyclone analyses and forecasts. Monthly Weather Review, 146(7):2297-2314, doi:10.1175/MWR-D-17-0304.1 2018
  3. Tang, J., J.A. Zhang, S.D. Aberson, F.D. Marks, and X. Lei. Multilevel tower observations of vertical eddy diffusivity and mixing length in the tropical cyclone boundary layer during landfalls. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 75(9):3159-3168, doi:10.1175/JAS-D-17-0353.1 2018

    Awards and Honors

    2012NASA Group Achievement AwardNASA
    2007National Academy of Science Kavli Frontier FellowNational Academy of Science
    2005GLBT Scientist of the Year AwardNational Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals
    2003Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and EngineersWhite House
    2003 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Research Employee of the YearNOAA
    1999Outstanding Scientific Paper AwardNOAA/Environmental Research Laboratories
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