Jacob Carlin


Doppler Radar & Remote Sensing Research (DRARSR)

Job Title:Research Scientist


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Jacob is a research scientist and CIWRO lead of the Doppler Radar and Remote Sensing Research team. His research primarily focuses on applications of dual-polarization weather radar, including developing radar-based nowcasting algorithms for the NEXRAD network, improving thermodynamic and microphysical retrievals, and understanding observed polarimetric radar signatures through idealized modeling studies.

Degree (Ph.D, M.S, B.A, etc.) Major Subject University or College Name Year (YYYY) (optional)
B.S. Meteorology Rutgers University 2012
M.S. Meteorology University of Oklahoma 2014
Ph.D Meteorology University of Oklahoma 2018
Research Interests
  • Dual-polarization radar
  • Cloud and precipitation microphysics
  • Severe convection
  • Radar data assimilation/storm-scale modeling
  • Remote sensing and retrievals
Selected Publications

Dunnavan, E. L.J. T. CarlinD. SchvartzmanA. V. RyzhkovH. BluesteinS. EmmersonG. M. McFarquharG. M. HeymsfieldJ. Yorks2023High-Resolution Snowstorm Measurements and Retrievals Using Cross-Platform Multi-Frequency and Polarimetric RadarsGeophysical Research Letters50121–11, doi:10.1029/2023GL103692.

Carlin, J. T.E. L. DunnavanA. V. RyzhkovM. Oue2023Impacts of Vertical Nonuniform Beam Filling on the Observability of Secondary Ice Production due to SublimationJournal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology40165–84, doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-22-0076.1

Dunnavan, E. L.J. T. CarlinJ. HuP. BukovcicA. V. RyzhkovG. M. McFarquharJ. A. FinlonS. Y. MatrosovD. J. Delene2022Radar Retrieval Evaluation and Investigation of Dendritic Growth Layer Polarimetric Signatures in a Winter StormJournal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology61111679–1705, doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-21-0220.1.

Shrestha, P.J. MendrokV. PejcicS. TrömelU. BlahakJ. T. Carlin2022Evaluation of the COSMO model (v5.1) in polarimetric radar space – impact of uncertainties in model microphysics, retrievals and forward operatorsGeoscientific Model Development15291–313, doi:10.5194/gmd-15-291-2022.

Carlin, J. T.H. D. ReevesA. V. Ryzhkov2021Polarimetric Observations and Simulations of Sublimating Snow: Implications for NowcastingJournal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology6081035–1054, doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-21-0038.1.

Kuster, C. M.B. R. BowersJ. T. CarlinT. J. SchuurJ. W. BrogdenR. ToomeyA. Dean2021Using KDP Cores as a Downburst Precursor SignatureWeather and Forecasting3641183–1198, doi:10.1175/WAF-D-21-0005.1.

Brook, J. P.A. ProtatJ. SoderholmJ. T. CarlinH. McGowanR. A. Warren2021HailTrack—Improving Radar-Based Hailfall Estimates by Modeling Hail TrajectoriesJournal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology60237–254, doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-20-0087.1.

Bukovcic, P.A. RyzhkovJ. Carlin2021Polarimetric radar relations for estimation of visibility in aggregated snowJournal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology38805–822, doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-20-0088.1.

Ryzhkov, A.J. SnyderJ. T. CarlinA. KhainM. Pinsky2020What polarimetric weather radars offer to cloud modelers: Forward radar operators and microphysical / thermodynamic retrievalsAtmosphere11, doi:10.3390/atmos11040362.

Carlin, J. T.A. V. Ryzhkov2019Estimation of Melting-Layer Cooling Rate from Dual-Polarization Radar: Spectral Bin Model SimulationsJournal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology581485–1508, doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-18-0343.1.

Carlin, J. T.J. GaoJ. C. SnyderA. V. Ryzhkov2017Assimilation of ZDR Columns for Improving the Spinup and Forecast of Convective Storms in Storm-Scale Models: Proof-of-Concept ExperimentsMonthly Weather Review1455033–5057, doi:10.1175/MWR-D-17-0103.1.

Carlin, J. T.A. V. RyzhkovJ. C. SnyderA. Khain2016Hydrometeor Mixing Ratio Retrievals for Storm-Scale Radar Data Assimilation: Utility of Current Relations and Potential Benefits of PolarimetryMonthly Weather Review1442981–3001, doi:10.1175/MWR-D-15-0423.1.