Anthony Reinhart


RRDD Division Staff

Job Title:Phased Array Radar R&D Program Lead


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Anthony is the Phased Array Radar R&D Program Lead at NSSL. Dr. Reinhart blends his expertise in computer engineering, severe weather research, and application development. Dr. Reinhart's research interests are in the research to operations and operations to research paradigm, radar meteorology, numerical weather prediction of severe convective storms, tornado dynamics, mesoscale processes, data assimilation, performance and verification of numerical weather prediction systems, dryline processes, air mass boundaries, radar tools and techniques for operational use by NWS and private partners.

Degree (Ph.D, M.S, B.A, etc.) Major Subject University or College Name Year (YYYY) (optional)
Ph.D. Geosciences Texas Tech University 2016
M.S. Geosciences University of Nebraska- Lincoln 2009
B.S. Meteorology Purdue University 2007
Research Interests
  • Radar Meteorology
  • Severe Convection
  • Cloud Computing
  • Multi-Radar Multi-Sensor (MRMS)
  • Data Assimilation
  • Tornado Dynamics
  • Mesoscale Processes
  • Programing
Professional Activities
  • NOAA Spectrum Working Group
  • NOAA OAR Cloud Tiger Team
Honors & Awards
Award Name Year
Larry R. Johnson Award, NWA 2016
Selected Publications

Anderson, M. E.D. G. SchneiderJ. L. BucklesD. J. BodineA. E. ReinhartM. A. SatrioT. Maruyama2022Terrain effects on the 13 April 2018 Mountainburg, Arkansas EF2 tornadoJournal of Operational Meteorology10218–29, doi:10.15191/nwajom.2022.1002.

Sandmæl, T. N.B. R. SmithA. E. ReinhartI. M. SchickM. C. AkeJ. G. MaddenR. B. SteevesS. S. WilliamsK. L. ElmoreT. C. Meyer2023The Tornado Probability Algorithm: A Probabilistic Machine Learning Tornadic Circulation Detection AlgorithmWeather and Forecasting38, doi:10.1175/WAF-D-22-0123.1.

Williams, S. S.K. L. OrtegaT. M. SmithA. E. Reinhart2022Comprehensive Radar Data for the Contiguous United States: Multi-Year Reanalysis of Remotely Sensed StormsBulletin of the American Meteorological Society1033E838–E854, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-20-0316.1.