Thomas Nehrkorn

Dr. Nehrkorn has been with Atmospheric and Environmental Research since 1985. He received his Ph.D. in Meteorology from MIT with Kerry Emmanuel as his thesis advisor. Prior to that, Dr. Nehrkorn studied and received his M.S. in Atmospheric Science from Colorado State University under William Cotton, and his B.S. in Meteorology from The University of Hamburg, Germany.

Dr. Nehrkorn’s 30 year research tenure at AER has included work on numerical weather prediction models, data assimilation systems, humidity to cloud relationships, three dimensional analysis of atmospheric quantities and studies of the angular momentum budget of the atmosphere. His prior work in hurricane modeling focused on probabilistic track and intensity forecasts. His research activities revolve around tropical cyclone simulations and prediction models, 3D and 4D variational analysis schemes, ensemble forecasting techniques and coupling of mesoscale Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) models to Atmospheric Transport and Dispersion (ADT) models.

He is a member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and has published and presented over 110 papers in refereed journals and technical conferences.

A 30-Year Wind Climatology off the Coast of Delaware From High-Resolution NWP

92nd American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting

A retrieval strategy for interactive ensemble data assimilation

By Ross Hoffman, Thomas Nehrkorn
August 2, 2011

15th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)

Assessment of Radiation Options in the Advanced Research WRF weather forecast model

By Michael J. Iacono, Thomas Nehrkorn
March 15, 2010

Proceedings, 1st Atmospheric System Research Science Team Meeting, Bethesda, MD, 15-19 Mar. 2010. Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy

Satellite imagery and virtual globe cloud layer simulation from NWP model fields

26th Conference on Interactive Information and Processing Systems (IIPS) for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology

WRF-based hurricane simulation in the Environmental Data Cube Support System

26th Conference on Interactive Information and Processing Systems (IIPS) for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology

Typical day meteorological data in support of ATD modeling

20th Conference on Probability and Statistics in the Atmospheric Sciences

Linearization for cloud analysis

By Thomas Nehrkorn
September 1, 2009

AFWA Cloud Analysis Workshop

Application of RRTMG/McICA to the Advanced Research WRF weather forecast model

Proceedings, 19th ARM Science Team Meeting, Louisville, KY, 30 Mar. - 4 Apr. 2009. Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy