The 2016 Blue Book, by list of authors

01.Atmospheric data assimilation schemes, analysis and initialization, data impact studies, observing system experiments
Author(s)Paper titleCountryPages
K. Araki, M. Murakami, T. Kato, T. TajiriDiurnal Variation of Thermodynamic Environments for Convective Cloud Development around the Central Mountains in Japan during Warm SeasonsJapan1-03
K. Araki, M. Murakami, H. Ishimoto, T. TajiriThe 1-Dimentional Variational Approach to Improve Thermodynamic Profiles in Low-Level Troposphere during Rain ConditionsJapan1-05
K. Araki, M. MurakamiValidation of Vertical Thermodynamic Profiles by Cloud Base Temperature Obtained from a Ground-Based Infrared Radiometer in a Mountain Region of Central Japan during Warm SeasonsJapan1-07
J. Fukuda, T. Tsukamoto, T. FujitaImprovement of JMA's Meso-scale Analysis background errorsJapan1-09
Y.IkutaData assimilation using GPM/DPR at JMAJapan1-11
M. KazumoriAssimilation of GPM microwave imager data in JMA's NWP systemsJapan1-13
M. KazumoriAssimilation of Himawari-8 clear sky radiance data in JMA's NWP systemsJapan1-15
M. KazumoriAssimilation of Megha-Tropiques/SAPHIR radiance data in JMA's global NWP systemJapan1-17
E.KlimovaStochastic ensemble Kalman filter with ensemble generation using a square root form: ensemble π-algorithmRussia1-19
Y.KosakaAssimilation of surface pressure in METARJapan1-21
M.MoriyaOperational use of ASCAT ocean vector wind data in JMA's mesoscale NWP systemJapan1-23
M. Pondeca, S. Levine, R. Yang, A. Gibbs, J. Carley, G. Manikin,C.Guastini, Y. Lin, J. Purser, X. Su, J. Whiting, D. Parish, G. DimegoDevelopment Progress on the real Time Mesoscale (RTMA) and UnRestricted Mesoscale Analysis (URMA) Systems at NCEP/EMCUSA1-25
H.SakoAssimilation of JMA high-resolution radiosonde observation data into the mesoscale 4D-Var data assimilation systemJapan1-27
H. Seko, T. Yoshihara and A. SenoguchiData assimilation experiment of SSR mode-s downlink dataJapan1-29
L.Torrisi, F.MarcucciThe Italian Air Force Met Service Operational NWP SystemItaly1-31
K.YamashitaAssimilation of Himawari-8 atmospheric motion vectors into JMA's operational global, mesoscale and local NWP systemsJapan1-33

02.Data sets, diagnostic and dynamical investigations, statistical postprocessing, multi-year reanalyses and associated studies
Author(s)Paper titleCountryPages
M.Akperov,A.Rinke, I.Mokhov, D.Handorf, K.DethloffCyclone activity in the Arctic from an ensemble of regional climate models (Arctic CORDEX)Russia2-03
M. Akperov, I. MokhovPolar lows over Nordic seas from satellite observations and reanalysis dataRussia2-05
I.Mokhov, M.Akperov, M.DembitskayaLapse-rate feedback assessment from reanalysis dataRussia2-07
I.I. Mokhov, A.V. TimazhevClimate anomalies and tendencies of change in Lake Baikal basinRussian Federation2-09
A.E.Pokhil, I.A.GorlachBlocking synoptic pattern: formation of “small” eddies in troposphere.Russia2-11
A.E.PokhilNumerical simulations of “small” eddies formation in the atmosphereRussia2-13
A. TimazhevFrequency of blocking anticyclones in the Northern Hemisphere from RIHMI data: Interannual variabilityRussian Federation2-15

03.Computational studies including new techniques, the effect of varying model resolution, parallel processing
Author(s)Paper titleCountryPages
T.KatoInfluence of horizontal resolution on structure change of atmospheric stratification in the 2015 Hiroshima heavy rainfallJapan3-03

04.Parameterization of important atmospheric and surface processes, effects of different parameterizations
Author(s)Paper titleCountryPages
K. ArakiInfluence of Cloud Microphysics Scheme and Ice Nuclei on Forecasting a Heavy Snowfall Event in Japan associated with the "South-Coast Cyclones"Japan4-03
T. Komori, A. ShimpoImprovement of MJO prediction and moistening processes for the DYNAMO periodJapan4-05
P. MarquetThe mixed-phase version of moist-air entropy.France4-07
J. Wang, S. Lu, X. Zhang, S. Kondragunta, A. da Silva, J. McQueen, P. Bhattacharjee, S. Moorthi, A. Harris, P. Koner, Y-T. Hou, V. TallapragadaThe implementation of NEMS GFS Aerosol Component (NGAC) Version 2: Global aerosol forecasting at NCEP using satellite-based smoke emissionsUSA4-09
Y. YamadaDevelopment of a two-moment three-ice bulk microphysical model for iceJapan4-11

05.Development of and studies with regional and smaller-scale atmospheric models, regional ensemble, monthly and seasonal forecasting
Author(s)Paper titleCountryPages
L.-P. Caron, C. A. Mehta, J. M. Collins, A.-S. DalozProspects of hurricane variability analysis in dynamically downscaled tropical cyclone simulationsSpain5-03
G.P. Lou, Q. Liu, E. Rogers, G. DiMego,D. JovicTropical storm relocation in the North American Model (NAM)USA5-05
J. McQueenNOAA's National Air Quality Forecast Capability for ozone and fine particulate matterUSA5-07
J. McQueenNWS HYSPLIT atmospheric transport and dispersion modelingUSA5-08
V. Tallapragada and the team of the Global Climate and Weather Modeling Branch, Environmental Modeling CenterUpgrade of the NCEP GFS to a 4D Hybrid Ensemble Variational Data AssimilationUSA5-10
M. Tsyrulnikov, D.GayfulinA spatio-temporal Stochastic Pattern Generator for use in ensemble prediction and ensemble data assimilationRussia5-12
Y. Wu, M. EkImprove and maintain LSM in NAMUSA5-14

06.Developments in global forecast models, case studies, predictability, investigations, global ensemble, monthly and seasonal forecasting
Author(s)Paper titleCountryPages
L. Auger, E. Bazile, L. Berre, P. Brousseau, Y. Bouteloup, F. Bouyssel, N. Boullot, P. Cébron, P. Chambon, G. Desroziers, R. El Khatib, G. Faure, C. Fischer, V. Guidard, F. Guillaume, A. Joly, C. Labadie, C. Loo, J.F. Mahfouf, P. Marguinaud, P. Marquet, A. Mary, N. Merlet, L.F. Meunier, Y. Michel, P. Moll, C. Payan, J.M. Piriou, D. Ricard, Y. Seity, F. Taillefer, F. Voitus, E. Wattrelot, K. YessadThe 2015 upgrades of the Météo-France NWP systemFrance6-03
H-M.H. JuangImproving spherical harmonic coefficients for the fine resolution NCEP global atmospheric spectral modelingUSA6-05
I.I. Mokhov, A.V. TimazhevSummer climate anomalies in the Northern Eurasia during intra-annual transitions from El Niño to La NiñaRussian Federation6-07
I.I. Mokhov, A.V. TimazhevWeather-climate anomalies in Russian Regions: El Nino-associated predictabilityRussian Federation6-09

07.Global and regional climate models, sensitivity and impact experiments, response to external forcing
Author(s)Paper titleCountryPages
S. N. Denisov, M.G. Akperov, M. M. Arzhanov, A.V. Eliseev, V.S. Kazantsev, N.V. Pankratova, M.A. Dembitskaya, Yu.A.Shtabkin,E.V. BerezinaChanges in wetland methane emissions in the IAP RAS global model under RCP anthropogenic scenariosRussia7-03
M. Déqué, A. Alias, S. Somot, O. NuissierClimate change and extreme precipitation: the response by a convection-resolving modelFrance7-05
I.I. Mokhov, A.V. TimazhevChanges of atmospheric blockings in the 21st century from CMIP5 ensemble simulations with RCP scenariosRussian Federation7-07
E.D.Nadyozhina,I.M.Shkolnik, A.V.Sternzat, R.S.BortkovskiiSpatiotemporal structure of changes in carbon dioxide and oxygen fluxes through the surface of Arctic seas in changing climateRussian Federation7-09
I.Shkolnik,T.Pavlova, S.EfimovDangerous hydrological events in future climate as projected by an ensemble of high resolution RCM for northern EurasiaRussian Federation7-10
N.S.SidorenkovThe schedule of the Mul'tanovskii's synoptic periodsRussian Fedefation7-12

08.Development of and advances in ocean modelling and data assimilation, sea-ice modelling, wave modeling
Author(s)Paper titleCountryPages
S. Flampouris, J.-H. Alves, M. Pondeca, J. WhitingInclusion of significant wave height analysis to NCEP's Unrestricted Mesoscale Analysis (URMA)USA8-03
Z.D. Garrafo, P. Hogan, A. Mehra, I. Rivin, B. Balasubramaniyan, T. Spindler, H-C. Kim, S. PaturiSurface heat flux corrections for global ocean forecastsUSA8-05
H-C. Kim, A. Mehra, S. Nadiga, Z. Garraffo, S. SonSimulated global HYCOM (GBLa0.24) results from various ocean color forcings: Preliminary results from sensitivity analysisUSA8-07
V. Krasnopolsky, S. Nadiga, E. Bayler, A. Mehra, D. BehringerConsistent Ocean Color and its Assimilation in Ocean ModelsUSA8-09
B. Li, A. Mehra, E. BaylerSMOS satellite sea-surface salinity data: Impact on upper-ocean modelingUSA8-11
T. Spindler, A. Mehra, D. SpindlerApplying multi-model superensemble methods to global ocean operational systemsUSA8-13

09.Development of and studies with coupled ocean-atmosphere models
Author(s)Paper titleCountryPages
H-S. Kim, D. Iredell, S. Trahan, A. MehraThe impact of ocean conditions on the Hurricane Blanca (2015) Forecasts with a coupled modelUSA9-03
A. Wada, M. KuniiThe effect of predicted oceanic conditions on the assimilation of Typhoon Sinlaku (2008)Japan9-05
A. WadaIdealized storm evolution and the difference between the eastern and the western North Pacific calculated by an atmosphere-wave-ocean coupled modelJapan9-07
A. WadaComparison of numerical simulations of Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 and Typhoon Mike in 1990Japan9-09
A. WadaTyphoon Man-yi in 2013 simulated by an atmosphere-wave-ocean coupled model with 1.2-km horizontal resolutionJapan9-11
A. WadaExtremely deepening of central pressures for Typhoon Neoguri in 2014 simulated by an atmosphere-wave-ocean coupled model and its dependency on the horizontal resolution.Japan9-13