WorldCat Identities

Lupo, Anthony R. 1966-

Works: 6 works in 6 publications in 1 language and 85 library holdings
Genres: Observations 
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Anthony R Lupo
Planetary and synoptic-scale interactions during the life cycle of a mid-latitude blocking anticyclone over the North Atlantic by Anthony R Lupo( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Climatology of atmospheric blocking 1978-2008 global and hemispheric breakdown, as well as impacts of temperature, and global climate cycles by Shawn Patrick Riley( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An examination of atmospheric blocking from the years 1978-2008 was conducted to explore the impacts of temperature and climate cycles on blocking intensity, blocking duration, and total blocking events on an annual basis. The data was analyzed and against global average temperature, ENSO and PDO for each year in the study in both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere. Though the course of the analyses it was found that Northern Hemispheric blocking intensity and duration were connected to the temperatures as was predicted by Lupo (1997). The annual total blocking events were found to be correlated at a significant level to the PDO. This was shown the clearest in the Southern Hemisphere, because in the Northern Hemisphere the correlation is clouded by the increase in the number of observations from the area around Siberia. The connection to the PDO, which is still a relatively new phenomena in meteorology need additional study. The connection between blocking and the PDO can have wide impacts in forecasting
The climatology of dew points and fire weather related parameters in the Missouri-Arkansas region by Melissa D Chesser( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Forecasting fire weather in the Springfield, Missouri and Little Rock, Arkansas Weather Forecast Offices (SGF and LZK WFO, respectively) across the greater Missouri and Arkansas regions (MoArk) county warning areas has been described as a challenge for wildfire managers. It is known that wildfire managers rely on their local WFO to provide fire weather forecast that are vital in the decision making process for wildfire suppression and prescribe fire management. Many climatic factors that affect fire hazards, including soil moisture, synoptic conditions, dewpoint, temperature and wind are indirectly impacted by ENSO. The climatology of dewpoint, temperature, Palmer Index, and synoptic conditions of fire weather flow regimes are presented here using the synoptic station observation network covering the MoArk region. A statistical analysis was performed in order to find useful interannual variability in the climatology of dew points and fire weather related parameters and their relationship to El Niño and La Niña. The data set used here contains monthly average dewpoint temperatures dating back to 1948 for three sites within Missouri: St. Louis, Columbia, and Springfield and one site in Arkansas: Little Rock. Dewpoint rather than relative humidity was chosen for this research because it is a measure of the actual amount of moisture in the air and is useful for seasonal fire weather
Scale and stability analysis of selected atmospheric blocking events by Husain Athar( )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Global six year climatology of mid latitude atmospheric blocking events, during the period 1999-2004, is presented based on the scale and stability analysis, using the NCEP/NCAR re-analysis data. A total of 278 blocking events over the Northern as well as the Southern Hemispheres are analyzed. It is pointed out that globally, over the six year period, 83% of the blocking events have single-scale dominance, whereas remaining 17% of the blocking events have an alternating-scale dominance behavior. In the Northern Hemisphere, during the later half of the six year period, a 28% rise in the planetary-scale dominance behavior blocking events is noticed over the synoptic-scale dominance behavior blocking events. A comparison of the time variability of the three stability indicators over the entire life cycle of the selected blocking events with earlier works performing the synoptic and dynamics studies shows that the three stability indicators can be used as climatologically reliable stability indicators giving useful insight into the stability of the flow attending the blocking event. It is noticed that in the scale dependent flow, the scale that dominates during the mature stage of the blocking event determines the stability of the flow during the blocking, and that the blocking is relatively more stable state than the more frequent zonal flow, irrespective of which scale dominates the flow during blocking
A study of emergency management policy regarding the use of tornado sirens during severe weather in the state of Missouri by Nicholas William Ebner( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
In recent years there have been many devastating tornadoes which have hit cities of all sizes across the state of Missouri, including St. Louis (April 22, 2011) rated EF 4, Joplin (May 22, 2011) rated EF 5 and Sedalia (May 25, 2011) rated EF-2. These, along with other catastrophic tornadoes in cities such as Tuscaloosa and Birmingham, Alabama, have increased the conversation regarding public policy of the use of tornado sirens. In many Missouri counties, guidelines and procedures regarding when to warn the public are inconsistent. After the media, emergency management directors and tornado sirens are the largest source and fastest way of informing the public of impending severe weather with the capability of producing tornadoes. With inconsistencies from county to county in Missouri and a lack of oversight by the state, uncertain and unregulated policies can cause citizens to be confused as to the specific meaning of these sirens. These variations in policy can range from who has responsibility over siren activation to the circumstances in which sirens are sounded. Frequently, in these time-sensitive situations, emergency managers do not have the sole responsibility of when to sound sirens. This decision is often left up to an assortment of individuals such as the police or fire department. It is well documented that citizens have become desensitized to tornado sirens based on the frequent number of soundings that have proven either to be a false alarm or siren activation provoked by other non-tornadic weather events. This occurs because many counties use their tornado sirens for reasons other than to alert citizens specifically of the immediate threat of tornadoes. Using a survey and archival research to gather information such as the jurisdiction policies on who activates sirens and the activation guidelines, a better understanding of how the warning process throughout Missouri was achieved. Suggestions are made that can be used by Emergency Management Directors (EMDs) when siren activation may be necessary. The goal is to use this research to assist the development of statewide guidelines on appropriate activation of tornado sirens during severe weather events. If the suggested policies are considered by EMDs, it is hopeful a unified policy throughout the state can be developed. Thus, the desensitization of the public to sirens can be reduced and allow for the effective use of tornado sirens in warning the public
A study of the connection between TV meteorologists and their viewers during severe weather broadcasts by Daniel M Ebner( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
After the devastating tornadoes in Joplin, MO and in the Deep South in 2011, it seemed appropriate to look at the impact that broadcast meteorologists (and their TV coverage) have on their viewers during severe weather events. Broadcast meteorologists play a vital role in the severe weather warning process and in persuading the public to take the appropriate actions during severe weather. This research was done by developing a survey that addressed the following questions: 1) Is the media doing everything they can persuade viewers to take shelter and protect themselves and their property?; 2) What do you do when a tornado warning is issued?; 3) Is there anything broadcast meteorologists can do or say that will make you take immediate action during severe weather? The survey was disseminated through television markets in Missouri. The goal of this research was to find new, improved and different ways of "connecting" with viewing during severe weather coverage. After looking at the results, we want to see if there are specific words, images or anything else a broadcaster can do that will trigger a response by viewers to take cover. It is my hope the results and analyses from this survey will provide broadcast meteorologists with new and improved techniques to connect with the public and to assist them in making an informed decision during severe weather events
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