Curriculum Vitae

Lawrence D. Burroughs

 


 

EMPLOYMENT

Meteorologist                                                                                                             1975-Present

Doc, Noaa, NWS                                   Honolulu, HI; Silver Spring, MD; and Camp Springs, MD

 

Since 1984, have worked at NCEP. Was transferred to the then Marine Products Branch now Ocean Modeling Branch when the Ocean Products Center was being formed. Responsible for the Coastal Wind Forecast System, Great Lakes Wind Forecast System, and Santa Ana Forecast System started at TDL. In 1989, Developed a statistically based Open Ocean Fog and Visibility Forecasting System. Became the first Task Leader for the National Marine Verification Program in 1992. Served in that capacity until 2003 when the function was transferred to the Headquarters, National Weather Service. In October 1995 became the branch coordinator for all operational job implementations. In 1996 took over responsibility for the Vessel Ice Accretion Forecast System, and in 1997 developed the Coastal Visual Range Forecast System for the conterminous U.S. and the State of Alaska. In 2002, Converted the Vessel Ice Accretion Forecast System from 2 runs to 4 runs per day and from forecasts from 00- to 72-h at 12-h intervals to 00- through 168-h at 3-h intervals. In 2003, developed a replacement for the Open Ocean Fog and Visibility Forecast System which uses the extinction coefficients for various hydrometeors to determine visual range and is available at 3-h intervals out to 7days and is run 4 times per day. In 2004 the global visibility system and the global vessel icing guidance systems were implemented operationally.

 

Worked at the Techniques Development Laboratory at Silver Spring, Maryland in the Marine Techniques Branch from 1978 to May 1984.

 

From 1975-1978, worked at the WSFO Honolulu as an intern and journeyman forecaster.

 

Naval Officer                                                                                                                    1963-1972

U. S. Navy                                                                                                           Various locations

 

From 1966-1972, served in the Naval Weather Service in many capacities as a meteorological officer, forecaster, and Officer-in-Charge.

 

From 1963-1966, served in the Naval Nuclear Power Program. Served in many capacities as a qualified nuclear propulsion engineer.

 

 


 

EDUCATION

 

Master of Science Degree                                                                                                        1974

University of Hawaii - Manoa Campus                                                                  Honolulu, Hawaii

 

Major:Meteorology - Thesis entitled “Autumnal Tropical-subtropical Interaction in the Atmosphere over

                       the Western North Pacific and the South China Sea”

 

Bachelor of Science Degree                                                                                                    1963

University of Wisconsin                                                                                     Madison, Wisconsin

 

Major:Meteorology

 

Minor:Naval Science and History

 


 

PUBLICATIONS

Breaker, L. C., D. B. Gilhousen, H. L. Tolman, and L. D. Burroughs, 1998: Initial results from long-term measurements of atmospheric humidity and related parameters in the marine boundary layer at two locations in the Gulf of Mexico. J. Mar. Sys., 16, 199-217.

_____, D. B. Gilhousen, and L. D. Burroughs, 1997: Preliminary results from long-term measurements of atmospheric moisture in the marine boundary layer in the Gulf of Mexico, J. Atm. Oceanic Tech., 15, 661-676.

 

Burroughs, L. D. and J. P. Dallavalle, 1997: Great Lakes wind and wave guidance. Technical Procedures Bulletin No. 433, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce, web site at http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/indexb.htm. (Available continuously from October 1997)

_____, 1997: Great Lakes storm surge guidance. Technical Procedures Bulletin No. 434, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce, web site at http://www.nws.noaa.gov/ om/indexb.htm. (Available continuously from October 1997)

Burroughs, L. D. and R. W. Grumbine, 1997: NCEP OMB Coastal Visual Range Guidance, web site at http://polar.ncep.noaa.gov/coastal.fog. (Available continuously from August 1997)

 

Burroughs L. D. and W. A. Shaffer, 1997: East coast extratropical storm surge and beach erosion guidance. Technical Procedures Bulletin No. 436, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce, web site at http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/indexb.htm. (Available continuously from October 1997)

Breaker, L. C., D. B. Gilhousen, H. L. Tolman, and L. D. Burroughs, 1996: Initial results from long-term measurements of atmospheric humidity and related parameters in the marine boundary layer at two locations in the Gulf of Mexico. NCEP Office Note No. 414, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce, 37pp.

Burroughs, L. D., 1996: Marine meteorological and oceanographic guidance products from the National Centers for Environmental Prediction. Mariners Weather Log, 40, 1-4.

_____ and R. W. Grumbine, 1996: NCEP OMB Statistical Fog and Visibility Model Output, web site at http://polar.ncep.noaa.gov/fog/. (Available continuously from April 1996)

_____ and R. W. Grumbine, 1996: NCEP OMB Superstructure Ice Accretion Guidance, web site at http://polar.ncep.noaa.gov/vessel.icing/. (Available continuously from November 1996)

_____, 1995: Portfolio of operational and developmental marine meteorological and oceanographic products. NOAA Technical Memorandum NWS NCEP 72, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce, 52 pp.

Breaker, L. C., L. D. Burroughs, J. F. Culp, N. L. Guinasso, Jr., R. L. Teboulle, and C. R. Wong, 1994: The impact of Hurricane Andrew on the near-surface marine environment in the Bahamas and the Gulf of Mexico. Wea. Forecasting, 9, 542-556.

_____, L. D. Burroughs, J. F. Culp, N. L. Guinasso, Jr., R. L. Teboulle, and C. R. Wong, 1993: Surface and near-surface marine observations during Hurricane Andrew. OPC Technical Note/NMC Office Note No. 398, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce, 37 pp.

Burroughs, L. D., 1993: National Marine Verification Program - verification statistics. OPC Technical Note/NMC Office Note No. 400, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce, 48 pp.

_____, and J. C. Alpert, 1993: Numerical fog and visibility guidance in coastal regions. NWS Technical Procedures Bulletin No 398, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce, 6 pp.

_____, and R. Nichols, 1993: The National Marine Verification Program - concepts and data management. OPC Technical Note/NMC Office Note No. 393, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce, 17 pp.

_____, 1989: Open ocean fog and visibility forecast guidance system. OPC Technical Note/NMC Office Note 348, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce, 18 pp.

_____, 1989: Ocean Products Center products review summary for 1988. OPC Technical Note/NMC Office Note 359, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce, 29 pp.

_____, 1989: Forecasting open ocean fog and visibility. Preprints, 11th Conference on Probability and Statistics in Atmospheric Sciences, Monterey, AMS, 45-49.

_____, 1987: Development of forecast guidance for Santa Ana conditions. Nat. Wea. Di., 12, 4-10.

_____, 1987: Development of open ocean fog forecasting regions. OPC Technical Note/NMC Office Note 323, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce, 36 pp.

_____, 1984: Development of forecast guidance for Santa Ana conditions. Preprints, 10th Conference on Weather Forecasting and Analysis, Clearwater, AMS, 450-454.

 

_____, 1983: Development of automated Santa Ana forecast guidance - phase I. TDL Office Note 83-12, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce, 25 pp.

 

, 1982: Analysis of element of the marine environment for the Atlantic Remote Sensing Land Ocean Experiment (ARSLOE)--an atlas for October 22 through October 27, 1980. NOAA Technical Report NWS 29, U.S. Department of Commerce, 116 pp.

 

_____, 1982: Coastal wind forecasts based on model output statistics. Preprints, 9th Conference on Weather Forecasting and Analysis, Seattle, AMS, 351-355.

_____, 1982: Analysis of elements of the marine environment for the Atlantic Remote Sensing Land Ocean Experiment (ARSLOE). Preprints, Oceans 82 Conference, Washington, MTS, 870-875.

_____, 1979: Verification of Great Lakes MOS wind forecasts. TDL Office Note 79-9, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce, 16 pp.

 

_____ and R. N. Larson, 1979: Wave Clouds in the vicinity of Oahu Island, Hawaii. Mon. Wea. Rev., 107, 608-611.

_____, 1978: A program to compute turbulence in the vicinity of lee waves downstream of selected mountains in the Hawaiian Islands. NOAA Technical Memorandum NWSTM PR-19, NOAA, U. S. Department of Commerce, 14 pp.

_____, and S. Brand, 1973: Speed of tropical storms and typhoons after recurvature in the Western North Pacific Ocean. J. Appl. Meteor., 12, 452-458.

 


 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

 

Annual Conference, NWA, 1990

11th Conference on Probability and Statistics in Atmospheric Sciences, AMS, 1989

Annual Conference, NWA, 1987

Annual Conference, NWA, 1986

Annual Conference, NWA, 1985

10th Conference on Forecasting and Analysis, AMS, 1984

Oceans 82, MTS, 1982

9th Conference on Forecasting and Analysis, AMS, 1982

22nd Conference, International Association on Great Lakes Research, 1979