JOHN D HOREL portrait
  • Professor, Atmospheric Sciences

Research Statement

My research is centered on the observation and analysis of weather and climate processes in mountainous regions. My current research activities include further development of MesoWest and ROMAN (see http://mesowest.utah.edu), which provide access to surface weather observations for operational, research, and educational applications. MesoWest also provides a foundation from which to conduct research to improve data assimilation techniques over complex terrain and evaluate the cost effectiveness of surface observing networks. I also am involved in research related to the Great Salt Lake, Utah regional climate issues, and cold-air pools associated with poor air quality.

Software Titles

  • MesoWest. provides access to environmental information. Continual development since 1996 http://mesowest.utah.edu. Release Date: 01/01/2013. Inventors: MesoWest team.
  • MesoWest. http://mesowest.utah.edu. Release Date: 01/01/2009. Inventors: collaborative team. Distribution List: widely used.
  • ROMAN. http://raws.wrh.noaa.gov. Release Date: 01/01/2009. Inventors: collaborative team effort. Distribution List: widely used.

Publications

  • Jacques, Alexander A., Horel, John D., Crosman, Erik T. & Vernon, Frank L. (2015). Central and Eastern United States Surface Pressure Variations Derived from the USArray Network. American Meteorological Society. , 150106132111008. Published, 2015.
  • Horel, John & Lawson, John (2015). Analysis of the 1 December 2011 Wasatch downslope windstorm. American Meteorological Society. , 141016122130008. Published, 2015.
  • Neemann, E. M., Crosman, E. T., Horel, J. D. & Avey, L. (2015). Simulations of a cold-air pool associated with elevated wintertime ozone in the Uintah Basin, Utah. Copernicus GmbH. Vol. 15(1), 135-151. Published, 2015.
  • Jacques, Alexander A., Horel, John D., Crosman, Erik T. & Vernon, Frank L. (2015). Central and Eastern United States Surface Pressure Variations Derived from the USArray Network. American Meteorological Society. , 150106132111008. Published, 2015.
  • Neemann, E. M., Crosman, E. T., Horel, J. D. & Avey, L. (2015). Simulations of a cold-air pool associated with elevated wintertime ozone in the Uintah Basin, Utah. Copernicus GmbH. Vol. 15(1), 135-151. Published, 2015.
  • Horel, John D. & Lareau, Neil P. (2015). Turbulent Erosion Of Persistent Cold-Air Pools: Numerical Simulations. American Meteorological Society. , 141024123112006. Published, 2015.
  • Abatzoglou, J., Anderson, M., Brekke, L., Cayan, D., Chandrasekar, V., Cifelli, R., Dettinger, M., Edman, A., Gherke, F., Gutman, S., Horel, J., Johnson, L., Jones, J., Lundquist, J., Mahoney, K., Molotch, N., Mote, P., Pierce, R., Pulwarty, R., Ralph, F.M., Redmond, K., Reynolds, D., Schick, L., Schneider, T., White, A. & Wick, G. (2014). A Vision for Future Observations for Western U.S. Extreme Precipitation and Flooding. Wiley-Blackwell. Vol. 153(1), 16-32. Published, 2014.
  • Dong, Xia, Galli, Chris, Horel, John D., Pechmann, Judith & Ziel, Robert (2014). An evaluation of fire danger and behaviour indices in the Great Lakes Region calculated from station and gridded weather information. CSIRO Publishing. Vol. 23(2), 202. Published, 2014.
  • Avey, L., Crosman, E. T., Horel, J. D. & Neemann, E. M. (2014). Simulations of a cold-air pool associated with elevated wintertime ozone in the Uintah Basin, Utah. Copernicus GmbH. Vol. 14(11), 15953-16000. Published, 2014.
  • Charland, Allison, Hoch, Sebastian W., Horel, John D. & Whiteman, C. David (2014). Relationship between particulate air pollution and meteorological variables in Utah's Salt Lake Valley. Elsevier BV. Vol. 94, 742-753. Published, 2014.
  • Charland, Allison, Hoch, Sebastian W., Horel, John D. & Whiteman, C. David (2014). Relationship between particulate air pollution and meteorological variables in Utah's Salt Lake Valley. Elsevier BV. Vol. 94, 742-753. Published, 2014.
  • Abatzoglou, J., Anderson, M., Brekke, L., Cayan, D., Chandrasekar, V., Cifelli, R., Dettinger, M., Edman, A., Gherke, F., Gutman, S., Horel, J., Johnson, L., Jones, J., Lundquist, J., Mahoney, K., Molotch, N., Mote, P., Pierce, R., Pulwarty, R., Ralph, F.M., Redmond, K., Reynolds, D., Schick, L., Schneider, T., White, A. & Wick, G. (2014). A Vision for Future Observations for Western U.S. Extreme Precipitation and Flooding. Wiley-Blackwell. Vol. 153(1), 16-32. Published, 2014.
  • Dong, Xia, Galli, Chris, Horel, John D., Pechmann, Judith & Ziel, Robert (2014). An evaluation of fire danger and behaviour indices in the Great Lakes Region calculated from station and gridded weather information. CSIRO Publishing. Vol. 23(2), 202. Published, 2014.
  • Horel, John & Lammers, Matthew (2014). Verification of National Weather Service spot forecasts using surface observations. National Weather Association. Vol. 2(20), 246-264. Published, 2014.
  • Avey, L., Crosman, E. T., Horel, J. D. & Neemann, E. M. (2014). Simulations of a cold-air pool associated with elevated wintertime ozone in the Uintah Basin, Utah. Copernicus GmbH. Vol. 14(11), 15953-16000. Published, 2014.
  • Horel, John & Lammers, Matthew (2014). Verification of National Weather Service spot forecasts using surface observations. National Weather Association. Vol. 2(20), 246-264. Published, 2014.
  • Tyndall, Daniel P. & Horel, John D. (2013). Impacts of Mesonet Observations on Meteorological Surface Analyses. American Meteorological Society. Vol. 28(1), 254-269. Published, 2013.
  • Tyndall, Daniel P. & Horel, John D. (2013). Impacts of Mesonet Observations on Meteorological Surface Analyses. American Meteorological Society. Vol. 28(1), 254-269. Published, 2013.
  • Horel, John D., Perry, Kevin D. & Ziegenfuss, Donna (2013). Transforming an Atmospheric Science Curriculum to Meet Students' Needs. American Meteorological Society. Vol. 94(4), 475-484. Published, 2013.
  • Brown, William O. J., Hoch, Sebastian W., Lareau, Neil P., Horst, Thomas W., Whiteman, C. David, Horel, John D. & Crosman, Erik (2013). The Persistent Cold-Air Pool Study. American Meteorological Society. Vol. 94(1), 51-63. Published, 2013.
  • Brown, William O. J., Hoch, Sebastian W., Lareau, Neil P., Horst, Thomas W., Whiteman, C. David, Horel, John D. & Crosman, Erik (2013). The Persistent Cold-Air Pool Study. American Meteorological Society. Vol. 94(1), 51-63. Published, 2013.
  • Horel, John D., Perry, Kevin D. & Ziegenfuss, Donna (2013). Transforming an Atmospheric Science Curriculum to Meet Students' Needs. American Meteorological Society. Vol. 94(4), 475-484. Published, 2013.
  • Crosman, Erik T. & Horel, John D. (2012). Idealized Large-Eddy Simulations of Sea and Lake Breezes: Sensitivity to Lake Diameter, Heat Flux and Stability. Springer Science + Business Media. Vol. 144(3), 309-328. Published, 2012.
  • Crosman, Erik T. & Horel, John D. (2012). Idealized Large-Eddy Simulations of Sea and Lake Breezes: Sensitivity to Lake Diameter, Heat Flux and Stability. Springer Science + Business Media. Vol. 144(3), 309-328. Published, 2012.
  • Lareau, Neil P. & Horel, John D. (2012). The Climatology of Synoptic-Scale Ascent over Western North America: A Perspective on Storm Tracks. American Meteorological Society. Vol. 140(6), 1761-1778. Published, 2012.
  • Lareau, Neil P. & Horel, John D. (2012). The Climatology of Synoptic-Scale Ascent over Western North America: A Perspective on Storm Tracks. American Meteorological Society. Vol. 140(6), 1761-1778. Published, 2012.
  • Horel, John & Wagner, Wendy (2011). Observations and simulations of snow surface temperature on cross-country ski racing courses. Elsevier BV. Vol. 66(1), 1-11. Published, 2011.
  • Horel, John & Wagner, Wendy (2011). Observations and simulations of snow surface temperature on cross-country ski racing courses. Elsevier BV. Vol. 66(1), 1-11. Published, 2011.
  • De Pondeca, Manuel S. F. V., Parrish, David F., Myrick, David T., Mann, Greg, Vavra, Jamie, Horel, John D., Keyser, Dennis, Manikin, Geoffrey S., Aune, Robert M., Wu, Wan-Shu, Colman, Brad, DiMego, Geoff, Purser, R. James, Benjamin, Stanley G. & Lin, Ying (2011). The Real-Time Mesoscale Analysis at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Prediction: Current Status and Development. American Meteorological Society. Vol. 26(5), 593-612. Published, 2011.
  • De Pondeca, Manuel S. F. V., Parrish, David F., Myrick, David T., Mann, Greg, Vavra, Jamie, Horel, John D., Keyser, Dennis, Manikin, Geoffrey S., Aune, Robert M., Wu, Wan-Shu, Colman, Brad, DiMego, Geoff, Purser, R. James, Benjamin, Stanley G. & Lin, Ying (2011). The Real-Time Mesoscale Analysis at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Prediction: Current Status and Development. American Meteorological Society. Vol. 26(5), 593-612. Published, 2011.
  • Dong, Xia & Horel, John D. (2010). An Evaluation of the Distribution of Remote Automated Weather Stations (RAWS). American Meteorological Society. Vol. 49(7), 1563-1578. Published, 2010.
  • Horel, John D., Tyndall, Daniel P. & de Pondeca, Manuel S. F. V. (2010). Sensitivity of Surface Air Temperature Analyses to Background and Observation Errors. American Meteorological Society. Vol. 25(3), 852-865. Published, 2010.
  • Crosman, Erik T. & Horel, John D. (2010). Sea and Lake Breezes: A Review of Numerical Studies. Springer Science + Business Media. Vol. 137(1), 1-29. Published, 2010.
  • Dong, Xia & Horel, John D. (2010). An Evaluation of the Distribution of Remote Automated Weather Stations (RAWS). American Meteorological Society. Vol. 49(7), 1563-1578. Published, 2010.
  • Crosman, Erik T. & Horel, John D. (2010). Sea and Lake Breezes: A Review of Numerical Studies. Springer Science + Business Media. Vol. 137(1), 1-29. Published, 2010.
  • Horel, John D., Tyndall, Daniel P. & de Pondeca, Manuel S. F. V. (2010). Sensitivity of Surface Air Temperature Analyses to Background and Observation Errors. American Meteorological Society. Vol. 25(3), 852-865. Published, 2010.
  • Crosman, Erik T. & Horel, John D. (2009). MODIS-derived surface temperature of the Great Salt Lake. Elsevier BV. Vol. 113(1), 73-81. Published, 2009.
  • Crosman, Erik T. & Horel, John D. (2009). MODIS-derived surface temperature of the Great Salt Lake. Elsevier BV. Vol. 113(1), 73-81. Published, 2009.
  • Myrick, David T. & Horel, John D. (2008). Sensitivity of Surface Analyses over the Western United States to RAWS Observations. American Meteorological Society. Vol. 23(1), 145-158. Published, 2008.
  • Myrick, David T. & Horel, John D. (2008). Sensitivity of Surface Analyses over the Western United States to RAWS Observations. American Meteorological Society. Vol. 23(1), 145-158. Published, 2008.
  • Zumpfe, Daniel E. & Horel, John D. (2007). Lake-Breeze Fronts in the Salt Lake Valley. American Meteorological Society. Vol. 46(2), 196-211. Published, 2007.
  • Zumpfe, Daniel E. & Horel, John D. (2007). Lake-Breeze Fronts in the Salt Lake Valley. American Meteorological Society. Vol. 46(2), 196-211. Published, 2007.
  • Myrick, David T. & Horel, John D. (2006). Verification of Surface Temperature Forecasts from the National Digital Forecast Database over the Western United States. American Meteorological Society. Vol. 21(5), 869-892. Published, 2006.
  • Myrick, David T. & Horel, John D. (2006). Verification of Surface Temperature Forecasts from the National Digital Forecast Database over the Western United States. American Meteorological Society. Vol. 21(5), 869-892. Published, 2006.
  • Myrick, David T., Lazarus, Steven M. & Horel, John D. (2005). Local Adjustment of the Background Error Correlation for Surface Analyses over Complex Terrain. American Meteorological Society. Vol. 20(2), 149-160. Published, 2005.
  • Colman, Brad & Horel, John (2005). REAL-TIME AND RETROSPECTIVE MESOSCALE OBJECTIVE ANALYSES. American Meteorological Society. Vol. 86(10), 1477-1480. Published, 2005.
  • Myrick, David T., Lazarus, Steven M. & Horel, John D. (2005). Local Adjustment of the Background Error Correlation for Surface Analyses over Complex Terrain. American Meteorological Society. Vol. 20(2), 149-160. Published, 2005.
  • Colman, Brad & Horel, John (2005). REAL-TIME AND RETROSPECTIVE MESOSCALE OBJECTIVE ANALYSES. American Meteorological Society. Vol. 86(10), 1477-1480. Published, 2005.
  • Horel, John, Ludwig, F. L. & Whiteman, C. David (2004). Using EOF Analysis to Identify Important Surface Wind Patterns in Mountain Valleys. American Meteorological Society. Vol. 43(7), 969-983. Published, 2004.
  • Horel, John, Ludwig, F. L. & Whiteman, C. David (2004). Using EOF Analysis to Identify Important Surface Wind Patterns in Mountain Valleys. American Meteorological Society. Vol. 43(7), 969-983. Published, 2004.