NPS Smart Climatology Reports

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Selected Reports and Briefs

Murphree, T., and Co-Authors, 2008. Naval Smart Climatology: Data, Methods, Products, and Operational Implementation. Smart Climatology Meeting, FNMOC, Monterey, CA, 06 February 2008.

Murphree, T., and B. Ford, 2007. Smart Climatology for Antisubmarine Warfare: Initial Assessments and Recommendations. Brief to CAPT Jim Berdeguez, CNMOC, Stennis Space Center, MS, 14 August 2007.

Murphree, T., 2007.  Applications of Smart Climatology to Naval Warfare.  Brief presented at the Naval War College, 25 January 2007.

Murphree, T., and Co-Authors, 2006.  NPS Smart Climatology: Support for Naval Warfare.  Brief to CDR Jim Berdeguez, Monterey, CA, 28 September 2006.

Murphree, T., 2006.  Smart Climatology: Concepts and Products.  Brief to CAPT David Titley, Monterey, CA, 15 June 2006.

Ford, B., and T. Murphree, 2006.  Smart Climatology in Support of Naval War Fighters. Naval Postgraduate School Technical Report, in review.

Selected Conference Presentations

Murphree, T., and Co-Authors, 2008. Smart Climatology for Antisubmarine Warfare and Mine Warfare: Data, Methods, Products, and Operational Implementation. ASW-MIW Symposium, CNMOC, Stennis Space Center, MS, 29 January – 01 February 2008.

Murphree, T., and Co-Authors, 2008. Atmospheric Smart Climatology: Data, Methods, Products, and Operational Implementation. Atmospheric Smart Climatology Meeting, CNMOC, Stennis Space Center, MS, 25 January 2008.

Murphree, T., 2007. Smart Climatology: Methods and Products for the U.S Military, Brief Presented at DoD Climate Conference, AFCCC/14WS/FNMOD, Asheville, NC, 06 November 2007

Murphree, T., 2007. Smart Ocean Climatology for Naval Warfare , Brief Presented at DoD Climate Conference, AFCCC/14WS/FNMOD, Asheville, NC, 06 November 2007

Murphree, T., and Co-Authors, 2006.  Smart Climatology: Methods and Products.  Air Force Weather Technology Transition Summit, Bellevue, NE, 06-07 September 2006.

Vorhees, D., T. Murphree, and K. Pfeiffer, 2006.  Tropical climate variations and their impacts on the northwest Indian Ocean – northeast Africa –southwest Asia region.  27th Annual Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology Conference, American Meteorological Society, Monterey, CA, 24-28 April 2006.

Murphree, T., and B. Ford, 2006.  Mechanisms for El Nino and La Nina induced anomalies in tropical cyclone formation and motion in the northwest Pacific.  27th Annual Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology Conference, American Meteorological Society, Monterey, CA, 24-28 April 2006.

Stepanek, A., T. Murphree, and C. Wash, 2006. The Madden-Julian Oscillation and Extremes in North American Precipitation.  Pacific Climate Workshop, Pacific Grove, CA, 26-29 March 2006.

Murphree, T., 2005.  NPS Climatology: Education, Research, and Development.  Climatology Conference, Air Force Combat Climatology Center, Asheville, NC, 24-28 October 2005.

Selected Thesis Briefs

Ford, B., LT, USN, 2000.  El Nino and La Nina Events, and Tropical Cyclones: Impacts and Mechanisms.  Masters of Science Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School, June 2000. Advisor: T. Murphree.

Hildebrand, P., LT, USN, 2001.  El Nino and La Nina Events and North Atlantic tropical Cyclones.  Masters of Science Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School, March 2001. Advisor: T. Murphree.

Feldmeier, J., LCDR, USN, 2005.  Climatic Variations of the California Current System: Application of Smart Climatology to the Coastal Ocean.  Masters of Science Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School, September 2005. Co-Advisors: T. Murphree, R. Tokmakian.

LaJoie, M., Maj, USAF, 2006.  The Impact of Climate Variations on Military Operations in the Horn of Africa.  Masters of Science Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School, March 2006. Advisor: T. Murphree; Second Reader: Lt Col K. Pfeiffer.

Stepanek, A., Capt, USAF, 2006.  Improving Medium-Range Forecasts in North America Using Teleconnections Associated with the Madden-Julian Oscillation.  Masters of Science Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School, March 2006. Co-Advisors: T. Murphree, C. Wash.

Vorhees, D., Capt, USAF, 2006.  The Impacts of Global Scale Climate Variations on Southwest Asia.  Masters of Science Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School, March 2006. Advisor: T. Murphree; Second Reader: Lt Col K. Pfeiffer.

Hanson, C., Capt, USAF, and S. Moss, 1Lt, USAF, 2007.  Long-Range Operational Military Forecasts for Iraq and Afghanistan.  Masters of Science Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School.  Advisor: T. Murphree; Co-Advisor: Lt Col K. Pfeiffer.  March 2007.

Meyer, D., LCDR, USN, 2007.  Relationships Between Global Warming and Tropical Cyclones in the Western North Pacific.  Masters of Science Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School.  Advisor: T. Murphree; Co-Advisor: L Whitaker.  July 2007.

Twigg, K. Lt, Royal Navy, 2007.  A Smart Climatology of Evaporation Duct Heights and Surface Radar Propagation for the Northwest Indian Ocean and Nearby Regions.  Masters of Science Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School, September 2007.  Advisors: T. Murphree and P. Frederickson.

Tournay, Robert, Capt, USAF, 2007.  Medium to Long-Range Forecasting of Summer Monsoon Precipitation in the Republic of Korea.  Masters of Science Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School.  Advisor: T. Murphree.  In progress; to be completed in March 2008.

Montgomery, C., USN, 2008. U.S. Military Responses to Climate Change Induced Crises in Africa.  Masters of Science Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School.  Advisor: T. Murphree.  In progress; to be completed in June 2008.

Turek, A., LCDR, USN, 2008.  Smart Climatology Applications for Undersea Warfare.  Thesis Brief.  Masters of Science Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School, September 2009.  Advisor: T. Murphree; Second Reader: CDR R. Stone.

Heidt, S., LT, USN, 2009.  Long Range Atmosphere-Ocean Forecasting in Support of Undersea Warfare Operations in the Western North Pacific.  Thesis Brief.  Masters of Science Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School, September 2009.  Advisors: T. Murphree and R. Stone.

Heidt, S., LT, USN, 2009.  Long Range Atmosphere-Ocean Forecasting in Support of Undersea Warfare Operations in the Western North Pacific.  Thesis Summary.  Masters of Science Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School, September 2009.  Advisors: T. Murphree and R. Stone.

Selected Theses

Ford, B., LT, USN, 2000.  El Nino and La Nina Events, and Tropical Cyclones: Impacts and Mechanisms.  Masters of Science Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School, June 2000. Advisor: T. Murphree.

Hildebrand, P., LT, USN, 2001.  El Nino and La Nina Events and North Atlantic tropical Cyclones.  Masters of Science Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School, March 2001. Advisor: T. Murphree.

Feldmeier, J., LCDR, USN, 2005.  Climatic Variations of the California Current System: Application of Smart Climatology to the Coastal Ocean.  Masters of Science Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School, September 2005. Co-Advisors: T. Murphree, R. Tokmakian.

LaJoie, M., Maj, USAF, 2006.  The Impact of Climate Variations on Military Operations in the Horn of Africa.  Masters of Science Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School, March 2006. Advisor: T. Murphree; Second Reader: Lt Col K. Pfeiffer.

Stepanek, A., Capt, USAF, 2006.  Improving Medium-Range Forecasts in North America Using Teleconnections Associated with the Madden-Julian Oscillation.  Masters of Science Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School, March 2006. Co-Advisors: T. Murphree, C. Wash.

Vorhees, D., Capt, USAF, 2006.  The Impacts of Global Scale Climate Variations on Southwest Asia. Masters of Science Thesis,  Naval Postgraduate School, March 2006. Advisor: T. Murphree; Second Reader: Lt Col K. Pfeiffer.

Hanson, C., Capt, USAF, 2007.  Long-Range Operational Military Forecasts for Iraq.  Masters of Science Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School.  Advisor: T. Murphree; Co-Advisor: Lt Col K. Pfeiffer.  March 2007.

Moss, S., 1Lt, USAF, 2007.  Long-Range Operational Military Forecasts for Afghanistan.  Masters of Science Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School.  Advisor: T. Murphree; Co-Advisor: Lt Col K. Pfeiffer.  March 2007.

Meyer, D., LCDR, USN, 2007.  Relationships Between Global Warming and Tropical Cyclones in the Western North Pacific.  Masters of Science Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School.  Advisor: T. Murphree; Co-Advisor: L Whitaker.  July 2007.

Twigg, K. Lt, Royal Navy, 2007.  A Smart Climatology of Evaporation Duct Heights and Surface Radar Propagation for the Northwest Indian Ocean and Nearby Regions.  Masters of Science Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School, September 2007.  Advisors: T. Murphree and P. Frederickson.

Tournay, Robert, Capt, USAF, 2007.  Medium to Long-Range Forecasting of Summer Monsoon Precipitation in the Republic of Korea.  Masters of Science Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School.  Advisor: T. Murphree.  In progress; to be completed in March 2008.

Montgomery, C., USN, 2008. U.S. Military Responses to Climate Change Induced Crises in Africa.  Masters of Science Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School.  Advisor: T. Murphree.  In progress; to be completed in June 2008.

Turek, A., LCDR, USN, 2008.  Smart Climatology Applications for Undersea Warfare.  Masters of Science Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School, September 2009.  Advisor: T. Murphree; Second Reader: CDR R. Stone.

Heidt, S., LT, USN, 2009.  Long Range Atmosphere-Ocean Forecasting in Support of Undersea Warfare Operations in the Western North Pacific.  Masters of Science Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School, September 2009.  Advisors: T. Murphree and R. Stone.

NPS Smart Climatology Thesis Research Topics

Murphree, T., 2009.  Smart Climatology Thesis Research Topics.  Brief to NPS Students, NPS, Monterey, CA, 5 March 2009.

Selected Journal Articles

Murphree, T., S. Bograd, F. Schwing, and B. Ford. 2003.  Large scale atmosphere-ocean anomalies in the northeast Pacific during 2002 and their impacts on the California Current SystemGeophysical Research Letters, 30, 15, 8026, doi:10.1029/2003GL017303, 2003.

Murphree, T., P. Green-Jessen, F. Schwing, and S. Bograd. 2003. The seasonal cycle of wind stress curl and its relationship to subsurface ocean temperature in the northeast Pacific. Geophysical Research Letters, 30, 9, 1469, doi:10.1029/2002GL016366, 2003.

Schwing, F.B., T. Murphree, L. deWitt, and P.M. Green. 2002.  The evolution of oceanic and atmospheric anomalies in the northeast Pacific during the El Niño and La Niña events of 1995-2001Progress in Oceanography, 54, 459-491.

Schwing, F.B., T. Murphree, and P.M. Green. 2002.  The Northern Oscillation Index (NOI): a new climate index for the northeast Pacific.  Progress in Oceanography, 53, 115-139.

 


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