ENSCO Research Meteorologist’s Article Published in Digital Bulletin of the AMS

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Huntsville, AL, June 28, 2024

Jonathan Case - ENSCO-NASA SPoRT Meteorologist
Jonathan Case
Research Meteorologist, ENSCO, Inc.

ENSCO, Inc. staff scientist Jonathan Case’s research is featured in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS) journal.

The article, “Southern Asia’s Intense Thunderstorms: Building Up Resilient Forecasts in the Hindu Kush Himalaya Region”, informs readers on the applicability of enhanced severe thunderstorm forecasting to regions of the world that are historically underserved, using established convection-allowing ensemble modeling techniques. These proven techniques can increase societal awareness and minimize the loss of human life during severe weather events. The Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) area of South Asia endures some of the strongest thunderstorms on Earth and historically has limited access to potentially life-saving weather information. Case’s research documents a severe weather forecasting experiment that shows how a convection-allowing ensemble system improves both early-warning services and situational awareness in the HKH region. Case was instrumental in establishing this capability in HKH, Bangladesh, and Nepal, facilitating the set-up of equipment, demonstrating its functions, and training local teams how to use the tool suite to provide weather alerts. The lasting positive engagement and demonstrated “research-to-operations” success is the hallmark of Case’s work and exemplifies ENSCO’s commitment to serving critical missions.

Case is part of the NASA Short-term Prediction Research and Transition (SPoRT) team in Huntsville, Alabama. Case generates real-time products for applications with SPoRT partners in the National Weather Service (NWS) and internationally with the NASA SERVIR project. He has more than 20 years’ experience in meteorology and research-to-operations, with a focus on numerical weather prediction (NWP), land surface modeling (LSM), data assimilation, and verification. He conducts NWP and LSM experiments for SPoRT by incorporating unique satellite products and determining impacts on forecast models.

BAMS, a monthly publication from the American Meteorological Society (AMS), features articles of interest and importance for the weather, water, and climate community, as well as news, editorials, and reviews for AMS members. The story is featured in volume 105, issue 3 (April 2024) of BAMS, with the full manuscript available in the online BAMS issue from May 2023. To read Case’s highlight article, and learn more about his work, click here.


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