Dr. Roger A.
Pielke, Sr., Co-Investigator
State Climatologist, Professor, Department of Atmospheric Science,
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
B.A., Mathematics, Towson State College, 1968
M.S., Ph.D., Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University, 1969,
the first part of his career, he studied terrain-induced mesoscale
systems, including the development of a three-dimensional mesoscale
model of the sea breeze, for which he received the NOAA Distinguished
Authorship Award for 1974. Dr. Pielke has worked for NOAA's Experimental
Meteorology Lab (1971-1974), The University of Virginia (1974-1981),
and Colorado State University (1981-present). He is currently
a Professor of Atmospheric Science at CSU. He has served as Chairman
and Member of the AMS Committee on Weather Forecasting and Analysis,
and was Chief Editor for the Monthly Weather Review for 5 years
from 1981 to 1985. In 1977, he received the AMS Leroy Meisinger
Award for "fundamental contributions to mesoscale
meteorology through numerical modeling of the sea breeze and interaction
among the mountains, oceans, boundary layer, and the free atmosphere".
Dr. Pielke received the 1984 Abell New Faculty Research and Graduate
Program Award, and also received the 1987/1988 Abell Research Faculty
Award. He was declared "Researcher of 1993" by the Colorado
State University Research Foundation. In 1999, he was appointed
Colorado State Climatologist. He has authored a book published
by Academic Press entitled Mesoscale Meteorological Modeling (1984)
and is currently finishing a 2nd edition to be published in 2001,
a book for Routledge Press entitled The Hurricane (1990), a book
(co-authored with W.R. Cotton) for Cambridge Press entitled Human
Impacts on Weather and Climate (1995), a book (co-authored with
R.A. Pielke, Jr.) entitled Hurricanes: Their Nature and Impacts
on Society published in 1997 by John Wiley and Sons, and is Co-Chief
Editor (with R.A. Pielke, Jr.) of a book entitled Storms, published
by Routledge Press in 1999. He was elected a Fellow of the AMS
in 1982. From 1993-1996, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the US
National Science Report (1991-1994) for the American Geophysical
Union. From January 1996 to December 2000, he served as Co-Chief
Editor of the Journal of Atmospheric Science. In 1999, he received
NOAA's ERL Outstanding Scientific Paper (with Conrad Ziegler and
John Lee) for a modeling study of the convective dryline. He was
designated a Pennsylvania State Centennial Fellow in 1996, and
named the Pennsylvania State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Alumni of the year for 1999 (with Bill Cotton). He has published
over 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 25 chapters in books,
and co-edited 4 books.
Related and Significant Publications
Pielke, R.A., R.L. Walko, L. Steyaert, P.L. Vidale, G.E. Liston,
and W.A. Lyons, 1999: The influence of anthropogenic landscape
changes on weather in south Florida. Mon. Wea. Rev., 127, 1663-1673.
Chase, T.N., R.A. Pielke, T.G.F. Kittel, R.R. Nemani, and S.W.
Running, 2000: Simulated impacts of historical land cover changes
on global climate in northern winter. Climate Dynamics, 16, 93-105.
Chase, T.N., R.A. Pielke, Sr., T.G.F. Kittel, M. Zhao, A.J. Pitman,
S.W. Running, and R.R. Nemani, 2001: The relative climatic effects
of landcover change and elevated carbon dioxide combined with aerosols:
A comparison of model results and observations. J. Geophys. Res.,
Atmospheres, 106, 31,685 -31,691.
Eugster, W., W.R. Rouse, R.A. Pielke, J.P. McFadden, D.D. Baldocchi,
T.G.F. Kittel, F.S. Chapin III, G.E. Liston, P.L. Vidale, E. Vaganov,
and S. Chambers, 2000: Land-atmosphere energy exchange in Arctic
tundra and boreal forest: available data and feedbacks to climate.
Global Change Biology, 6, 84-115.
Pielke Sr., R.A., 2001: Influence of the spatial distribution
of vegetation and soils on the prediction of cumulus convective
rainfall. Rev. Geophys., 39, 151-177.
Lu, L., R.A. Pielke, G.E. Liston, W.J. Parton, D. Ojima, and M.
Hartman, 2001: Implementation of a two-way interactive atmospheric
and ecological model and its application to the central United
States. J. Climate, 14, 900-919.
Eastman, J.L., M.B. Coughenour, and R.A. Pielke, 2001: Does grazing
affect regional climate? J. Hydrometeorology, 2, 243-253.
Liston, G.E., J.P. McFadden, M. Sturm, and R.A. Pielke Sr., 2002:
Modelled changes in arctic tundra snow, energy and moisture fluxes
due to increased shrubs. Global Change Biology, 8, 17-32.
Cotton, W.R., R.A. Pielke Sr., R.L. Walko, G.E. Liston, C. Tremback,
H. Jiang, R.L. McAnelly, J.Y. Harrington, M.E. Nicholls, G.G. Carrio,
and J.P. McFadden, 2003: RAMS 2001: Current status and future directions.
Meteor. Atmos. Phys., 82, 5-29.
Nair, U.S., R.O. Lawton, R.M. Welch, and R.A. Pielke Sr., 2003:
Impact of land use on Costa Rican tropical montane cloud forests:
1. Sensitivity of cumulus cloud field characteristics to lowland
deforestation. J. Geophys. Res. - Atmospheres, accepted.
Lawton, R.O., U.S. Nair, R.A. Pielke Sr., and R.M. Welch, 2001:
Climatic impact of tropical lowland deforestation on nearby montane
cloud forests. Science, 294, 584-587.
Adegoke, J.O., R.A. Pielke Sr., J. Eastman, R. Mahmood, and K.G.
Hubbard, 2003: Impact of irrigation on midsummer surface fluxes
and temperature under dry synoptic conditions: A regional atmospheric
model study of the U.S. High Plains. Mon. Wea. Rev., 131, 556-564.