Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder

Janice Bytheway

Research Interests

My research focuses on quantitative precipitation estimates and forecasts (QPE and QPF) at high spatial and temporal resolution. My work typically focuses on the complex terrain of the western US, where orographic effects present a variety of challenges to both in situ and remotely sensed observations. By understanding how the terrain effects the reliability of QPE products, we can apply this knowledge when using these products to evaluate precipitation forecasts from high resolution forecast models.

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  • Bytheway JL; Hughes M; Mahoney K; Cifelli R. (May 2020). On the Uncertainty of High-Resolution Hourly Quantitative Precipitation Estimates in California. Journal of Hydrometeorology , 21(5), 865-879. 10.1175/jhm-d-19-0160.1
  • Bytheway, JL; Hughes, M; Mahoney, K; Cifelli, R. (MAR 2019). A Multiscale Evaluation of Multisensor Quantitative Precipitation Estimates in the Russian River Basin. JOURNAL OF HYDROMETEOROLOGY, 20(3), 447-466. 10.1175/JHM-D-18-0142.1
  • Bytheway, JL and CD Kummerow. (27-Jan 2018). Consistency Between Convection Allowing Model Output and Passive Microwave Satellite Observations. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES, 123(2), 1065-1078. 10.1002/2017JD027527
  • Bytheway, JL, CD Kummerow and C Alexander. (OCT 2017). A Features-Based Assessment of the Evolution of Warm Season Precipitation Forecasts from the HRRR Model over Three Years of Development. WEATHER AND FORECASTING, 32(5), 1841-1856. 10.1175/WAF-D-17-0050.1