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

William Moninger

Research Interests

Bill is a semi-retired physicist who works on evaluating the skill of weather prediction models. He is also an expert in automated weather observations by commercial aircraft. Prior to that, during his 47-year career at NOAA and the University of Colorado he worked on artificial intelligence applied to weather forecasting, and in radar meteorology.
 

Research Interests

Evaluation of weather model skill

Statistical significance testing

Presentation of scientific data on the internet

quality control of meteorological data

social uses of high technology

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  • Turner DD; Hamilton J; Moninger W; Smith M; Strong B; Pierce R; Hagerty V; Holub K; Benjamin SG. (Feb 2020). A Verification Approach Used in Developing the Rapid Refresh and Other Numerical Weather Prediction Models. , 8(3), 39-53. 10.15191/nwajom.2020.0803
  • Benjamin, SG, SS Weygandt, JM Brown, M Hu, CR Alexander, TG Smirnova, JB Olson, EP James, DC Dowell, GA Grell, HD Lin, SE Peckham, TL Smith, WR Moninger, JS Kenyon and GS Manikin. (APR 2016). A North American Hourly Assimilation and Model Forecast Cycle: The Rapid Refresh. MONTHLY WEATHER REVIEW, 144(4), 1669-1694. 10.1175/MWR-D-15-0242.1
  • Moninger, WR, SG Benjamin, BA Jamison, TW Schlatter, TL Smith and EJ Szoke. (APR 2010). Evaluation of Regional Aircraft Observations Using TAMDAR. WEATHER AND FORECASTING, 25(2), 627-645. 10.1175/2009WAF2222321.1
  • Benjamin, SG, BD Jamison, WR Moninger, SR Sahm, BE Schwartz and TW Schlatter. (APR 2010). Relative Short-Range Forecast Impact from Aircraft, Profiler, Radiosonde, VAD, GPS-PW, METAR, and Mesonet Observations via the RUC Hourly Assimilation Cycle. MONTHLY WEATHER REVIEW, 138(4), 1319-1343. 10.1175/2009MWR3097.1
  • MONINGER, WR, J BULLAS, B DELORENZIS, E ELLISON, J FLUECK, JC MCLEOD, C LUSK, PD LAMPRU, RS PHILLIPS, WF ROBERTS, R SHAW, TR STEWART, J WEAVER, KC YOUNG and SM ZUBRICK. (SEP 1991). SHOOTOUT 89 - A COMPARATIVE-EVALUATION OF KNOWLEDGE-BASED SYSTEMS THAT FORECAST SEVERE WEATHER. BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY, 72(9), 1339-1354. 10.1175/1520-0477(1991)072<1339:SACEOK>2.0.CO;2