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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  • Haupt SE; Gagne DJ; Hsieh WW; Krasnopolsky V; McGovern A; Marzban C; Moninger W; Lakshmanan V; Tissot P; Williams JK. (May 2022). The History and Practice of AI in the Environmental Sciences. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society , 103(5), E1351-E1370. 10.1175/bams-d-20-0234.1
  • English JM; Turner DD; Alcott TI; Moninger WR; Bytheway JL; Cifelli R; Marquis M. (Sep 2021). Evaluating Operational and Experimental HRRR model forecasts of Atmospheric River events in California. Weather and Forecasting. 10.1175/waf-d-21-0081.1
  • 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). 10.1175/MWR-D-15-0242.1
  • 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). 10.1175/2009MWR3097.1
  • 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). 10.1175/2009WAF2222321.1
  • Moninger WR; Mamrosh RD; Pauley PM. (Feb 2003). Automated meteorological reports from commercial aircraft. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society , 84(2), 203-216. 10.1175/BAMS-84-2-203
  • HEIDEMAN KF; STEWART TR; MONINGER WR; REAGANCIRINCIONE P. (Mar 1993). THE WEATHER INFORMATION AND SKILL EXPERIMENT (WISE) - THE EFFECT OF VARYING LEVELS OF INFORMATION ON FORECAST SKILL. Weather and Forecasting , 8(1), 25-36. 10.1175/1520-0434(1993)008<0025:TWIASE>2.0.CO;2
  • 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). 10.1175/1520-0477(1991)072<1339:SACEOK>2.0.CO;2
  • MONINGER WR. (May 1990). SUMMARY REPORT ON THE 3RD WORKSHOP ON ARTIFICIAL-INTELLIGENCE-RESEARCH-IN-ENVIRONMENTAL-SCIENCE (AIRIES-89) - 2-4 MAY 1989, TYSONS-CORNER, VIRGINIA. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society , 71(5), 672-679.
  • DYER R; MONINGER W. (May 1988). SUMMARY REPORT ON THE 2ND WORKSHOP ON ARTIFICIAL-INTELLIGENCE RESEARCH IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (AIRES), 15-17 SEPTEMBER 1987, BOULDER, COLORADO. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society , 69(5), 508-514.
  • EBERHARD WL; MONINGER WR; BRIGGS GA. (May 1988). PLUME DISPERSION IN THE CONVECTIVE BOUNDARY-LAYER .1. CONDORS FIELD EXPERIMENT AND EXAMPLE MEASUREMENTS. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology , 27(5), 599-616. 10.1175/1520-0450(1988)027<0599:PDITCB>2.0.CO;2
  • MONINGER WR; COTE DF; DAVIS J; DYER R; KITTREDGE R; MCARTHUR R; MURPHY AH; RACER IR. (Jul 1987). SUMMARY OF THE 1ST CONFERENCE ON ARTIFICIAL-INTELLIGENCE RESEARCH IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (AIRIES). Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society , 68(7), 793-800.
  • KROPFLI RA; MONINGER WR; PASQUALUCCI F. (Jan 1984). CIRCULAR DEPOLARIZATION RATIO AND DOPPLER VELOCITY-MEASUREMENTS WITH A 35-GHZ RADAR DURING THE COOPERATIVE CONVECTIVE PRECIPITATION EXPERIMENT. Radio Science , 19(1), 141-147. 10.1029/RS019i001p00141
  • MONINGER WR; KROPFLI RA; PASQUALUCCI F. (Jan 1984). SCATTERING PROPERTIES OF HYDROMETEORS AS MEASURED BY DUAL-POLARIZATION DOPPLER RADAR DURING CCOPE. Radio Science , 19(1), 149-156. 10.1029/RS019i001p00149
  • MONINGER WR. (Jan 1984). AN APPLICATION OF AN INDIRECT INTERACTION FREQUENCY-SHIFT - ATMOSPHERIC-TEMPERATURE PROFILES FROM RADAR BACKSCATTER FROM MATURE STORMS - COMMENT. Journal of Climatology & Applied Meteorology , 23(10), 1473-1474. 10.1175/0733-3021-23.10.1473
  • MONINGER WR. (Jan 1983). DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF A RADAR CONTROL PROGRAM FOR THE NOAA-WPL PULSE-DOPPLER RADARS. Journal of Climatology & Applied Meteorology , 22(5), 859-862. 10.1175/1520-0450(1983)022<0859:DADOAR>2.0.CO;2
  • PASQUALUCCI F; BARTRAM BW; KROPFLI RA; MONINGER WR. (Jan 1983). A MILLIMETER-WAVELENGTH DUAL-POLARIZATION DOPPLER RADAR FOR CLOUD AND PRECIPITATION STUDIES. Journal of Climatology & Applied Meteorology , 22(5), 758-765. 10.1175/1520-0450(1983)022<0758:AMWDPD>2.0.CO;2
  • MONINGER WR; KROPFLI RA. (Jan 1982). RADAR OBSERVATIONS OF A PLUME FROM AN ELEVATED CONTINUOUS POINT-SOURCE. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology , 21(11), 1685-1697. 10.1175/1520-0450(1982)021<1685:ROOAPF>2.0.CO;2
  • CARBONE RE; HARRIS FI; HILDEBRAND PH; KROPFLI RA; MILLER LJ; MONINGER W; STRAUCH RG; DOVIAK RJ; JOHNSON KW; NELSON SP. (Jan 1980). THE MULTIPLE DOPPLER RADAR WORKSHOP, NOVEMBER 1979. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society , 61(10), 1169-1169. 10.1175/1520-0477(1980)061<1169:TMDRWN>2.0.CO;2
  • MONINGER W; NELSON SP. (Jan 1980). THE MULTIPLE DOPPLER RADAR WORKSHOP .6. POSTPROCESSING AND DISPLAY TECHNIQUES. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society , 61(10), 1195-1203. 10.1175/1520-0477(1980)061<1195:PVPADT>2.0.CO;2
  • MONINGER WR; GOSSARD EE. (Jan 1976). NOTE ON A NEW SOLUTION OF TAYLOR-GOLDSTEIN EQUATION AND APPLICATIONS TO ATMOSPHERE. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences , 33(4), 712-715. 10.1175/1520-0469(1976)033<0712:NOANSO>2.0.CO;2
  • KJELAAS AG; GOSSARD EE; YOUNG JM; MONINGER WR. (Jan 1975). DISPERSION AND SPECTRA OF GRAVITY-WAVES PROBABLY GENERATED BY A CONVECTIVE STORM. Tellus , 27(1), 25-33.
  • GOSSARD EE; MONINGER WR. (Jan 1975). INFLUENCE OF A CAPPING INVERSION ON DYNAMIC AND CONVECTIVE INSTABILITY OF A BOUNDARY-LAYER MODEL WITH SHEAR. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences , 32(11), 2111-2124. 10.1175/1520-0469(1975)032<2111:TIOACI>2.0.CO;2
  • MONINGER W; EISENSTEIN B; KIM J; MARSHALL D; OHALLORA TA; ROBINSON M; SCHULTZ PF. (Jan 1973). K+N CHARGE-EXCHANGE AT 3.8 GEV-C. Physical Review D , 8(1), 38-44. 10.1103/PhysRevD.8.38