Edward Zipser, Ph.D.

Edward Zipser

Professor, Atmospheric Sciences 

Atmospheric Sciences
University of Utah
135 S 1460 East Rm 819 (WBB)
Salt Lake City, Ut 84112-0110

Office: 809A WBB
Office Phone: (801) 585-0467
Email: ed.zipser@utah.edu
>> Curriculum Vitae

1965 Meteorology Florida State University
1960 Meteorology Florida State University
1958 Aeronautical Engineering Princeton University


Selected Publications:

Cloud-resolving modeling of deep convection during KWAJEX. Part II: Analysis and sensitivity study of microphysical processes associated with graupel production  (Journal Article), 2009

Four years of tropical ERA-40 vorticity maxima tracks, Part II: Differences between developing and non-developing disturbances  (Journal Article), 2009

See CV for Complete List  (Journal Article), 2009

The Saharan air layer and the fate of African easterly waves: NASA s AMMA 2006 field program to study tropical cyclogenesis: NAMMA  (Journal Article), 2009

Warm rain in the tropics: Seasonal and regional distribution based on 9 years of TRMM data  (Journal Article), 2009
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Diurnal cycles of precipitation, clouds, and lightning in the triopics from 9 years of TRMM observations  (Journal Article), 2008

Hurricane "rainfall potential" derived from satellite observations aids overland rainfall prediction  (Journal Article), 2008
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Influence of environmental moisture on TRMM-derived tropical cyclone precipitation over land and ocean  (Journal Article), 2008

On the difference of storm wetness of Hurricane Isidore and Lili. Part II: Water budget  (Journal Article), 2008
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How do the water vapor and carbon monoxide "tape recorders" start near the tropical tropopause?  (Journal Article), 2007

Research Statement

Regional and global distribution of storms, using new observational capabilities from satellites such as NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission. Understand why heavy rainfall is more frequent in the deep tropics while stronger storms are extremely rare in those same locations compared to the central United States and other mid-latitude regions. Validate indications from remote sensing instruments on satellites by making measurements in the field.
Help develop improved recognition and forecasting of severe storms by determining the differences between ordinary and truly exceptional events.
Involve students in field programs to give them hands-on experience and deeper understanding.
Field programs have been based in Cape Verde, Australia, Costa Rica, Florida, Brazil, Solomon Islands, Marshall Islands, Mexico. International colleagues and students play an important role before, during, and after field work.

Research Keywords, Regions of Interest and Languages:

Keywords: Atmospheric Sciences (4); Earth Sciences (2); Environmental Sciences (2)
Regions: Tropical Zone