Current Projects

Funded by Research Grants or Cooperative Agreements

North American Heat Wave Predictability

PI: Paul Dirmeyer

PI: Trent Ford (UIUC)

NOAA / CPO / MAPP 
NA16OAR4310095

Parameterizing the Effects of Sub-Grid Land Heterogeneity

Co-PI: Paul Dirmeyer

Land Climate Process Team

Project PI: Nate Chaney (Duke U.)

NOAA / CPO / MAPP
NA19OAR4310242

Validating Coupled Land-Atmosphere Processes in UFS

PI: Paul Dirmeyer

Co-PI: Mike Ek (NCAR)

NOAA / NESDISS
vis CISESS

Land and Ocean Drivers of Drought

PI: Paul Dirmeyer

Co-PIs: Bohua Huang and Chul-Su Shin

NOAA / CPO / MAPP
NA20OAR4310422

Soil Moisture as Regulator of Water and Energy Cycle Feedbacks 

PI: Paul Dirmeyer

Co-I: Joseph Santanello (NASA/GSFC)
Collaborator: Martin Jung (MPI-BGC Jena)

NASA / SMAP 
80NSSC20K1803

Land-Boundary Layer Coupling Processes 

PI: Paul Dirmeyer

Co-PI: Nathan Arnold (NASA/GSFC)

NASA / MAP
TBD

Past Projects

Land Use Change and Land Atmosphere Feedback Processes as Regulators of Regional Climate Change
PI: Paul Dirmeyer
Collaborative with Dave Lawrence & Rich Neale (NCAR)
NSF / AGS
Improving Subseasonal to Seasonal Forecast Skill of North American Precipitation and Surface Air Temperature Using a Multi-Model Strategy
PI: Zhichang Guo
Co-PI: Paul Dirmeyer
NOAA / CPO / MAPP
Diagnosis and Validation of Land-Atmosphere Feedback in Two Global Models
PI: Paul Dirmeyer
Co-PIs: Joseph Santanello & Michael Bosilovich (NASA/GSFC), Michael Ek (NOAA/NCEP/EMC)
NASA / ESP / MAP
Improving the Initialization of Soil Moisture in Numerical Weather Prediction
PI: Paul Dirmeyer
Co-I: Zhichang Guo
Korea Institute For Atmospheric Prediction Systems (KIAPS)
Weather and Climate Analysis of Water Vapor Transport and Surface Interactions Coupling to Precipitation Processes
PI: Paul Dirmeyer
Co-PI: Michael Bosilovich (NASA/GSFC)
NASA / ESP / MAP 
The Global Soil Wetness Project
PI: Paul Dirmeyer
Co-PI: Randal Koster (NASA/GSFC)
Co-Is: Pavel Kabat and Han Dolman (Winand Staring Centre, Netherlands)
NASA
Investigation of land-atmosphere predictability using a multi-model strategy
PI: Paul Dirmeyer
NOAA / OGP
Characterizing Land Surface Memory to Advance Climate Prediction
PIs: Paul Dirmeyer, Timothy DelSole
Co-I: Kaye Brubaker (UMCP), C. Adam Schlosser (MIT)
NSF / EAR
Coupled High-Resolution Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Simulation of Seasonal-Interannual Climate Variability over Amazonia
PI: Paul Dirmeyer; Co-I: Benjamin Kirtman
Co-I: Charles Vörösmarty (U. New Hampshire)
Collaborators: Humberto T. da Rocha (U. São Paulo, Brazil),
                     José Marengo (CPTEC, Brazil)
NASA
Analysis of Atmospheric Water Cycling over the United States
PI: Paul Dirmeyer
Co-PI: Kaye Brubaker (UMCP)
NOAA