Erick Rogers

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[1] We present the impact tests that preceded the most recent operational upgrades to the land surface model used in the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) mesoscale Eta model, whose operational domain includes North America. These improvements consist of changes to the ‘‘Noah’’ land surface model (LSM) physics, most notable in the area of(More)
A new wind-input and wind-breaking dissipation for phase-averaged spectral models of wind-generated surface waves is presented. Both are based on recent field observations in Lake George, New South Wales, Australia, at moderate-to-strong wind-wave conditions. The respective parameterizations are built on quantitative measurements and incorporate new(More)
Ocean surface waves (sea and swell) are generated by winds blowing over a distance (fetch) for a duration of time. In the Arctic Ocean, fetch varies seasonally from essentially zero in winter to hundreds of kilometers in recent summers. Using in situ observations of waves in the central Beaufort Sea, combined with a numerical wave model and satellite sea(More)
In this paper, results for active vibration control predicted from experimental measurements on a lightweight structure are compared with purely computational predictions. The structure studied is a 4.5m long satellite boom consisting of 10 identical bays with equilateral triangular cross sections. First, the results from a Fortran code that is based on a(More)
In this paper, the superior mid-frequency vibration isolation of a geometrically optimized lightweight structure is demonstrated. The initial structure under test here was a 4.5m long satellite boom consisting of 10 identical bays with equilateral triangular cross-sections. An unusual geometric variant of this, with inherent isolation characteristics, has(More)
One consequence of radiation damage to DNA is the conversion of thymine to 5-hydroxymethyluracil (HMU). In order to sensitively detect this DNA adduct by gas chromatography (GC) or high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with electron-capture detection techniques, it is necessary to derivatize it. This study was designed to select an optimum ester(More)
The DNA adduct O4-ethylthymine can be alkylated under mild conditions with pentafluorobenzyl bromide. The product has good gas chromatographic characteristics and also forms a structurally characteristic anion in high yield when subjected to electron capture mass spectrometry. Related adducts for other DNA bases behave similarly. These properties stimulated(More)
In this study, Donelan, M.A., Babanin, A.V., Young, I.R., Banner, M.L., 2006. J. Phys. Oceanogr. 36, 1672– 1688 source function is used to calculate drag coefficients from both the scanning radar altimeter (SRA) measured two dimensional wave spectra obtained during hurricane Ivan in 2004 and the WAVEWATCH III simulated wave spectra. The drag coefficients(More)
The need for wide-spread, up-to-date sea state observations in the emerging ice-free Arctic will further increase as the region will open up to marine operations. Here we present an example of spatial wave field parameters obtained from a TerraSAR-X StripMap swath in the southern Beaufort Sea. Significant wave heights varied from < 1m to > 2.2m over(More)