Leslie M. Hartten

CIRES Research Scientist II
at the
NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory


Mailing Address: Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)
University of Colorado, 216 UCB, Boulder CO 80309-0216
E-Mail: Leslie.M.Hartten@noaa.gov Phone: (303) 497-7052


GENERAL INFORMATION

Education

1993 Ph.D. University of Wisconsin - Madison (Atmospheric Science)
1988 M.S. University of Wisconsin - Madison (Meteorology)
1984 B.S. with Highest Honors State University of New York - College at Oneonta (Meteorology)

Primary Research Interests

Professional Experience

1997-present Research Scientist II CIRES, University of Colorado - Boulder (at Physical Science Division of NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory, formerly part of NOAA’s Aeronomy Laboratory)
1993-present Research Associate CIRES, University of Colorado - Boulder (at Physical Science Division of NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory, formerly part of NOAA’s Aeronomy Laboratory)
1985-1992 Research Assistant,
Teaching Assistant
Department of Meteorology, University of Wisconsin - Madison
1984 Visiting Summer Student Large-Scale Dynamics Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado
1983 Forecaster Universal Weather and Aviation, White Plains, New York

Honors and Awards

2011 Premier recipient of the “Director's Diversity Award” from CIRES (Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado - Boulder)
2010 “Ten Years of Service” award from SOARS® (the Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science program)
1984-1985 Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Fellow
1982-1983 Oneonta Alumni Association Scholar
1981-1984 National Merit Scholar

Memberships

2005-2007 Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
1989-2002 European Geophysical Society (EGS)
1986-present American Geophysical Union (AGU)
1982-present American Meteorological Society (AMS)

RESEARCH

Refereed Publications

Adachi, A., T. Kobayashi, K.S. Gage, D.A. Carter, L.M. Hartten, W.L. Clark, and M. Fukuda, 2005: Evaluation of 3-beam and 4-beam profiler wind measurement techniques using a 5-beam wind profiler and collocated meteorological tower. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 22, 1167-1180.

Adachi, A., W.L. Clark, L.M. Hartten, K.S. Gage, and T. Kobayashi, 2004: An observational study of a shallow gravity current triggered by katabatic flow. Ann. Geophys., 22, 3937-3950.

Angevine, W.M., A.W. Grimsdell, L.M. Hartten, and A.C. Delany, 1998: The Flatland Boundary Layer Experiments. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 78, 419-431.

Ciesielski, P.E., L.M. Hartten, and R.H. Johnson, 1997: Impacts of merging profiler and rawinsonde winds on TOGA COARE analyses. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 14, 1264-1279.

Gutzler, D.S. and L.M. Hartten, 1995: Daily variability of lower tropospheric winds over the tropical western Pacific. J. Geophys. Res., 100, 22,999-23,008.

Hartten, L.M., 1996: Synoptic settings of westerly wind bursts. J. Geophys. Res., 101, 16,997-17,019.

Hartten, L.M., 1998: Reconciliation of surface and profiler winds at ISS sites. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 15, 826-834.

Hartten, L.M. and P.A. Datulayta, 2004: Seasonal and interannual variations in the daily cycle of winds over the Galápagos. J. Climate, 17, 4522-4530.

Hartten, L.M. and K.S. Gage, 2000: ENSO’s impact on the annual cycle: The view from Galápagos. Geophys. Res. Lett., 27, 385-388.

Hartten, L.M. and D.S. Gutzler, 1998: Estimates of large-scale divergence over the western equatorial Pacific. J. Geophys. Res., 103, 25,895-25,904.

Hartten, L.M., C.W. King, and R.J. Zamora, 2012: The daily cycle of the lower troposphere along the Gulf of California during the 2004 North American Monsoon. J. Climate, in preparation.

Hartten, L.M. and M.A. LeMone, 2010: AMS membership survey results: The evolution and current state of the atmospheric sciences "pipeline". Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 91, 942-956.

Hechtel, L.M., C.-H. Moeng, and R.B. Stull, 1990: The effects of nonhomogeneous surface fluxes on the convective boundary layer: A case study using large-eddy simulation. J. Atmos. Sci., 47, 1722-1741.

Johnston, P.E., L.M. Hartten, C.H. Love, D.A. Carter, and K.S. Gage, 2002: Range errors in wind profiling caused by strong reflectivity gradients. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 19, 934-953.

Matsui, N., G.P. Compo, and L.M. Hartten, 2011: Estimating tropical cyclone central pressures for reanalysis of global fields. Mon. Wea. Rev., submitted.

Riddle, A.C., L.M. Hartten, D.A. Carter, P.E. Johnston, and C.R. Williams, 2012: A minimum threshold for wind profiler signal-to-noise ratios. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., accepted.

Zuidema, P., C. Fairall, L.M. Hartten, J.E. Hare, and D.E. Wolfe, 2006: On air-sea interaction at the mouth of the Gulf of California. J. Climate, 20, 1649-1661.

Select Other Publications

Carbone, R., R. Cifelli, B. Cotton, C. Davis, M. Douglas, C. Fairall, K. Gage, D. Gochis, L. Hartten, W. Higgins, R. Johnson, G. Kiladis, M. Moncrieff, W. Petersen, S. Rutledge, S. Williams, 2003: Science Overview of the North American Monsoon Experiment NAME. submitted to the National Science Foundation, 36pp.

Research Grants Awarded

2009, 2010, 2011 Co-Principal Investigator
(PI Joey Comeaux, Co-PI Neal Lott)
“Surface Data for San Cristóbal, Galápagos Islands”
(from NOAA's Climate Data Modernization Program; no local funding -- all moneys directly allocated to pay costs of scanning, key entering, and quality controlling data)
2007-2009 Principal Investigator
“Variability of Daily Cycles during the North American Monsoon: Observations, Analyses, and Simulations”
(from NOAA's Office of Global Programs, CPPA; $285,200)
2004-2006 Co-Principal Investigator
(PI Clark W. King, Co-PI Robert J. Zamora, Co-I’s Kenneth S. Gage and F. Martin Ralph)
“Boundary Layer, Flux, and Soil Moisture Studies for NAME, Including Deployment of a NOAA UHF Wind Profiler Array”
(from NOAA's Office of Global Programs, PACS-GAPP; $440,200)
2003-2006 Principal Investigator
(Co-PI’s Kenneth S. Gage and Paul E. Johnston)
“Continuing Observations and Analysis of Lower-Tropospheric Dynamics Over the Eastern Pacific”
(from NOAA's Office of Global Programs, PACS; $291,917)
2002-2004 Principal Investigator
(Co-PI’s Kenneth S. Gage and George N. Kiladis)
“Intraseasonal and Interannual Variability of Lower-Tropospheric Winds Over the Tropical Pacific”
(from NOAA's Office of Global Programs, CLIVAR-Pacific; $247,539)
2000-2002 Co-Investigator
(PI Kenneth S. Gage, Co-I George N. Kiladis)
“A Trans-Pacific Profiler Network for Climate Observations”
(from NOAA's Office of Global Programs, CLIVAR-Pacific; $640,000)
1997-1999 Co-Principal Investigator
(PI Kenneth S. Gage, Co-PI Nicholas A. Bond)
“Lower-Tropospheric Dynamics Over the Eastern Pacific”
(from NOAA's Office of Global Programs, PACS; $137,123)

Invited Presentations

2011 Presented remarks on “Joanne Simpson and the Narratives of Women's Lives” as a panelist at the American Meteorological Society's Women in Atmospheric Sciences Luncheon
(91st Annual Meeting of the AMS, Seattle, Washington)
2010 Presented “Encouraging Young Scientists in the American Meteorological Society” at a Roundtable of Representatives from Federal Agencies and Professional Societies
(“Framing Issues and Strategies: Where We Stand--Postdoctoral and Early Career Researchers”, held by The National Acadamies' Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine (CWSEM), Washington, D.C.)

Conference and Workshop Presentations (made by Hartten)

2010 “The Complex Relationship Between Sea Breezes and Rainfall Along the Western Sierra Madre During the North American Monsoon”
(AMS 29th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Tuscon, Arizona)
“The Meteorological ‘Pipeline’ 1980 to 2005”
(AMS 19th Symposium on Education, Atlanta, Georgia)
2008 “The Diurnal Cycle of Convection in NAME: Observations versus Reanalysis”
(AMS 28th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Orlando, Florida)
“Interannual variability of the North American Monsoon: Large-Scale Conditions and Small-Scale Effects”
(AMS 28th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Orlando, Florida)
2007 “Variations in the Daily Cycle along the Gulf of California during NAME 2004”
(AMS 19th Conference on Climate Variability and Change, San Antonio, Texas)
2006 “The Daily Cycle in and below the Lower Troposphere along the Gulf of California during the North American Monsoon”
(AMS 18th Conference on Climate Variability and Change, Atlanta, Georgia)
“Variations in the Daily cycle of Winds Along the East coast of the Gulf of California”
(AMS 27th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Monterey, California)
“The Search for a Practical Way to Implement Height Corrections in Large Wind Profiler Datasets”
(International Symposium on Troposperic Profiling (ISTP) 2006: Needs and Technologies, Boulder, Colorado)
2005 “Overview of wind/flux/radiation observations at the ETL/AL flux site”
(NAME 2004 Data Workshop, Mexico City, Mexico)
2004 “Observations of Multiple Scales of Lower Tropospheric Variability Over the East Pacific Cold Tongue”
(CLIVAR 2004 Symposium, Baltimore, Maryland)
2003 “Mitigating the Effects of Strong Reflectivity Gradients on Wind Profiles”
(NCAR/ATD Radar Workshop, Boulder, Colorado)
“Variations in the Daily Cycle of Winds Over the Galápagos”
(EPIC2001 Workshop, Boulder, Colorado)
2001 “Talking About Science in Remote Places: Climatology at a Rural Museum”
(AMS 10th Symposium on Education, Albuquerque, New Mexico)
“Who Learns More, the Student or the Scientist? Experiences in Mentoring a High School Student”
(AMS 10th Symposium on Education, Albuquerque, New Mexico)
“ENSO During the First Half of the Twentieth Century: Evidence from a Proxy Record”
(AMS 12th Symposium on Global Change and Climate Variations, Albuquerque, New Mexico)
“Tropical Wind-Profiling Radars: High-Resolution, Multi-Purpose, and Multi-Scale Observations”
(AMS 5th Symposium on Integrated Observing Systems, Albuquerque, New Mexico)
“A Comparison of the Daily Cycle of Lower-Tropospheric Winds Over the Open Ocean and Those Above a Small Island”
(11th Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia)
“A Comparison of Various Processing Techniques for 915-MHz Profiler Winds”
(11th Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia)
2000 “Intraseasonal and Interannual Modulation of Westerly Wind Bursts”
(AMS 24th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)
“Variability of Near-Equatorial Lower Tropospheric Flow Over the East Pacific Cold Tongue”
(AMS 24th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)
“Spatial and Temporal Variability of Lower-Tropospheric Flow Over the East Pacific Cold Tongue”
(AMS 14th Symposium on Boundary Layer and Turbulence, Aspen, Colorado)
1998 “The Temporal and Spatial Variability of Large-Scale Divergence Over the Western Equatorial Pacific”
(The CLIVAR/GEWEX COARE Conference (COARE98), Boulder, Colorado)
“Daily Variability of the Lower Tropospheric Winds Over the Western Equatorial Pacific”
(The CLIVAR/GEWEX COARE Conference (COARE98), Boulder, Colorado)
“The Use of Wind Profilers in an Integrated Global Observing System”
(4th International Symposium on Tropospheric Profiling, Snowmass, Colorado)
1997 “Variability of Large-Scale Divergence During the COARE IOP”
(AMS 22nd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Ft. Collins, Colorado)
1995 “The Climatological and Synoptic Setting of Westerly Wind Bursts”
(TOGA 95 International Scientific Conference, Melbourne, Australia)
“A Synoptic View of Westerly Wind Burst Dynamics”
(AMS 21st Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Miami, Florida)
“Effects of Various Processing Methods Applied to Ship-Based Surface and Profiler Winds During TOGA COARE”
(20th Annual Climate Diagnostics Workshop, Seattle, Washington)
1994 “The Synoptic Setting of Westerly Wind Bursts During the TOGA COARE IOP”
(TOGA COARE International Data Workshop, Toulouse, France)
1993 “The Seasonal and Annual Variability of Near-Surface Westerly Winds over the Western Equatorial Pacific, 1980-89”
(AMS 20th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, San Antonio, Texas)
1989 “Effects of Nonhomogeneous Surface Fluxes on Large-Eddy Simulations of the Planetary Boundary Layer”
(Workshop on the Atmospheric Boundary Layer Over Nonhomogeneous Terrain, EGS XIVth General Assembly, Barcelona, Spain)
1988 “The Effects of Nonhomogeneous Surface Heat and Moisture Fluxes on the Convective Boundary Layer”
(AMS 8th Symposium on Turbulence and Diffusion, Monterey, California)
1985 “Statistical Measures of Surface Inhomogeneity and Its Potential Impact on Boundary Layer Turbulence”
(AMS 7th Symposium on Turbulence and Diffusion, Boulder, Colorado)

Select Conference and Workshop Abstracts (presented by others, coauthored by Hartten)

2011 Piña, A.J., L.M. Hartten, and L. Bianco: “Estimating the stratocumulus-topped marine boundary layer's height using wind profilers”
(Tenth Annual AMS Student Conference, Seattle, Washington)
2009 Diaz, S.L. and L.M. Hartten: “Analysis of daily monsoonal wind circulations in the lower troposphere over Estación Obispo, Mexico using wind profilers and the Gulf Surge Index”
(Eighth Annual AMS Student Conference, Phoenix, Arizona)
2008 Jones, M. and L.M. Hartten: “The daily cycle of winds at Estación Obispo, Mexico, during the North American Monsoon”
(Seventh Annual AMS Student Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana)
2004 Schafer, R., S.K. Avery, L.M. Hartten, and K.S. Gage: “Studying climate variability over the Tropical Pacific using wind profilers”
(CLIVAR 2004 Symposium, Baltimore, Maryland)
2003 Johnston, P.E., L.M. Hartten, and D.A. Carter: “Range, resolution, and sampling”
(Tenth International Workshop on Technical and Scientific Aspects of MST Radar: MST10, Piura, Peru)
2000 Carter, D.A., B. Bessenbacher, C.R. Williams, L.M. Hartten, and K.S. Gage: “Profiler data management at the NOAA Aeronomy Lab”
(Ninth International Workshop on Technical and Scientific Aspects of MST Radar: mst9, Toulouse, France)
Gage, K.S., G.N. Kiladis, L.M. Hartten, and C.R. Williams: “Meridional winds over the central equatorial Pacific and their relationship to the Hadley Circulation”
(Ninth International Workshop on Technical and Scientific Aspects of MST Radar: mst9, Toulouse, France)
Rodríguez-Achach, M., D.J. Raymond, L. Hartten, and K.S. Gage: “The cross-equatorial Hadley circulation of the eastern Pacific”
(24th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)
1998 Gage, K.S., G.N. Kiladis, D.A. Carter, S.K. Avery, B.B. Balsley, C.R. Williams, L.M. Hartten, and P.E. Johnston: “Highlights of tropical dynamics and climate research using the NOAA/CU Trans Pacific Profiler Network”
(Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting, Taipei, Taiwan)
Gage, K.S., G.N. Kiladis, L.M. Hartten, and C.R. Williams: “Intercomparison of tropospheric winds observed by the Christmas Island profilers with analyses”
(4th International Symposium on Tropospheric Profiling, Snowmass, Colorado)
1997 Gage, K.S., G.N. Kiladis, L.M. Hartten, and C.R. Williams: “A ten-year climatology of meridional winds over the central Equatorial Pacific utilizing the Christmas Island wind profiler: Annual cycle and vertical structure”
(22nd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Ft. Collins, Colorado)
Gutzler, D.S., L.M. Hartten, and G.N. Kiladis: “Precedents to the COARE wind bursts: The historical record at Tarawa”
(22nd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Ft. Collins, Colorado)
White, A., C. Fairall, M. Post, J. Hare, P. Johnston, C. Williams, W. Ecklund, L. Hartten, K. Gage, and C. Long: “A comparison of winds and clouds observed from a ship and an island”
(28th Conference on Radar Meteorology, Austin, Texas)
1995 Post, M.J., C.W. Fairall, A.B. White, J.R. Jordan, K.S. Gage, J. Wilson, and L.M. Hartten: “Shipboard wind profiling by radar: Problems and possible solutions”
(Battlespace Atmospherics Conference, San Diego, California)

Select Presentations to Informal Working Groups or to Laboratory, Division, or Cooperative Institute Audiences (made by Hartten)

2009 Presented “ESRL Integrating Theme Presentation: Information Systems” to kick off the final ESRL Integrating Theme presentation, and served as Moderator for the panel discussion held after the topical presentations, held 8 January in Boulder, Colorado.
2008 Presented a poster, “Interannual variability of the North American Monsoon: Large-Scale Conditions and Small-Scale Effects”, at the CIRES Science Symposium, held 2 April in Boulder, Colorado.
2006 Presented a poster, “The Daily Cycle in and below the Lower Troposphere along the Gulf of California during the North American Monsoon”, at the CIRES Science Symposium, held 12 April in Boulder, Colorado.
1997 Presented an update on the sea-clutter issue and prospects for salvaging COARE data at at “Flux97”, the Joint COARE Flux/Oceans/GCSS-WG4 Workshop, held 14-16 May in Boulder, Colorado.
Presented a poster, “Lower Tropospheric Dynamics Over the Western Tropical Pacific”, at the CIRES Review, held 16-18 April in Boulder, Colorado.
1996 Presented information about the AL-reprocessed surface winds and the discovery of sea-clutter contamination in profiler winds at “Flux96”, the 4th Workshop of the TOGA COARE Air-Sea Interaction Working Group, held 9-1 October in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

OUTREACH, EDUCATION, AND SERVICE

Professional Service

2009 Past Chair, AMS Board on Women and Minorities
2007-present Co-Point-of-Contact, ESRL Integrating Theme: “Information Systems”
2007-2008 Chair, AMS Board on Women and Minorities
2007 Member, Organizing Committee, 2008 AMS Annual Meeting
2006 Session Chair, AMS 18th Conference on Climate Variability and Change, Athens, Georgia
Session Chair, AMS 27th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Monterey, California
2005-present Member, ESRL/Physical Science Division’s Workplace Advisory Committee
2005-2006 Member, Local Organizing Committee, 7th International Symposium on Troposperic Profiling: Needs and Technologies
2004-2005 Member, CIRES Career Track Guidelines Committee
2003-2009 Member, AMS Board on Women and Minorities
2000-2002 Member, AMS Board on Women and Minorities’ Ad Hoc Volunteer Committee
2000 Member, Max Eaton Award Selection Committee, AMS 24th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
1997-present Reviewed manuscripts for Atmosphere-Ocean, JGR-Atmospheres, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, Journal of Climate, Monthly Weather Review, and Radio Science
1997 Session Chair, AMS 22nd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Ft. Collins, Colorado
1994-present Reviewed proposals for Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Science, and NOAA Office of Global Programs

Select Outreach and Education Activities

2009 Mentor and research supervisor for a student enrolled in an LUC (Learning Unit Contract) at New Vista High School, Boulder, CO
2003-2010 Science Fair judge, Boulder, CO
2001-2010 Each summer, served as a Science Research Mentor for a student in the Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS®) program:
- Javier Lujan (2011, rising senior, University of Texas - El Paso)
- Aaron Piña (2010, rising senior, Texas A&M University)
- Vanessa Vincente (2009, rising junior, Valparaiso University)
- Sandra Diaz (2008, rising junior, Texas A&M University)
- McArthur Jones, Jr. (2007, rising junior, Millersville University)
- Douglas J. Gavin (2006, rising senior, Howard University)
- Luna M. Rodriguez-Manzanet (2005, rising senior, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras)
- Nancy I. Rivera Rivera (2004, incoming grad student, University of Texas - El Paso)
- Melissa A. Burt (2003, rising junior, Millersville University)
- D. Matthew Coleman (2002, rising senior, University of Virginia)
- Ernesto Muñoz (2001, University of Puerto Rico)
2001 Online “Weather Specialist”, Kids as Global Scientists program
2000 Mentored Pauline A. Datulayta, an undergraduate about to start her sophomore year at Queens College, under the auspices of the Summer Multicultural Access to Research Training (SMART) internship program run by the Graduate School at the University of Colorado - Boulder
1999-2000 Scientific mentor for a student enrolled in the Science Research Seminar class at New Vista High School, Boulder, CO
1999 Provided experiment design and instrumentation suggestions for the Earthworks secondary-teacher training course run by CIRES, Balarat, CO
1998-2002 Created displays for the Limon Heritage Museum, Limon, CO: “The Climate of the Eastern Plains” (1998), “El Niño, La Niña, and Limon” (1999-2000), “Climate Variations over Colorado’s Eastern Plains” (2001-2002)
1997-1999 Science Fair judge, Boulder, CO
1997 Online mentor for the SUCCEED camp, run by Shodor Educational Foundation

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

2010 “MATLAB Fundamentals” (4-day e-Learning training conducted by The MathWorks)
2008 “NCL Workshop” (4-day training, combining lecture and hands-on labs, conducted by staff from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder)
2005 “Advanced Leadership Workshop” (3-day workshop sponsored by Leadership Education for Advancement and Promotion,, Univ. of Colorado - Boulder)
“Strategic Thinking for Future Leaders” (seminar/workshop sponsored by Leadership Education for Advancement and Promotion, Univ. of Colorado - Boulder)
“Success through Mentoring: A Workshop on Mentoring Research and Practice” (one-day workshop conducted by MentorNet in conjunction with the SACNAS National Conference)
2003 “Scientific Inquiry in the K-12 Classroom” (one-day workshop sponsored by various affiliates of the University of Colorado - Boulder)
2003-2008 “CU Women Succeeding: Faculty Development Symposium” (one-day, system-wide symposium held annually and sponsored by various Univ. of Colorado organizations)
2003 “She Said/He Said: Gender Differences in the Workplace” (seminar/workshop sponsored by Leadership Education for Advancement and Promotion, Univ. of Colorado - Boulder)
2001 “Selecting and Interviewing Student Employees” (training offered by Organizational and Employee Development, Univ. of Colorado - Boulder)
“Fundamentals of Supervision” (training offered by Organizational and Employee Development, Univ. of Colorado - Boulder)

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