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Dr. Don T. Conlee
Don T. Conlee
Phone:
(979) 845-5099
Fax:
(979) 862-4466
Email:
dconlee@tamu.edu
Office:
Eller O&M 1208B
Address:
Texas A&M University
O&M Building, Room 1208B
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
MS 3150
College Station, Texas 77843

Degrees:

Ph.D. Meteorology, Texas A&M University, 1994

M.S. Meteorology and Physical Oceanography, Naval Postgraduate School, With Distinction, 1991

B.S. Atmospheric Sciences, University of Louisiana, Monroe, Summa Cum Laude, 1983


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Don T. Conlee

Instructional Professor

Research Interests

Real-World Meteorology including forecasting and provision of weather services and products.  Meteorological and Oceanographic in-situ instrumentation.  Operationalization of in-situ instruments for climate monitoring including pCO2, radiation and low-maintenance salinity. Calibration/Validation of satellite sensors by in-situ instrumentation. Calibration/Validation of indirect sensing technologies such as acoustic Doppler current profilers. Boundary Layer atmospheric profiling from moored and coastal platforms.

Selected Publications

  • Conlee, Don T. 2005. Real-Time Oil Platform Ocean Current Data in the Gulf of Mexico. AGU Eos Trans. 86(18). Jt. Assem. Suppl., Abstract OS32A-04.
  • Conlee, Don T. 2001. Satellite Data Utilization by U.S. Navy Meteorology and Oceanography. Invited Paper. Eleventh Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography.
  • Rigney, J.P., Bouchard, R., Diamond C., Berkshire, D., L'Heureux D., Conlee D. T., Colton M. 1997. Oceanography from Space in Support of Naval Operations. Marine Technology Society Journal.
  • Conlee, Don T. and Marie Colton. 1996. Microwave Remote Sensing Primer. Commander Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command News.
  • Conlee, Don T. 1994. Meteorological Information Content and Non-Profiling Applications of the SSM/T-2.Doctoral Dissertation, Texas A&M University.
  • Conlee, Don T. 1991. Satellite image display and processing with microcomputers: a proof-of-concept for the Navy Oceanographical Data Distribution System (NODDS). Master's Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School. (Actual code implemented into operational system in 1992)

Additional Information


Experience

  • 2007-2008 - Gulf Region Manager, NortekUSA, Stennis Space Center, Mississippi
  • 2003-2007 - Chief Scientist, National Data Buoy Center, Stennis Space Center, Mississippi
  • 2001-2003 - Commanding Officer, Naval Technical Training Unit, Keesler AFB, Mississippi
  • 1999-2001 - Director of Remote Sensing Programs and Fleet Systems Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, Stennis Space Center, Mississippi
  • 1997-1999 - Meteorology, Oceanography, and Strike Warfare Officer, U.S. Navy, Enterprise Battle Group Staff
  • 1994-1997 - Satellite and Environmental Data Department Head, Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center, Monterey, California
  • 1987-1989 - Meteorologist, USS Iwo Jima (LPH-2)
  • 1983-1986 - NWP Quality Control/Project Development Officer, Fleet Numerical Oceanography Center, Monterey, California
  • 1979-1982 - Observer/Meteorological Technician, National Weather Service, Agricultural Weather Service Center, Stoneville, Mississippi

Selected Presentations and Extended Abstracts

  • A Low-cost Electronic Chart Wall for Undergraduate Program Enhancement .  Joint Session: 19th Symposium on Education and 26th Conference on Interactive Information and Processing Systems (IIPS) for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology, American Meteorological Society, 2010.

  • Performance of a Subsurface Buoy for Directional Wave Measurements. ONR/MTS Buoy Workshop. March 2008.

  • National Data Buoy Center Observations Supporting PIRATA (NOSP). NOAA Office of Climate Observation Annual Review, 2006.
  • The HF Radar National Server and Architecture Project. 11th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS). American Meteorological Society 2007.
  • IOOS Backbone Expansion Efforts by NOAA's National Data Buoy Center. 10th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS). American Meteorological Society 2006.
  • The NWS Marine Observation Network: Coastal Marine Component of Multiple Observing Systems. Ninth Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS). American Meteorological Society 2005.
  • Revolutionizing Naval Meteorology Training. Twelfth Symposium on Education. American Meteorological Society 2003.
  • Information Content and Non-Profiling Applications of the SSM/T-2. Seventh Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography 1994.


Memberships/Affiliations

  • American Meteorological Society
  • American Geophysical Union
  • Marine Technology Society
  • American Shore and Beach Preservation Association
  • Naval Weather Service Association Lifetime Member
  • Gulf Coast Ocean Observing System (GCOOS) Observing Systems Committee (2006-2009)
  • CARO-COOPS and CORMP (Academic observation network operators) Science Advisory Boards (2006)
  • Former Goal Team member of the GOES-R Cal/Val steering group
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