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Dr. Robert Hart, Ph.D.
Pennsylvania State University, 2001

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Assistant Professor
Areas of interest include: cyclone genesis and development (tropical and extratropical), hybrid cyclone structure, cyclone structural transition (including tropical and extratropical transition) and predictability, the role of tropical cyclones in climate, tropical-extratropical interactions, synoptic meteorology and weather forecasting, statistical and numerical weather prediction, weekly to seasonal forecasting using statistical and analog methods, ensemble forecasting and visualization techniques.

Selected Publications
  • Guishard, M.P., J. E. Evans, R. E. Hart, 2009: Atlantic Subtropical Storms. Part II: Climatology. J. Climate. In press.
  • Hart, R., R. Maue, and M. Watson, 2008:Papers of Note: How long does the climate "remember" a tropical cyclone? Bulletin of the Amer. Meteor. Soc., May 2008, 596-598.
  • Junker, N.W, Richard. H. Grumm, R. E. Hart, L.F. Bosart, K. M. Bell, and Frank J. Pereira, 2008: Use of anomalous fields to anticipate extreme rainfall in the mountains of northern California. Wea. Forec., 23, 336-356.
  • Evans, C. and R.E. Hart, 2008: Analysis of the wind field evolution associated with the extratropical transition of Bonnie (1998).Mon. Wea. Rev., 136, 2047-2065.
  • Hart, R., R. Maue, and M. Watson, 2007: Estimating the atmospheric and SST memory of tropical cyclones through MPI anomaly evolution. Mon. Wea. Rev., 135, 3990-4005.
  • Maue, R. and R. Hart, 2007: Comment on: "Low frequency variability in globally integrated tropical cyclone power dissipation." Geo. Res. Letters, 34, L11703, doi:1029/2006GL028283
  • Manning, D. and R. E. Hart, 2007: Evolution of North Atlantic ERA40 Tropical Cyclone Representation. Geo. Res. Letters, 34, L05705. doi:10.1029/2006GL028266
  • Guishard, M.P., E. A. Nelson, J. L. Evans, R. E. Hart, and D. G. O'Connell, 2007: Bermuda subtropical storms. Meteor. and Atmos. Phys.. doi:10.1007/s00703-006-0255-y
  • Hart, R., 2006: "Hurricanes: A Primer on Formation, Structure, Intensity Change, and Frequency." Ed: Jeff Kueter. Marshall Institute. 20pp.
  • Evans, J.E. and R. E. Hart, 2006: "Extratropical Transition of tropical cyclones". Atmosphere-Ocean Interaction. Wessex Institute of Technology. Ed: William Perrie.
  • Hart, R., J. L. Evans, and C. Evans, 2006: Synoptic composites of the extratropical transition lifecycle of North Atlantic Tropical Cyclones: Factors Determining Post-Transition Evolution. Mon. Wea. Rev., 134, 553-578.
  • Jones, S.C., P.A. Harr, J. Abraham, L.F. Bosart, P.J. Bowyer, J.L. Evans, D. E. Hanley, B. N. Hanstrum, R.E. Hart, F. Lalaurette, M.R. Sinclair, R.K. Smith, and C. Thorncroft, 2003: The extratropical transition of tropical cyclones: Forecast challenges, current understanding, and future directions. Wea. Forecasting, 18, 1052-1092.
  • Evans, J.L. and R. Hart, 2003: Objective indicators of the extratropical transition lifecycle of Atlantic tropical cyclones. Mon. Wea. Rev., 131, 909-925.
  • Hart, R.,2003: A cyclone phase space derived from thermal wind and thermal asymmetry. Mon. Wea. Rev., 131, 585-616.
  • Hart, R. and R.H. Grumm, 2001: Using normalized climatological anomalies to objectively rank extreme synoptic-scale events. Mon. Wea. Rev., 129, 2426-2442.
  • Hart, R. and J.L. Evans, 2001: A climatology of the extratropical transition of Atlantic tropical cyclones. J. Climate, 14, 546-564


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