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Dr. Paul H. Ruscher, Ph.D.
Oregon State University, 1988

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Associate Professor of Meteorology and Assistant Chair
Areas of interest include synoptic and mesoscale meteorology, the planetary boundary layer, and physical and applied climatology. Recent research has concentrated on diagnostic studies of microscale and mesoscale circulations in the boundary layer, modelling of the planetary boundary layer, diagnosis and forecasting of weather regimes of the PAcific Northwest, and Meteorological education. Interests also include explosive cyclogenesis, improved forecasting of synoptic scale systems using numerical models.


Selected Publications
  • Kara, A.B., and P.H. Ruscher, 2000. The impact of turbulent heat and momentum fluxes on atmospheric boundary layer model forecasts. Tubitak (Istanbul), in press.
  • Kara, A.B., P.H. Ruscher, and Z. Sen, 1999. Forecast errors in a one-dimensional boundary layer model. Part I: Thermal advection effects. Atmos. Res., 50, 119 - 131.
  • Kara, A.B., P.H. Ruscher and Z. Sen, 1999.Forecast errors in a one-dimensional boundary layer model. Part II: Statistical investigation on temperature forecast errors. Atmos. Res., 50, 133 - 149.
  • Kara, A.B., P.H. Ruscher, and J.B. Elsner, 1998. Numerical models of boundary layer processes over and around the Gulf of Mexico during a return flow event. Wea. Forecasting, 13, 921 - 933.
  • Kara, A.B., A. Tribble, and P.H. Ruscher, 1998. Effects of roughness length on the FSU one-dimensional atmospheric boundary layer model forecasts. Atmosphera, 11, 239-256.
  • Kara, A.B., J.B. Elsner, and P.H. Ruscher, 1998. Physical mechanism for the Tallahassee, Florida minimum temperature anomaly. J. Appl. Meteorol., 37, 101-103.
  • Wetzel, M. and P.Ruscher, 1997. The new GOES satellites: more than just pretty pictures. Unidata Newsletter, Winter 1996/97, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO (4 pp.), also available online at: www.unidata.ucar.edu/publications/newsletters/Winter96.NL/goesstuff.html
  • Ruscher, P., and T. Condo, 1996a: Development of a rapidly deepining extratropical cyclone over land I: Kinematic aspects. Monthly Weather Review, 124, 1609-1632.
  • Ruscher, P., and T. Condo, 1996b: Development of a rapidly deepining extratropical cyclone over land II: thermodynamic aspects and the role of frontogen esis. Monthly Weather Review, 124, 1633-1647.
  • Elsner, J.B., H.E. Fuelberg, R.L. Deal III, J.A. Orrock, G.S. Lehmiller, and P.H. Ruscher, 1996: Tallahassee, Florida minimum temperature anomaly: Description and applications. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 77, 721-728.
  • Ramamurthy, M., C. Murphy, J. Moore, M. Wetzel, D. Knight, P. Ruscher, S. Mullen, R. DeSouza, D. Hawk, and D. Fulker, 1995: Teaching mesoscale meteorology in the age of the modernized National Weather Service: a report on the Unidata/COMET workshop. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 76, 2463-2473.
  • Ruscher, P.H., K. Kloesel, S. Graham, and S. Hutchins, 1993: Forida EXPLORES!. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 74, 849-852.

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