CURRICULUM VITAE

Name: Donald W. McCann

Title: President

Organization: McCann Aviation Weather Research

Education:

Degree Major Subject Dates University

B.S. Atmospheric Science 1970 University of Missouri-Columbia
M.S. Atmospheric Science 1975 University of Missouri-Columbia


Professional Societies:

American Meteorological Society (1968-present)
National Weather Association (1978-present)


Positions Held:

1968-1970: Student Trainee, National Severe Storms Forecast Center (NSSFC), Kansas City MO
1971-1974: Forecast Duty Officer, Fleet Weather Central, Guam
1976-1978: Meteorological Intern, WFSO Topeka KS
1978-1991: Convective SIGMET Meteorologist, NSSFC, Kansas City MO
1991-2001: Experimental Forecast Facility, NSSFC/Aviation Weather Center (AWC), Kansas City MO
2001-2004: International Aviation Meteorologist, AWC, Kansas City MO


Participation in other organizations:

Feb./Mar., 1992: Forecaster in STORM-FEST, NCAR
1994: Committee to bring the "Thunderstorm Detectives" exhibit to Kansas City, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Kansas City Museum, City of Kansas City MO.
1993-2001: Turbulence Product Development Team, FAA
1995-2001: Icing Product Development Team, FAA
1996-2001: Convective Weather Forecasting Product Development Team, FAA


Awards:

1968: Phi Eta Sigma, Freshman Honorary Fraternity
1970: Pi Mu Epsilon, Mathematics Honorary Fraternity
1971: Who's Who in American Colleges
1977: National Weather Service Special Achievement Award
1987: National Weather Service Sustained Superior Performance Award
1989: NOAA Unit Citation
1989: National Weather Service Outstanding Performance Award
1990: National Weather Service Outstanding Performance Award
1992: NOAA Unit Citation
1994: National Weather Service Outstanding Performance Award
1995: National Weather Service Modernization Award


Mr. McCann has published 9 refereed papers in scientific journals and has had more than 30 non-refereed publications. Most of these works are related to thunderstorm forecasting, but recent works consider all aspects of aviation weather forecasting.


Mr. McCann is married and has two sons and two step-daughters. He enjoys golf, exercise workouts, and playing and arranging music for English handbells.


Refereed publications:

1983: The enhanced-V: A satellite observable severe storm signature. Mon. Wea. Rev., 111, 887-894.

1992: A neural network short-term forecast of significant thunderstorms. Wea. and Forecasting, 7, 525-534.

1994: WINDEX--A new index for forecasting microburst potential. Wea. and Forecasting, 9, 532-541.

1995: Three-dimensional computations of equivalent potential vorticity. Wea. and Forecasting, 10, 798-802.

1997: Comments on "Downbursts." Natl. Wea. Digest, 21(3), 41-44.

1999: A turbulent kinetic energy equation and aircraft boundary layer turbulence. Natl Wea. Digest, 23(1-2), 13-19.

1999: Comments on "Evaluation and application of conditional symmetric instability, equivalent potential vorticity, and frontogenetic forcing in an operational forecast environment. Wea. Forecasting, 14, 470-472.

2001 (with J.P. Whistler): Problems and solutions to drawing fronts objectively. Meteorol. Appl., 8, 195-203.

2001: Gravity waves, unbalanced flow, and aircraft clear air turbulence. Natl. Wea. Digest, 25(1-2), 3-14.

2005: NNICE – a neural network aircraft icing algorithm. Env. Model. and Software, 20, 1335-1342.

2006: Diagnosing and forecasting aircraft turbulence with steepening mountain waves, Natl. Wea. Digest, 30,

Non-refereed publications:

1977 (with G.L. Darkow): Relative environmental winds for 121 tornado bearing storms. Proc. 10th Conf. on Severe Local Storms, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Boston MA, 413-418.

1978: Severe convective storms with little or no thunder. Natl. Wea. Digest, 3(2), 2-4.

1978: Real-time vertically integrated liquid water content (VIL) calculations. Proc. 18th Conf. on Radar Meteorology, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Boston MA, 424-425.

1979: On overshooting-collapsing thunderstorm tops. Proc. 11th Conf. on Severe Local Storms, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Boston MA, 427-432.

1981: Use of enhanced infrared satellite imagery for short-term thunderstorm advisories to aviation. Natl. Wea. Digest, 6(4), 30-34.

1982 (with others): Thermodynamic analysis procedures at the National Severe Storms Forecast Center. Proc. 9th Conf. on Weather Forecasting and Analysis, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Boston MA, 304-309.

1982: The distribution of severe aviation weather in and near thunderstorms using satellite imagery. Proc. 12th Conf. on Severe Local Storms, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Boston MA, 479-482.

1983: Synoptic patterns associated with splitting thunderstorms. Proc. 13th Conf. on Severe Local Storms, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Boston MA, J1-J4.

1983 (with others): Recent advances at the National Severe Storms Forecast Center that will improve short-term aviation advisories. Proc. 9th Conf. on Aerospace and Aeronautical Meteorology, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Boston MA, 101-105.

1988: LIVV--A two chart medium-range severe thunderstorm forecast. Proc. 15th Conf. on Severe Local Storms, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Boston MA, 476-479.

1989 (with M.D. Mathews): Application of lightning strike data to convective SIGMET operations. Proc. 3rd Intl. Conf. on the Aviation Weather System, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Boston MA, 217-221.

1993: An evaluation of clear-air turbulence indices. Proc. 5th Intl. Conf. on Aviation Weather Systems, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Boston MA, 449-453.

1995 (with C. Rockey): Turbulent kinetic energy production in significant turbulence events. Proc. 6th Conf. on Aviation Weather Systems, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Boston MA, 166-169.

1995: Mountain wave pressure drag and aircraft turbulence. Proc. 6th Conf. on Aviation Weather Systems, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Boston MA, 230-233.

1995 (with M.A. Bohorquez): Model proximity soundings near significant aircraft icing reports. Proc. 6th Conf. on Aviation Weather Systems, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Boston MA, 249-252.

1995: Analyses and forecasts of the 24 February 1994 Boulder, Colorado mountain wave. Proc. 6th Conf. on Aviation Weather Systems, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Boston MA, 503-506.

1995: Forecasting implications of a forced gravity wave model for strong thunderstorms. Proc. 10th Conf. on Atmospheric and Oceanic Waves and Stability, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Boston MA, 62-63.

1995: Comparative results of numerical model experiments and MWAVE, a mountain wave diagnostic, for the 11 January 1972 Boulder windstorm. Proc. 7th Conf. on Mountain Meteorology, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Boston MA, 170-173.

1996: Slantwise CAPE--A forecast aid for heavy snow. Proc. 15th Conf. on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Boston MA, 120-123.

1996: Forecasting storm motion. Proc. 15th Conf. on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Boston MA, 312-315.

1997: Five ways to produce supercooled drizzle drops. Proc. 7th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Boston MA, 94-99.

1997 (with S.F. Tansey): A preliminary evaluation of numerical model cloud liquid water and aircraft icing intensity. Proc. 7th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Boston MA, 144-145.

1997: A 'novel' approach to turbulence forecasting. Proc. 7th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Boston MA, 158-163.

1998 (with F.R. Mosher, J.P. Whistler, and X. Yu): Drawing fronts objectively. Proc. 16th Conf. on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Boston MA, 218-220.

1998: Meteorological neural networks with personalities. Proc. 1st Conf. on Artificial Intellegence, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Boston MA, 131-135.

1998: Aircraft icing diagnostics from simple cloud physics equations. Proc. Conf. on Cloud Physics, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Boston MA, 462-465.

1999: VVSTORM – Convection diagnosed from numerical models. Proc. 8 th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Boston MA, 240-243.

2000 (with D.F. Tucker, D.M. Crnkovich, and D.A. Braaten): An investigation of clear air versus in cloud turbulence. Proc. 9 th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Boston MA, 212.

2000 (with P.R. Kennedy): Percent power increase – a simple way to quantify an icing hazard. Proc. 9 th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Boston MA, 266-269.

2000: Global thunderstorm guidance forecasts from the AVN model from with VVSTORM algorithm. Proc. 9 th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Boston MA, J50-J53.

2004: Large versus small droplet icing. Proc. 11 th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Boston MA.

2004: Two unbalanced flow/gravity wave trigger mechanisms for clear air turbulence. Proc.11 th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Boston MA.

2006: Parameterizing convective vertical motions for aircraft icing forecasts. Proc.12 th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Boston MA.