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About Paul Dorian

Paul Dorian of Vencore received Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in meteorology (1981, 1983) from Penn State University. As a grad student, Paul worked with Dr. Gregory Forbes, currently with The Weather Channel and severe weather expert, and Dr. John Cahir, Professor of Meteorology, (Emeritus), Vice Provost and Dean, (Emeritus).

He began his professional career as a meteorologist with NASA’s Climate Branch from 1983-1985 at the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, Maryland and his work continued there with the Severe Storms Branch from 1985-1990. While at the NASA Severe Storms Branch, Paul worked with Dr. Stephen Koch, current Director of NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) and severe weather expert, and Dr. Louis Uccellini, current Director of NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) and winter weather expert.

Since 1990, he has worked in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania as a systems engineer with a focus on meteorology-related activities. He has led forecasting efforts for multiple worldwide ground truth data collects with customized weather forecasts to help with the success of these efforts. Additionally, Paul provided his own daily nationwide weather forecast to the Emergency Operations Center of Lockheed Martin with a focus on severe weather potential as a way of securing the safety of their employees.

Educational Background

The Pennsylvania State University – Bachelor of Science (Meteorology), 1981
The Pennsylvania State University – Master of Science (Meteorology), 1983

Employment History

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Climate Branch, 1983-1985; Meteorologist
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Severe Storms Branch, 1985-1990; Meteorologist
The SI Organization, Inc. (formerly Lockheed Martin), 1990-2014; Systems Engineer Staff/Meteorologist
Vencore (formerly The SI Organization), 2014-present; Systems Engineer Staff/Meteorologist

Publications

Tomiyasu, K., P. Dorian, P. Eitner, 1995: Limitations of Triple-Angle Radiometric Geosurface Measurements from High Altitude to Mitigate Low-Absorption Atmospheric Effects. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Volume 33, Number 4, 1088-1092, July 1995.

Tomiyasu, K., P. Dorian, P. Eitner, 1995: Limitations of Triple-Angle Radiometric Geosurface Measurements from High Altitude to Mitigate Low-Absorption Atmospheric Effects. Second Topical Symposium on Combined Optical-Microwave Earth and Atmospheric Sensing, Technical Session OS.3, Atlanta, Georgia.

Koch, S., F. Einaudi, P. Dorian, S. Lang, G. Heymsfield, 1993: Comparisons Between the Vertical Structure of a Mesoscale Gravity Wave as Predicted from the Linear Stability Theory and as Derived from Multiple Doppler Radar Analysis, 26th International Conference on Radar Meteorology, American Meteorological Society, Norman, Oklahoma, Paper #FA3.1.

Koch, S., F. Einaudi, P. Dorian, S. Lang, G. Heymsfield, 1993: A Mesoscale Gravity Wave Event Observed During CCOPE. Part IV: Stability Analysis and Doppler-derived Wave Vertical Structure. Monthly Weather Review, 121, 2483-2510.

Tomiyasu, K., P. Dorian, P. Eitner, 1993: Geosurface Radiometric Temperatures from Atmospherically Corrected Multi-Angle Measurements. 1993 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 93’), Better Understanding of Earth Environment, Volume III, 1289-1290.

Koch, S., P. Dorian, R. Ferrare, S. Melfi, and W. Skillman, 1990: Structure of an Internal Bore and Dissipating Gravity Current as Revealed by Raman Lidar. Monthly Weather Review, 119, 857-887.

Dorian, P., S. Koch and W. Skillman, 1988: The Relationship Between Satellite-Inferred Frontogenesis and Squall Line Formation. Weather and Forecasting, 3, 319-342.

Koch, S., R. Golus and P. Dorian, 1988: A Mesoscale Gravity Wave Event Observed during CCOPE. Part II: Interactions Between Mesoscale Convective Systems and the Antecedent Waves. Monthly Weather Review, 116, 2545-2569.

Koch, S. and P. Dorian, 1988: A Mesoscale Gravity Wave Event Observed during CCOPE. Part III: Wave Environment and Probable Source Mechanism. Monthly Weather Review, 116, 2570-2592.

Dorian, P., S. Koch, and W. Skillman, 1988: Mesoscale Frontogenesis as a Predictor of Squall Line Initiation. Preprints 15th Conference on Severe Local Storms, American Meteorological Society, Baltimore, Maryland, 364-367.

Dorian, P., S. Koch and W. Skillman, 1987: The Combined Use of Diagnosed Mesoscale Frontogenesis and Satellite Imagery in Forecasting Squall Line Formation. Proceedings, IAMAP Symposium on Mesoscale Analysis and Forecasting Incorporating Nowcasting. European Space Agency Publication, SP-282, 111-116.

Koch, S., J. McQueen, P. Dorian and W. Skillman, 1987: An Observational and Numerical Investigation of Meso-Beta Scale Frontal Circulations, Extended Abstracts. 3rd Conference on Mesoscale Processes, American Meteorological Society, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, 144-145.

Chou, M., J. Childs and P. Dorian, 1986: Cloud Cover Estimation Using Bi-spectral Satellite Measurements. Journal of Climate and Applied Meteorology, 25, 1280-1292.