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Publications

  • Mayor, S., P. Derian, C.F. Mauzey, S.M. Spuler, P. Ponsardin, J. Pruitt, D. Ramsey and S. Higdon. 2016. Comparison of an analog direct detection and a micropulse aerosol lidar at 1.5-microns wavelength for wind field observations---with first results over the ocean. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 10: 016031.

  • Hamada, M., P. Dérian, C. Mauzey and S. Mayor. 2016. Optimization of the Cross-Correlation Algorithm for Two-Component Wind Field Estimation from Single Aerosol Lidar Data and Comparison with Doppler Lidar. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 33: 81-101.

  • Sun, J., C. Nappo, L. Mahrt, D. Belušić, B. Grisogono, D. Stauffer, M. Pulido, C. Staquet, Q. Jiang, A. Pouquet, C. Yagüe, B. Galperin, R.B. Smith, J.J. Finnigan, S.D. Mayor, G. Svensson, A.A. Grachev and W.D. Neff. 2015. Review of wave-turbulence interactions in the stable atmospheric boundary layer. Reviews of Geophysics 53: 956-993.

  • Derian, P., C. Mauzey and S. Mayor. 2015. Wavelet-Based Optical Flow for Two-Component Wind Field Estimation from Single Aerosol Lidar Data. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 32: 1759-1778.

  • Lenschow, D., M. Lothon, S. Mayor, P. Sullivan and G. Canut. 2012. Comparison of Higher-Order Vertical Velocity Moments in the Convective Boundary Layer from Lidar with In Situ Measurements and Large-Eddy Simulation. Boundary-Layer Meteorology 143: 107-123.

  • Mayor, S., J. Lowe and C. Mauzey. 2012. Two-Component Horizontal Aerosol Motion Vectors in the Atmospheric Surface Layer from a Cross-Correlation Algorithm Applied to Scanning Elastic Backscatter Lidar Data. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 29: 1585.

  • Patton, E., T. Horst, P. Sullivan, D. Lenschow, S. Oncley, W. Brown, S. Burns, A. Guenther, A. Held and T. Karl. 2011. CANOPY HORIZONTAL ARRAY TURBULENCE STUDY. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 92: 593-611.

  • Mayor, S. 2011. Observations of Seven Atmospheric Density Current Fronts in Dixon, California. Monthly Weather Review 139: 1338-1351.

  • Doyle, J., V. Grubisic, W. Brown, S. De Wekker, A. Dornbrack, Q. Jiang, S. Mayor and M. Weissmann. 2009. Observations and Numerical Simulations of Subrotor Vortices during T-REX. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 66: 1229-1249.

  • De Wekker, S. and S. Mayor. 2009. Observations of Atmospheric Structure and Dynamics in the Owens Valley of California with a Ground-Based, Eye-Safe, Scanning Aerosol Lidar. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 48: 1483-1499.

  • Lothon, M., D. Lenschow and S. Mayor. 2009. Doppler Lidar Measurements of Vertical Velocity Spectra in the Convective Planetary Boundary Layer. Boundary-layer Meteorology 132: 205-226.

  • Mayor, S., P. Benda, C. Murata and R. Danzig. 2008. Lidars. Biosecurity and Bioterrorism-biodefense Strategy Practice and Science 6: 45-56.

  • Refaat, T., S. Ismail, M. Abedin, S. Spuler, S. Mayor and U. Singh. 2008. Lidar backscatter signal recovery from phototransistor systematic effect by deconvolution. Applied Optics 47: 5281-5295.

  • Refaat, T., S. Ismail, T. Mack, M. Abedin, S. Mayor, S. Spuler and U. Singh. 2007. Infrared phototransistor validation for atmospheric remote sensing application using the Raman-shifted eye-safe aerosol lidar. Optical Engineering 46: 86001-86008.

  • Warner, T., P. Benda, S. Swerdlin, J. Knievel, E. Argenta, B. Aronian, B. Balsley, J. Bowers, R. Carter and P. Clark. 2007. Pentagon shield field program - Toward critical infrastructure protection. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 88: 167-167.

  • Mayor, S., S. Spuler, B. Morley and E. Loew. 2007. Polarization lidar at 1.54 μm and observations of plumes from aerosol generators. Optical Engineering 46: 96201.

  • Spuler, S. and S. Mayor. 2007. Raman shifter optimized for lidar at a 1.5 μm wavelength. Applied Optics 46: 2990-2995.

  • Lothon, M., D. Lenschow and S. Mayor. 2006. Coherence and Scale of Vertical Velocity in the Convective Boundary Layer from a Doppler Lidar. Boundary-Layer Meteorology 121: 521-536.

  • Spuler, S. and S. Mayor. 2005. Scanning Eye-Safe Elastic Backscatter Lidar at 1.54μm. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 22: 696-703.

  • Mayor, S. and S. Spuler. 2004. Raman-Shifted Eye-Safe Aerosol Lidar. Applied Optics 43: 3915-3924.

  • Mayor, S., G. Tripoli and E. Eloranta. 2003. Evaluating large-eddy simulations using volume imaging lidar data. Monthly Weather Review 131: 1428-1452.

  • Mayor, S., P. Spalart and G. Tripoli. 2002. Application of a perturbation recycling method in the large-eddy simulation of a mesoscale convective internal boundary layer. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 59: 2385-2395.

  • Mayor, S. and E. Eloranta. 2001. Two-dimensional vector wind fields from volume imaging lidar data. Journal of Applied Meteorology 40: 1331-1346.

  • Banta, R., C. Senff, A. White, M. Trainer, R. McNider, R. Valente, S. Mayor, R. Alvarez, R. Hardesty and D. Parrish. 1998. Daytime buildup and nighttime transport of urban ozone in the boundary layer during a stagnation episode. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 103: 22519-22544.

  • Senff, C., R. Hardesty, R. Alvarez and S. Mayor. 1998. Airborne lidar characterization of power plant plumes during the 1995 Southern Oxidants Study. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 103: 31173-31189.

  • Sullivan, P., C. Moeng, B. Stevens, D. Lenschow and S. Mayor. 1998. Structure of the entrainment zone capping the convective atmospheric boundary layer. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 55: 3042-3064.

  • Mayor, S., D. Lenschow, R. Schwiesow, J. Mann, C. Frush and M. Simon. 1997. Validation of NCAR 10.6-μm CO2Doppler Lidar Radial Velocity Measurements and Comparison with a 915-MHz Profiler. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 14: 1110-1126.

  • Allen, R., B. Grossman, N. Higdon, C. Butler, P. Ponsardin, W. Grant, A. Hueser, S. Mayor, A. Carter and S. Ismail. 1994. Airborne differential absorption lidar system for measurements of atmospheric water vapor and aerosols. .

  • Higdon, N., E. Browell, P. Ponsardin, B. Grossmann, C. Butler, T. Chyba, M. Mayo, R. Allen, A. Heuser and W. Grant. 1994. Airborne differential absorption lidar system for measurements of atmospheric water vapor and aerosols. Applied Optics 33: 6422.

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Educational Background

  • 2001 – Ph.D., University of Wisconsin Madison (Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences)

  • 1995 – M.S., Saint Louis University (Meteorology)

  • 1990 – B.S., Millersville University of Pennsylvania (Meteorology)

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Grants

  • Two-component Winds from Eye-safe Elastic LIDAR and Optical Flow above the Reach of Most Towers

  • Horizontal Vector Wind Field Measurement with Eye-Safe Elastic Lidar

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Positions & Honors

  • 2001-2003 – Advanced Studies Program, National Center for Atmospheric Research

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Collaborators, Advisors & Advisees

  • Richter, D – University of Notre Dame

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