Cristina Lupu

SCIENTIST
Research Department, Earth System Assimilation Section, Infrared Radiance Observations Group

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Profile
Summary: 

Cristina joined ECMWF in January 2010 and works on activities related to the exploitation of infrared satellite observations for numerical weather prediction.

Professional interests: 
  • Assimilation of infrared satellite data
  • Radiative transfer modelling
  • Diagnostics to assess the impact of different types of satellite observations on the quality of forecasts
Career background: 

Professional experience

  • 2013 - present: Scientist, Infrared Radiance Observations Group, ECMWF, Reading (U.K.)
  • 2010 - 2012: EUMETSAT Research Fellow, Satellite Section, ECMWF, Reading (U.K.)
  • 2002 - 2003: Research assistant, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal (Canada)
  • 1996 - 2001: Physics Teacher, Mircea Cristea Technical College, Brasov (Romania)

Education

  • 2005 - 2009: Ph.D., Environmental Sciences, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal (Canada)
  • 2002 - 2005: M.Sc., Atmospheric Sciences, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal (Canada)
  • 1991 - 1996: B.Sc., Physics, University of Bucharest, Bucharest (Romania)
Publications

Peer-reviewed publications

1. Eresmaa, R., J. Letertre-Danczak, C. Lupu, N. Bormann, and A.P. McNally, 2017: The assimilation of Cross-track Infrared Sounder radiances at ECMWF. Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., doi:10.1002/qj.3171
2. Geer, A. J., F. Baordo, N. Bormann, P. Chambon, S.J. English, M. Kazumori, H. Lawrence, P. Lean, K. Lonitz and C. Lupu, 2017: The growing impact of satellite observations sensitive to humidity, cloud and precipitation. Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., doi:10.1002/qj.3172
3. Lupu, C., C. Cardinali and A.P. McNally, 2015: Adjoint-based forecast sensitivity applied to observation error variances tuning, Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 141(693), 3157-3165.
4. Lupu, C., P. Gauthier and S. Laroche, 2012: Assessment of the impact of observations on analyses derived from Observing System Experiments, Mon. Wea. Rev., 140, 245-257.
5. Lupu, C., P. Gauthier and S. Laroche, 2011: Evaluation of the impact of observations on analyses in 3D- and 4D-Var based on information content, Mon. Wea. Rev., 139, 726-737.
6. Lupu, C. and P. Gauthier, 2011: Observability of flow-dependent structure functions for use in data assimilation, Mon. Wea. Rev., 139, 713-725.

ECMWF Technical Memoranda and EUMETSAT/ECMWF Reports

1. Bormann, N, C. Lupu, A. Geer, H. Lawrence, P. Weston, S. English, 2017: Assessment of the forecast impact of surface-sensitive microwave radiances over land and sea-ice, Technical Memoranda No. 804, ECMWF, Reading, UK, 37 pp.
2. Lupu, C., A. Geer, N. Bormann and S. English, 2016: An evaluation of radiative transfer modelling errors in AMSU-A data, Technical Memoranda No. 770, ECMWF, Reading, UK, 36 pp.
3. Lupu, C., C. Cardinali and A.P. McNally, 2015: Adjoint-based forecast sensitivity applied to observation error variances tuning, Technical Memoranda No. 753, ECMWF, Reading, UK, 16 pp.
4. Lupu, C., A. Geer and N. Bormann, 2015: Revision of the microwave coefficient files in the IFS, Technical Memoranda No. 749, ECMWF, Reading, UK, 22 pp.
5. Lupu, C. and A. Geer, 2015: Operational implementation of RTTOV-11 in the IFS, Technical Memoranda No. 748, ECMWF, Reading, UK, 20 pp.
6. Lupu, C. and A.P. McNally, 2014: Impact assessment of GOES-15 CSR and Meteosat-10 ASR in the IFS, EUMETSAT/ECMWF Fellowship Programme Research Reports No. 33, ECMWF, Reading, UK, 22 pp.
7. Lupu, C. and A.P. McNally, 2013: Wind tracing with ozone-sensitive radiances from SEVIRI, EUMETSAT/ECMWF Fellowship Programme Research Reports No. 31, ECMWF, Reading, UK, 22 pp.
8. Lupu, C. and A.P. McNally, 2012: Assimilation of cloud-affected radiances from Meteosat-9 at ECMWF, EUMETSAT/ECMWF Fellowship Programme Research Reports No. 24, ECMWF, Reading, UK, 33 pp.
9. Lupu, C. and A.P. McNally, 2011: Assimilation of radiance products from geostationary satellites: 1-year report, EUMETSAT/ECMWF Fellowship Programme Research Reports No. 21, ECMWF, Reading, UK, 27 pp.
 

 

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Contact Details:
cristina . lupuecmwf . int