Publications & Presentations





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Peer-Reviewed Publications

Clabo, D., and O. Shieh, 2014: Forecasting thunderstorm outflow boundaries: Impacts and implications for wildland firefighting. (in preparation)

Shieh, O. H., A. Goldner, and J. Henderson, 2014: From the lab to the Hill: Engaging scientists in the policy arena. (in preparation)

Kim, K., O. Shieh, and J. Ghimire, 2014: Enhanced preparedness for tornadic thunderstorms: Critical considerations for surface transportation managers. (submitted to Transportation Research Record)

Shieh, O. H., M. Fiorino, M. E. Kucas, and B. Wang, 2013: Extreme rapid intensification of Typhoon Vicente (2012) in the South China Sea. Wea. Forecasting, 28, 1578–1587. Download Paper

Goldner, A., J. Henderson, and O. Shieh, 2013: Science policy: Using your voice to inform and inspire. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, 94, 80–81. Abstract | Download Paper

Shieh, O. H., and S. J. Colucci, 2010: Local minimum of tropical cyclogenesis in the eastern Caribbean. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 91, 185–196. Download Paper

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Invited Speaking Engagements

Risk Analysis and Hazardous Weather. Pacific Risk Management Ohana (PRiMO) Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI. (14 March 2013)

Hurricane Science, Awareness, and Safety. Webber International University, Babson Park, FL. (23 April 2012)

Dynamics of the Madden-Julian Oscillation (DYNAMO). 11th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting – Student Conference, New Orleans, LA. (22 January 2012)

Verification of the Origins of Tornadoes Experiment 2 (VORTEX2). United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO. (25 April 2011)

Verification of the Origins of Tornadoes Experiment 2 (VORTEX2). Aloha Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, Honolulu, HI. (March/April 2011)

Internship and funding opportunities. 9th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting – Student Conference, Atlanta, GA. (16 January 2010)




Conference Papers & Presentations

Shieh, O. H., B. Wang, M. Fiorino, and M. Kucas, 2012: Tropical upper-tropospheric troughs and tropical cyclones: Past, present, and future. NASA GRIP Science Meeting #2 (poster presentation), Wallops Flight Facility, VA. (10 May 2012)

Shieh, O. H., B. Wang, M. Fiorino, and M. Kucas, 2012: Tropical upper-tropospheric troughs and tropical cyclones: Past, present, and future. 30th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology (oral presentation), Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, Amer. Meteor. Soc. (20 April 2012) Recorded Presentation

Shieh, O. H., S. M. Mackaro, 2011: HWRF simulation of Hurricane Ike (2008). 91st American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting – Student Conference General Poster Session (poster presentation), Seattle, WA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., S1. (23 January 2011) Download Poster

Shieh, O., S. J. Colucci, 2008: Local minimum of tropical cyclogenesis in the eastern Caribbean Sea. 88th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting – Student Conference General Poster Session (poster presentation), New Orleans, LA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., P1.95. (20 January 2008) Abstract

Shieh, O., S. J. Colucci, 2007: Local minimum of tropical cyclogenesis in the eastern Caribbean Sea. 87th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting – Symposium on Connections Between Mesoscale Processes and Climate Variability (oral presentation), San Antonio, TX, Amer. Meteor. Soc. (17 January 2007) Abstract

Shieh, O., S. Van Cooten, 2006: Evaluation and assessment of NSSL high-resolution multi-sensor Quantitative Precipitation Estimates. 2006 NOAA Hollings/EPP Scholars Conference (oral presentation), Silver Spring, MD, NOAA. (July 2006)




Non-Fiction Books

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Journey on the Level

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Our life journey, an experience full of adventure and mystery, is one that we all travel through the sands of time. From time immemorial, countless philosophers have sought the essence of our humanity, and the most devout religious practitioners have dedicated their lives to the search of Truth. But for those of us with other professions who lead modest lives in our communities, how can the pursuit of the deepest philosophical questions help us become better people and contribute to a better world? How can introspection and contemplation bring tangible rewards to our daily lives? “Journey on the Level” uses the symbols and non-sectarian traditions of Freemasonry, a popular and historical civic organization, as a framework to discuss the essence of our humanity, regardless of race, religion, culture, or social status. Written in easily-accessible language, complete with examples from daily life, it takes us on a journey to learn the greatest lessons that life has to offer. With practical ideas communicated through analogies and anecdotes, we emerge from this journey with a new perspective that inspires us to look at everyday experiences in a different and more meaningful way, no matter the circumstances. Life-changing wisdom is all around us. It is simply up to us to discover it. Each moment is valuable. Each second is to be cherished. Each day is a gift. To order, please click here.

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We the Peoples: The Bus, The Journey, The Lessons

In the spring of 2002, high school students from North America and Europe were selected to participate in the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs United Nations Pilgrimage for Youth. Their mission was to explore the essence of international dialogue and confront the new era of globalization through first-hand experience. This was no ordinary youth program. On July 11th, these thirty student delegates embarked upon a journey that would greatly challenge their existing worldview, which until that time, was shaped only by their familiar, local surroundings. Cultures that for centuries remained oceans apart, embodied by these fledgling delegates, lived on a bus together for twelve days. These students were forced to reconcile their differences, yet the flames of prejudice and division would test their resolve. Could these innocent youth face the challenges that have plagued humanity since the dawn of civilization and learn one of the most valuable lessons known to mankind? This is their story.
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