Global Aerospace, LLC (Retired)
7225 Spring Drive
Boulder, CO 80303
Ph.D.—University of Michigan, Department of Atmospheric Science, 1970
MS—University of Michigan, Department of Atmospheric Science, 1968
BS—Creighton University (Mathematics), 1963
RECENT WORK EXPERIENCE
|2005 – Present:||President, Global Aerospace, LLC. (Retired)
Publishing research on nonlinear systems: (see publications 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2018)
Consulting (90%) with SpectraSensors, Inc. (Retired)
Author of novel EXPOSURE
|2002 – 2004||Project Manager, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO
· Director, WVSS-II Program
|1993 – 2001||Visiting Scientist, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO
· Manager, Water Vapor Sensing System for NOAA and FAA (current)
· Manager, Climate Observations MPE for NOAA OGP (previous)
|1991 – 1993||Senior Manager, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO
· Manager of FAAs Commercial Aviation Sensing Humidity (CASH) program
|1988 – 1991||President, Creative Concepts, Boulder, CO
· Self-employed, consulting and research in nonlinear stochastic systems and forcing
|1986 – 1987||President, Tycho Technology, Inc., Longmont, CO
· Developing high-technology, wind-profiling radar
|1985 – 1986||Director within NOAA, Boulder, CO
· Director, International Tropical Ocean and Global Atmosphere (TOGA) Project Office
|1981 – 1985||Director within NOAA, Rockville, MD
· Director, Special Research Program Office (later called Office of Climate and Atmospheric Research, later yet called Office of Global Programs)
|1975 – 1981||Director within NOAA, Rockville, MD
· Director, U.S. First GARP Global Experiment (FGGE) Project Office
|1972 – 1975||Director, Applications, Advanced Scientific Computer, Texas Instruments, Austin, TX.
· Optimal coding techniques for pipelined computer architecture: numerical prediction, etc.
|1963 – 1972||Entered US Air Force 3 July 1963: Honorable Discharge as Captain, 1 August 1972.|
The Department of Commerce Gold Medal Award (1980) for outstanding achievement in directing U.S. role in Global Weather Experiment (FGGE)
Elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (1982) for contributions to atmospheric science
Listed in Who’s Who in the World (1983-1995) and (2006- )
Listed in Who’s Who in America (1980 – )
Elected as a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2019)
United States Patent # 6,809,648 B1 (October 26, 2004) An Aerial Sampler System
United States Patent # 6,997,050 B2 (February 14, 2006) Aerial Sampler System
United States Patent # 7,156,552 (January 2, 2007) Temperature Sensor System for Mobile Platforms
United States Patent # 7, 400,293 (July 15, 2008) Atmospheric Turbulence Analysis System
RELEVANT PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS
Fleming, R. J., 2018: An Updated review about carbon dioxide and climate change. Environmental Earth Sciences, 77, 14 pp.
Fleming, R. J., 2015: Analysis of the SDE/Monte Carlo Approach in Studying Nonlinear Systems Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, Germany, 136 pp.
Fleming, R. J., 2014: Explosive Baroclinic Instability. J. Atmos. Sci., 71, 2155-2168.
Fleming, R. J., 2014: Closure of the stochastic dynamic equations. Preprints, Edward S. Epstein Symposium, Probability and Statistics Conference, Atlanta, GA, 5 Feb 2014, 18 pp.
Fleming, R. J., 2014: A review of the merits of the stochastic dynamic equations and the Monte Carlo approach in modeling and understanding systems. Preprints, Edward S. Epstein Symposium, Probability and Statistics Conference, Atlanta, GA, 5 Feb 2014, 18 pp.
Fleming, R. J., 2012: Exposure. Friesen Press, Victoria, Canada, 224 pp.
Fleming, R.J., 2009: Mapping turbulence. Avionics Magazine. July, 2009. p 38.
Fleming, R.J., 2008: Commercial aircraft sensor improvements required for a successful implementation of NextGen. Global Aerospace, LLC Document # 1004 (available at www.globalaerospacellc.com).
Fleming, R.J., 2008: The mobile temperature sensor: statistical modeling details. Global Aerospace, LLC Document # 1003 (available at www.globalaerospacellc.com).
Fleming, R.J., 2008: The next generation temperature sensor for commercial aircraft and other mobile platforms. Global Aerospace, LLC Document # 1002 (available at www.globalaerospacellc.com).
Fleming, R.J., 2007: An air sampler for mobile platforms measuring mixing ratios via diode laser and quantum cascade lasers. Global Aerospace, LLC Document # 1001 (available at www.globalaerospacellc.com).
Fleming, R.J. and R.D. May, 2006: The emergence of commercial aircraft as a major component of the global atmospheric monitoring system. 10th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surfaces. Annual AMS Mtg. 30 January – 3 February, 2006, Atlanta, GA.
Fleming, R.J. and R.D. May, 2004: The 2nd-generation water vapor sensing system and benefits of its use on commercial aircraft for air carriers and society. 16 pp. March 1, 2004 (available at www.joss.ucar.edu/wvss/)
Fleming, R.J., 2004: Summary of atmospheric water vapor information from sensors on commercial aircraft: measuring relative humidity versus mixing ratio. FAA report March 8, 2004. Available on the web at www.joss.ucar.edu/wvss/
Fleming, R.J., 2003: National environmental observing system to mitigate the effects of nuclear-biological-chemical (NBC) attacks: strategic and tactical. SPIE Proceedings Series, Vol. 5071 Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Defense and Law Enforcement II, 21-25 April 2003, Orlando, FL., pp 1-11.
Fleming, R.J., et al., 2002: Water vapor profiles from commercial aircraft. FAA report, January 9, 2002. Available on the web at www.joss.ucar.edu/wvss/
Fleming, R.J., 2001: A conceptual plan for a national implementation of a commercial aircraft water vapor system. FAA report, January 15, 2001, 62 pp.
Fleming, R.J., 1996: The use of commercial aircraft as platforms for environmental measurements. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 77, 2229-2242.
Fleming, R.J., R.M. Hardesty and J.A. Reagan, 1995: A composite water vapor observing system for atmospheric science applications, Proc. Co-MEAS, Atlanta, GA, April.
Fleming, R.J., 1993: The dynamics of uncertainty: application to parameterization constants in climate models, Climate Dynamics, 8: 135-150.
Fleming, R.J. and A.J. Hills, 1993: Humidity profiles via commercial aircraft, Preprint Volume of the Eighth Symposium on Meteorological Observations and Instrumentation, 17-22 January.
Fleming, R.J., 1991: The energetics of stochastic continuum equations for fluid systems, NCAR Technical Note 360, pp 49.
Fleming, R.J., 1985: The Tropical Ocean and Global Atmosphere Program, International TOGA Project Office, booklet.
Fleming, R.J. and Ostenso, N.A., 1984: El Niño and other large-scale air-sea interactions, marine geology and oceanography of Arabian Sea and coastal Pakistan, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co.
Fleming, R.J., et al., 1979: The global weather experiment II. The second special observing period, Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc., 60: 1316-1322.
Fleming, R.J., et al., 1979: The global weather experiment I. The observational phase through the first special observing period. Bull. Am. Meteor. Soc., 60: 649-659.
Fleming, R.J., 1973: Gravitational adjustment in phase space, J. Appl. Meteor., 12: 1114-1128.
Fleming, R.J., 1972: Predictability with and without the influence of random external forces, J. Appl. Meteor., 11: 1155-1163.
Fleming, R. J., 1971: On Stochastic-dynamic prediction: II. Predictability and utility, Mon. Weather Rev., 99: 927- 938.
Fleming, R.J., 1971: On stochastic dynamic prediction: I. The energetics of uncertainty and the question of closure, Mon. Weather Rev., 99: 851-871.
SOCIETIES AND ADVISORY GROUPS
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Geophysical Union
American Meteorological Society
Chairman, Probability & Statistics Committee, AMS (1976 – 1977)
Secretary, Atmospheric Science Section, AGU (1984 – 1986)
Member, Board on Women and Minorities, AMS (1986 – 1991)
Prominent Committees/ Panels/Delegations:
Member, United States FGGE Panel of the World Meteorological Organization, 1976-1981
Chief Delegate, First United States Ocean Climate Delegation to the People’s Republic of China, 1982
National Academy of Science (NAS) Liaison:
NOAA representative to U.S. GARP Committee, 1978-1985
Climate Research Committee, 1980-1983
Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, 1983-1984
Member, National American Observing System (NAOS) Council (1996 – 2000)
Member, GCOS/WCRP Atmospheric Observations Panel for Climate (1997 – 2000)
Member, NOAA’s Council on Long-term Climate Monitoring (1998 – 2001)