After receiving his computer science degree from the Univ. of Colorado in 1983,
John joined the EPA funded Acid Deposition Modeling Project, headed by Julius Chang, at
the National Center for Atmospheric Research. He participated in the Regional Acid Deposition Model (RADM) model
development and analysis of model results. John moved with the project to the
Atmospheric Sciences Research Center at SUNY, Albany in 1987. In 1991,
John joined Prof. V. Ramanathan's research staff at Scripps Institution of
Oceanography, as a scientific programmer. John supported the research
in the Center for Clouds, Chemistry, and Climate. This included field
participation in CEPEX and the planning phase of INDOEX.
While at Scripps, John joined the IRI Forecast Division in 1997. He supported
the work of the Forecast Division as computer and network manager, and web site
developer and manager. In 1999, John accepted a scientific programming position
at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UC Santa Barbara.
There he contributed to the development and validation of global and regional mineral dust
transport models, under the direction of Prof. Natalie Mahowald.
John is interested in the role of computers and computational science in
the multi-disciplinary areas of geophysical research.
This includes high performance computing, graphical techniques,
geographical information systems, database
technology, semantic technology, and learning the basic science in the areas of research.
Role at the IRI
John is currently in the Climate Monitoring Division at
the IRI. He is actively involved in the
maintenance of and upgrades for the IRI Data Library. He has recently developed a 'standalone'
version of the Data Library that can be used for training purposes, or mirror site deployment.
John's projects for the Data Library involve the use of GIS, databases, and semantic technology.
Published Papers and Books
John del Corral and M. Benno Blumenthal. 2010. A Bi-directional Semantic Framework for Bibliographic Metadata. In Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE Fourth International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC '10). IEEE Computer Society, Washington, DC, USA, 525-529. DOI=10.1109/ICSC.2010.56 http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICSC.2010.56
Patricia M Graves, Daniel E. Osgood, Madeleine C Thomson, Kiros Sereke, Afwerki Araia, Mehari Zerom, Pietro Ceccato, Michael Bell, John del Corral, Shashu Ghebreselassie, Eugene P Brantly, Tewolde Ghebremeskel, Effectiveness of Malaria Control During Changing Climate Conditions in Eritrea, 1998 to 2003,Tropical Medicine & International Health,
Volume 13 Issue 2, Pages 218 - 228, 2007
C. Luo, N. Mahowald, J. del Corral, Sensitivity study of meteorological parameters on mineral aerosol mobilization, transport and distribution, J. Geophys. Res., 108, D15, 4447, 10.1029/2003JD0003483, August 2, 2003
N. Mahowald, C. Luo, J. del Corral, C. Zender, Interannual variability in atmospheric mineral aerosols from a 22-year model simulation and observational data, JGR, 108 (D12), 10.1029/2002JD002821, 2003
N. Mahowald, R. Bryant, J. del Corral, L. Steinberger,
Ephemeral lakes and desert dust sources, 2003, GRL, vol 30, no
N. Mahowald, C. Zender, C. Luo, D. Savoie, O. Torres, J. del Corral,
Understanding the 30-year Barbados desert dust record, 2002, JGR,
10.1029/2002JD002097, D21, CN:4561.
Plumb, R.A., W. Heres, J. L. Neu, N. Mahowald, J. del Corral, G. C. Toon, E. Ray,
F. Moore, and A. E. Andrews, 2002, Global tracer modeling during
SOLVE: high latitude descent and mixing. JGR, 10.1029/2001JD001023, D5, CN: 8309.
N. Mahowald, R. A. Plumb, P. J. Rasch, J. del Corral, F. Sassi and W. Heres, 2002,
Stratospheric transport in a 3-dimensional isentropic coordinate
model, JGR, 10.1029/2001JD001313, D15,CN:4254.
Middleton, P., J. Chang, J. del Corral, H. Geiss, J. Rosinski, 1988,
"Comparison of RADM and OSCAR Precipitation Chemistry Data", Atmos. Environ., 22,
Conference Proceedings/Abstracts/Presented Papers
J. del Corral, M. B. Blumenthal, M. Bell, "A GIS Enabled Data Library", Geophysical Research Abstracts,
Vol. 10, EGU2008-A-00000, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 12-19 April, 2008
Blumenthal, M.B., del Corral, J., Bell, M., and Grover-Kopec, E., "An Ontological Approach to Geoscience Dataset Cataloging",
American Assc. Of Artificial Intelligence Fall Symposium Semantic Web for Collaborative Knowledge Acquisition (SWeCKa 2006),
Arlington, VA, 12-15 Oct., 2006
del Corral, J., E. Boer, W. Collins, W. Conant, D. Lubin, G. McFarquhar, V. Ramanathan,
S. Sherwood, H. Grassl, A. Heymsfield, J. Spinhirne, 1994, "Observations from the
Central Equatorial Pacific Experiment and Their Significance to Siting and
Modeling Objectives of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program",
Fourth Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, USA, February 28 - March 4, 115-118.
Representing the IRI around the World
J. del Corral, M. B. Blumenthal, M. Bell, 2008, "Spatial Averaging of Time Dependent
Climate Data Over GIS Features to Evaluate Societal Risk in the IRI Data Library", 3rd NCAR GIS Workshop,
NCAR, Boulder, CO, 26 October, 2008
Global Spatial Data and Information User Workshop, September 21-23 2004,
Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, Palisades, New York, USA
Seasonal Climate Monitoring and Prediction Workshop, December 4-6 2002,
IRI/Central Weather Bureau of Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwan.
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