This list contains additional reading and other materials about research to operations (R2O) in the weather community, and related topics.

Goodman, Steven J., James Gurka, Mark DeMaria, Timothy J. Schmit, Anthony Mostek, Gary Jedlovec, Chris Siewert, et al. “The GOES-R Proving Ground: Accelerating User Readiness for the Next-Generation Geostationary Environmental Satellite System.” Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 93, no. 7 (February 14, 2012): 1029–40.
Kain, John S., Michael E. Baldwin, Paul R. Janish, Steven J. Weiss, Michael P. Kay, and Gregory W. Carbin. “Subjective Verification of Numerical Models as a Component of a Broader Interaction between Research and Operations.” Weather and Forecasting 18, no. 5 (October 1, 2003): 847–60.<0847:SVONMA>2.0.CO;2.
Merceret, Francis J., T. P. O’Brien, William P. Roeder, Lisa L. Huddleston, William H. Bauman, and Gary J. Jedlovec. “Transitioning Research to Operations: Transforming the ‘Valley of Death’ Into a ‘Valley of Opportunity.’” Space Weather 11, no. 11 (November 1, 2013): 2013SW000986.
Ralph, F. Martin, Janet Intrieri, David Andra, Robert Atlas, Sid Boukabara, David Bright, Paula Davidson, et al. “The Emergence of Weather-Related Test Beds Linking Research and Forecasting Operations.” Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 94, no. 8 (January 21, 2013): 1187–1211.
Rappaport, Edward N., Jiann-Gwo Jiing, Christopher W. Landsea, Shirley T. Murillo, and James L. Franklin. “The Joint Hurricane Test Bed: Its First Decade of Tropical Cyclone Research-To-Operations Activities Reviewed.” Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 93, no. 3 (October 18, 2011): 371–80.
Sen, Avery. “Totally Radical: From Transformative Research to Transformative Innovation.” Science and Public Policy 41, no. 3 (June 1, 2014): 344–58.
Serafin, Robert J., Alexander E. Macdonald, and Robert L. Gall. “Transition of Weather Research to Operations: Opportunities and Challenges.” Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 83, no. 3 (March 1, 2002): 377–92.<0377:TOWRTO>2.3.CO;2.
Whitney, Pamela L, and Richard B Leshner. “The Transition from Research to Operations in Earth Observation: The Case of NASA and NOAA in the US.” Space Policy 20, no. 3 (August 2004): 207–15.
Satellite Observations of the Earth’s Environment: Accelerating the Transition of Research to Operations. The National Academies Press, 2003.
From Research to Operations in Weather Satellites and Numerical Weather Prediction: Crossing the Valley of Death. The National Academies Press, 2000.

Additional relevant presentations are available from the American Meteorological Society’s annual Conference on Transition of Research to Operations.

The recommended reading list contains materials on adjacent topics of interest.