NWC REU 2019
May 21 - July 30

 

Students & Mentors 2019

Participant:
Leanne Blind-Doskocil
Sophomore Meteorology Major
Texas A&M University
Mentor:
Naoko Sakaeda, OU/SoM
Research Project:
Analysis of the diurnal cycle of tropical rainfall and cloud populations during DYNAMO field campaign

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Participant:
Joseph Burzdak
Junior Meteorology Major
Western Connecticut University
Mentors:
Andrew Rosenow, OU/CIMMS & NOAA/NSSL
Heather Reeves, OU/CIMMS & NOAA/NSSL
Shawn Handler, OU/CIMMS & NOAA/NSSL (& REU 2014 alum)
Research Project:
Winter precipitation and traffic fatalities

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Participant:
Soleil Cotterell
Senior Physics & Mathematics Major
Georgetown University

Mentors:
Aaron Johnson, OU/SoM
Xuguang Wang, OU/SoM
Research Project:
Evaluating error characteristics of a real-time convection-permitting ensemble forecast system during HWT SFE

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Participant:
Raquel Dominguez
Sophomore Meteorology Major
Western Kentucky University
Mentors:
Ryann Wakefield, OU/SoM (& REU 2015 alum)
Jordan Christian, OU/SoM
Jeff Basara, OU/SoM & OU/CEES
Research Project:
It’s not a Suggestion, it’s a Demand: The Atmosphere Needs its Moisture. Is Oklahoma becoming a desert?

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Participant:
Jenelle Edwards
Junior Atmospheric Science Major
Valencia College
Mentor:
Mike Wimberly, OU/DGES
Justin Davis, OU/DGES
Research Project:
Urban microclimates, mosquito habitats, and disease transmission risks

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Participant:
Carley Eschliman
Junior Atmospheric Science Major
Cornell University
Mentors:
Emma Kuster, SC CASC
Joe Ripberger, OU/CRCM
Adrienne Wootten, SC CASC
Research Project:
Preparing to adapt: Are people’s expectations in line with climate projections?

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Participant:
Elizabeth Leslie
Junior Meteorology Major
University of Oklahoma
Mentors:
Daphne LaDue, OU/CAPS
Lara Mayeux, OU/Psychology
Research Project:
Piloting an Inter-Science Approach to Reducing Tornado Vulnerability in Residential Structures

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Participant:
Olivia McCauley
Junior Physics Major
Mount Holyoke College
Mentors:
Charles Kuster, OU/CIMMS & NOAA/NSSL
Terry Schuur, OU/CIMMS & NOAA/NSSL
Vivek Mahale, NWSFO Norman
Research Project:
Rapid-Update Radar Data and its Use in Severe Weather Warning Decisions

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Participant:
Marco Paredes
Junior Meteorology Major
Florida International University
Mentor:
Ben Schenkel, OU/CIMMS & OU/SoM
Research Project:
Which factors influence tornado production in landfalling tropical cyclones?

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Participant:
Kyle Pittman
Junior Meteorology Major
Northern Illinois University
Mentors:
Andrew Mahre, OU/ARRC & OU/SoM (& REU 2013 alum)
David Bodine, OU/ARRC
Research Project:
Analysis of Tornadic Datasets from the Atmospheric Imaging Radar

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Participant:
Michael Smith
Junior Meteorology Major
Jackson State University
Mentors:
Kenzie Krocak, OU/SoM, OU/CIMMS, & NOAA/NSSL
Harold Brooks, NOAA/NSSL
Research Project:
Analyzing Rare Tornado Events and Their Impacts

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Participant:
Michelle Spencer
Senior Meteorology Major
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Mentors:
Elizabeth Smith, OU/CIMMS & NOAA/NSSL
Petra Klein, OU/SoM
Research Project:
The Role of the Great Plains Nocturnal Low-Level Jet in Nighttime Convection Initiation

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Participant:
Cha'Lita Thompson
Junior Chemistry Major
University of Central Oklahoma
Mentors:
Brian Greene, OU/SoM, OU/CASS, & OU/ARRC
Tyler Bell, OU/SoM & OU/CASS
Elizabeth Pillar-Little, OU/SoM & OU/CASS
Research Project:
Spatio-temporal Variability of the Chemical Composition of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer

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NOAA Hollings Scholars also in Norman 2019

 

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