NWC REU 2021
May 24 - July 30

 

Students & Mentors 2021

Funded by the NWC REU Grant

Josué Chamberlain
Junior Meteorology Major
San Jose State University


Mentors:
Matt Flournoy, OU/CIMMS
Kenzie Krocak, OU/CRCM & NOAA/NWS/SPC
Alex Anderson-Frey, U. Washington
Harold Brooks, NOAA/NSSL

Research Project:
Examining tornado warning performance during supercell outbreaks

More Information & Link to Paper

Theresa Dixon
Junior Atmospheric Sciences Major
University of Georgia


Mentors:
Sean Crowell, GeoCarb
Helene Peiro, GeoCarb

Research Project:
Impact of weather on fire combustion: A case study in California

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Lexy Elizalde
Junior Atmospheric and Environmental Science Major
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology


Mentors:
Emily Tinney, REU17 & OU/SOM
Cameron Homeyer, OU/SOM

Research Project:
Examining Relationships between Stability and Composition in the Tropopause Transition Layer

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Kerstin Gillespie
Senior Meteorology & Emergancy Management Majors
Millersville University


Mentor:
Daphne LaDue, OU/CAPS
Chris Karstens, NOAA/NWS/SPC

Research Project:
Analyzing Forecaster Tornado Warning Decisions Using Talk-Aloud Data from the Prototype Probabilistic Hazardous Information (PHI) Project

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Alexander Ingalls
Junior Computer Science Major
University of Maine at Farmington


Mentor:
Brad Illston, Oklahoma Mesonet
Research Project:
Objective Analysis Schemes for Mesoscale Variables

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Alethia Kielbasa
Junior Atmospheric Science Major
Florida International University


Mentor:
John Snow, OU SOM

Research Project:
Exploring Earth’s Climate System with Simple Energy Balance Models

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Juan Mangual
Junior Meteorology Major
Iowa State University


Mentors:
Larissa Reames, OU/CIMMS & NOAA/NSSL
David Bodine, ARRC
Research Project:
Examining Forecast Skill of Operational Convective-Allowing Models During High-Impact Severe Weather Events

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Shannon McCloskey
Junior Environmental Science Major
University of Florida


Mentors:
Eric Loken, OU/CIMMS
David Jahn, OU/CIMMS & NOAA SPC
Bryan Smith, NOAA SPC; REU05
Chris Karstens, NOAA SPC

Research Project:
Examining When and How Machine Learning Adds Value to Day 1 Storm Prediction Center Hazard Forecasts

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Isaac Medina
Sophomore Meteorology & Air Traffic Management Majors
University of Oklahoma


Mentors:
Tyler Bell, OU CIMMS
Elizabeth Smith, NOAA NSSL
Jacob Carlin, OU CIMMS

Research Project:
Evaluating How the Planetary Boundary Layer Transitions in the Evening

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Dana Pawlowski
Junior Atmospheric Science Major
East Carolina University


Mentors:
Elizabeth Smith, NOAA NSSL
Tyler Bell, OU CIMMS
Research Project:
Exploring a novel multi-year boundary layer profiling dataset

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Vincent Pellegrino
Junior Geography, Political Science, and Visual and Performing Arts Major
Worcester State University


Mentor:
Darren Purcell, OU DGES
Research Project:
Weather, Climate and Popular Culture

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Nicholas Price
Junior Meteorology Major
Jackson State University


Mentors:
Rachael Cross, ARRC & OU SOM
David Bodine, ARRC
Research Project:
Understanding the structure of close-range tornado debris signatures

Ivan Sloan
Sophomore Chemistry Major
Howard University


Mentor:
Ben Schenkel, OU CIMMS & NOAA/NSSL
Research Project:
Why is there a diurnal cycle of tropical cyclone tornadoes?

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Emilia Thedens
Junior Mathematics and Statistics Major
Luther College


Mentors:
Race Clark, NOAA/NSSL
Heather Grams, NOAA/NSSL
Steve Martinaitis, OU/CIMMS & NOAA/NSSL

Research Project:
Quantification of the Error Characteristics of the MRMS Q3DP Product

More Information & Link to Paper

Funded by the AI2ES Institute

Nathan Erickson
Junior Meteorology Major
Iowa State University


Mentors:
Montgomery Flora, OU CIMMS & NOAA/NSSL
Corey Potvin, NOAA NSSL

Research Project:
NOAA/NSSL Warn-on-Forecast Team

Kaelia Okamura
Junior Applied Mathematics Major
San Diego State University


Mentors:
Andy Fagg, OU CS
Kara Sulia, SUNY Albany ASRC
Chris Thorncroft, SUNY Albany ASRC
Nick Bassill, SUNY Albany CE

Research Project:
Winter weather roadway conditions

Joshua Pan
Junior Atmospheric Science Major
Cornell University


Mentors:
Andy Fagg, OU CS
Kara Sulia, SUNY Albany ASRC
Chris Thorncroft, SUNY Albany ASRC
Nick Bassill, SUNY Albany CE

Research Project:
Winter weather roadway conditions

Jordan Robinson
Junior Physics Major
Rhodes College


Mentors:
John Allen, CMU
John Williams, The Weather Company
Nate Snook, OU CAPS
Amy McGovern, OU CS & OU SoM
Randy Chase, OU CS & AI2ES

Research Project:
IBM Hail: Analysis of machine learning hail prediction

Lydia Spychalla
Junior Engineering Physics Major
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign


Mentors:
John Allen, CMU
John Williams, The Weather Company
Nate Snook, OU CAPS
Amy McGovern, OU CS & OU SoM
Randy Chase, OU CS & AI2ES

Research Project:
IBM Hail: Analysis of machine learning hail prediction

Conner Flansburg
Junior Computer Science Major
University of Oklahoma


Mentors:
Dimitrios Diochnos, OU CS

Research Project:
Weather prediction in adversarial settings

Funded by a NOAA JTTI Grant & Partnered with the AI2ES Institute & NWC REU

Colin Willingham
Junior Meteorology Major
University of Oklahoma


Mentors:
John Allen, CMU
Amy McGovern, OU CS & OU SoM

Research Project:
NOAA fronts

Andrew Justin
Junior Meteorology Major
University of Oklahoma


Mentors:
John Allen, CMU
Amy McGovern, OU CS & OU SoM

Research Project:
NOAA fronts

 

 

 

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