School of Meteorology (Defense)

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Claire Doyle

Thesis Defense Subgrid Scale Modeling of Turbulence and Cloud Microphysics Interactions  Claire Doyle Friday, June 21st, 2024 NWC 5600 / 10:00 am Abstract: Clouds have a significant but uncertain impact on Earth’s climatological and hydrological cycles. In particular, the warm rain process has considerable inconsistencies between current theories and observations. One hypothesis to explain this […]

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Katie Giannakopoulos

Thesis Defense Examining the Characteristics and Evolution of Temperature Whiplash Events in the US Southern Plains  Katie Giannakopoulos Tuesday, June 4th, 2024 NWC 5600 | 10:00 AM If unable to attend in person: https://oklahoma.zoom.us/j/92547506259?pwd=85Nv1rLbAxDmHpbdIPaVNy5i2V6vb3.1  Meeting ID: 925 4750 6259  Passcode: 22202516    Abstract: Rapid extreme temperature swings, termed “temperature whiplashes”, can lead to significant and […]

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Tomer Burg

Thesis Defense Tropopause Polar Vortex Linkages to Arctic and Midlatitude Phenomena  Tomer Burg Friday, May 30th, 2024 12:30 pm / NWC 5600 Abstract: Tropopause polar vortices (TPVs) are coherent, closed tropopause-based vortices that spend at least 60% of their lifetime poleward of 65° latitude. TPVs are most common in the Arctic, where they are often […]

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Benting Chen

Masters Thesis Defense Optimization and Validation of MAIA Aerosol Retrieval Using POLDER Observations  Benting Chen Monday, May 13th  NWC 1350 / 9:00 AM If unable to attend in person Join Zoom:   https://oklahoma.zoom.us/j/98689896271?pwd=WGpBZkt2VUU0SzRYZDMvaHBJS2QvZz09    Abstract: NASA’s Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols (MAIA) is a satellite-borne multi-angle polarimeter (MAP) instrument aims at investigating the human health effects caused […]

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Daniel Kubalek

Master’s Thesis Defense impacts of multi-scale predictors on random forest based probabilistic forecasts of severe weather hazards  Friday, April 26th, 2024  NWC 1313 / 1:00 pm  If unable to attend in person Join Zoom:   https://oklahoma.zoom.us/j/7757213580?pwd=MWUwMkhlZ1BmRjlXbnVraVFUSjFMZz09  Abstract: Machine learning (ML) algorithms utilized for post-processing of convection-allowing model/ensemble (CAM/CAE) output has been a major area of research […]

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Andrew Justin

Master’s Thesis Defense Explainable Frontal Boundary Predictions for Applications in Operational Environments Andrew Justin Wednesday, April 24, 2024 NWC 5720 / 3:00 pm Abstract: Frontal boundaries drive many high-impact weather events around the globe. Identifying fronts through various thermodynamic fields increases predictability of hazardous weather phenomena. Frontal analysis is still primarily done by human forecasters, […]

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Dec
10

Mauricio I. Oliveira – December 10

School of Meteorology MS Thesis Defense Cyclic Tornadogenesis and Horizontal Vortex Tubes in High-Resolution Idealized Simulations of Supercells   Mauricio I. Oliveira December 10th 1:00 pm NWC 5600   Despite enormous progress in our understanding of tornadic supercells obtained over the last several decades, many aspects regarding the evolution of these storms require further investigation. […]

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Dec
01

David Stang – December 1

School of Meteorology MS Thesis Defense A Statistical Approach to Diagnosing Storm Mode (Linear vs Isolated) Using Synoptic Scale Variables David Stang Wednesday, December 1st 1:00pm Join Zoom https://oklahoma.zoom.us/j/92145193800?pwd=U2NaaVBwenpXcUpXdk5WZVVyRXFmdz09 Determining storm mode (linear or isolated) is a crucial component of any severe weather forecast. Isolated storms are associated with a greater likelihood of significant (EF2+) […]

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Nov
29

Tyler Bell – November 29

School of Meteorology MS Thesis Defense Examining Novel Profiling Systems and Their Synergy for Advancing Boundary-Layer Research Tyler Bell Monday, November 29 11:00 AM Join Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/ost-ktmb-edk   In recent years, increased attention has turned to studying the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) as new observing systems have been developed. Traditionally, the ABL has been […]

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Nov
17

Peter Brechner – November 17

Convective Meteorology (Mesoscale Dynamics)   Ice Crystal Size Distributions in Tropical Mesoscale Convective Systems in the Vicinity of Darwin, Australia: Results from the HAIC/HIWC Campaign   Peter Brechner   Wednesday, November 17 10:00 AM  National Weather Center Room 1313 Or on Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/wyx-xvgt-wya   Total ice water content (IWC) derived from an isokinetic evaporator […]

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