Dissertations & Theses


Hillary (Lily) Chapman
“Performance Test of the Pasquill Stability Classification Scheme”

Caitlin Crossett
“An Examination of the Dynamics of a Rear-inflow Jet Associated with an Idealized Mesoscale Convective System”

Russell Danielson
“Downstream Predictability of the Path of Severe Wind Producing MCSs Using RUC Analysis Data”


Bryan Burlingame
“The Influence of PBL Parameterization on the Practical Predictability of Convection Initiation During the Mesoscale Predictability Experiment (MPEX)”

Brian Griffin, Ph.D.
“Improving the Subgrid-Scale Representation of Hydrometeors and Microphysical Feedback Effects Using a Multivariate Pdf”

Caleb Grunzke
“Predictability and Dynamics of Warm-Core Mesoscale Vortex Formation with the 8 May 2009 “Super Derecho” Event”

Austin Harris
“On Establishing a Climatology of Gust Factors and Assessing Their Ability to Forecast Wind Gusts in Milwaukee, WI”

Kaitlyn Heinlein
“Analysis of the Run-to-Run Variability Within the NAM forecasts for the Northeast U.S. Blizzard of 8-9 February 2013”

Alexandra Keclik
“The Influence of Assimilated Targeted Observations Upon Ensemble Forecasts of Convection Initiation”

Timm Uhlmann
“Inter-Decadal Shifts in Intense Extratropical Cyclones in the Northern Hemisphere”


Juliana Karloski
“Seasonal Influences Upon and Long-Term Trends in the Length of the Atlantic Hurricane Season”

Tyler Plamondon
“A Mechanistic Model of Multidecadal Climate Variability”

Noriyuki Sugiyama, Ph.D.
“The Great Lakes’ Regional Climate Regimes”

Justin Weber
“Using a Semiprognostic Test to Elucidate Key Model Errors of Warm Rain Processes Within a Unified Parameterization of Clouds and Turbulence”


Michael Madsen
“Multi-Periodic Climate Dynamics: Spectral Analysis of Instrumental, Short- and Long-length Proxy Temperature Records”

Alex Manion
“A Preliminary Evaluation of Advanced Dvorak Technique-derived Intensity Estimate Errors and Biases During the Extratropical Transition of Tropical Cyclones Using Synthetic Satellite Imagery”

Joshua Verbeten
“Northern Hemisphere Sea Level Pressure Synchronization and Its Effect on Northern Hemisphere Temperature Variability”


Brock Burghardt
“Assessing the Predictability of Convection Initiation Using an Object-Based Approach”

Rolando Olivas Saunders, Ph.D.
“Improved Estimation of PM2.5 Using Lagrangian Satellite-Measured Aerosol Optical Depth”

Joseph Pehoski
“A Crowdsourced Hail Dataset: Potential, Biases, and Inaccuracies”