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Clark Evans

Atmospheric Science Program Coordinator; Associate Professor
Mathematical Sciences / Atmospheric Science Program
 (414) 229-4469
 Eng & Math Sciences W401

Curriculum Vitae

Personal website
Atmospheric Science Program website

Educational Degrees

  • PhD, Meteorology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 2009
  • MS, Meteorology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 2006
  • BS, Meteorology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 2004

Research Positions

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Advanced Study Program, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, 2009-2011

Research Areas

My research interests are varied and emphasize better understanding the predictability and dynamics of mesoscale meteorological phenomena.  To develop this understanding, my students and I primarily use theory in conjunction with numerical modeling, though we do augment those tools with observations when and where available. Examples of current research topics include:

  • Assessing the practical and intrinsic predictability of convection initiation
  • Quantifying the predictability of mesoscale convective systems
  • Evaluating factors controlling Atlantic tropical cyclone season length
  • Developing an improved method for the remote estimation of tropical cyclone intensity during extratropical transition

Selected Service and Projects

  • Associate Editor, Monthly Weather Review, 2012-present
  • Investigator, Mesoscale Predictability Experiment (MPEX)
  • Participant, PRE-Depression Investigation of Cloud-systems in the Tropics (PREDICT)
  • Member, Cyclone Workshop Scientific Steering Committee
  • Invited Participant, NOAA HWT Spring Forecasting Experiment, 2011-2013
  • Invited Participant, National Hurricane Center Visiting Scientist Program, 2012

Selected Publications

Grunzke, Caleb T., and Evans, Clark. “Predictability and Dynamics of Warm-Core Mesoscale Vortex Formation with the 8 May 2009 “Super Derecho” Event.” Monthly Weather Review 145.3 (2017): 811-832.
Karloski, Juliana, and Evans, Clark. “Seasonal influences upon and long-term trends in the length of the Atlantic hurricane season.” Journal of Climate 29. (2016): 273-292.
Weisman, Morris, Trapp, Robert J., Romine, Glen, Davis, Chris, Torn, Ryan, Baldwin, Michael, Bosart, Lance, Brown, John, Coniglio, Michael, Dowell, David, Evans, Clark, Galarneau, Tom, Haggerty, Julie, Hock, Terry, Manning, Kevin, Roebber, Paul J., Romashkin, Pavel, Schumacher, Russ, Schwartz, Craig, Sobash, Ryan, Stensrud, David, and Trier, Stan. “The Mesoscale Predictability Experiment (MPEX).” Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 96. (2015): 2127-2149.
Manion, Alexander, Evans, Clark, Olander, Timothy L., Velden, Christopher S., and Grasso, Lewis D. “An Evaluation of Advanced Dvorak Technique-derived Tropical Cyclone Intensity Estimates during Extratropical Transition using Synthetic Satellite Imagery.” Weather and Forecasting 30. (2015): 984-1009.
Evans, Clark, Weisman, Morris L., and Bosart, Lance F. “Development of an Intense, Warm-Core Mesoscale Vortex Associated with the 8 May 2009 ‘Super Derecho’ Convective Event.” Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 71.3 (2014): 1218-1240.
Burghardt, Brock, Evans, Clark, and Roebber, Paul J. “Assessing the predictability of convection initiation across the High Plains using an object-based approach.” Weather and Forecasting 29.2 (2014): 403-418.