Clark Evans

Associate Chair for Atmospheric Science; Atmospheric Science 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 dynamics and predictability of mesoscale convective systems, thunderstorm formation, and tropical cyclones. 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.

Selected Service and Projects

  • Associate Editor, Monthly Weather Review, 2012-present
  • Member and Vice Chair, American Meteorological Society Committee on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, 2016-present
  • Organizer, American Meteorological Society Special Symposium on Impact-Based Decision Support Services, 2018
  • Invited Participant, NOAA HWT Spring Forecasting Experiment, 2011-2013, 2015 and 2017

Selected Publications

Keclik, Alexandra M., Evans, Clark, Roebber, Paul J., and Romine, Glen S. “The Influence of Targeted Observations on Ensemble Forecasts of Convection Initiation.” Monthly Weather Review 145.12 (2017): 4747-4770.
Evans, Clark, Wood, Kimberly, Aberson, Sim, Archambault, Heather, Milrad, Shawn, Bosart, Lance, Corbosiero, Kristen, Dias Pinto, Joao, Davis, Christopher, Doyle, James, Fogarty, Chris, Galarneau, Thomas, Grams, Christian M., Griffin, Kyle, Gyakum, John R., Hart, Robert, Kitabatake, Naoko, Lentink, Hilke, McTaggart-Cowan, Ron, Perrie, William, Quinting, Julian, Reynolds, Carolyn, Riemer, Michael, Ritchie, Elizabeth, Sun, Yujuan, and Zhang, Fuqing. “The Extratropical Transition of Tropical Cyclones. Part I: Cyclone Evolution and Direct Impacts.” Monthly Weather Review 145.11 (2017): 4317-4344.
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.
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.