Bryan Burlingame at AMS Conference on Severe Local Storms

Bryan Burlingame, one of the Atmospheric Science graduate students, won 2nd place in the student poster competition at this week’s American Meteorological Society 27th Conference on Severe Local Storms in Madison! This is preeminent international conference on thunderstorms and related phenomena and was attended by well in excess of 300 experts from across the globe.

Bryan’s poster, titled “A Preliminary Investigation into the Influence of Initial Condition and Planetary Boundary Layer Parameterization Uncertainty upon the Intrinsic Predictability of Convection Initiation,” beat out nearly 50 other entries for the award. It should be noted that Bryan joined our program in June and was competing against both M.S.- and Ph.D.-level students, making his award all the more impressive.

Bryan is co-advised by Professors Clark Evans and Paul Roebber.

In addition to Bryan, two of our Department faculty; Professors Paul Roebber and Clark Evans, and three other graduate students; Alli Keclik, Kaitlyn Heinlein, and Caleb Grunzke attended the conference.  Alli and Professor Roebber each presented posters at the conference; Professor Evans presented at a post-conference workshop.