Modeling Storm Chaser Behavior

All eyes on the storm: Atmospheric Science student studies storm chasers

When a tornado siren wails, most people head for the basement. Storm chasers, however, jump in the car, eager to gather data and take pictures of the twister. It’s a dangerous job, motivating senior undergraduate atmospheric science major Alex Moxon to do what he can to make it safer. Alongside his mentor, Prof. Paul Roebber, Alex is using machine-learning techniques to study storm chaser behavior in hopes of finding ways to help storm chasers make optimal routing decisions when in the field.

Read more in the December 2019 issue of the College of Letters and Science’s In Focus newsletter: