My research group uses numerical models to better understand and improve our ability to predict high-impact weather events like hurricanes and severe thunderstorms. Current research emphases include tropical-midlatitude flow interactions, tropical storm intensity change over land, southeast United States severe weather forecast sensitivity to sea-surface temperatures, and thunderstorm environment classifications. Other research emphases include explicit severe thunderstorm prediction, thunderstorm forecast sensitivities, and mesoscale convective system morphology. Our group conducts both fundamental and applied research, with the latter often completed in collaboration with operational forecast groups. Please contact me to learn more our work, including openings for prospective students to conduct research in our group!