Though the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic unfortunately forced the 102nd AMS Annual Meeting, originally scheduled to be held in Houston, TX from January 22-27, 2022, to an all-virtual meeting, we nevertheless have many faculty and students presenting at this year’s meeting!
Eight of our students are presenting on their research during this year’s meeting! (Note: please refresh the page if any of the links below initially come up as “Not Found.”)
- Megan Biesmann: Comparing Temperatures between Clearings and the Subcanopy in the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, New Hampshire (Saturday 1/22, 6p CT) and A Climatology of Cold-Air Pools in the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, New Hampshire (Saturday 1/22, 6p CT)
- Dillon Blount: An Objective Vertical Thermodynamic Profile Shape Classification Method: Formulation and Application to Forecast Verification (Thursday 1/27, 10:45a CT)
- Austin Harris: Exploring the Complex Dynamics of the Hurricane Forecast–Evacuation System (Wednesday 1/26, 11a CT)
- Victoria Lang: Forecasting Peak Wind Gusts for Specific Weather Types Using the Meteorological Stratified Gust Factor Model (Thursday 1/27, 11a CT)
- Alex Moxon: Improving Heavy Rainfall Prediction during the Nowcast Period Using Machine Learning (Monday 1/24, 5p CT) and Simulating Self-Assembly of Tornado Storm Chasers Using Agent-Based Modeling (Sunday 1/23, 6p CT)
- Kevin Prince: The Importance of Convective-Scale Processes in a Recent Tropical Cyclone–Midlatitude Waveguide Interaction (Wednesday 1/25, 8:30a CT)
- Michelle Spencer: The Influence of Mesoscale Sea Surface Temperature Uncertainty on Short-Range Forecasts of Cold-Season Southeast U.S. Severe Weather Events (Wednesday 1/25, 2:15p CT)
- Michael Vossen: An Investigation of Thermodynamic Maintenance and Intensification Mechanisms of Tropical Cyclones over Land (Monday 1/24, 9:30a CT)
Among the faculty, Prof. Sergey Kravtsov will present “A Moist Quasigeostrophic Coupled Model: MQ-GCM2.0” (Wednesday 1/25, 5p CT), with Ph.D. student Ilijana Mastilovic as second author.
Finally, Ph.D. student Andrew Westgate will be helping to lead a Town Hall session on the Climate Consensus (Wednesday 1/26, 12:15p CT). The Climate Consensus is a network of concerned students, faculty, and staff from various institutions, including UWM, who seek to inspire the next generation of scientists to speak up for truth and our future. Their goal is to close the consensus gap between experts and non-experts on human-caused climate change. Andrew and Prof. Clark Evans, UWM’s Climate Consensus faculty representative, are co-authors on a poster about the Climate Consensus, Creating a Multi-Institution Outreach Network to Improve Climate Literacy (Tuesday 1/25, 5p CT).
We hope to see you on the virtual platform during the conference!