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Atmospheric Science Club Colloquium: Dr. Kim Wood

April 22 @ 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm

Dr. Kim Wood will present “From the U.S. West Coast to the Southeast and back again: a hurricane researcher’s academic journey” in a colloquium hosted by the Atmospheric Science Club at UWM.

Dr. Kim Wood is an associate professor in the Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Arizona. They received an honors B.S. in physics from Oregon State University and their M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in atmospheric sciences from the University of Arizona. Before returning to Tucson in summer 2023, they were faculty in the Department of Geosciences at Mississippi State University. Kim applies open-source tools such as Python to the study of hurricane behavior from the individual storm to the basin scale, with an emphasis on interpretable data visualizations that support their efforts in teaching and outreach. They also serve on UCAR’s Unidata Strategic Advisory Committee, the AMS Committee on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, and the AMS Board on Student Affairs.

This presentation will cover highlights from Dr. Wood’s academic journey that enabled them to reach this point, including the importance of peer networking and community involvement, alongside examples of ongoing research projects facilitated by the tools that they’ve learned.


Great Lakes Research Facility, Rm 3080
600 E Greenfield Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53204
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