Theses and dissertations are typically available 6-9 months after their defense.
Austin Harris, Ph.D.
“An Agent-Based Exploration of the Hurricane Forecast-Evacuation System”
“Do State Fairs with Firework Displays Impact PM2.5 Levels in Nearby Communities?”
Kevin Prince, Ph.D.
“Interactions Between Tropical Cyclones and the Midlatitude Waveguide: Downstream Impacts and the Role of Convective Processes”
Tim Thielke, Ph.D.
“A Protocol to Build Trust with Black Box Models”
“Verification of Environmental-Regime–Stratified GFS Short-Range Vertical Sounding Forecasts”
“Investigating the Potential of a Combined Air Quality-heat Index in Predicting Mortality”
“The Influences of Sea-Surface Temperature Uncertainty on Cool-Season High-Shear, Low Cape Severe Weather Event Predictability in the Southeast United States”
“An Investigation into the Thermodynamics of Overland Tropical Cyclone Intensity Change in Weakly/Non-Baroclinic Environments”
“Biennial and Low-Frequency Components of El Niño/Southern Oscillation”
“Predicting Peak Wind Gusts During Specific Weather Types with the Meteorologically Stratified Gust Factor Model”
“Multidecadal Climate Variability in Observed and Simulated Surface Air Temperature and Sea-Level Pressure”
“Using Evolutionary Programming to Generate a Tropical Cyclone Intensity Model”
“Using Self-Organizing Maps as a Forecasting Tool”
“An Investigation of the Conditional Practical Predictability of the 31 May 2013 Heavy-Rain-Producing Mesoscale Convective System”
“The Influence of Vertical Advection Discretization in WRF-ARW Model on Capping Inversion Representation in Warm-Season, Thunderstorm Supporting Environments”
“Multidecadal Variability in Climate Models and Observations”
“A Climatology of Extreme South American Andean Cold Surges”
“Developing a Probabilistic Heavy-Rainfall Guidance Forecast Model for Great Lakes Cities”
“Using Advanced Post-processing Methods with the HRRR-TLE to Improve the Prediction of Cold Season Precipitation Type”
Hillary (Lily) Chapman
“Performance Test of the Pasquill Stability Classification Scheme”
“An Examination of the Dynamics of a Rear-inflow Jet Associated with an Idealized Mesoscale Convective System”
“Downstream Predictability of the Path of Severe Wind Producing MCSs Using RUC Analysis Data”
“The Influence of PBL Parameterization on the Practical Predictability of Convection Initiation During the Mesoscale Predictability Experiment (MPEX)”
Brian Griffin, Ph.D.
“Improving the Subgrid-Scale Representation of Hydrometeors and Microphysical Feedback Effects Using a Multivariate Pdf”
“Predictability and Dynamics of Warm-Core Mesoscale Vortex Formation with the 8 May 2009 “Super Derecho” Event”
“On Establishing a Climatology of Gust Factors and Assessing Their Ability to Forecast Wind Gusts in Milwaukee, WI”
“Analysis of the Run-to-Run Variability Within the NAM forecasts for the Northeast U.S. Blizzard of 8-9 February 2013”
“The Influence of Assimilated Targeted Observations Upon Ensemble Forecasts of Convection Initiation”
“Inter-Decadal Shifts in Intense Extratropical Cyclones in the Northern Hemisphere”
“Seasonal Influences Upon and Long-Term Trends in the Length of the Atlantic Hurricane Season”
“A Mechanistic Model of Multidecadal Climate Variability”
Noriyuki Sugiyama, Ph.D.
“The Great Lakes’ Regional Climate Regimes”
“Using a Semiprognostic Test to Elucidate Key Model Errors of Warm Rain Processes Within a Unified Parameterization of Clouds and Turbulence”
“Multi-Periodic Climate Dynamics: Spectral Analysis of Instrumental, Short- and Long-length Proxy Temperature Records”
“A Preliminary Evaluation of Advanced Dvorak Technique-derived Intensity Estimate Errors and Biases During the Extratropical Transition of Tropical Cyclones Using Synthetic Satellite Imagery”
“Northern Hemisphere Sea Level Pressure Synchronization and Its Effect on Northern Hemisphere Temperature Variability”
“Assessing the Predictability of Convection Initiation Using an Object-Based Approach”
Rolando Olivas Saunders, Ph.D.
“Improved Estimation of PM2.5 Using Lagrangian Satellite-Measured Aerosol Optical Depth”
“A Crowdsourced Hail Dataset: Potential, Biases, and Inaccuracies”