Clark Evans
evans36@uwm.eduEng & Math Sciences W401

Clark Evans

Associate Professor
Atmospheric Science Program

Personal website
Atmospheric Science Program website


Educational Degrees

  • PhD, Meteorology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 2009
  • MS, Meteorology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 2006
  • BS, Meteorology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 2004

Research Positions

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Advanced Study Program, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, 2009-2011

Research Areas

My research group uses numerical models to better understand the dynamics and predictability of high-impact weather events, including tropical cyclones, mesoscale convective systems, and thunderstorm formation. Presently, I am particularly interested in tropical-extratropical flow interactions, particularly the role that tropical cyclone interactions with the midlatitude flow influence subsequent tropical cyclone activity and predictability. Our group conducts both fundamental and applied research, and Prof. Evans has a long track record of fruitful collaborations with operational forecast groups. Please contact me to learn more about openings for prospective graduate students to conduct research in our group!

Selected Service and Projects

  • Editor, Monthly Weather Review, 2019-present (Associate Editor 2012-18)
  • Chair, AMS Committee on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, 2021-present
  • Chair, AMS Annual Meeting Oversight Committee, 2020-present
  • Invited Participant, Inaugural AMS Early Career Leadership Academy, 2018
  • Invited Participant, NOAA HWT Spring Forecasting Experiment, 2011-2013, 2015, and 2017-2020

Selected Publications

Schaffer, Jesse D., Roebber, Paul J., and Evans, Clark. “Development and evaluation of an evolutionary programming-based tropical cyclone intensity model.” Monthly Weather Review 148.5 (2020): 1951-1970.
Prince, Kevin C., and Evans, Clark. “A climatology of indirect tropical cyclone interactions in the North Atlantic and western North Pacific basins.” Monthly Weather Review 148.10 (2020): 4035-4059.
Evans, Clark, Weiss, Steven J., Jirak, Israel L., Dean, Andrew R., and Nevius, David S. “An evaluation of paired regional/convection-allowing model-forecast vertical profiles in warm-season, thunderstorm-supporting environments.” Weather and Forecasting 33.6 (2018): 1547-1566.
Prince, Kevin C., and Evans, Clark. “A climatology of extreme South American Andean cold surges.” Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 57.10 (2018): 2297-2315.
Evans, Clark, Wood, Kimberly, Aberson, Sim, Archambault, Heather, Milrad, Shawn, Bosart, Lance, Corbosiero, Kristen, Dias Pinto, Joao, Davis, Christopher, Doyle, James, Fogarty, Chris, Galarneau, Thomas, Grams, Christian M., Griffin, Kyle, Gyakum, John R., Hart, Robert, Kitabatake, Naoko, Lentink, Hilke, McTaggart-Cowan, Ron, Perrie, William, Quinting, Julian, Reynolds, Carolyn, Riemer, Michael, Ritchie, Elizabeth, Sun, Yujuan, and Zhang, Fuqing. “The extratropical transition of tropical cyclones. Part I: cyclone evolution and direct impacts.” Monthly Weather Review 145.11 (2017): 4317-4344.