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Clark Evans

Associate Chair for Atmospheric Science; Atmospheric Science Coordinator; Associate Professor
Mathematical Sciences / Atmospheric Science Program
 (414) 229-4469
 Eng & Math Sciences W401

Curriculum Vitae

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 interests are varied and emphasize better understanding the dynamics and predictability of mesoscale convective systems, thunderstorm formation, and tropical cyclones. To develop this understanding, my students and I primarily use theory in conjunction with numerical modeling, though we do augment those tools with observations when and where available.

Selected Service and Projects

  • Associate Editor, Monthly Weather Review, 2012-present
  • Member and Vice Chair, American Meteorological Society Committee on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, 2016-present
  • Organizer, American Meteorological Society Special Symposium on Impact-Based Decision Support Services, 2018
  • Invited Participant, NOAA HWT Spring Forecasting Experiment, 2011-2013, 2015 and 2017

Selected Publications

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.
Keclik, Alexandra M., Evans, Clark, Roebber, Paul J., and Romine, Glen S. “The influence of assimilated upstream, pre-convective dropsonde observations on ensemble forecasts of convection initiation during the Mesoscale Predictability Experiment.” Monthly Weather Review 145.12 (2017): 4747-4770.
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.