Courses and Links
Currently, I'm interested in the analysis and predictability of severe weather and winter storms.
My graduate research focused on the effects of diabatic heating on large-scale circulations in the upper troposphere. Examples that I have studied comprehensively are:
∼ The development and persistence of blocking episodes through large-scale diabatic heating upstream (such as during explosive cyclogenesis)
∼ The development of a broad, anticyclonic "outflow footprint" atop a tropical cyclone, which can persist long after the demise of the cyclone
M.S., 2007: Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Advisor: Dr. Michael Morgan
The effects of diabatic heating on upper-tropospheric anticyclogenesis.
B.S., 2005: Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Tang, B. H., M. Vaughan, R. A. Lazear, K. L. Corbosiero, L. F. Bosart, T. Wasula, I. Lee, and K. Lipton, 2016: Topographic and boundary influences on the 22 May 2014 Duanesburg, New York, tornadic supercell. Wea. Forecasting, 31, 107-127.
Keller, L. M., M. C. Morgan, D. D. Houghton, and R. A. Lazear, 2006:
Synoptic-dynamic climatology of large-scale cyclones in the North Pacific.
Mon. Wea. Rev., 134, 3567-3587.
Undergraduate Research Advised
Dylan Card - Downdraft CAPE, tornado intensity and track length (2015)
Matt Wunsch - Impacts of the Appalachian Mountains on two derecho cases (2014-15)
Paul Grabkowski - Multiscale analysis of the 27 April 2011 tornado outbreak (2014-15)
Steven Perez - Planetary-scale precursors to North Atlantic tropical transition (2013-14)
Christian Feliciano - Tornadoes associated with landfalling tropical cyclones (2013-14)
Hannah Attard - Large-scale precursors to lake-effect snow downwind of Lake Erie (2011-12)