I am currently a postdoctoral research associate at the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites, which is a partnership between and NOAA’s National Climate Data Center in Asheville, NC. I recently completed my Ph.D. with Dr. John Molinari at the in the .
My dissertation research investigated the role of convectively coupled equatorial waves in tropical cyclogenesis. I identified these waves using multisatellite rainfall estimates from the NASA Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM). My research interests include tropical cyclogenesis, equatorial waves, the Madden–Julian Oscillation, and the El Niño–Southern Oscillation.
Before going to Albany, I earned his B. S. degree in meteorology at North Carolina State University. As an undergraduate, I researched the climate variability of rainfall over eastern Africa. I also participated in an undergraduate research experience at the University of Maryland where I examined the structures of hurricanes using high-resolution model output.
The satellite picture above shows an interesting set of tropical cyclone twins (in this case “triplets”). All three storms formed at roughly the same longitude, with the storms in the Northern Hemisphere mirroring the one in Southern Hemisphere. My Master’s research focused on the equatorial Rossby (ER) waves and background conditions that led to this set of twins. The results of this work can be seen in my papers and presentations.