Charles (Chip) Helms - University at Albany, SUNY
MODIS 250m Visible AL93L 17 October 2011

I am a graduate student at University at Albany working on my doctorate under Lance Bosart. Prior to this, I recieved my BS in Atmospheric Sciences (with a second major in applied mathematics) from the University of North Carolina at Asheville in 2009 and my MS in Meteorology from the Florida State Univeristy in 2012. My primary research interest is tropical cyclogenesis, particularly the evolution of tropical convective systems several days prior to genesis. Beyond this, I find everything about convection to be fascinating, particularly feedback cycles on convective timescales impacting either the upscale environment or the convection itself.

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Mailing address:

Charles Helms
Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences - ES351
University at Albany, SUNY
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222


ES-218 (Earth Sciences and Mathematics Building)


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(518) 442-5825

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The image in the banner at the top is a MODIS 250m resolution visible image of a tropical disturbance (93L) on 17 November 2011. The low-level swirl is located just off the northern shore of the Yucatan penesula (visible along the bottom of the image) and has just recently been jetisoned out from under the main convective region to the east.

Last updated 20 February 2014 21:38:45