Welcome! I am a fourth-year graduate student at the University at Albany, SUNY, and am currently studying lake-effect snow and orographic precipitation under the advisement of Prof. Justin Minder.
I'm currently studying a relatively new method of describing uncertainty within model physics to improve high-resolution, ensemble model predictions of winter weather, focusing on lake-effect snow and orographic precipitation.
I investigated multi-physics, high-resolution model ensemble simulations that I ran for a 2013 case study (see above) to understand the sensitivity of lake-effect snow forecasts to the choice of several physics parameterizations.
I completed a project on several microphysical and thermodynamic factors impacting the characteristics of the rain/snow transition zone in Sierra Nevada winter storms.