Matthew S. Potter
Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Science
University at Albany, State University of New York
1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222
Email: mpotter*at*atmos*dot*albany*dot*edu

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I am currently a second year graduate student and working as a teaching assistant for the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Science at the University of Albany. Currently, under the supervision of Dr. Vince Idone, I grade homework assignments and hold office hours for his ATM 321 course. I also proctor tests when needed for ATM 100. During my academic career at the University at Albany, my goals are to improve upon my research skills, to receive the chance to teach, and of course, to learn more about the  atmospheric sciences.

My research is under the direction of Dr.  Lance Bosart and Dr. Dan Keyser.  The topic of my thesis concerns analyzing inland tropical cyclone (TC)-midlatitude jet interactions. More specifically, I will be documenting the extreme inland flooding associated with TC Camille (1969) and the inland reintensification of TC Danny (1997). This topic is part of collaborative research with NCEP personnel to explore research topics of direct interest and applicability to NCEP forecast operations.  In general, my  research  interests include studies related to meso- and synoptic-scale dynamics. More specifically,  I am also interested in winter storm characteristics and  forecasting  issues with mixed precipitation events.
"For the man sound in body and serene of mind there is no such thing as bad weather; every day has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously."  ~George Gissing, "Winter,"
The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft, 1903

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