Lyndon Atmospheric Sciences was well represented at the 98th American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas, January 7–11, 2018. Over 20 students attended, with several presenting their research. The student American Meteorological Society/National Weather Association chapter poster won second place and the club earned an honorable mention for the chapter of the year award. Students, faculty, alumni, and friends rekindled old connections and formed new ones at Tuesday’s alumni gathering.
This was an excellent opportunity for students and faculty to showcase their recent research projects.
- Andrew Westgate presented a poster on Decadal Wind Chill Temperature Trends for Canada and the United States.
- Celia Fisher presented a poster on her research about Spatial Patterns in Summer Precipitation Changes across Complex, Mountainous Terrain in the Northeastern United States.
- Liam Kelleher presented a poster about the Likelihood of NWS Watches, Warnings, and Advisories in California on Days with Landfalling Atmospheric Rivers during 2007–2016.
- Ben Frechette shared his research on The Effect of ERA-Interim Resolution on Simulated Rainfall by a Regional Climate Model over the Lake Champlain Basin.
- Rob Van Kleeck gave a talk on Statistical Analysis of Heatburst Events Across Oklahoma from 1997 to 2016. Recorded presentation.
- Dr. Aaron Preston, Visiting Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at Lyndon, presented research on The Impact of Tropical Cyclones on Upper-Atmospheric Chemistry Using a High-Resolution Chemical Transport Model and Aircraft Observations.
- Dr. Jay Shafer, Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at Lyndon, gave a talk on Predicting Power Outages from Wet Snow and Ice Storms to Improve Grid Reliability. Recorded presentation.
- Dr. David Siuta, Research Scientist, gave a talk on the Benefits of a Multimodel Ensemble for Hub-Height Wind Prediction in Mountainous Terrain. Recorded presentation.