The Environment Analytics Research Group has deep expertise in the analysis of large data sets at the intersection of environmental conditions, ecology, and infrastructure.

We use big data and machine learning for weather and climate decision support as well as basic research. We have extensive experience distilling large data sets and combining information from multiple sources including multispectral satellite, radar, lidar, in situ meteorological measurements, and numerical weather model output.

We may have an opening for a new graduate student for Fall 2024 to work on projects related to informing real world weather and climate decision making. Projects include diagnosis of numerical weather forecast biases in comparison to observations. Well qualified applicants will have strong data analysis and programming skills and have taken climate and/or meteorology courses. Degrees can be within either the Geospatial Analytics (for students seeking a Ph.D. who will have completed an M.S. prior to enrolling) or Atmospheric Sciences programs (for students seeking either an M.S. or Ph.D.).
Prospective graduate students should contact seyuter@ncsu.edu and include your resume and unofficial transcript for more information.

Current and recent projects within our research group at North Carolina State University:

Winter Weather

NASA–IMPACTS (Investigation of Microphysics and Precipitation for Atlantic Coast-Threatening Snowstorms) [1/2019 – 12/2024]
NASA’s IMPACTS website
NASA IMPACTS 2022 Field Catalog
NASA IMPACTS 2020 Field Catalog

NSF–Collaborative Research: Extensive Field Observations and Modeling to Understand Multi-band Precipitation Processes within Winter Storms [8/2019 – 7/2023]
Winter Storm Regional Radar Movies

Model Evaluation and Weather Decision Support

US Navy Office of Naval Research–Marine Boundary Layer Characteristics, Clouds, and Air-Sea Interactions Matching Observations and Model Forecasts to Diagnose COAMPS and NEPTUNE Weaknesses [1/2021 – 12/2023]

Delta Air Lines Meteorology Weather Prediction Model Verification [6/2019 – 6/2021]

Marine Clouds and Precipitation

NSF–Collaborative Research: Mechanisms Governing Synoptic-scale, Rapid Cloud Dissipation in Subtropical Marine Low Clouds [7/2017 – 7/2022]

Products and Resources

Pressure Sensor Networks Dashboard used for research on atmospheric gravity waves. There are currently regional networks in the New York Metro area, Eastern Long Island, Toronto Metro area, and Raleigh, NC using low cost high precision pressure sensors designed and built by Matthew Miller.

MicroRainRadar Resources Page for links to software and storm perusal web pages from our vertically-pointing radar deployments.

Weather-Flow is an extension of the EarthNullSchool tool for greater utility in college-level education. This visualization aid provides a more intuitive depiction of atmospheric flow and interactions among winds, pressure, and temperature and their changes with altitude. Includes current data and archived data back to September 2018.