NASA IMPACTS field program winter 2022

During January 2022, group members Matthew Miller, Kevin Burris, Luke Allen, Laura Tomkins, and Sandra Yuter all had key roles in the NASA Investigation of Microphysics and Precipitation for Atlantic Coast-Threatening Snowstorms (IMPACTS) field program.
An article about the research flight on 29 Jan 2022 during an east coast blizzard was published in Popular Science.

Yuter elected to UCAR Board of Trustees

Distinguished Professor Sandra Yuter has been elected to the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Board of Trustees for a 3-year term starting in February 2021. UCAR manages the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado as well as community programs focused on earth observations and data services (UNIDATA and COSMIC), education and training (GLOBE, SciEd, COMET), research to operations (JCSDA), and scientific partnerships (CPAESS).

NASA IMPACTS Winter 2020 field phase begins

During January and February 2020, group members Matthew Miller, Sandra Yuter, Laura Tomkins, Ronak Patel, and Daniel Hueholt will spend time at NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia supporting mission science and forecasting for the NASA Investigation of Microphysics and Precipitation for Atlantic Coast-Threatening Snowstorms (IMPACTS) field program. Matthew Miller will also go to Hunter Army Airfield in Georgia to work in mission science support for the NASA ER-2 aircraft. Image: Meteorology majors Daniel Hueholt and Ronak Patel standing in front of the P3 research aircraft at NASA Wallops Island Flight Facility. Both students did winter storm forecasting and P3 aircraft data collection for the NASA IMPACTS field program.

July 2019 Conferences

Laura Tomkins and Spencer Rhodes in Savannah, Georgia for the AMS Mesoscale Conference.

Group members presented their research at two conferences in July.
Matthew Miller presented a poster on the influence of gravity waves on clouds and precipitation at the Gordon Research Conference on Climate and Radiation in Lewiston, ME.
At the 18th AMS Mesoscale Processes Conference, Spencer Rhodes and Laura Tomkins presented talks describing their respective M.S. thesis research on cloud-eroding boundaries in the southeast Atlantic. Sandra Yuter presented a talk on local environments for ice growth in storms.

Rhodes wins National Association of Geoscience Teachers Outstanding TA Award

Graduate student Spencer Rhodes has been selected as a recipient of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers Outstanding TA Award. This award honors undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated excellence as Teaching Assistants. Spencer was nominated by Professor Sandra Yuter for his work in MEA 215 Spring 2018 and MEA 421 Fall 2018.

Paper in AAAS Science

Our research paper on “Abrupt cloud clearing of marine stratocumulus in the subtropical southeast Atlantic” by Sandra Yuter, John Hader, Matthew Miller (current and former members of the Environment Analytics research group) and David Mechem (University of Kansas) was released today by AAAS Science.
Science Magazine Early Release
Science Podcast
NCSU Press Release
University of Kansas Press Release
This work is based in part on John Hader’s M.S. thesis.