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.
Laura Kent celebrates her successful oral defense on 5 August 2021 of her Master’s thesis “Multi-year Analysis of Ice Streamers Within Coastal Northeast US Winter Storms”.
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.
Megan Skrip , the Center for Geospatial Analytics’ Science Communicator, interviewed Dr. Yuter for this piece on what big snowflakes really look like:
How Big Can Snowflakes Be?
Below are two images of snow aggregates we prepared for the piece. Both photographs were obtained by the Multi-Angle Snowflake Camera at Stony Brook, NY during a storm on 24 Jan 2015.