Current Research Topics

Thunderstorms that produce  hail accumulations pose a substantial risk to life and property resulting in motor vehicle accidents, road closures, airport delays, urban and river flooding, and water rescues. The overarching goal of CHAT is to analyze the microphysical and dynamical conditions surface hail accumulations…

 

 

This research addresses longstanding uncertainties regarding the effectiveness of cloud seeding. The overarching goal is to understand the natural processes by which precipitation forms and evolves within orographic winter storms and to determine the physical processes by which cloud seeding impacts the amount and spatial distribution of snow…

 

Strong and variable winds in thunderstorm outflow boundaries interact with wildland fires, often spreading flames faster to threaten firefighter safety and amplify economical destruction. The overarching goal of the proposed research is the validation of the WRF-Fire model’s capability to accurately predict  thunderstorm outflow boundaries in complex terrain….

Other projects that we have worked on in past include We have also participated in numerous field campaigns which can be found under Experiments.