Dr. Gary M. Lackmann

Professor and Director of Graduate Programs
North Carolina State University
Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences


Hello and welcome to my web page. I joined the NCSU faculty in August of 1999, after a 3-year stint as a professor at SUNY College at Brockport. My original hometown is Seattle, Washington. I teach courses in synoptic meteorology and forecasting (MEA 443), advanced weather analysis (MEA 717), and numerical weather prediction (MEA 716), as well as an introductory course for meteorology majors (MEA 213/214).

Some of my recent research projects include investigation of how climate change could impact extreme weather (hurricanes, floods, and midlatitude cyclones), improving numerical model representation of convection and precipitation processes, increasing understanding of the factors that control the intensity and distribution of precipitation accompanying landfalling tropical cyclones, and weather patterns associated with prolific lightning events in central North Carolina. My research group currently consists of five graduate students as of Summer/Fall, 2013, and our group collaborates with that of Prof. Walt Robinson, among others (see picture).

In addition to teaching and research, I have also recently taken on the responsibility of "Director of Graduate Programs" in the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Science. In this position, I am working with a committee of faculty members to improve procedures and documentation in our graduate program, in addition to answering many, many questions from current and prospective students.

In recent years, I've also taken an interest in meteorological consulting; providing expert meteorological testimony in several weather-related cases has taught me that such applied atmospheric detective work is both interesting and valuable in practical decision-making in our courts of law.

For biographical details including where and with whom I have worked, and where I have studied, click here.

For more information, see my Lab Home Page. Email: gary@ncsu.edu

  Our purpose is simple, and can be stated in the following way: It is our belief that learning, however difficult or painful, is superior to ignorance, no matter how comfortable" SUNY, College at Brockport

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