Analysis and Prediction of High-Impact Weather Events

Left to right: Chunyong Jung, Allison Michaelis, Alex Gizzi, Rebecca Miller, Ana Torres-Vazquez, Jacob Radford,
Prof. Gary Lackmann, Prof. Walt Robinson, Mike Madden

Group photo taken by Laura Holland

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The objectives of our research are to improve understanding and prediction of high-impact weather events. We utilize observations, theory, and numerical models in attaining these goals.

In recent years, we have studied extratropical and tropical cyclones, organized convection, winter storms, heavy precipitation events, and topographically forced flows. We seek to improve short-term prediction of these phenomena through enhanced understanding of the physical mechanisms responsible for their evolution, and optimization of process representation in numerical models. The question of how longer-term climate change might affect the frequency and severity of high-impact events is another topic of our ongoing investigations.

Professor Gary Lackmann

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