Prof. Clark Evans is an Associate Professor with and the Program Chair for the Atmospheric Science Program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is also an affiliate faculty member of the Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute. He joined UWM’s faculty in 2011 after completing a postdoctoral fellowship with the Advanced Study Program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. He received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Meteorology from Florida State University in 2004, 2006, and 2009, respectively.
Clark’s research interests lie with better understanding the dynamics and predictability of high-impact weather phenomena, particularly tropical cyclones and mesoscale convective systems. He actively mentors his graduate students on research in these areas, utilizing the research to help develop their critical thinking abilities and help them gain the skills necessary for long, productive careers. A full listing of current research may be found on the Research portion of this website.
Currently, Clark serves as an Editor for Monthly Weather Review, a member and Vice-Chair of the AMS’s Committee on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, and member and Chair-Elect of the AMS’s Annual Meeting Oversight Committee. He has published eighteen manuscripts in the peer-reviewed literature, many with his students as lead author, and has served as PI or co-PI on funded awards totaling over $1.7 million. Full accounts of his funding, publication, service, and award records may be found in his Curriculum Vita.
On a personal level, Clark is interested in the weather, faith, running, sports, the outdoors, hiking, photography, cartography, historical accounts, and traveling. He is a fan of the great outdoors, particularly when the sky is blue, the fields are green, and the air is warm. He counts his wife of ten-plus years, Susanna, as well as his mom, grandparents, and those who persevere in the face of great adversity among the people that inspire him. You can follow Clark on Twitter @ClarkEvansWx.
We use a combination of numerical modeling and theory to conduct research into the dynamics and predictability of a wide variety of mesoscale phenomena, particularly relating to tropical cyclones and severe thunderstorms. Group alumni have gone on to employment in research, operations, and the private sector.