August 26, 2019 – Congratulations to Giorgio Sarro, who recently received one of twenty Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute Scholarships for 2019-20! A total of $85,000 was awarded to twenty undergraduate and graduate students at UWM with intended careers in data science and related fields. Way to go (again), Giorgio!
August 17, 2019 – Congratulations to Giorgio Sarro, who was recently named this year’s recipient of the NWA’s Dr. Roderick Scofield Scholarship in Meteorology! The scholarship honors the late Dr. Scofield and provides support to students finishing their undergraduate or graduate degree programs. Way to go, Giorgio!
May 24, 2019 – We’re excited to welcome three new members to the group! Joining us in fall are Dillon Blount from the Univ. of South Alabama and Michael Vossen from St. Cloud State, and joining us in spring is Michelle Spencer from Metro State Univ. in Denver. Welcome, everyone!
April 25, 2019 – Congrats to Jesse Schaffer on the successful defense of his M.S. thesis, in which he applied evolutionary programming machine-learning concepts to develop a new tropical-cyclone intensity prediction model, on April 22nd!
April 6, 2019 – Anna Kaminski and Giorgio Sarro presented their research at yesterday’s UWM’s 11th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium! Click on their names for videos of their presentations from the UWM Atmospheric Science Program’s Facebook page.
March 1, 2019 – Congratulations to Giorgio Sarro, who has accepted an offer from the Univ. of Vermont EPSCoR’s Basin Resilience to Extreme Events summer REU program! During the summer, Giorgio will work alongside group alumna Caitlin Crossett and her research advisors to identify the meteorological patterns associated with heavy precipitation events in the northeast United States.
January 11, 2019 – Congratulations to Giorgio Sarro and Anna Kaminski for being awarded UWM Office of Undergraduate Research SURF awards for the Spring 2019 semester! Giorgio will continue his research into the post-transition evolution of tropical cyclones, while Anna will continue her research toward developing a climatology of atmospheric rivers in the northeast United States.
November 16, 2018 – David Nevius’ M.S. thesis research has now been published in the December 2018 issue of Weather and Forecasting! Congratulations, David!
November 1, 2018 – Our collaborative research with the Storm Prediction Center on sounding verification for regional versus convection-allowing models has been published in the December 2018 issue of Weather and Forecasting!
October 31, 2018 – Prof. Evans’ participation in the Earth Science Women’s Network’s #dayofscience fundraiser was featured in the UWM College of Letters & Science’s InFocus newsletter this month!
October 26, 2018 – David Nevius’ M.S. thesis research into WRF-ARW-modeled capping inversions has been accepted for publication in Weather and Forecasting! Look for it in Early Online Release now!
October 4, 2018 – Collaborative research with the Storm Prediction Center on sounding verification for regional versus convection-allowing models has been accepted for publication in Weather and Forecasting! Look for it in Early Online Release now!
September 27, 2018 – Kevin Prince’s M.S. thesis research has now been published in the October 2018 issue of the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology! Congratulations, Kevin!
August 20, 2018 – Kevin Prince’s M.S. thesis research on intense Andean Mountain cold surges has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology! Look for it in Early Online Release now!
August 6, 2018 – Congrats to Aidan Kuroski on the successful defense on his M.S. thesis on August 2nd! Aidan will soon begin his career with the NWS Milwaukee/Sullivan, WI office.
April 30, 2018 – A new Mentoring Resources page has been added to the Education section of the site. Check it out for more information on mentoring programs across the atmospheric and related sciences!
April 24, 2018 – Congrats to Kevin Prince (April 23rd) and David Nevius (April 24th) on the successful defenses of their M.S. theses!
April 23, 2018 – Prof. Evans recently conducted three interviews at UWM, one about April’s weather in Wisconsin, one about Innovative Weather, and one about the new Atmospheric Science M.S. and Ph.D. degrees!
March 7, 2018 – Congrats to Kevin Prince, who was selected as one of two graduate student winners in the 17th AMS Student Conference poster competition in January with the 98th Annual AMS Meeting in Austin, TX!
February 19, 2018 – Prof. Evans was quoted by Weather Underground today in an article about the inland intensification of TC Kelvin in northwest Australia.
February 9, 2018 – Prof. Evans was named as part of the inaugural class for the American Meteorological Society’s Early Career Leadership Academy! The workshop capstone will be held in Washington, D.C. in late April.
January 7, 2018 – Prof. Evans was formally awarded the Editor’s Award for Monthly Weather Review and Weather and Forecasting at the AMS 2018 Annual Meeting in Austin, TX today!
November 29, 2017 – Our study on the influence of MPEX dropsonde observations on ensemble convection initiation forecasts, with alumna Alli Keclik as lead author, has been published in the December 2017 issue of Monthly Weather Review!
October 13, 2017 – A new review on extratropical transition (“The Extratropical Transition of Tropical Cyclones. Part I: Cyclone Evolution and Direct Impacts”), with Prof. Evans as lead author, has been published in the November 2017 issue of Monthly Weather Review!
August 21, 2017 – We welcome one new group member this year: Jesse Schaffer from Hobart and William Smith Colleges! Jesse is currently pursuing an M.S. degree under the join supervision of Profs. Evans and Paul Roebber.
August 1, 2017 – Prof. Evans was recently awarded an Editors’ Award from the American Meteorological Society “[for] thorough, constructive, and insightful reviews of an impressive number of manuscripts” in Monthly Weather Review and Weather and Forecasting.
May 20, 2017 – Bryan Burlingame’s M.S. thesis research has now been published in the June 2017 issue of Weather and Forecasting! Congrats, Bryan!
May 12, 2017 – Congrats to David Nevius, co-recipient of our program’s Dhirendra Sikdar Scholarship in Atmospheric Science, reflecting excellence in graduate study!
April 27, 2017 – Caitlin Crossett successfully defended her M.S. thesis research this afternoon. Congratulations, Caitlin! We hope to submit a manuscript based on her research to an AMS journal later this year.
April 4, 2017 – Caitlin Crossett is lead author (with her undergraduate advisor Prof. Nick Metz at Hobart and William Smith Colleges as co-author) on a new Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology manuscript about African cold surges. See it in Early Online Release now!
February 26, 2017 – David Nevius is second author (with Prof. Evans’ cousin Prof. John Knox at the Univ. of Georgia as lead author) on a new Bulletin of the AMS manuscript about wet bulb temperature calculation approximations. See it in Early Online Release now!
February 17, 2017 – Congratulations to group alum Brock Burghardt on the successful defense of his Ph.D. dissertation, “Performance Characteristics of Convection-Allowing Ensemble Forecasts with Varied Physics Parameterizations,” completed under Prof. Brian Ancell’s supervision at Texas Tech University! Brock will soon begin employment with WeatherBELL Analytics.
February 15, 2017 – Caleb Grunzke’s M.S. thesis research has now been published in the March 2017 Monthly Weather Review! Congratulations, Caleb!
January 14, 2017 – Prof. Evans and Caitlin Crossett will be attending next week’s AMS conference in Seattle. We’ll be at the Career Fair on Saturday and Sunday and giving talks late Wednesday morning and early Wednesday afternoon in Tahoma 3 with the NWP/WAF conference. Prof. Evans will also be participating as a mentor at the Student and Early Career Speed Networking event on Monday night. We hope to see you there!
December 28, 2016 – Our work on trends in Atlantic hurricane season length (Karloski and Evans 2016, J. Climate) has recently been featured in the Washington Post. Earlier in the year, it was featured in The Daily Beast.
November 19, 2016 – Congratulations to Aidan Kuroski, who finished first overall and first in the graduate student category in the WxChallenge for Reno, NV over the last two weeks!
November 11, 2016 – Congratulations to group alum Brock Burghardt, who won first place in the student poster competition at the 28th AMS Severe Local Storms conference in Portland, OR! His poster detailed his Ph.D. work at Texas Tech into methods for increasing ensemble spread for mesoscale applications.
October 16, 2016 – Congratulations to Caitlin Crossett, who recently was accepted into the Ph.D. program in hydrometeorology at the University of Vermont! Starting next fall, she will be supported by a Research Assistantship to conduct research on regional hydrometeorology and hydroclimatology through an NSF EPSCoR grant.
August 24, 2016 – We welcome three new group members: Aidan Kuroski from SUNY-Brockport, David Nevius from the University of Georgia, and Kevin Prince from Central Michigan University! All are presently pursuing their M.S. degree.
August 1, 2016 – Congratulations to Alli Keclik, Caleb Grunzke, and Alex Manion on their new jobs! Alli is now a Meteorologist Intern with the NWS in Chanhassen, MN, Caleb is now a Research Associate with CIMSS in Norman, OK, and Alex is now a Meteorologist Intern with the NWS in Pontiac, MI!
May 22, 2016 – Congratulations to Alli Keclik, Bryan Burlingame, and Caleb Grunzke on the successful defenses of their M.S. thesis research and on graduating this semester! Now the job hunt, and manuscript preparation, begin!
May 13, 2016 – Congratulations to Caleb Grunzke and Caitlin Crossett, joint recipients of our program’s Dhirendra Sikdar Scholarship in Atmospheric Science, reflecting excellence in graduate study!