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Diagnosis and Prediction of Severe Convection

Location

National Severe Storms Laboratory

RO# Location
26.76.00.B0649 Norman, OK 73072

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Brooks, Harold E. harold.brooks@noaa.gov 405.325.6083

Description

This research concerns severe convection using observations, numerical simulations, and theory to understand the ingredients necessary for severe convective events. Although our main emphasis is on supercell thunderstorms and tornadoes, work includes studies on the full spectrum of severe convective weather, including damaging convective winds, large hail, and heavy precipitation. We are primarily interested in using new operational observing systems to accomplish basic research and to improve the operational prediction of these storms. Both cloud-scale and mesoscale numerical models are used to explore the relationship between the storms and their environment. Related work focuses on exploring various aspects of objective analysis procedures to provide quantitative analytical tools for the diagnosis of severe convection and its environment, and in the analysis of convective environments through re-analysis data.

 

Keywords:
Convection (atmospheric); Thunder and thunderstorms; Tornadoes; Hail; Winds; Precipitation (meteorology); Mesoscale meteorology; Numerical weather analysis;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$60,000.00 $3,000.00

$24,000 Supplement for Doctorates in Electrical Engineering

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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