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I am a graduate student studying meteorology at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. I grew up in Beckley, WV and obtained my B.S. in meteorology from the University of North Carolina – Asheville. I am a member of the Cloud and Precipitation Processes and Patterns Group (CP3), and my research is on precipitation patterns in the US Pacific Northwest using weather radar and other observational platforms.
I became interested in the weather when I was in junior high school and have essentially turned something that was once a hobby into a future career. I find researching weather phenomenon fascinating because of its everyday implication in peoples' lives. I hope that my research on precipitation will aid the development of improved forecasting tools and lead to communities being more prepared for extreme weather.
I am looking forward to participating in VOCALS for the firsthand experience of measuring the atmosphere. I will be monitoring the C-band Doppler radar mounted atop the NOAA ship Ronald H. Brown for data quality and calibration. I will also be releasing weather balloons six times a day, which will give us a vertical profile of the atmospheric temperature, dew point, and winds. These instruments, along with others, will help us to better understand cloud processes and the development of precipitation within clouds.
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