This photo of Wiesje Mooiweer Bryan was taken on a backpacking trip in the Platte River Wilderness of Wyoming
Image Courtesy of Ben Bryan
Wiesje Mooiweer Bryan
I am originally from the Netherlands, and moved to Wyoming, USA when I was 17. I've been interested in weather, clouds, and science ever since I was a little girl. I was first introduced to the field of Atmospheric Science when I was working on a bachelors' degree in Physics at the University of Wyoming. I realized that our atmosphere, from the small scale chemical and physical processes to the large scale dynamics and weather systems, is so beautifully complicated that I had to learn more about it! Studying the atmosphere allows me to apply my science to research, and I have the sky as my laboratory.
I have recently finished a Masters degree in Atmospheric Science. I studied the dependence of local ambient aerosol particle hygroscopicity on chemical composition. I am currently a PhD student, and will do my dissertation research using data collected during VOCALS.
I will be participating in the VOCALS campaign with a team from the University of Wyoming, and will be working for Dr. Jefferson Snider and Dr. Dave Leon. During VOCALS I will be involved in making airborne measurements of aerosol particles from aboard the C-130 aircraft, and I will be working with colleagues who make measurements of clouds. We will use the data to study clouds and different aspects of precipitation and precipitation formation.
When I am not doing science, I love to be outdoors. My husband Ben and I like to go running, hiking, camping, and fishing in the summer, and snowboarding and snowshoeing in the winter. We also enjoy traveling and exploring different parts of the world.
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