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Graduate Students

* indicates Ph.D. candidate;   RA is Research Assistant;   TA is Teaching Assistant


Samantha Berkseth (RA)

Relationship of Lightning Energetics to Turbulent Kinemataics as seen in Weather Radar Data
Advisor: Dr. Eric Bruning

Allison Bogusz (RA)


Advisor: Dr. Brian Ancell

Matt Brothers (TA)


Advisor: Dr. Eric Bruning

Brock Burghardt *

Research: Sensitivity Analysis and Predictability of Severe Convection
Advisor: Dr. Brian Ancell

Vanna Chmielewski *

Research:  Sensitivity of Thunderstorm Electrification Polarity to Environmental Thermodynamics and Storm Microphysics
Advisor: Dr. Eric Bruning

Ji Min Chun *


Advisor: Dr. Song-Lak Kang

Jennifer Daniel

Lightning Forecasting with the TTU WRF Model & Operational use of Total Lightning Data
Advisor: Dr. Eric Bruning

Sarah Dillingham

Supercell to Bow Echo Transitions
Advisor: Dr. John Schroeder

Lexie Herdt (TA)


Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Vanos

Aaron Hill *

Applications of Ensemble Sensitivity to Adaptive Observations
Advisor: Dr. Chris Weiss and Dr. Brian Ancell

Abby Kenyon (TA)

Using the Vertical Structure and Propagation of Rear Flank Gust Fronts to Identify the Potential for Tornadogenesis in Supercell Thunderstorms
Advisor: Dr. Chris Weiss

Laura Lenfest

Research:
Advisor: Dr,. Song-Lak Kang

Grant McKercher (RA)

Portable and Mobile Urban Air Pollution Monitoring
Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Vanos

Meghan Mitchell (RA)

Development of MOS for Improved Turbine Hub Height Wind Forecasts
Advisor: Dr. Brian Ancell

Kelly Neely (TA)

Implications of Climate and Land Use Change in Brownsville, Texas for Dengue and Chikungunya Vector Populations
Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Vanos

Tony Reinhart *

Microphysical Schemes and Cold Pool Generation
Advisor: Dr. Chris Weiss

Shelby Robertson (TA)

Intensification of the Low-level Updraft in Supercells Prior to Tornadogenesis
Advisor: Dr. Johannes Dahl

Kaitlin Rutt (TA)


Advisor: Dr. Song-Lak Kang

Vicente Salinas

Relationship of Lightning Energetics to Turbulent Kinematics as seen in Weather Radar Data
Advisor: Dr. Eric Bruning

Mark Savin

Precipitation Structure in the Hook-Echo Region of Simulated Supercells
Advisor: Dr. Johannes Dahl

Timothy Sliwinski *

Research:
Advisor: Dr. Song-Lak Kang

Nick Smith *

Sensitivity Analysis of Wind Power Ramps in Regions of Complex Terrain and MOS Techniques for Improving Wind Power Forecasting
Advisor: Dr. Brian Ancell

Andrew Vande Guchte

Assessing the Sensitivity of Near-Ground Trajectories to the Lower Boundary Condition
Advisor: Dr. Johannes Dahl

Candace Wood

Research: Polarity Asymmetry in Cloud-to-Ground Lightning
Advisor: Dr. Eric Bruning and Dr. Kyle Wiens