Currently, at University of Washington:
48 °F  ~  winds 1 mph, W  ~  relative humidity 87%  ~  pressure 1012.99 mb
 ~  24 hr. precipitation 0 in.  ~  last report 12/06/2019 04:52 am

Welcome to my page

I am a graduate student in the department of Atmospheric Sciences at the
Universtiy of Washington.

I work with Dr. Lynn McMurdie and Dr. Angela Rowe as part of the mesoscale group. My research interests broadly encompass properties of precipitating clouds from a synoptic to a microphysics scale. Currently, I am working to understand the nature of ice particles within maritime storm clouds and how they are modified as they encounter complex terrain.

Projects

Some of the things I'm currently working on

OLYMPEX

Olympic Mountains Experiment. A field campaign set in the Olympic Mounatin range of Washington state during the 2015-16 winter designed to study the effects of Pacific storms encountering a coastal mounatin range. My interest in this project is on understanding the ice microphysics within an enhaced region of radar reflectivity above the melting layer of land-falling winter storms and how it may impact precipitation reaching the surface.

Seattle, WA Extremes

How are Seattle's extreme temperatures changing? (...to come)

Publications and Presentations

Some of my previous work

Evaluation of extremes in Alaska

A look at the synoptic scale patterns that are often associated with the extreme temperature and precipiation events at 5 locations in the state of Alaska. International Journal of Climatology

Climate model application

Some considerations in application of climate model output, particularly in high latitude regions. (In preparation for journal submission)

Education

University of Nevada, Reno

Bachelor of Science
Atmospheric Sciences
2018

University of Washington

Atmospheric Sciences
2018-Current

Contact Me

adelaf@uw.edu