Currently, at University of Washington:
54 °F  ~  winds 6 mph, SSW  ~  relative humidity 47%  ~  pressure 1019.35 mb
 ~  24 hr. precipitation 0 in.  ~  last report 02/21/2020 04:39 pm

Welcome to my page

I am a graduate student in the department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University 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 Mountain range of Washington state during the 2015-16 winter designed to study the effects of Pacific storms encountering a coastal mountain 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.

IMPACTS

Investigation of Microphysics and Precipitation for Atlantic Coast-Threatening Snowstorms. Aircraft-based field campaign focused on snowstorms over the eastern United States during the 2020, 2021, and 2022 winters. IMPACTS will study microphysical and dynamical processes that form banded snowfall, improving remote sensing of snowfall and the prediction of snow bands by numerical weather prediciton models.

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 precipitation 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)

Curriculum Vitae

Contact Me

adelaf@uw.edu