|PECAN Lead Principal Investigators|
Tammy Weckwerth :: NCAR/EOL
Dr. Tammy M. Weckwerth is a Scientist III in NCAR/EOL. As an Instrumentation expert, Dr. Weckwerth has been on over 15 field expeditions to assure optimal data collection for multiple research objectives defined by university PIs. As a researcher in NCAR's Earth Observing Laboratory, she uses data from radars, lidars, soundings, wind profilers, cloud photographs, aircraft data, satellite imagery, and surface stations. Weckwerth concentrates on mesoscale meteorology; more specifically, the the relationship between the boundary layer and the initiation of thunderstorms.
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Bart Geerts :: University of Wyoming
Dr. Geerts' work addresses the mesoscale dynamics of precipitating systems, boundary-layer circulations over flat and complex terrain, cloud dynamics, and cloud and precipitation radars. The main tools have been the Wyoming Cloud Radar (WCR) and the UW King Air aircraft.
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David Parsons :: Oklahoma University
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Conrad Ziegler :: NOAA's National Severe Storms Laboratory
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David Turner :: NOAA's National Severe Storms Laboratory
Dr. David Turner is a physical scientist in the Forecast, Research, and Development Division at the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL). He is also affiliated with the University of Oklahoma's School of Meteorology, where he is an adjunct professor. The focus of Turner's research at NSSL is to better understand various processes that act upon and within the boundary layer (e.g., convective initiation, turbulent redistribution of water vapor, aerosol, and energy, etc) so that these processes are better represented within numerical weather prediction and climate models.
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Richard Ferrare :: NASA Langley
Dr. Richard Ferrare is a senior research scientist and a member of the Lidar Applications Group in the Chemistry and Dynamics Branch, Atmospheric Sciences Division, at the NASA Langley Research Center. Dr. Ferrare received a B.S. degree in physics from the Pennsylvania State University in 1982, a M.S. degree in meteorology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1984, and a Ph.D. degree in meteorology from the University of Maryland in 1997. From 1985 to 1988, while a faculty research assistant at the University of Maryland, he worked in the Climate and Radiation Branch in the Laboratory for Atmospheres at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) where he investigated atmospheric aerosol optical and physical properties using satellite and ground based measurements.
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