Department of Atmospheric Science

Past Interns

2021

Abby Thornton

Texas A&M University

Project Title: Understanding weekly precipitation forecast errors in western Colorado

Mentoring Team: Dr. Russ Schumacher and Dr. Becky Bolinger



Alvin Cheung

Pennsylvania State University

Project Title: Detecting tropical cyclone secondary eyewalls with a microwave-based scheme

Mentoring Team: Dr. Chris Slocum and Dr. John Knaff



Anushka Narayanan

Cornell University

Project Title: Predicting the Madden-Julian Oscillation using abstention-based neural networks

Mentoring Team: Dr. Zane Martin, Kirsten Mayer, and Dr. Elizabeth Barnes



Ashley Sebok

Millersville University

Project Title: Formulation of a nonlinear GOES-Lightning Mapper flash extent density forward operator for ensemble assimilation and verification in the High Resolution Rapid Refresh(HRRR)

Mentoring Team: Dr. Amanda Back, Dr. David Dowell, and Dr. Eric Bruning



Billy Faletti

Northern Illinois University

Project Title: Estimation and meteorological analysis of CCN during RELAMPAGO-CACTI in Córdoba, Argentina

Mentoring Team: Dr. Paul Demott, Dr. Sonia Kreidenweis, Samuel O’Donnell, Benjamin Swanson, Dr. Jeffery Pierce



Blake Checkoway

University of Georgia

Project Title: Local and long-range impacts of wildfire smoke on air quality in Fort Collins, CO


Mentoring Team: Dr. Jenny Hand

Brittney Smith

Northern Vermont University - Lyndon

Project Title: Cold pools in tropical cyclones and isolated tropical convection

Mentoring Team: Nicholas Falk and Dr. Susan van den Heever



Emily Luschen

University of Oklahoma

Project Title: Updates to the GOES-16 split-window precipitable water satellite product


Mentoring Team: Dr. Jack Dostalek and Dr. Lewis Grasso



Gillian Felton

University of Northern Colorado

Project Title: Analysis of risk communications during the Cameron Peak Fire


Mentoring Team: Dr. Matt Rogers and Andrea Schumacher



Hannah Myint

University of San Francisco

Project Title: Predicting September arctic sea-ice extent using a hierarchy of statistical models


Mentoring Team: Dr. Zachary Labe and Dr. Elizabeth Barnes



Jay Pillai

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Project Title: A simple model of tropical and subtropical interactions


Mentoring Team:Michael Needham, Mark Branson, Dr. David Randall



Kyle Brooks

University of Georgia

Project TitleVariability in thermodynamic profiles of extreme precipitation events in northern Taiwan

Mentoring TeamDr. Michael Bell, Dr. Jen DeHart, and Chelsea Nam



Leah Swinney

Texas A&M University, Corpus-Christi

Project Title: The influence of topography on extreme rainfall events in Taiwan

Mentoring Team: Dr. Kristen Rasmussen, Rung Panasawatwong, and Marqi Rocque

Mandy Bowden

University of Georgia

Project Title: The effect of projected Sea Surface Temperature (SST) pattern changes on tropical precipitation using CESM 1


Mentoring Team: Dr. Eric Maloney, Justin Whitaker, Michael Natoli, and Justin Hudson



Sam Lesmerises

Northern Vermont University, Lyndon

Project Title: Using PM2.5 observations to verify HRRR smoke forecasts during the 2020 western US fire season


Mentoring Team: Dr. Amanda Back and Dr. Christina Holt



Trey Maddaleno

Truman State University

Project Title: Quantifying enhancements in ammonia and methane from concentrated animal feeding operations in northeastern Colorado using ground-based mobile sampling

Mentoring Team: Dr. Ilana Pollack, Dr. Amy Sullivan, Julieta Juncosa Calahorrano, and Dr. Emily Fischer

Victoria Chavez

University of Colorado Boulder

Project Title: Influence of the Andes mountains on the thermodynamics of mesoscale convective systems in subtropical South America


Mentoring Team: Dr. Kristen Rasmussen, Marqi Rocque, Dr. Jim Hurrell, Lantao Sun



Yuwei Zhao

Colorado State University/University of Jinan (CSU Extension Intern)

Project Title: Quantifying enhancements in ammonia and methane from concentrated animal feeding operations in northeastern Colorado using ground-based mobile sampling

Mentoring Team: Dr. Ilana Pollack, Dr. Amy Sullivan, Julieta Juncosa Calahorrano, and Dr. Emily Fischer

2019

Jamie Anderson

Alexandra Ng

Emily Lill

Charlie Connolly

Richard Garmong

Lexie Sherman

Brandon Molina

Justin Stow

Abby Stokes