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I received my Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Wisconsin –  Madison in 1997. In August 2015 I returned to the UW as an Associate Scientist working for the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS), part of the Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC). From 2003 – 2015, I was a Professor of Atmospheric Sciences in, and more recently Chair of, the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Central Michigan University.

My research focuses on severe weather, including supercell thunderstorms, tornadoes, and downbursts. I am especially interested in obtaining new insight into the atmosphere by efficiently utilizing high-performance computing (HPC) resources, such as the Frontera supercomputer.

I can live with doubt and uncertainty and not knowing. I think it’s much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong.
–Richard Feynman

Life’s a slice of time
You get to decorate


EF5, force of nature
Demolition, meet your maker
Throwing cities like leaves
Our mortal surface is wiped clean