Expertise in boundary-layer meteorology, analysis of field observations, and scientific computing enables us to address critical societal issues, including the efficient production of renewable energy, the interaction of growing urban populations with weather and climate, and the consequences of energy production.
ATOC faculty member, Dr. Julie Lundquist, has developed and led research efforts to implement advanced methods for parameterizing turbulence in large- eddy simulations and numerical weather prediction models for applications in wind energy, urban meteorology, and transport and dispersion modeling. In addition to her general scientific interest in observations and modeling of atmospheric boundary layers, my interests have included a focus on stochastic methodologies for solving inverse problems. Her research group explores the dynamics of the atmospheric boundary layer, with applications to wind energy, urban meteorology, and surface-atmosphere interaction. They employ numerical weather prediction models such as the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model and other large-eddy simulation capabilities, and they participate in field experiments to expand our understanding of the atmospheric boundary layer. Dr. Katja Friedrich’s research focuses on investigating kinematic and microphysical processes relevant for cloud formation and enhancement of precipitation with special focus on improving quantitative precipitation estimation and forecast during heavy precipitation and wind storms in mountainous regions.
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