HRD welcomes summer students


Left to right: Robert Nystrom, Joseph Patton, Kelly Nuñez Ocasio, and Michael Maier-Gerber.

HRD is hosting four students this summer as part of various NOAA programs and collaborations with research partners.

Robert Nystrom is a NOAA Hollings Scholar from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  He is working with Altug Aksoy to investigate storm-relative correlation structures in ensembles of idealized hurricane simulations.

Joseph Patton is also a NOAA Hollings Scholar, and hails from the University of Oklahoma.  He is working with Sim Aberson to study the extratropical transition of Hurricanes Sandy using HEDAS analyses.

Kelly Nuñez Ocasio is a NOAA Education Partnership Program Scholar from the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez.  She is working with Jun Zhang and Sim Aberson on data from the P-3 flight into Hurricane Felix that was aborted due to turbulence.

Michael Maier-Gerber is an undergraduate student at the Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany.  He is examining the structure and evolution of Hurricane Ingrid (2013) to elucidate how Ingrid was able to intensify under the influence of sustained shear.

We hope you all enjoy your time at HRD and learn a lot about hurricanes to take with you in your future careers.