I'm from Spanish Fork, Utah and currently pursuing a PhD in atmospheric science at the University of Utah. My advisor is John Horel. I joined the Mountain Meteorology Research Group and MesoWest in November 2012.
I have developed an unofficial HRRR archive for various research purposes in the MesoWest group and have made it available to the public.
My current research is investigating convective outflow predictability by the HRRR model, a project funded through the Joint Fire Science Program. My other interests involve evaluating high resolution weather models for various applications including wild fire management, mesoscale weather, and air quality. I have initialized WRF simulations with the HRRR model and modified surface parameters to improve model performance.
You will find more details on my research by exploring the pages on this website.
My talents includes Python programing, WRF modeling, teaching, meteorological data analysis, environmental instrumentation, and web programming.
I have participated in several field campaigns.
I believe weather data can be used for many applications, and I hope to serve people in various fields with improved numerical weather prediction. I am especially interested in 0-3 day forecasts. My dream of numerical weather models is to one day have a 'continuously updating' weather prediction system.
While there seems to be deficiencies in the United States' current numerical weather prediction capabilities, I want to be a part of the solution. I hope to become more involved in big data storage and analytics, model development (especially rapid refresh forecast with FV3), and improve the use of new satellite products as model initial conditions. I am also interested in gaining teaching experience, as education is important to me.