Alexander Jacques

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Atmospheric Sciences
University of Utah
135 S 1460 E Room 819
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
alexander.jacques@utah.edu

About

I am currently employed as a Postdoctoral Research Associate for the Mountain Meteorology Group, within the Department of Atmosperhic Sciences at the University of Utah. My PhD research, under Dr. John Horel at the University of Utah, was completed during Fall 2016. My research involved the temporal and spatial analysis of surface pressure perturbations from the Earthscope US Transportable Array (USArray) seismic field campaign, which provided pressure data at a sampling frequency of 1 second. The collected data and analyses are available in graphical form on a website developed for this research. Further, the collected USArray pressure observations are accessible for download via an official NCAR Research Data Archive Repository, which was created as a means to further the dissemintation of this data to the atmopsheric science community.

My current postdoctoral tasks, also under Dr. Horel, focus on the collection, analysis, and dissemination of meteorological and air quality observations. I am continuing spatial analyses of surface pressure perturbation features using the USArray and other surface pressure mesonet resources. I also have been involved with several Salt Lake Valley meteorological and air quality projects focused on collecting, visualizing, and analyzing observations from fixed site and mobile (light rail and news helicopter) resources. Those resources, along with real-time and archived data, can be accessed via websites dedicated to the Utah Transit Authority Light Rail (TRAX) and Great Salt Lake Summer Ozone Study initiatives.

I provide programming support for MesoWest and SynopticLabs services, focusing mostly on the addition of new in-situ stations and networks to the system from numerous data providers. I also serve as a primary technician for our local network of stations across the Salt Lake Valley and over the Great Salt Lake, performing annual maintenance visits and developing communications for real-time data access. Recently, our group has added several real-time cameras to multiple sites. Live images can be accessed via Brian Blaylock's UUNET Camera Display and archived images can be found via the UUNET Camera Explorer.