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Student David Wright earns 2nd place in AMS paper competition

Posted: January 14, 2015

Student David Wright earns 2nd place in AMS paper competition

Doctoral Student David Wright took 2nd place in a student paper competition at the AMS annual meeting.

The competition was part of the 13th symposium on the coastal environment. Wright’s paper is titled, “Examining the land-lake-atmosphere interactions of the May 5, 2003 severe weather event over southwest Michigan.”

This was a presentation on Wright’s current work looking at a case study in early May 2003 where severe convective storms initiated parallel to the eastern shore of Lake Michigan. There have been questions regarding this style of initiation such as: is this purely due to a lake-breeze or are there other triggers involved?

Wright, who is advised by Assistant Professor Derek Posselt, is using high-resolution WRF simulations to see what extent the lake and lake surface temperatures have on the convective initiation.

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