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Student Diana Thatcher earns NCAR Fellowship

Posted: February 24, 2015

Student Diana Thatcher earns NCAR Fellowship

Doctoral Student Diana Thatcher was recently selected for a highly-competitive NCAR (National Center for Atmospheric Research) Advanced Study Program Graduate Student Visitor Fellowship.

Thatcher is spending mid-February through August 2015 working with Drs. Andrew Gettelman, Richard Neale and Colin Zarzycki of the Climate and Global Dynamics Division on variable-resolution climate and weather modeling. In particular, she will focus on ultra-high resolution five-day forecast experiments over the Southern Great Plains (with 7-28 km grid spacing) in order to advance the scale-awareness of deep convection cloud parameterizations in NCAR’s Community Atmosphere Model (CAM).

The Graduate Student Visitor Program is designed to provide NCAR staff opportunities to bring graduate students to NCAR for three to twelve-month collaborative visits with the endorsement of their thesis advisors and in pursuit of their thesis research. These visits have the goal of enhancing NCAR partnerships with public and private institutions.

Thatcher’s advisor is Associate Professor Christiane Jablonowski.

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