My research vision is to advance our understanding of precipitation microphysical processes and cloud dynamics with the ultimate aim of improving parameterizations in numerical models. I pursue this vision by analyzing ground-, air-, and space-based radar observations to retrieve raindrop number and size estimates that lead to improved global rainfall estimates and improved understanding of precipitation processes and dynamics.
ASEN 5245 - Radar and Remote Sensing
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2021
Examines active techniques of remote sensing, with emphasis on radar fundamentals, radar wave propagation, scattering processes, and radar measurement techniques and design. Examines specific radar systems and applications, such as synthetic aperture radar phased arrays for atmosphere, space, land, and sea applications.