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Friedrich, Katja Associate Professor

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Research

research overview

  • My research focuses on investigating kinematic and microphysical processes in orographic precipitation and tornadic thunderstorms and how these processes affect precipitation characteristics, precipitation quantity, and the development of severe weather. In particular, I am interested in studying how the interaction between kinematics and microphysics at small spatial scales (100 m to 5 km) influence precipitation enhancement that will lead to flash floods and tornadoes. In addition I am also studying precipitation variability and the linkage to atmospheric circulation for assessing the impact of climate change on precipitation in mountains and validating regional and global climate models. My particular area of expertise deals with remote-sensing and precipitation instruments in particular surface and airborne radars, satellites, disdrometers, vertical-pointing microwave radars, and rain gauges.

keywords

  • mesoscale meteorology, microphysics, clouds, wind, supercell thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, orographic precipitation, winter storms, kinematic and microphysical processes, radar, disdrometers

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Teaching

courses taught

  • ATOC 6020 Seminar in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (Spring 2019)
  • ATOC 7500 Special Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (Spring 2019)
  • ATOC 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019)
  • ATOC 4500 Special Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (Fall 2018)
  • ATOC 4550 Mountain Meteorology (Fall 2018)
  • ATOC 5550 Mountain Meteorology (Fall 2018)
  • ATOC 6020 Seminar in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (Fall 2018)
  • ATOC 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2018)
  • ATOC 4550 Mountain Meteorology (Summer 2018)
  • ATOC 5550 Mountain Meteorology (Summer 2018)
  • ATOC 3180 Aviation Meteorology (Spring 2018)
  • ATOC 4900 Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • ATOC 6020 Seminar in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (Spring 2018)
  • ATOC 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018)
  • ATOC 4550 Mountain Meteorology (Spring 2018)

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