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Nigro, Melissa A Instructor


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research overview

  • Dr. Nigro's research is focused on boundary layer dynamics in the Antarctic. Her research uses a combination of observations and numerical weather prediction system output to diagnose the processes that drive weather in the Antarctic. She uses neural network algorithms, such as self-organizing maps, to analyze large data sets.


  • Antarctica, boundary layer dynamics, boundary layer structure, meteorology, numerical weather prediction, observations, climate, extremes


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courses taught

  • ATOC 1050 - Weather and the Atmosphere
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
    Introduces principles of modern meteorology for nonscience majors, with emphasis on scientific and human issues associated with severe weather events. Includes description, methods of prediction, and impacts of blizzards, hurricanes, thunderstorms, tornadoes, lightning, floods, and firestorms.

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global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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