Welcome to the Cold Precipitation Processes Group! Our research is focused on cold-season and cold-location precipitation events (snow, mixed-phase, rain!), as well as the associated cloud, thermodynamic, and synoptic characteristics. Much of our work is located in the mid- and high-latitude regions of the world where the climate is rapidly changing and thus impacting cold precipitation processes. Our research lies at the intersection of science and instrumentation and utilizes ground-based, airborne, and satellite observations of clouds and precipitation. Additionally, our group deploys and maintains ground-based instrument sites for both long-term and seasonal objectives.
- Graduate student Julia Shates has a new publication out in JGR: Atmospheres. This work evaluated rain-snow levels at Marquette, Michigan using ground-based observations
- Yan Xie (co-Advised by Prof. Mark Flanner) joined the group as a Ph.D. Candidate in Winter 2023!
- Graduate Student Julia Shates‘ AGU oral presentation was recognized with an 2022 AGU Precipitation Student Award. Congrats Julia!
- Jack Richter and Alanna Wedum will be joining the research group as a graduate students in Fall 2022!
- Tristan Rendfrey (co-Advised by Prof. Jeremy Bassis) joined the group as a Ph.D. Candidate in Winter 2022!
- Dr. Claire Pettersen and colleagues published a paper on the influence of atmospheric blocking in the Euro-Atlantic region on snowfall processes at Summit Station, Greenland
- Researcher Marian Mateling has a new publication out in JGR: Atmospheres. This work examined the impacts of inland Atmospheric Rivers on cold-season precipitation
- Graduate student Julia Shates was awarded a 2021 NASA FINESST! Congratulations to Julia!