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Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies
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My research focuses on the hurricane, an episodic extreme event that is of upmost importance to the people of Florida. As a NOAA scientist stationed at COAPS, I investigate:
- Metrics for hurricane impacts and forecasts model performance based on integrated kinetic energy,
- Real-time and retrospective observation-based analysis of the hurricane surface wind field,
- Surface roughness and drag coefficient behavior in tropical cyclones based on analysis of GPS dropsonde measurements,
- Hurricane wind risk modeling (e.g. The Florida Public Hurricane Loss Model).
My outside interests include Rhodesian Ridgebacks, bicycle commuting, windsurfing, sailing, swimming, renewable energy, green building design, and native plants.