Congratulations to Dr. Fish – CW3E Graduate Student Successfully Defends Dissertation

June 25, 2020

The fourth CW3E PhD student has successfully defended her dissertation. Dr. Meredith Fish’s defense was held on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Her dissertation title is “Identification and Multi-scale Analysis of Successive Atmospheric River Events in California” and includes one chapter published in a peer-review journal (Fish et al., 2019). Her second chapter is in review at Journal of Climate, and her last two chapters will be submitted to Journal of Climate and/or Monthly Weather Review. Meredith’s committee members were Marty Ralph and Art Miller (Co-Chairs), Ian Eisenman, Sarah Gille, Joshua Graff Zivin, and Shang-Ping Xie. Funding for Meredith’s dissertation came from FIRO and the AR Program, both under PI Marty Ralph.

Meredith has been selected to be a Postdoctoral Scholar working with Robert Kopp at the Climate Impact Lab at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.

Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, Meredith defended her dissertation virtually. CW3E is incredibly proud of Meredith’s accomplishment, and looks forward to honoring her with an in-person celebration as soon as the health precautions are no longer necessary.

Meredith Fish being introduced by her Committee Co-Chair Art Miller before her dissertation defense via Zoom.

Meredith Fish introducing the concept of cyclone families in relation to successive atmospheric river events.

Fish, M.A., A.M. Wilson, and F.M. Ralph, 2019: Atmospheric River Families: Definition and Associated Synoptic Conditions. J. Hydrometeor., 20, 2091-2108,