CW3E welcomes Dr. Anna Wilson

June 1, 2016

Dr. Anna M. Wilson has joined CW3E at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography as a Postdoctoral Scholar after earning her Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering under the direction of Dr. Ana Barros at Duke University earlier this year. Her dissertation research focused on understanding the space-time structure of low level warm season precipitation processes in complex terrain, using an approach integrating numerical models and in situ and remote observations. During her Ph.D., Anna was able to amass extensive experience working with ground based instruments in the field through participation in a number of different NASA Global Precipitation Mission Ground Validation field campaigns. She is excited to work with her colleagues at CW3E and partner organizations to provide essential support to decision makers at all time scales through developing physically based, accurate representations of atmospheric rivers and other extreme events in forecasts and projections. In particular, she will be studying the origins of variance in the relationship between upslope water vapor flux in atmospheric rivers and precipitation in coastal northern California.