CW3E welcomes Dr. Rachel Weihs

August 8, 2016

Dr. Rachel Weihs started at CW3E in August 2016 as a Postdoctoral Scholar. Rachel earned her Ph.D. in Meteorology at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida under the direction of Dr. Mark Bourassa. Her dissertation focused on understanding the role of high frequency variability of sea surface temperatures on the near-surface winds and atmospheric boundary layer as produced by the Weather Research and Forecasting model. In addition, she was able to quantify the relative impact of the local diurnal variability of sea surface temperatures on regional weather and deduce the importance of two-way air-sea feedback processes on the magnitude of diurnal heating in the upper ocean in the extratropical Atlantic. She is excited to have joined the CW3E team in August 2016 to study the influences of the Pacific Ocean on the forecasting of atmospheric rivers as well as examining the role of air-sea interaction on the boundary layer and the low level jet associated with these important weather phenomena.