CW3E Welcomes Kevin Lupo

October 6, 2023

Kevin Lupo joined CW3E in October 2023 as an Atmospheric Data Scientist. Prior to joining CW3E, Kevin earned his B.S. in Meteorology and M.S. in Applied Meteorology at Plymouth State University (2014, 2016), and his Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science at SUNY Albany (2021). At SUNY Albany, Kevin’s research focused on the use of stochastic model error schemes in ensemble forecasts of heavy rainfall events, with a particular focus on the physical processes by which these schemes introduce precipitation variability in ensemble forecasts using the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model. This research was supported by an NSF Partnership for International Research and Education (PIRE) grant, which allowed Kevin to collaborate with students and faculty with diverse research interests from universities both in the U.S. and in Taiwan. More recently, Kevin was a postdoc at NCAR in the Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology (MMM) Lab, where his work focused on objectively evaluating a progressive, or “too fast” bias in GFS forecasts of cutoff lows, with the goal of identifying corresponding model deficiencies and potential improvements to the Unified Forecast System – Medium Range Weather Application (UFS-MRW) which may improve this bias.

At CW3E, Kevin will contribute to operational and research aspects of West-WRF. Specifically, his work will support funded projects with SDG&E and contribute to the development and evaluation of the West-WRF Ensemble.