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Student and Faculty Accomplishments

Introduction

This webpage is dedicated to displaying our student and faculty accomplishments since the inception of the Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics program in Fall 2016. In the list below, CofC faculty are highlighted in red and CofC students are highlighted in green.


Peer Review Publications

The following list provides the published and accepted peer review publications from the faculty within the Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics program since 2016.

    Jameson, A.R. and M.L. Larsen (2016). Estimates of the statistical two-dimensional spatial structure in rain over a small network of disdrometers. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, 128, 401-413. Doi: 10.1007/s00703-016-0438-0

    Jameson, A.R. and M.L. Larsen (2016). The variability of rainfall rate as a function of area. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 121, Doi: 10.1002/2015JD024126

    Jameson, A.R., M.L. Larsen , and A.B. Kostinski (2016). An example of persistent microstructure in a long rain event. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 17, 1661-1673. Doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-15-0180.1

    Jameson, A.R., M.L. Larsen , and A.B. Kostinski (2018). On the detection of statistical heterogeneity in rain measurements. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 35, 1399-1413. Doi: 10.1175/JTECH-D-17-0161.1

    Larsen, M.L. and K.A. O'Dell (2016). Sampling variability effects in drop-resolving disdrometer observations. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 121, Doi: 10.1002/2016JD025491

    Larsen, M.L. and M. Schonhuber (2018). Identification and characterization of an anomaly in 2-dimensional video disdrometer data. Atmosphere, 9, 315. Doi: 10.3390/atmos9080315

    Larsen, M.L. and R.A. Shaw (2018). A method for computing the three-dimensional radial distribution function of cloud particles from holographic images. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 11, 4261-4272. Doi: 10.5194/amt-11-4261-2018.

    Larsen, M.L., R.A. Shaw, A.B. Kostinski, and S. Glienke (2018). Fine-scale droplet clustering in atmospheric clouds: 3D radial distribution function from airborne digital holography. Physical Review Letters, 121, 204501. Doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.204501

    Lindner, B.L., Mohlin, P.J., A.C. Caulder and A. Neuhauser, Development and testing of a decision tree for the forecasting of sea fog along the Georgia and South Carolina coast (2018). Journal of Operational Meteorology, 6(5), 47-58. doi: https://doi.org/10.15191/nwajom.2018.0605.

    Lindner, B.L. and A. Neuhauser (2018). Climatology and variability of tropical cyclones affecting Charleston, South Carolina. Journal of Coastal Research, 34(5), 1052-1064.

    Lindner, B.L., J. Johnson, F. Alsheimer, S. Duke, G.D. Miller, and R. Evsich (2018). Increasing risk perception and understanding of hurricane storm tides using an interactive, web-based visualization approach. Journal of Coastal Research, 34(6), 1484-1498.

    Lindner, B.L., F. Alsheimer and J. Johnson (2019). Assessing improvement in the public's understanding of hurricane storm tides through interactive visualization models. Journal of Coastal Research, 35(1), 130-142.

    Lindner, B.L. (2019). Climatology and variability of tropical cyclones affecting Charleston, South Carolina from 1686-1850. Journal of Coastal Research 35(2), 397-409.

    Williams, G.J. (2016). Inner core thermodynamics of the tropical cyclone boundary layer. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics. DOI: 10.1007/s00703-016-0441-5. pp. 1-20.

    Williams, G.J. (2017). The thermodynamic evolution of the hurricane boundary layer during eyewall replacement cycles. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics. 129: 611-627. DOI: 10.1007/s00703-016-0495-4.

    Williams, G.J. (2018). The effects of ice microphysics on the inner core thermal structure of the hurricane boundary layer. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics. DOI: 10.1007/s00703-018-0616-3. pp. 1-17

    Williams, G.J. (2019). The generation and maintenance of hollow PV towers in a forced primitive equation model. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics. DOI: 10.1007/s00703-019-00661-0. pp. 1-25

    Williams, G.J. (2019). Idealized simulations of the inner core boundary layer structure in a landfalling tropical cyclone. Part I: Kinematic Structure. Tropical Cyclone Research and Review. accepted


Professional Conference, Workshop, and Invited Presentations

The following list provides the professional conference, professional workshop, and invited talks from the faculty and students within the Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics program since 2016.

    Beachley, G., J.T. Walker, M.L. Larsen, J. Niehaus, M. Mullis, and I. Rumsey. Measurement of air-surface exchange of speciated Nitrogen and Sulfur compounds in a coastal environment. National Atmospheric Deposition Program Scientific Symposium and Fall Meeting. San Diego, CA. 30 October - 5 November 2017.

    Broussard, K. and B.L. Lindner. The climatology and variability of tropical cyclones impacting Jacksonville, FL (abstract), Proceedings Volume, 24th Mini-technical conference of the Palmetto Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, p. 13, 2018.

    Cantrell, W., K.K. Chandrakar, N. Desai, G. Kinney, J. Anderson, A.S.M. Shawon, S. Kruger, M.L. Larsen, and R.A. Shaw. Insights into cloud-aerosol coupling from laboratory experiments in a turbulent environment. Aerosols and Clouds: Connections from the Laboratory to the Field to the Globe. Telluride, CO. 30 July - 3 August, 2018.

    Cantrell, W., K.K. Chandrakar, G. Kinney, J. Anderson, A.S.M. Shawon, R.A. Shaw, and M.L. Larsen. Laboratory measurements of cloud scavenging of interstitial aerosol by activation in a turbulent environment. 15th AMS Conference on Cloud Physics. Vancouver, Canada. 9-13 July 2018.

    Caulder, A.C., B.L. Lindner , and P. J. Mohlin. Forming a basis for mesoscale sea fog forecasting in the Charleston-Savannah area (abstract), Proceedings Volume, 22nd Mini-technical conference of the Palmetto Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, p.4, 2016.

    Connors, G. and M.L. Larsen. Quantifying rain rate's influence on tipping bucket rain gauge accuracy. 25th Annual Allen Weber Mini-Technical Conference of the Palmetto Chapter of the American Meteorological Society. Columbia, SC. 6 March 2019.

    Coz, J., , B.L. Lindner, F.Alsheimer, S. Carr, D. Warheit and H. Lipinski. A coastal flood climatology for the Lowcountry, 2nd Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference Proceedings Volume, pp. 32-33, University of South Carolina Dept. of Geography, Columbia SC, 2016.

    Evsich, R.T. and B.L. Lindner. Hurricane climatology of Wilmington, NC from 1851-2017 (abstract). Proceedings Volume, 24th Mini-technical conference of the Palmetto Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, p. 12, 2018.

    Gibbs, T. and G.J. Williams. Coastal marine layer influence on incoming severe weather in the Southeast United States. 25th Annual Allen Weber Mini-Technical Conference of the Palmetto Chapter of the American Meteorological Society. Columbia, SC. 6 March 2019.

    Hannah-Harding, M. and B.L. Lindner. Climatology of tropical cyclones impacting Cape Canaveral, FL (abstract). Proceedings Volume, 25th Mini-technical conference of the Palmetto Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, p. 3, 2019.

    Jameson, A.R., M.L. Larsen, and A.B. Kostinski. An index of the statistical heterogeneity of rain observations. European Meteorological Society annual Meeting. Dublin, Ireland. 4-8 September 2017.

    Jameson, A.R., M.L. Larsen, and A.B. Kostinski. On the detection of statistical heterogeneity in rain measurements. 32nd Conference on Hydrology/25th Conference on Probability and Statistics during 98th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting. Austin, TX. 6-11 January 2018.

    Larsen, M.L. Rainfall spatio-temporal variability explored with a dense disdrometer array. Michigan Technological University Department of Physics Colloquium. Houghton, MI. 29 March 2018.

    Larsen, M.L. Sabbatical in the snow: Results from a year spent investigating atmospheric microphysics at Michigan Technological University. College of Charleston Department of Physics and Astronomy Colloquium/Sabbatical Presentation. Charleston, SC. 17 January 2019.

    Larsen, M.L., A.R. Jameson, A.B. Kostinski, and J. Niehaus. A dense disdrometer network in the Southeastern United States: Results and new directions. European Geosciences Union General Assembly. Vienna, Austria. 8-13 April 2018.

    Larsen, M.L., A.B. Kostinski, R.A. Shaw, and S. Glienke. Fine-scale droplet clustering in stratocumulus clouds from airborne digital holography: 3D radial distribution function. 15th AMS Conference on Cloud Physics. Vancouver, Canada. 9-13 July 2018.

    Larsen, M.L., R. Lemasters, K.A. O'Dell, and J. Teves. Development of a new theoretical framework for the analysis of disdrometer data. 17th International Conference on Clouds and Precipitation. Manchester, UK. 25-29 July 2016.

    Larsen, M.L., K.A. O'Dell, and J. Niehaus. Sampling considerations associated with the interpretation of disdrometric data. 15th AMS Conference on Cloud Physics. Vancouver, Canada. 9-13 July 2018.

    Larsen, M.L., M. Schonhuber, and G. Lammer. Characterization of an anomaly in 2-Dimensional Vido Disdrometer Data. Fall AGU Meeting. Washington, DC. 10-14 December 2018.

    Larsen, M.L. and R.A. Shaw. A new algorithm for computing the radial distribution function in three-dimensional measurement volumes. 15th AMS Conference on Cloud Physics. Vancouver, Canada. 9-13 July 2018.

    Lindner, B.L. Bachelors Degree in Meteorology at the College of Charleston; just approved! Proceedings Volume, 23rd Mini-technical conference of the Palmetto Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, p. 5, 2017.

    Lindner, B.L. A limited meta-analysis approach to tropical cyclones (abstract). Proceedings Volume, 24th Mini-technical conference of the Palmetto Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, p. 10, 2018.

    Lindner, B.L., F. Alsheimer, and J. Johnson. Increasing Risk Perception and Understanding of Hurricane Storm Tides in Charleston SC Using an Interactive, Web-Based Visualization Approach (abstract). Proceedings Volume, 17th annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop, 2019.

    Lindner, B.L., A. Neuhauser, and M. Hannah-Harding. Climatology and Variability of Tropical Cyclones Affecting Charleston, South Carolina (abstract). Proceedings Volume, 17th annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop, 2019.

    Lindner, B.L., J. Johnson, S. Duke and F. Alsheimer. Communicating the risk of tropical storm surge to the public in Charleston, SC, 2nd Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference Proceedings Volume, pp. 43-44, University of South Carolina Dept. of Geography, Columbia SC, 2016.

    Lindner, B.L., A.M. Neuhauser, C. Hawkins, W. Pickren, B.T. Huggins, T. Goodlett, and M. Hannah-Harding. A deeper look at the climatology of hurricanes and tropical storms in Charleston (abstract), Proceedings Volume, 23rd Mini-technical conference of the Palmetto Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, p. 5, 2017.

    Mullis, M., J. Niehaus, and M.L. Larsen. Analysis of interarrival times of aerosol particles as measured by an Aerodynamic Particle Sizer Spectrometer. Fall AGU Meeting. New Orleans, LA. 11015 December 2017.

    O'Dell, K.A. and M.L. Larsen. Investigating a new disdrometer sampling method to reduce measurement variability. 17th International Conference on Clouds and Precipitation. Manchester, UK. 25-29 July 2016.

    Neuhauser, A.M., P. Mohlin, and B.L. Lindner. Beta testing of a sea fog prediction technique (abstract), Proceedings Volume, 23rd Mini-technical conference of the Palmetto Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, p. 5, 2017.

    Neuhauser, A. and B.L. Lindner Tropical cyclone climatology for Savannah, Georgia (abstract), Proceedings Volume, 24th Mini-technical conference of the Palmetto Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, p. 11, 2018.

    Teves, J. and M.L. Larsen. Statistical assessment of rainfall properties over varying scales. 17th International Conference on Clouds and Precipitation. Manchester, UK. 25-29 July 2016.

    Williams, G.J. The inner core thermal structure of the tropical cyclone boundary layer. 22nd Annual PAMS Allen Weber Mini-Technical Conference. Columbia, SC. 4 March 2016.

    Williams, G.J. The thermodynamic evolution of the hurricane boundary layer during eyewall replacement cycles. 22nd Annual PAMS Allen Weber Mini-Technical Conference. Columbia, SC. 2 March 2017.

    Williams, G.J. The generation and maintenance of hollow PV towers in a forced primitive equation model. The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Atmospheric Science. 17 July 2017.

    Williams, G.J. The thermodynamic evolution of the hurricane boundary layer during eyewall replacement cycles. 33rd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology by AMS. Ponte Vedra, FL. 18 April 2018.

    Williams, G.J. Inner Core Thermodynamics of the Tropical Cyclone Boundary Layer. Atmospheric Science Colloquium at Colorado State University. 31 August 2018.


Student Presentations

The following list provides the student presentations given by undergraduate research students within the Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics program since 2016.

    Broussard, K. and B.L. Lindner. The climatology and variability of tropical cyclones impacting Jacksonville, FL (abstract). Proceedings Volume, Proceedings of the 30th annual College of Charleston School of Science and Math Research Poster Session, 2018.

    Burriss, K. , L. Passarella, and M.L. Larsen. Development of an aerosol particle timing system. Celebration of Summer Scholars. College of Charleston. 22 August 2016.

    Connors, G. and M.L. Larsen. Rain rate's influence on tipping bucket rain gauge accuracy. College of Charleston Physics and Astronomy Department Colloquium. 24 April 2019.

    Connors, G. and M.L. Larsen. Studies of rain rate's influence on tipping bucket rain gauge accuracy. 31st Annual College of Charleston Scientific Research Poster Session. 18 April 2019.

    Evsich, R.T. and B.L. Lindner. Tropical cyclone climatology of Wilmington, NC (abstract), Proceedings Volume, Proceedings of the 30th annual College of Charleston School of Science and Math Research Poster Session, 2018.

    Gibbs, T. and G.J. Williams. Coastal marine layer influence on incoming severe weather in the Southeast United States. 31st Annual College of Charleston Scientific Research Poster Session. 18 April 2019.

    Hannah-Harding, M., R. Evsich, and B.L. Lindner. Tropical cyclone climatology of major southeast U.S. cities (poster), 2018 Celebration of Scholars: Exposition of faculty and student research, scholarship and creativity, 2018.

    Hannah-Harding, M. and B.L. Lindner. tropical cyclone climatology of Cape Canaveral, FL (abstract), Proceedings Volume, Proceedings of the 31st annual College of Charleston School of Science and Math Research Poster Session, 2019.

    Jones, O. and G.J. Williams. Applying barotropic vortex theory to the tracks of Hurricane Harvey and Irma (2018). 24 April 2018.

    Mullis, M.S., M.L. Larsen, and J. Niehaus. Statistical analysis of localized temporal clustering of aerosol particles. 30th Annual College of Charleston Scientific Research Poster Session. 12 April 2018.

    Mullis, M.S., M.L. Larsen, and J. Niehaus. Time series analysis of collocated micrometeorological variables. 29th Annual College of Charleston Scientific Research Poster Session. 20 April 2017.

    Mullis, M.S., M.L. Larsen, and J. Niehaus. Time series analysis of collocated micrometeorological variables. Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Conference. Elon University 31 March - 1 April 2017.

    Neuhauser, A. and B.L. Lindner. Tropical cyclone climatology for Savannah, Georgia from 1851-2016 (abstract). Proceedings Volume, Proceedings of the 30th annual College of Charleston School of Science and Math Research Poster Session, 2018.

    O'Dell, K.A. and M.L. Larsen. Investigation of a new sampling methodology to improves accuracy of Z-R relationships. 28th Annual College of Charleston Scientific Research Poster Session. 14 April 2016.

    O'Dell, K.A. and M.L. Larsen. Reduction of measurement variability in precipitation events with uniform sampling. College of Charleston Physics and Astronomy Departmental Research Award Nominee Talks. 21 April 2016.

    O'Dell, K.A. and M.L. Larsen. Reduction of measurement variability in precipitation events with uniform sampling. NCUR 30th Annual Conference. University of North Carolina at Asheville. 7-9 April 2016.

    Teves, J. and M.L. Larsen. Raindrop statistics on sub-minute and sub-kilometer scales. College of Charleston Physics and Astronomy Department Research Award Nominee Talks. 21 April 2016.

    Teves, J. and M.L. Larsen. Single-instrument observations of temporo-spatial variability in rainfall. NCUR 30th Annual Conference. University of North Carolina at Asheville. 7-9 April 2016.

    Teves, J. and M.L. Larsen. Using two-dimensional video disdrometer samples to determine spatial relationships in rainfall. 28th Annual College of Charleston Scientific Research Poster Session. 14 April 2016.



Student and Faculty Awards

The following list provides awards and recogniition received by faculty and students within the Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics program since 2016.

    CofC Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Undergraduate Research and Creative Works Award: Joshua Teves (M.L. Larsen mentor) Honorable Mention, 2016

    CofC Department of Physics and Astronomy Outstanding Graduate Award: Kate O'Dell (M.L. Larsen mentor), 2016

    CofC Department of Physics and Astronomy Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award in Physics: Kate O'Dell (M.L. Larsen mentor), 2016

    CofC Research Presentation Grant: Monica Mullis (M.L. Larsen mentor), 2017

    CofC School of Science and Mathematics Gordon E. Jones Distinguished Achievement Award: M.L. Larsen (2019)

    CofC Scientific Research Poster Session; Best Physics Poster: Joshua Teves (M.L. Larsen mentor), 2016

    CofC William V. Moore Distinguished Teacher-Scholar Award: M.L. Larsen (2019).



Internal and Extramural Funding

The following list provides successful extramural grant funding and internal grant funding given to faculty and students within the Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics program since 2016.

    CofC School of Science and Mathematics Summer Research Funding Award:
    • Chris Blouin (M.L. Larsen mentor), 2019
    • Ryan Evsich (B.L. Lindner mentor), 2018
    • Mikel Hannah-Harding (B.L. Lindner mentor), 2018
    • William Holden (B.L. Lindner mentor), 2089


    CofC Department of Physics and Astronomy Summer Undergraduate Research Funding Award:
    • Michael Brandon (M.L. Larsen mentor), 2019
    • Kensley Burriss (M.L. Larsen mentor), 2016
    • Aly Hall (B.L. Lindner mentor), 2019
    • Pearce Hamilton (M.L. Larsen mentor), 2019
    • Hilary Powell (M.L. Larsen mentor), 2019

    Larsen, M.L. Carolina Eclipse Initiative Grant. ($1,500) 2017

    Larsen, M.L. Measurement of Trace Gas and Particle Air-Surface Exchange in a Coastal Environment. Environmental Protection Agency via Amec Foster Wheeler ($49,564) 2016-2017

    Larsen, M.L. Meteorological Variability of the Two Dimensional/Temporal Structures of Drop Size Distributions and Rain. National Science Foundation ($345,911) (2015-2019)

    Larsen, M.L. The Relationship of the Spatial/Temporal Variability of Rain to Scaling. National Science Foundation ($142,244) (2018-2020)

    Lindner, B.L. Developing a Forecast Tool Based on a Climatology of Coastal Flooding along the South Carolina and Georgia Coast. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ($11,294.66) (2015-2017)

    Williams, G.J.The structure and evolution of the hurricane boundary layer near landfall. CofC Faculty Research and Development Grant ($2,690) (2018)



Undergraduate Research Students

The following list provides all of the undergraduate students who have performed research with a faculty member within the Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics program since 2016.

    Chris Blouin (M.L. Larsen) (2018-Present)

    Michael Brandon (M.L. Larsen) (2019-Present)

    Kirsten Broussard (B.L. Lindner) (2018)

    Kensley Burriss (M.L. Larsen) (2016)

    Andrew Caulder (B.L. Lindner) (2016)

    Gavin Connors (M.L. Larsen) (2018-Present)

    Joseph Dibrigida (G.J. Williams) (2016-2017)

    Ryan Evsich (B.L. Lindner) (2018)

    Grant Farmer (M.L. Larsen, B.L. Lindner, and G.J. Williams) (2018-present)

    Jon Leighton Gardner (B.L. Lindner and G.J. Williams) (2018-present)

    Trevor Gibbs (G.J. Williams) (2018-2019)

    Tyniyah Goodlett (B.L. Lindner) (2017)

    Aly Hall (B.L. Lindner) (2019)

    Pearce Hamilton (M.L. Larsen) (2019-Present)

    Mikel Hannah-Harding (B.L. Lindner) (2017-2019)

    Christian Hawkins (B.L. Lindner) (2016-2017)

    William Holden (B.L. Lindner) (2019)

    Tommy Huggins (B.L. Lindner) (2017)

    O'Chun Jones (G.J. Williams) (2017-2018)

    Monica Mullis (M.L. Larsen) (2017-2018)

    Aaron Neuhauser (B.L. Lindner) (2016-2018)

    Katelyn O'Dell (M.L. Larsen) (2016)

    Linsey Passarella (M.L. Larsen) (2016)

    William Pickren (B.L. Lindner) (2016-2017)

    Hilary Powell (M.L. Larsen) (2018-Present)

    Madeline Rogers (B.L. Lindner) (2017)

    Joshua Teves (M.L. Larsen) (2016)

    Cassandra Weiss (B.L. Lindner) (2018)

    Max Zollinger (B.L. Lindner) (2018)