Opportunity at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA
Investigating the post-landfall evolution of tropical cyclone structure and hazards
National Severe Storms Laboratory
||Norman, OK 73072
|Benjamin Alan Schenkel
Landfalling tropical cyclones are associated with multiple hazards including tornadoes, heavy rainfall, strong winds, and lightning. However, our understanding of these phenomena and, more broadly, the convective and wind fields of tropical cyclones post-landfall remain incomplete. The proliferation of inland observations over the past several decades together with recent advances in numerical modeling have provided a unique opportunity to examine tropical cyclones and their hazards. Using these data, our team seeks to investigate post-landfall tropical cyclone structure and its associated inland hazards. Specifically, we have interests in both basic and applied research in the following areas:
1) Tropical cyclone tornadoes and their supercells;
2) Post-landfall evolution of lightning and convection in tropical cyclones;
3) Spindown of the tropical cyclone wind field after landfall;
4) Predictability of landfalling tropical cyclone hazards and structure.
tropical cyclones; tornadoes; lightning; winds; convection; precipitation; numerical weather prediction
Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens
Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants
$24,000 Supplement for Doctorates in Electrical Engineering
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.