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Investigating the post-landfall evolution of tropical cyclone structure and hazards


National Severe Storms Laboratory

opportunity location
26.76.00.C0545 Norman, OK 73072


name email phone
Benjamin Alan Schenkel 973.202.3245


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.

key words
tropical cyclones; tornadoes; lightning; winds; convection; precipitation; numerical weather prediction


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$60,000.00 $3,000.00

$24,000 Supplement for Doctorates in Electrical Engineering

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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