Career Grants

Sarah Brooks:

Sarah BrooksNational Science Foundation Career Award, 2006 - 2011
Chemical Processing and Cloud Nucleation Activity of Soot Aerosol

The goal of the work is to understand how soot aerosols react with oxidizing agents, such as ozone, the hydroxyl radical, and oxides of nitrogen.


Courtney Schumacher:

Courtney SchumacherNational Science Foundation Career Award, 2005 - 2010
Diabatic heating in the subtropics

The goal of this research is to study the role of subtropical precipitating systems in the large-scale circulation using both observations and mesoscale and global circulation models.

NASA New Investigator Award, 2006 - 2009
Interannual variations in tropical convection: The long-term TRMM Precipitation Radar data set
The goal of this research is to analyze the interannual variability of convective systems in the tropics using NASA's TRMM Precipitation Radar.


Fuqing Zhang:

Fuquing ZhangOffice of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, 2004 - 2009
Flow and Regime Dependent Mesoscale Predictability

The ultimate goals of the proposed work are to estimate the predictability of mesoscale features embedded within different synoptic-scale flow regimes and to identify key physical processes that control the limit of predictability at the mesoscale through explicit simulations of idealized moist baroclinic waves and case studies of high-impact weather event. This was the only ONR YIP award to an atmospheric scientist in 2004.


Ping Yang:

Ping YangNational Science Foundation Career Award, 2003 - 2008
Investigation of the Scattering and Radiative Properties of Ice and Mixed-phase Clouds

This project is focused on the study of the single-scattering and radiative transfer within ice and mixed-phase clouds from remote sensing and radiative forcing perspectives.

College of Geosciences Atmospheric Science Geography Oceanography Geology & Geophysics Environmental Programs Water Degree Program GERG IODP Texas Sea Grant