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Dr. Anita Rapp
Anita Rapp
Phone:
(979) 862-1580
Fax:
(979) 862-4462
Email:
arapp@tamu.edu
Office:
Eller O&M 1002B
Address:
Texas A&M University
O&M Building, Room 1002B
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
MS 3150
College Station, Texas 77843

Degrees:

Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 2008

M.S., Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 2004

B.S., Meteorology, Texas A&M University, 2000

Awards:
  • Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences Visiting Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2008–2009
  • NASA Earth System Science Fellowship, 2005–2008
  • Superior Accomplishment Award, NASA Contractors Steering Council, 2002
  • Superior Accomplishment Award, NASA Contractors Steering Council, 2001
  • University Undergraduate Research Fellow, Texas A&M University Honors Program, 2000

Anita Rapp

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

  • Remote Sensing
  • Clouds and Precipitation
  • Satellite Meteorology
  • Global Hydrologic Cycle
  • Atmospheric Radiation
  • Climate Change

Selected Publications

  • Rapp, A.D., M. Lebsock, and T. L'Ecuyer, 2013:  Low Cloud Precipitation Climatology in the Southeastern Pacific Marine Stratocumulus Region using CloudSat.  Environ. Res. Lett.8, 014027.
  • Rapp, A. D., C. Kummerow, and L. Fowler, 2011:  Interactions Between Warm Rain Clouds and Atmospheric Preconditioning for Deep Convection in the Tropics.  J. Geophys. Res.116, D23210, doi: 10.1029/2011JD016143.
  • Rapp, A. D., M. Lebsock, and C. Kummerow, 2009: On the Consequences of Resampling Microwave Radiometer Observations for Use in Retrieval Algorithms. J. Appl. Meteor.
    Climatol
    ., 48, 1981–1993.  
  • Rapp, A. D., C. Kummerow, and G. Elsaesser, 2009: A Combined Multi-Sensor Optimal Estimation Retrieval Algorithm for Warm Rain Clouds. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol.48, 2242-2256. 
  • Rapp, A. D., C. Kummerow, W. Berg, and B. Griffith, 2005: An Evaluation of the Proposed Mechanism of the Adaptive Infrared Iris Hypothesis Using TRMM VIRS and PR Measurements. J. Climate, 18, 4185–4194 
  • Dong, X., P. Minnis, G. G. Mace, W. L. Smith, Jr., M. Poellot, R. T. Marchand, and A. D. Rapp, 2002: Comparison of Stratus Cloud Properties Deduced from Surface, GOES, and Aircraft Data During the March 2000 ARM Cloud IOP. J. Atmos. Sci., 59, 3265–3284.

Additional Information


Experience

  • Research Assistant Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University, 2012-present
  • Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University, 2010-2011
  • Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, 2008–2009 
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 2002–2008
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 2005
  • Research Scientist, Analytical Services & Materials, Inc., Hampton, Virginia, 2000–2002
  • Intern, Science Applications International Corporation, Hampton, Virginia, 2000
  • Student Technician, Mesoscale Research Group, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University, 1998–2000


Affiliations

  • American Meteorological Society, 1998–present
  • American Geophysical Union, 2000–present
  • European Geophysical Union, 2006
  • Sigma Xi Research Honor Society
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