B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Karnataka, India
- Alternate Summer Fellowship, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
- College of Geosciences Merit Scholarship, Texas A&M University
- Summer Research Fellowship, Indian Academy of Sciences
Tropical meteorology: the formation and interaction of organized mesoscale convection with the environment in the deep tropics. The Madden Julian Oscillation and equatorial waves: systems that arise from a collection of mesoscale systems and demonstrate organization on multiple time and space scales.
Tools: Observations—TRMM, reanalysis and field data (radiosondes and radars), Models—coarse resolution GCMs (CAM) and high-resolution regional models (Advanced research WRF).
1) Examining the different components of the tropical precipitation-water vapor curve
2) Developed an algorithm to estimate latent heating from radar reflectivity
3) Performing thermal forcing experiments in a GCM to study the short-term adjustment of the tropical atmosphere to a large convective forcing
4) Understanding how the high-frequency variability within the MJO convective envelope interacts with the envelope using field observations from the DYNAMO campaign.
- Ahmed F., Schumacher C., Feng Z., Hagos S. (2015)“A retrieval of tropical latent heating using the 3D structure of precipitation features.”Journal of Applied Meteorology and Clima- tology, 151215134919002. doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-15-0038.1
- Ahmed F., Schumacher C. (2015)“Convective and stratiform components of the precipitation- moisture relationship.”Geophysical Research Letters. doi:10.1002/2015GL066957
- Ahmed F., Schumacher C. “Geographical variations in the tropical precipitation-moisture relationship”
- Ahmed F., Schumacher C. “Moistening processes associated with the cloud population during DYNAMO-AMIE.”
- Ahmed F., Schumacher C., Lappen C.L. “Heating experiments in the Community Atmospheric Model : the role of the background state in tropical wave propagation.”
Selected Conference Talks:
- “A Column Water Vapor Based View of the MJO During DYNAMO”. 32nd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Puerto Rico, April 2016
- “The Convective and Stratiform Components of the Precipitation - Water Vapor Relation- ship”. American Geophyscial Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 2015
- “Radiative Heating and Moisture Profiles from AMIE.” (Invited Plenary) ASR Science Team Meeting, Vienna, Virginia. March 2015
- “CAM Heating Experiments and the Role of the Background Atmosphere in MJO Propagation.” 95th AMS Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona. January 2015
- “Diabatic Heating and Divergence Profiles from SMART-R during DYNAMO.” 31st Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, San Diego, California. March 2014
Advisor: Dr. Courtney Schumacher