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Fiaz Ahmed
Fiaz Ahmed
Eller O&M 1007



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

ATMO 201

ATMO 202

Fiaz Ahmed

Ph.D Candidate

Research Interests

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).

Research projects:

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.

Selected Publications

  • 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

In Prep:

  • 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

Additional Information

Advisor: Dr. Courtney Schumacher

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