Erik Nielsen

Erik Nielsen

Assistant Instructional Professor

Operational Forecasting; Numerical Weather Prediction; Extreme Rainfall Processes; Mesoscale Convective Systems; Concurrent, Collocated Overlapping Hazards; and Social Aspects of Warning Communication

  ernielsen@tamu.edu

  Eller O&M 1017B

Selected Publications

• Henderson, J., E.R. Nielsen, G.R. Herman, and R.S. Schumacher, 2020: A hazard multiple: Overlapping tornado and flash flood warnings in a National Weather Service forecast office in the southeastern U.S. Weather and Forecasting, 35 (4), 1459–1481, doi: 10.1175/WAF-D-19-0216.1

Nielsen, E.R. and R.S. Schumacher, 2020: Observations of extreme short-term precipitation associated with supercells and mesovortices. Monthly Weather Review, 148 (1), 159-182, doi: 10.1175/MWR-D-19-0146.1

Nielsen, E.R. and R.S. Schumacher, 2020: Dynamical Mechanisms Supporting Extreme Rainfall Accumulations in the Houston “Tax Day” 2016 Flood. Monthly Weather Review. 148 (1), 83-109, doi: 10.1175/MWR-D-19-0206.1

Nielsen, E.R. and R.S. Schumacher, 2018: Dynamical insights into extreme short-term precipitation associated with supercells and mesovortices Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 75 (9), 2983-3009, doi: 10.1175/JAS-D-17-0385.1

• Herman, G.R., E.R. Nielsen, and R.S. Schumacher, 2018: Probabilisitc verification of the Storm Prediction Center Forecasts. Weather and Forecasting, 33 (1), 161—184, doi: 10.1175/WAF-D-17-0104.1

• Peters, J.M., E.R. Nielsen, M.D. Parker, S.M. Hitchcock, and R.S. Schumacher, 2017: The impact of low-level moisture errors on model forecasts of an MCS observed during PECAN. Monthly Weather Review, 145 (9), 3599−3624, doi: 10.1175/MWR-D-16-0296.1

Nielsen, E.R., 2016: When Tornadoes and Flash Floods Occur at the Same Place at the Same Time, Physics Today: Down to Earth, doi: 10.1063/PT.5.4020

Nielsen, E.R., G.R. Herman, R.C. Tournay, J.M. Peters, and R.S. Schumacher, 2016: Reply to “Comments on ‘Double impact: When both tornadoes and flash floods threaten the same place at the same time’”. Weather and Forecasting, 31 (5), 1723−1727, doi: 10.1175/WAF-D-16-0151.1

Nielsen, E.R. and R.S. Schumacher, 2016: Using convection-allowing ensembles to understand the predictability of an extreme rainfall event. Monthly Weather Review, 144 (10), 3651−3676 , doi: 10.1175/MWR-D-16-0083.1

Nielsen, E.R., R.S. Schumacher, and A.M. Keclik, 2016: The effect of the Balcones Escarpment on three cases of extreme precipitation in central Texas. Monthly Weather Review, 144 (1), 119—138, doi: 10.1175/MWR-D-15-0156.1

Nielsen, E.R., G.R. Herman, R.C. Tournay, J.M. Peters, and R.S. Schumacher, 2015: Double impact: When both tornadoes and flash floods threaten the same place at the same time. Weather and Forecasting, 30 (6), 1673—1693, doi: 10.1175/WAF-D-15-0084.1

Education

Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University
M.S., Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University
B.S., Meteorology, Texas A&M University

Awards

“Paper of Note,” Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 2020

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship Award Recipient in Physical and Dynamic Meteorology, 2014-2018

American Meteorological Society Graduate Fellowship Recipient, 2013-2014

Texas A&M University, Association of Former Students, Thomas S. Gathright Academic-Excellence Award Recipient, 2013

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