Matthew Brown

Matthew Brown

Graduate Research Assistant

  matthew_brown@tamu.edu

  (717) 575-1696

  Eller O&M 1009C

Research

The broad focus of my research is the dynamics and thermodynamics of supercell thunderstorms and tornadogenesis. My current work explores the multi-scale kinematic and thermodynamic characteristics of Southeast US tornadic storms, particularly those persisting through the nocturnal transition. Previous research includes the influence of lifting condensation level (LCL) on low-level outflow and rotation in simulated supercell thunderstorms, as well as the influence of global-scale teleconnection patterns on Southeast US tornado outbreaks.

Selected Publications

Brown, M. C., & Nowotarski, C. J. (2020). Southeastern US Tornado Outbreak Likelihood Using Daily Climate Indices. Journal of Climate33(8), 3229-3252. (https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/full/10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0684.1)

Brown, M., and Nowotarski, C. J. (2019). The Influence of Lifting Condensation Level on Low-Level Outflow and Rotation in Simulated Supercell Thunderstorms. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences76(5), 1349-1372. (https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/full/10.1175/JAS-D-18-0216.1)

 

Recent Presentations

  • Brown, M. C. and C. J. Nowotarski : “Identifying Teleconnections Between Southeastern US Tornado Outbreaks and Daily Climate Indices”, 100th Annual AMS Meeting, Severe Local Storms Symposium, Boston, MA; 01/2020
  • Brown, M. and C. J. Nowotarski, “Influence of Lifting Condensation Level on Low-Level Outflow and Rotation in Simulated Supercell Thunderstorms”, Invited Seminar, Texas A&M University Department of Atmospheric Sciences, College Station, TX; 02/2019
  • Brown, M. and C. J. Nowotarski : “Influence of Lifting Condensation Level on Low-Level Outflow and Rotation in Simulated Supercell Thunderstorms” (Poster) , 29th AMS Meeting, Severe Local Storms Conference, Stowe, Vermont; 10/2018

 

Departmental Involvement

  • Co-Chair of Graduate Seminar Committee
  • Member of Atmospheric Sciences Recruitment Committee
  • Graduate Representative on Department Website Committee
  • Graduate Coordinator for MESO18-19 Field Campaign

Education

B.S. in Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University, 2016

M.S. in Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University, 2018

Awards

Texas A&M Academic Excellence Award – Maxey C Chenault '37 Memorial Scholarship (2020-2021)

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award– TAMU Atmospheric Sciences (2019)

Outstanding Graduate Student Seminar – TAMU Atmospheric Sciences (2018)

M.T. Halbouty ’30/AAPG Foundation Endowed Fellowship (2018-2019)

Best Student Poster – 29th AMS Severe Local Storms Conference (2018)

Texas A&M Lechner Graduate Scholarship (2016-2017, 2017-2018)

Additional Information

Advisor: Dr. Christopher Nowotarski

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