Matthew Brown

Matthew Brown

Graduate Research Assistant

  (717) 575-1696

  Eller O&M 1009C


The focus of my research is mesoscale meteorology, namely the dynamics and thermodynamics of supercell thunderstorms and tornadogenesis. Current projects include the effect of low-level boundary layer features on supercell maintenance and tornadogenesis in idealized simulations, as well as the influence of global-scale teleconnection patterns on localized storm environment in the United States. 

Selected Publications

Brown, M., C. J. Nowotarski, 2019 (in press): The influence of lifting condensation level on low-level outflow and rotation in simulated supercell thunderstorms. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences.


Recent Presentations:

  • 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
  • Brown, M. and C. J. Nowotarski : “Influence of AO/NAO/PNA evolution on eastern and southeastern US storm environment” (Poster), 98th Annual AMS Meeting, 31st on Climate Variability and Change, Austin, Texas; 01/2018


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


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

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


Lechner Graduate Scholarship: 2016-2017, 2017-2018

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

Outstanding Graduate Student Seminar – TAMU Atmospheric Sciences (2018)

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

Additional Information

Advisor: Dr. Christopher Nowotarski

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