Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan


Annareli Morales
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Annareli Morales

Ph.D. Candidate

Office: NCAR - MMM
Phone: 303-497-1614
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B.S. - University of Illinois (Atmospheric Science & Geology) - 2012

M.S. - Colorado State University (Atmospheric Science) - 2014

M.S. - University of Michigan (Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences) - 2016


Exploring the quantitative sensitivity of orographic precipitation to changes in microphysics parameters and procesess for moist nearly neutral flow within an idealized model framework. 

Specializations and Research Interests

  • Cloud and precipitation processes
  • Mesoscale meteorology
  • Microphysical parameterizations
  • Mountain meteorology 

Honors, Awards and Accomplishments

2016 - Warner Internship for Scientific Enrichment (WISE) - National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

2016 - NCAR Graduate Student Visitor Program (GVP) - Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Laboratory

2015-2016 - Rackham Merit Fellowship - University of Michigan

2015 - 2nd place Poster Presentation - AMS 16th Conference on Mesoscale Processes

2012-2014 - SOARS Graduate Fellowship

2012 - High Distinction in Atmospheric Science - University of Illinois

2012 - Yoshi Ogura Undergraduate Research Award - University of Illinois


Professional Service

Student Member, Mountain Meteorology Committee - American Meteorological Society

Graduate and Undergraduate Student Organization (GUStO) representative and coordinator - UMich

Climate and Space Sciences Session Co-Chair - Engineering Graduate Symposium at University of Michigan

Pre-College Internship Program (PRECIP) Research Mentor 

Membership Chair, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Graduate Chapter (SHPE-Grad) - University of Michigan

Session Chair and Committee Member - AMS Student Conference Planning Committee 

Outreach Subcommittee, College of Engineering Department Visit Committee - University of Michigan


Morales, A., R. S. Schumacher, and S. M. Kreidenweis, 2015: Mesoscale vortex development during extreme precipitation: Colorado, September 2015. Mon. Wea. Rev., 143, 4943-4962. doi:

Morales, A., 2015: Cyclonic circulation development during extreme precipitation. Down to Earth, Physics today. Published Online April 21, 2015. 

Morrison, H., A. Morales, and C. Villanueva-Birriel, 2015: Concurrent sensitivities of an idealized deep convective storm to parameterization of microphysics, horizontal grid resolution, and environmental static stability. Mon. Wea. Rev., 143, 2082-2104. doi:

Updated: 2017-09-28