Faculty, students and researchers from the U-M Department of Climate and Space made an impact at the 103rd American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting held Jan. 8-12, 2023, in Denver, Colorado.
The program featured talks by Prof. Christiane Jablonowski, Prof. Perry Samson, and Prof. Chris Ruf, as well as postdoctoral research fellow Rajeswari Balasubramaniam. Many alumni of the University of Michigan also presented during the conference. Among others, the oral presentations included:
- “NASA CYGNSS Mission Update and Latest Data Products,” Chris Ruf
- “Coupling of Community Models to Advance Lake-Effect Snowfall Predictions: The Lake Model FVCOM and the UFS Short-Range Weather Application,” Christiane Jablonowski
- “Students Welcomed Back In-Person Classes… Until They Didn’t”, Perry Samson
- “Using Artificial Intelligence to Automatically Create Study Guides Based on What was Discussed in Class”, Perry Samson
- “Assessing the Sensitivity of GNSS-R Signals to Ocean Surface Winds Near Hurricanes Using CYGNSS Measurements,” Rajeswari Balasubramaniam
Students of the University of Michigan and REU students also made presentations during the poster sessions. In addition to posters from other departments, the students representing the University of Michigan Department of Climate and Space included Lara Tobias-Tarsh, Zachary Moss and Anna Eifert. They did an outstanding job presenting their research at the convention.
During the opening ceremonies, the American Meteorological Society also honored society leaders and award winners in the field. Among them, Dr. Perry Samson was honored as one of the newest AMS Fellows. Samson was named a Fellow for his outstanding contributions to the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences and the applications of those sciences over a substantial period of time.