data assimilation for mesoscale and microphysical processes,
of soil moisture, and for nowcasting. Forward model development
of retrieval methods.
modeling of moist convection, parameterization development,
and cumulus momentum transport.
convective dynamics, tropical convection, factors influencing
the initiation of deep moist convection. Remote sensing of convective
weather systems. Theoretical studies of tropical weather systems.
micro- and mesoscale weather phenomena from remotely-sensed
(hyperspectral) data sets for the purpose of nowcasting and
evaluating hazardous weather for aviation interests.
surface energy and moisture fluxes. Developing remote sensing
techniques for diagnosing such fluxes using satellite remote
interactions between the biosphere and atmosphere on time scales
of the meso- and synoptic scale.