Jason Francis

I am a new graduate student in the Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Science Department, working towards a PhD in Atmospheric Science with Dr. Dev Niyogi. I obtained a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics at Coppin State University in Baltimore, Maryland. Through the NOAA Center for Atmospheric Sciences (NCAS) I completed a research internship at Howard University Beltsville Research site where I helped to provide real time forecasts for AEROSE VI research expedition over the tropical Atlantic using WRF model and NOAA products. At NCAS in summer 2010 I worked at NCEP’s Hydrological Prediction Center (HPC) helping to create a module for precipitation forecasts in Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands. An internship in summer 2011 with Purdue’s SROP program got me started off with research on land surface interaction of land-falling tropical cyclones in the North Atlantic with Dr. Niyogi in the Indiana State Climate Office at Purdue. My current goal is to work towards research that would help to improve the forecasting and understanding of land-falling tropical cyclones in the Caribbean , North and Central America.