- Dr. Jeffrey Freedman
Dr. Freedman´s main research areas are renewable energy and the atmospheric boundary layer.
He has recently acquired a Leosphere Windcube 100s scanning LiDAR. More specific topics of interest include:
1. Reliability of short-term (0 - 6 hr) wind forecasting
2. Detecting trends in the wind and solar resource
3. Effects of wind farms on the local and regional climate
4. Potential influence of climate change on the distribution of renewable energy resources
5. Using LiDAR in wind energy and boundary layer applications including a recent deployment at Cranberry Lake in the Adirondacks
Depending upon support, for the immediate future Dr. Freedman will be looking to focus on wind farm effects on local climate,
very short term (0 - 1 hr) wind forecasting, and identifying trends and potential climate change influences on the
renewable energy (wind and energy) resource, on regional and CONUS scales.
For more information, please contact Dr. Freedman
- Dr. Lee Harrison
Dr. Harrison seeks a student to work on aircraft-borne hurricane measurement
instrumentation and hurricane data analysis -- support is from Navy ONR. A grad
student taking this position will need to be ready/capable of doing field
campaigns in the NASA/NOAA aircraft operating environment.
For more information, please contact Dr. Harrison
- Dr. James Schwab
Dr. Schwab has opportunities for graduate study in one or more of the following
1. Reactive Oxidized Nitrogen: This project involves the measurement of a
range of gaseous and aerosol oxidized nitrogen-containing species.
Understanding the detailed chemical transformation mechanisms of this
family of compounds has been shown to be extremely critical to
atmospheric chemistry. (proposed)
2. Measurement Tools for Responding to Wood Smoke and Other Air Pollution
Complaints: This is also a measurement based project, involving
construction of portable air quality monitoring kits to assess wood smoke
or other localized pollution problems. Deployment of these assemblies and data
analysis are also included as part of the project.
3. Accountability and Air Pollution–Using long–term measurements to assess
progress in air pollution reduction, or other projects involving "mining"
the extensive archive of ASRC (and NYS) measurement data. (funded)
For more information, please contact Dr. Schwab
- Dr. Kara Sulia
Dr. Sulia´s research is focused on the microphysical and precipitation
processes within clouds and has student opportunities in the following research
1. Ice Growth Model: Testing and simulating models with a microphysics schemes
that focuses on the realistic representation of ice crystals. This work
entails using the scheme within WRF and converting the results into radar
variables through a radar simulator to compare to radar observations (funded).
2. Modeling ice–ice aggregation: This research includes using an Ice Particle
and Aggreagtion Simulator to develop a method of aggregation for the ice growth
model. Aggregation willl then be tested for simulations of the Midlatitude
Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E) (proposed).
For more information, please contact Dr. Sulia
- Dr. Wei-Chyung Wang
Dr. Wang´s research is focused on the following topics:
1. Aerosol–cloud interactions.
2. Climate–chemistry interactions
To use observations, and regional and global climate models to study the
effects of anthropogenic aerosols on clouds and climate.
For more information, please contact Dr. Wang