Tammy Weckwerth

NCAR Scientist

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Area of expertise
mesoscale meteorology, organized structures within the planetary boundary layer, initiation of thunderstorms

Instrumentation expert Tammy Weckwerth has been on numerous field expeditions to assure optimal data collection under challenging conditions. As a researcher in NCAR's Earth Observing Laboratory, she uses data from radars, lidars, soundings, wind profilers, cloud photographs, aircraft data, satellite imagery, and surface stations. Weckworth concentrates on mesoscale meteorology; more specifically, the organized structures within the planetary boundary layer (such as horizontal convective rolls) and the relationship between the boundary layer and the initiation of thunderstorms.