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Undergraduate Research

The Department of Atmospheric Sciences offers undergraduate research for credit (ATM488). If you are interested in undergraduate research talk to any of the departmental faculty about your atmospheric sciences research interests and we will try to find an adviser for you. Currently we offer undergraduate research themes in climate, lidar, remote sensing, aeronomy, micrometeorology and air quality research.

Typically undergraduates in DAS do their research within the framework of a faculty's research group, i.e. you will be a member of a research team consisting of graduate students, the faculty and you and also learn teamwork.

Publications co-authored by undergraduates (underlined)

Beres, J., Prakash, A., Gens, R., Mölders, N., 2009. Comparison of WRF model outputs and MODIS image products for cloud presence: a case study. ARSC REU summer intern report, 22pp.

Bhatt U.S., J. Zhang, W. V. Tangborn, C. S. Lingle, and L. Phillips, 2007.  Examining Glacier Mass Balances with Hierarchical Modeling Approach, Computing in Science and Engineering, 9 (2), 61-67

Cherry, A., Molders, N., 2003. Evaluation of the inclusion of soil frost in MM5. REU report for NSF-REU program at GI,

Collins, R.L., M.C. Kelley, M.J. Nicolis, C. Ramos, T. Hou, T.E. Stern, K. Mizutani and T. Itabe, 2003. Simultaneous Lidar Observations of a Noctilucent Cloud and an Internal Wave in the Polar Mesosphere, J Geophys. Res., l08D8, 8435.

Fortun, T., Mölders, N., 2009. Investigations on the sensitivity of predicted air quality to the uncertainty in anthropogenic emissions. ARSC REU summer intern report, 18pp.

Hou, T., T.E. Stern, J. Breese, M.A. Peshave, and R.L. Collins, 2002. Experimental analysis of iron Boltzmann technique for lidar studies of the middle atmosphere, Lidar Remote Sensing in Atmospheric and Earth Sciences, Reviewed and revised papers presented at the twenty-first International Laser Radar Conference (ILRC), Quebec, Canada, 8-12 July, 477-479.

Mölders, N., Luijting, H., Sassen, K., 2008. Use of Atmospheric Radiation Measurement program data from Barrow, Alaska, for evaluation and development of snow albedo parameterizations. Meteor. Atmos. Phys. 99: 199-219.

Molders, N., Olson, M., 2002. Investigations on the impacts of urban aerosol release and heat island effect on downwind precipitation in high latitudes. ASARI breweries environment report 2001,143-149.

Molders, N., Olson, M.A., 2004. Impact of urban effects on precipitation in high-latitudes.   J. Hydrometeor. 5,409-429.

PaiMazumder, D., Henderson, D., Mölders, N., 2010: Comparison of Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model simulations with NCEP/NCAR-reanalysis, ISCCP, GPCC and CMC data over Siberia. Meteorol. Atmos. Phys. (submitted)

Prochaska, L.,  Molders, N., 2002. Uncertainty analysis of quantities predicted by OSU land surface model. REU-report for NSF-REU program at GI in summer 2002,

Rulo, A., Molders, N., 2002. Uncertainty analysis on quantities predicted by the hydro thermodynamic soil vegetation scheme (HTSVS). REU-report for NSF-REU program at GI in summer 2002,

Spier, P., Molders, N., 2003. Evaluation of HTSVS using ATLAS data. REU-report for NSF-REU program at GI,

Yanchilina, A.G., Mölders, N., 2006. Snow Parameter Caused Uncertainty of Predicted Snow Metamorphism Processes. REU-report for NSF-REU program at GI, 35 pp.

Past Undergraduate Projects, Major, Mentor