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SOARS Protégés of 2009

Alex Gonzalez

Alex would like to tackle the challenges of modeling the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) at all levels, which involves parameterizing convective cloud processes and understanding the dynamics of equatorial waves.


Graduate
Colorado State University
PhD in Atmospheric Sciences
In progress

Graduate
Colorado State University
MS in Atmospheric Sciences
2011

Undergraduate
Pennsylvania State University
BS in Meteorology
2008

Awards
Bunton-Waller Scholarship
Matthew J. Wilson Honors Scholarship

Publications
Wayne H. Schubert, Levi G. Silvers, Matthew T. Masarik, Alex O. Gonzalez, 2009: A Filtered Model of Tropical Wave Motions, J. Adv. Model Earth Syst., Vol. 1, Art. #3, 11 pp., doi:10.3894/JAMES.2009.1.3, Published Online 30 Jun. 2009
W.H. Schubert, M.T. Masarik, L.G. Silvers and A.O. Gonzalez; An analytical study of filtered tropical flows. Accepted for publication in the Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems. 2008.

Research
2009: Reconsidering the role of Rossby waves in the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO)
2008: An analytical study of tropical flows using an improvement of the longwave model
2007: Large-scale tropical ciculations induced by heat sources in two simple models

Presentations
"Reconsidering the role of Rossby waves in the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO)," AMS Student Conference, Atlanta, GA, 2010
"A filtered analytical model of tropical waves associated with the Madden-Julian Oscillation," CMMAP 2009 Summer Graduate Colloquium, Fort Collins, CO, 2009
"A filtered model of convectively coupled waves asociated with the Madden-Julian Oscillation," AMS 89th Annual Meeting, 21st Conference on Climate Vaiability and Change, Phoenix, AZ, 2009
"An analytical study of tropical flows using an improvement of the longwave model," CMMAP 2008 Summer Graduate Colloquium, Fort Collins, CO, 2008
"Large-scale tropical ciculations induced by heat sources in two simple models," AMS 88th Annual Meeting and Student Conference, New Orleans, LA, 2008
"Numerical modeling of heat-induced large scale tropical circulations," SACNAS, Kansas City, MO, 2007

Mentoring
2008: Peer Mentor, Karl Clarke
2009: Peer Mentor, Maximo Menchaca
2011: Writing Mentor, Andre Perkins

To access Alex's work on NCAR's Library service, OpenSky click here.

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