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SOARS Protégés of 2010

Maximo Menchaca

Max is interested in societal impacts and computer modeling.


Undergraduate
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
BS in Physics
In progress

Publications
Skamarock, W.C. and M. Menchaca, 2010: Conservative Transport Schemes for Spherical Geodesic Grids: High-Order Reconstructions for Forward-In-Time Schemes. Published in AMS's Monthly Weather Review.

Awards
NSF Graduate School Fellowship - 2012 & 2013
DCMIP Summer School - NCAR 2012
ARCS Fellowship - 2012
Outstanding Student Poster - AMS 2011

Research
2010: Building a New Weather Model: Testing a Nonhydrostatic Dynamical Core on Unstructured Variable Resolution Hexagonal C-Grids
2009: A higher order tracer transport scheme for icosahedral hexagonal grid

Presentations
"Building a new atmospheric model: Testing a nonhydrostatic dynamical core on unstructured variable-resolution hexagonal c-grids," AMS 91st Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 2011
"A higher order tracer transport scheme for icosahedral hexagonal grid," AMS Student Conference, Atlanta, GA, 2010

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

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