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SOARS Protégés of 2009

Michael Kevin Hernandez

Michael is interested in tropical cyclones, tornadoes and super cells.


Graduate
Pennsylvania State University
MS in Meteorology
2010


Undergraduate
University of Miami
BS in Meteorology and Applied Mathematics
2007

Research
2009: Evaluating the effects of latent heating in tropical cyclone Sinlaku's extratropical transition using ARW and energetics analysis
2007: Utilizing COSMIC radio occultation soundings to estimate convective potentials over oceans
2006: Comparison Analysis of CHAMP Radio Occultations to the Global Forecast System models: 2005 Hurricane Season

Presentations
“The Effects of Latent Heating on the Extratropical Transition of Tropical Cyclone Sinlaku,” AMS 29th Tropical Conference, Tucson, AZ, 2010
“The Effects of Latent Heating on the Extratropical Transition of Tropical Cyclone Sinlaku,” the Pennsylvania State University Earth Mineral Science Poster Exhibition, State College, PA, 2009
"Utilizing COSMIC radio occultation soundings to estimate convective potentials over oceans," AMS IOAS Observing Systems, New Orleans, LA, 2008
"Utilizing COSMIC radio occultation soundings to estimate convective potentials over oceans," SACNAS, Kansas City, MO, 2007
"Comparison Analysis of CHAMP Radio Occultations to the Global Forecast System models: 2005 Hurricane Season," AMS 6th Annual Student Conference, San Antonio, TX, 2007
"Comparison Analysis of CHAMP Radio Occultations to the Global Forecast System models: 2005 Hurricane Season," SACNAS, Tampa, FL, 2006

Publications
Hernandez, Michael K., 2010: The Effects of Latent Heating on the Extratropical Transition of Tropical Cyclone Sinlaku. Master of Science Paper, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

Mentoring
2007: Peer Mentor, Christopher Williams

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

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