Research

Dr. Galarneau has broad research interests in multiscale aspects of planetary-scale, synoptic-scale, and mesoscale meteorology. He has particular interest in tropical cyclone formation environments, mesoscale convective system-driven heavy rains and extreme winds, extratropical cyclone life cycles, and dynamics and predictability of extreme weather events. If it rotates, he is interested in it. He is also interested in analyzing and evaluating numerical weather prediction models. As part of his research while at NCAR, Dr. Galarneau built a web page that monitors forecasts from the NCEP Global Forecast System in real time for the last 60 days.

Real-Time Diagnosis of GFS Forecasts

 

As part of collaborative research with the Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Laboratory at NCAR, Dr. Galarneau built a web page that compares forecasts from the Model for Prediction Across Scales (MPAS) and NCEP Global Forecast System.

Real-Time Diagnosis of MPAS Forecasts

 

People:

Current Graduate Students:

  • Malori Redman (B.S., San Francisco State University): Malori joined the group in the fall of 2016 from San Francisco State University.

Former Graduate Students:

  • James Fowler (M.S., 2017): Jimmy received his M.S. in May 2017 after completing his research on TC-TC and TC-environment interactions in the North Atlantic basin.
  • Tyler Kranz (M.S., 2017): Tyler received his M.S. in May 2017 after completing his research on thunderstorm-terrain interactions in the Grand Canyon region. He was co-advised by Dr. Galarneau and Dr. Ken Cummins.