School of Earth, Society, and Environment
The Earth is a complex system in which the solid planet, the oceans, the atmosphere, and life (both human and non-human) interact in countless ways. In order to respond to the environmental challenges of our time, it is necessary to understand these interactions and interdependencies that transcend the boundaries of traditional academic disciplines. The School of Earth, Society, and Environment (SESE) brings the resources of the departments of Atmospheric Sciences, Geology, and Geography at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to study the Earth System.
(2017-12-03)Although past work has noted that contrasts in turbidity often are detectable on remotely sensed images of rivers downstream from confluences, no systematic methodology has been developed for assessing mixing over distance ...
The impact of vertical variations of cloud mircrophysics and drizzle on the angular anisotropic behavior of weighted cloud droplet effective radius (2017-12-14)The effective radius (Re) of the cloud droplet size distribution is an Essential Climate Variable identified by the Global Climate Observing System for its important role in energy and water cycle studies. It is retrieved ...
(2017-12-12)Clouds continue to contribute the largest uncertainty to estimates and interpretations of the Earth's energy budget, and their representation in climate models has been recognized for decades as a dominant source of ...
Weather extremes in a changing climate: analyses for extreme precipitation, severe hail, and tornadoes (2017-12-07)This thesis is broken into three parts, examining three distinct hazards that often accompany severe thunderstorms: extreme precipitation, severe hail, and tornados. First, observational data and an ensemble of climate ...
Numerical simulations of mesoscale convective systems: techniques for comparison with observations and a high resolution analysis of flow patterns in the convective region and transition zone of a simulated mcs (2017-09-01)Comparison between numerical simulations and observations is useful for improving understanding of weather phenomena, such as mesoscale convective systems (MCSs). The Bow Echo and Mesoscale Convective Experiment (BAMEX) ...