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March 3, 2020 at 5:02 pm

Muncy, Clark Win American Meteorological Society Research Awards

Tyler Muncy, portrait

Tyler Muncy

Tyler Muncy and Logan Clark, both Geography graduate students, received awards for their research presented at the 19th Annual Student Conference, held in conjunction with the 100th meeting of the American Meteorological Society in Boston Jan. 5-10.

Only four out of 52 eligible graduate student presentations were given awards based upon judged rankings of all presentations. The annual student meeting is the premier, national event and research outlet for students studying meteorology. Presenters were judged based upon scientific merit, presentation visualization, clarity and style, and relevance of the topic to the broader meteorological community.

Logan Clark , portrait

Logan Clark

Muncy presented his work on “Topographic and Surface Roughness Influences on Tornadogenesis and Decay,” examining relationships between tornado formation and dissipation locations and the characteristics of nearby land cover and topography.

Clark’s work, “Southern Hemisphere Pressure Relationships during the 20th Century – Implications for Climate Reconstructions and Model Evaluation,” evaluated historical atmospheric pressure reconstructions from both model and observational data, with the goal of understanding how factors such as sea-surface temperatures and ozone influence the relationships between atmospheric conditions in Antarctica and the southern mid-latitudes.

Meteorology students and faculty at 2020 AMS.

Meteorology students and faculty at 2020 AMS.

Also at the annual meeting for the American Meteorological Society, the Ohio University meteorology student organization, OUCAMS, was awarded the Outstanding Student Chapter of the Year.  This is the second time OUCAMS has won this distinction. See OHIO Named American Meteorological Society Outstanding Student Chapter.

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