About Me

“Studying the weather has always been a passion of mine,
and something I can never see myself without.”

My interest in the atmospheric sciences started off at the young age of 4 years in the desert Southwest. Despite generally quiescent conditions, I was drawn to dust storms, monsoons, and other weather phenomena.

Fast forward to today, where my time as a graduate assistant in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois has proven to be an enlightening and fulfilling experience. Under the advisement of Drs. Bob Rauber and Greg McFarquhar, I have gained experience in processing and analyzing radar and cloud microphysical data. Work related to my M.S. degree aimed to forward the state of hydrometeor classification using data from the Profiling of Winter Storms (PLOWS) field campaign. My PhD dissertation on the environmental impact of ice hydrometeor mass-size relationships aims to improve how these relations are represented in remote sensing retrievals and microphysical parameterization schemes.

For more details regarding my academic achievements, see my CV.

Joseph Finlon
Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
4044 Natural History Building
1301 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801
finlon2 [at] illinois [dot] edu