Nesbitt Research Group

Welcome to the Nesbitt Research Group, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, School of Earth, Society, and EnvironmentUniversity of Illinois!

Specific research foci of our group include:

  • Cloud systems: precipitation processes, life cycle, kinematics and dynamics, microphysical processes, role in large scale weather and climate processes
  • Mesoscale and convective scale meteorology
  • Tropical and mid-latitude meteorology
  • Surface-atmosphere interaction and hydrometeorology

The tools we use for our research include:

  • Remote sensing platforms for cloud and precipitation studies: radar and passive microwave techniques using ground, aircraft, and satellite techniques (ground based dual-pol or multifrequency radar, airborne and satellite multi-frequency radars, multi-channel multi-polarization passive microwave measurements, scatterometers)
  • In situ measurements aboard aircraft or on the surface: cloud probes, surface disdrometer measurements and precipitation gauges, surface and radiosonde measurements
  • Mesoscale models: WRF, CM1
  • Big data, open software: remote sensing, in situ, model data

Feel free to examine the links in the menus above to find out more about our group.

Recent Posts

Research group selected for NASA Ocean Vector Winds Science Team

Our research group will be collaborating with Timothy Lang (NASA MSFC) and Themis Chronis (University of Alabama-Huntsville) on a 4-year NASA project to examine and use scatterometer winds to study low- and high-latitude precipitation systems, including the new RapidScat platform soon to be deployed on the International Space Station.  More details at NASA JPL’s scatterometer wind site: http://winds.jpl.nasa.gov

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