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

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Recent Posts

Group shares in NASA research award

IMG_4673As part of their role on NASA’s Precipitation Measurement Missions Science Team, Prof. Steve Nesbitt, Prof. Greg McFarquhar, researchers Dr. Brian Jewett, and Dr. Dan Harnos, and graduate students Kim Reed, Kirstin Harnos, and George Duffy were recently awarded the 2014 NASA Robert H. Goddard Award for Exceptional Achievement in Science. The award was given to the group as a member of the NASA Global Precipitation Measurement mission Ground Validation team, in recoginition of their efforts to further enhance Earth Science research.

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