Charles J Seman
Atmospheric Physics, Chemistry and Climate group
201 Forrestal Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
- 1991: Ph.D., Meteorology, Department of Meteorology, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Advisor: David D. Houghton. Dissertation title: Numerical Study of Nonlinear Convective-Symmetric Instability in a Rotating Baroclinic Atmosphere.
- 1985: M.S., Meteorology, Department of Meteorology, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Advisor: Lyle H. Horn. Dissertation title: A Case Study Evaluating Different Horizontal Resolution in Radiance Compositing For TIROS-N Retrievals.
- 1982: B.S., Meteorology, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
- 1993 – present: Physical Scientist, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory / National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (GFDL/NOAA). Supervisor: Leo Donner.
- 1991 – 1993: UCAR Postdoctoral Visiting Scientist, National Meteorological Center / National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NMC/NOAA), Development Division, Numerical Studies.
- Mesoscale / Convective Systems
- Non-hydrostatic Mesoscale / Convective Scale Numerical Modeling (Cloud System Resolving Models (CSRM))
- Synoptic Scale Dynamics / Weather Forecasting
A time sequence of visible satellite images from 5 June 1986
showing a beautiful example of a mesoscale-convective instability process.
For more information, please see the Monthly Weather Review article by Jascourt et al. (1988) ,
or contact: Stephen Jascourt, Scott Lindstrom, Prof. David D. Houghton, and/or Charles Seman.
Visible satellite images (2 km resolution) on 5 June 1986 at (a) 1631, (b) 1701, (c) 1801 and (d) 1931 UTC.
Note development of five convective bands across western Louisiana by 1801 UTC.
Active convection was occurring along entire length of bands.
After 1930 UTC, anvil cirrus obscured banded structure.
(Figure 1 from Jascourt et al. 1988)