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Curriculum Vitae:

Kathleen Schiro

  • PhD, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, 2017
  • M.S., Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, 2013
  • B.A., Earth and Planetary Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, 2011

Research Interests
  • Precipitation Variability
  • Tropical Dynamics
  • Moist Convection

Professional Experience
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, California Institute of Technology, (2017-present)
  • Staff Research Associate, UCLA (2017)
  • Graduate Student Researcher, UCLA (2011-2017)
  • Teaching Assistant, UCLA (2011-2013)
  • NASA Education Associates Program, Ames Research Center (2011)
  • NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program, Ames Research Center (2010)
  • Intern, NOAA NESDIS (2009)

Selected Awards
  • Jakob Bjerknes Memorial Award for outstanding graduate research, UCLA AOS, 2017
  • Dissertation Year Fellowship, UCLA, 2016
  • Second Place Poster Presentation, AMS Annual Meeting, 28th Conference on Hydrology, 2014
  • Award for Best Poster Presentation, WCRP Latin America and Caribbean Conference, 2014
  • Morris Neiburger Memorial Award for excellence in teaching, UCLA AOS, 2013
  • Brian Bosart Graduate Student Award for unselfish service, UCLA AOS, 2013
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, Railroad Valley Vicarious Calibration Experiment Team, 2012

Selected Publications
  1. Chakraborty, S., K. A. Schiro, R. Fu, and J. D. Neelin, 2018: On the role of aerosols, humidity, and vertical wind shear in the transition to deep convection at the Green Ocean Amazon 2014/5 site. Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss.,in review, 2018.
  2. Schiro, K. A. , F. Ahmed, and J. D. Neelin, 2018: GOAmazon campaign points to deep-inflow approach to mesoscale-organized and unorganized deep convection. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., accepted.
  3. Kuo, Y-H., K. A. Schiro , and J. D. Neelin 2018: Convective transition statistics over tropical oceans for climate model diagnostics: Observational baseline. J. Atmos. Sci., accepted.
  4. Schiro, K. A. and J. D. Neelin, 2017: Tropical Continental Downdraft Characteristics: Mesoscale Systems versus Unorganized Convection. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 18, 1997-2010.
  5. B. R. Lintner, D. K. Adams, K. A. Schiro , A. Stansfield, A. da Rocha, and J. D. Neelin, 2017: Relationships among climatological moisture vertical structure, column water vapor, and precipitation over the central Amazon in CMIP5 models. Geophysical Research Letters, 44, DOI: 10.1002/2016GL071923.
  6. Sperber, K. R., E. Cuisinier, A. Kitoh, C. R. Mechoso, A. Moise, W. Moufouma-Okia, K. A. Schiro, and A. G. Turner, 2017: The Global Monsoon System: Research and Forecast (3rd Edition) - Chapter 7: Modelling Monsoons. World Scientific Series on Asia-Pacific Weather and Climate: Vol. 9.
  7. Schiro, K. A., J. D. Neelin, D. K. Adams, B. R. Lintner, 2016: Deep Convection and Column Water Vapor over Tropical Land vs. Tropical Ocean: A comparison between the Amazon and the Tropical Western Pacific. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 73(10), 4043-4063.
  8. Xue, Y., F. De Sales, W. K. M Lau, A. Boone, K. M. Kim, G. Wang, F. Kucharski, < strong> K. A. Schiro, M. Hosaka, S. Li, C. R. Mechoso, L. M. Druyan, I. S. Sanda, W. Thiaw, N. Zeng, R. E. Comer, Y-K Lim, S. Mahanama, G. Song, Y. Gu, M. Chin, P. Dirmeyer, S. M. Hagos, E. Kalnay, A. Kitoh, L. R. Leung, C-H. Lu, N. M. Mahowald, S. Schubert, Z. Zhang, 2016: West African monsoon decadal variability and drought and surface-related forcings: Second West African Monsoon Modeling and Evaluation Project Experiment (WAMME II). Climate Dynamics, DOI 10.1007/s00382-016-3224-2.
  9. Boone, A., Y. Xue, F. De Sales, R. Comer, S. Hagos, S. Mahanama, < strong> K. A. Schiro, G. Song, G. Wang and C. R. Mechoso, 2016: The regional impact of Land-Use Land-cover Change (LULCC) over West Africa from an ensemble of global climate models under the auspices of the WAMME2 project. Climate Dynamics, DOI:10.1007/s00382-016-3252-y.
  10. Yates, E. L., A. M. Detweiler, L. T. Iraci, B. M. Bebout, C. P. McKay, K. A. Schiro, E. J. Sheffner, C. A. Kelley, J. M. Tadić, M. Loewenstein, 2013: Assessing the role of alkaline soils on the carbon cycle at a playa site. Environmental Earth Science, 70, 1047-1056.
  11. Yates, E. L., K. A. Schiro, M. Lowenstein, E. J. Sheffner, L. T. Iraci, J. M. Tadic, and A. Kuze, 2011: Carbon Dioxide and Methane at a Desert Site - A Case Study at Railroad Valley Playa, Nevada, USA. Atmosphere, 2, 702-711.

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