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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
  • 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
  • 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. Schiro, K. A. and J. D. Neelin, 2017: Deep Convective Organization, Moisture Vertical Structure, and Convective Transition using Deep-Inflow Plume Buoyancies in the Amazon. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences (submitted 11/17).
  2. Schiro, K. A. , F. Ahmed, and J. D. Neelin, 2017: GOAmazon campaign points to deep-inflow approach to mesoscale-organized and unorganized deep convection. (submitted 11/17).
  3. Kuo, Y-H., K. A. Schiro , and J. D. Neelin 2017: Convective transition statistics over tropical oceans for climate model diagnostics: Observational baseline. Part I: Observational overview. Journal of Climate, in review.
  4. Schiro, K. A. and J. D. Neelin, 2017: Tropical Continental Downdraft Characteristics: Mesoscale Systems versus Unorganized Convection. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, in review.
  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. 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.

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