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Curriculum Vitae:

Rachel Storer

  • PhD, Atmospheric Science - Colorado State University (2012)
  • M.S., Atmospheric Science - Colorado State University (2009)
  • B.S., Meteorology - Pennsylvania State University (2006)

Research Interests
  • Convective clouds
  • Precipitation formation and microphysics
  • Cloud resolving modeling and parameterization


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CloudSat is an experimental satellite that uses radar to study clouds and precipitation from space. CloudSat flys in orbital formation as part of the A-Train constellation of satellites (Aqua, CloudSat, CALIPSO, PARASOL, and Aura).

Professional Experience
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Colorado State University located at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 2015-Present
  • Postdoc Employee, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 2014-2015
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2012-2014
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Colorado State University, 2006-2012

Selected Awards
  • Colorado State University Herbert Riehl Memorial Award, 2010

Selected Publications
  1. R. L. Storer, G. J. Zhang, and X. Song, 2015: Effects of convective microphysics parameterization on large-scale cloud hydrological cycle and radiative budget in tropical and midlatitude convective regions. J. Clim., 28, 9277-9297.
  2. R. L. Storer, B. M. Griffin, J. Höft, J. K. Weber, E. Raut, V. E. Larson, M. Wang, and P. J. Rasch, 2015: Parameterizing deep convection using the assumed probability density function method. Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 1-19.
  3. R. L. Storer, S. C. van den Heever, and T. S. L'Ecuyer, 2014: Aerosol induced convective invigoration observed in the tropical east Atlantic. J. Geophys. Res., 119, 3963-3975.
  4. R. L. Storer, and S. C. van den Heever, 2013: Microphysical processes evident in aerosol forcing of tropical deep convective clouds. J. Atmos. Sci., 70, 430-446.
  5. R. L. Storer, S. C. van den Heever, and G. L. Stephens, 2010: Modeling aerosol impacts on convective storms in different environments: J. Atmos. Sci., 67, 3904-3915.

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