gretchen AT atmos.und.edu
Curriculum Vitae (last updated Aug 2016)
Tracer transport in deep convection
Comparison of detrainment heights computed from soundings with radar observations - Poster by Amanda Homann, presented at North Dakota EPSCoR conference, Sept. 2008
Radar reflectivity as a proxy for convective mass transport (see publication below)
collaborating with Courtney Schumacher at Texas A&M
Global climate change education
The University of North Dakota was funded by NASA Global Climate Change Education program to improve climate learning and communication for both undergraduates and middle school students in the Northern Plains. Click here for more information on GCCE and here for more on UND's involvement.
See what the 2010 interns have been up to!
Discrete propagation of convection
Continuous propagation describes the generation of new cells at the edge of the gust front. Discrete propagation refers to cell initiation that, while not generated at the outflow edge, is significantly influenced by nearby or previous convection (e.g. gravity waves propagating beyond gust front or fossilized cold pools).
11th Conference on Mesoscale Processes, 2005, Conditioning of the inflow environment by organized convection: An investigation based on BAMEX data
26th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Discrete propagation and initiation of tropical oceanic convection
Climate Sensitivity Research Lounge
Modeling of coastal clouds
MM5 forecasts of surface winds in California Bight (click on MM5 "Wind" to see forecast)
SPARC, Victoria, British Columbia, 1-6 August 2004
abstract, oral presentation Email me if you would like to get the movie that goes with the presentation (72MB)
Mesoscale numerical models
Stratocumulus/Convective Boundary Layer parameterizations in MM5
NOAA: History of NWP
UND ATSC 270, Computer Concepts for Meteorologists, Spring 2008, 2009
UND ATSC 405, Numerical Methods for Meteorologists, Fall 2007, 2008
UND ATSC 530, Numerical Weather Prediction, Spring 2009
UCLA AOS3, Introduction to the Atmospheric Environment, Winter 2007
Mullendore, G. L., A. J. Homann, K. Bevers, and C. Schumacher, 2009: Radar reflectivity as a proxy for convective mass transport, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D16103, doi:10.1029/2008JD011431. .pdf
Fovell, R G, G L Mullendore and S-H Kim, 2006: Discrete Propagation in Numerically Simulated Nocturnal Squall Lines. Monthly Weather Review, 134 (December 2006) pp. 3735-3752
Mullendore, G L, D R Durran and J R Holton, 2005: Cross-tropopause tracer transport in midlatitude convection. J. Geophys. Res., 110, D06113, doi:10.1029/2004JD005059 .pdf
Zhou, X-L, J R Holton, G L Mullendore, 2002: Forcing of secondary waves by breaking of gravity waves in the mesosphere. J. Geophys. Res., 107, 10.1029/2001JD001204
Terrain-Induced Rotor Experiment (TREX). Bishop, California, Spring 2004.
International H2O Project (IHOP). Norman, Oklahoma, Summer 2002.
Mesoscale Alpine Programme (MAP). Innsbruck, Austria, Fall 1999.
Ph.D. 2003 University of Washington, Atmospheric Sciences , advisors: Jim Holton and Dale Durran
B.S. 1998 University of Califorina, Santa Barbara, Geological Sciences
Institute for Crustal Studies , recent earthquakes in California and Nevada
American Meteorological Society (AMS)
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Association for Women in Science (AWIS)
American Association of University Women (AAUW)