William A Gallus, Jr.
Warm season rainfall prediction remains a difficult challenge in meteorology, with skill far below that of winter. This is primarily due to the fact that warm season rainfall comes from thunderstorm systems which are small in scale and often triggered by small-scale features not resolved well by our observational networks. My research uses state-of-the-art numerical weather prediction models to examine thunderstorm system evolution to better understand how these storms grow upscale, usually during the nighttime hours. I also investigate techniques to improve the forecasting of thunderstorm rainfall, evolution, and severe weather. In addition, with the growth of renewable energy in the United States, I have been involved in some work to try to improve the forecasting of parameters important for renewable energy. This work extends to future climates.