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Brice Coffer

Senior Research Scholar

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Research scientist in the Convective Storms Group at NC State. I use observations from field projects to study how the environment affects the in-storm processes within supercells thunderstorms that eventually lead to tornadogenesis (or the lack thereof).  I grew up in Texas, but went to the University of Oklahoma for my undergraduate degree. In addition to studying at OU, I also worked for the National Severe Storms Laboratory and interned at the Storm Prediction Center. While there, I participated in several field programs, including VORTEX2. My original interest in meteorology stemmed from tropical cyclones, however while working at NSSL and the SPC, as well as storm chasing throughout the Great Plains, I developed a deep passion for severe convective weather.

In my free time, I like to play with my amazing dog Denali, hiking and traveling, and playing soccer. I am also an avid Oklahoma Sooners and Arsenal fan. I’m currently trying to visit every US National Park (53/62).


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Bachelor of Science, Meteorology, University of Oklahoma (2012)
Master of Science, Atmospheric Science, North Carolina State University (2014)
Doctor of Philosophy , Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University (2017)

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