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Sandra Yuter

Distinguished Professor

Faculty Fellow at the Center for Geospatial Analytics

Jordan Hall 5145

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I am an expert in distilling information on weather and climate. My research team develops new capabilities from remote sensing data products to address basic and applied science questions. I have over 30 years of experience in data fusion and image analysis using multispectral satellite, radar, lidar, other meteorological observations, and numerical model output.  A key tenet of our work is “adequacy for purpose” matching sensor data set characteristics with appropriate science questions and vice versa. Current research activities focus on shallow marine clouds and winter storms.

I teach introductory atmospheric sciences for freshman meteorology majors and advanced courses in meteorological remote sensing, atmospheric convection, and the dynamics of mesoscale precipitation systems.

I am a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society.

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Ph.D. Atmospheric Sciences University of Washington 1996

B.S. Geology-Physics/Mathematics Brown University 1983

Area(s) of Expertise

Earth system observations, marine low clouds, winter storms, tropical convection, orographic precipitation and weather model evaluation. Our current research projects include:

ONR - Marine Boundary Layer Characteristics, Clouds, and Air-Sea Interactions Matching Observations and Model Forecasts to Diagnose COAMPS and NEPTUNE Weaknesses,
NASA–IMPACTS (Investigation of Microphysics and Precipitation for Atlantic Coast-Threatening Snowstorms),
NSF–Collaborative Research: Extensive Field Observations and Modeling to Understand Multi-band Precipitation Processes within Winter Storms,
NSF–Collaborative Research: Mechanisms Governing Synoptic-scale, Rapid Cloud Dissipation in Subtropical Marine Low Clouds.

For further information about my research areas and research group, please see
Researcher ID: E-8808-2015,
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-3222-053X