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Dr. Peter S. Ray, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Florida State University, 1973

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Professor of Meteorology
Physical Meteorology. Past research has ranged from the theoretical assessment of scattering of light by hydrometeors to the use of Doppler radar data to deduce the coevolving wind and water fields in severe storms. Current research interest expands these to include initialization and data assimilation problems in mesoscale forecast models, the use of airborne Doppler radar, thunderstorm electrification, microphysical and dynamical variables in storms, and dynamical cloud modeling.

Selected Publications
  • 1986: (with S.V. Vasiloff, E.A. Brandes, and R.P. Davies-Jones) An Investigation of the Transition from Multicell to Supercell Storms. Journal of Climate and Applied Meteorology, 25(7), 1022-1036.
  • 1986: (with C.L. Ziegler and D. MacGorman) Relations of kinematics, microphysics and electrification in an isolated mountain thunderstorm. Journal of Atmospheric Science, 19, 2098-2114.
  • 1986: Mesoscale Meteorology and Forecasting, American Meteorological Society, Editor. 750 pp.
  • 1986: (with D. Burgess) Principles of radar. Mesoscale Meteorology and Forecasting, American Meteorological Society, P.S. Ray, Editor, 85-117.

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