Alexandra Anderson-Frey

Alexandra Anderson-Frey

  • PhD Candidate
406 Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802
Email: aka145@psu.edu
Phone: (814) 777-5994

Education:

  1. Present: PhD in Meteorology, Penn State University
  2. 2013: MSc in Atmospheric Science, McGill University
  3. 2010: BSc Honours in Atmospheric Science, University of Alberta

Biography:

Research Interests

Exploring the intersection of statistics and atmospheric dynamics toward improved severe storms forecasting.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Anderson-Frey, A., Y. Richardson, A. Dean, R. Thompson, B. Smith, 2017: Self-organizing maps: Probing spatial patterns in tornadic near-storm environments. Weather and Forecasting, in prep.

Anderson-Frey, A., Y. Richardson, A. Dean, R. Thompson, B. Smith, 2016: Investigation of near-storm environments for tornado events and warnings. Weather and Forecasting31, 1771-1790.

Markowski, P., Y. Richardson, M. Kumjian, A. Anderson-Frey, G. Jimenez, B. Katona, A. Klees, R. Schrom, D. Tobin, 2015: Comments on "Observations of wall cloud formation in supercell thunderstorms during VORTEX2". Mon. Wea. Rev.143, 4278-4281.

Ansong, J., A. Anderson-Frey, B. Sutherland, 2011. Turbulent fountains in a two-layer cross-flow. J. Fluid Mech., 689, 254-278.

Technical Papers and Conference Preprints

Anderson-Frey, A., Y. Richardson, A. Dean, R. Thompson, B. Smith, 2016: Self-organizing maps: probing spatial pattterns in tornadic near-storm environments. Preprints, 28th Conf. on Severe Local Storms, Portland, OR.

Anderson-Frey, A., Y. Richardson, A. Dean, R. Thompson, B. Smith, 2016: Self-organizing maps in the near-storm environment: Toward improving tornado forecasting. Preprints, 23rd Conf. on Probability and Statistics in the Atmospheric Sciences, New Orleans, LA, AMS, 646.

Anderson-Frey, A., Y. Richardson, A. Dean, R. Thompson, B. Smith, 2014: Tornado environments, metrics, and warnings: Lessons from a ten-year climatology. Preprints, 27th Conf. on Severe Local Storms, Madison, WI, AMS, 4B.6.

Anderson-Frey, A. and F. Fabry, 2013: Operational mitigation of ground clutter using information from past and near-future radar scans. Preprints, 36th Conference on Radar Meteorology, Breckenridge, CO, AMS, 353.

Anderson-Frey, A., Y. Richardson, A. Dean, 2012: Preliminary investigation of tornado warning skill by environment. Preprints, 26th Conf. on Severe Local Storms, Nashville, TN, AMS, P8.119.

Anderson-Frey, A. and F. Fabry, 2012: Rethinking radar product generation: Towards a better use of the time dimension in near-real time products. 46th CMOS-AMS Congress, Montreal, QC, CMOS.

Anderson-Frey, A. and F. Fabry, 2011: Towards a better use of the time dimension and periodic revisits of near-real time data products. 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology, Pittsburgh, PA, AMS.

Anderson-Frey, A. and P. Campbell, 2011: The HyspIRI satellite mission: Assessing and monitoring ecosystem diversity and urban boundaries. Goddard Space Flight Center Summer Poster Session, Greenbelt, MA, NASA.

Anderson-Frey, A., 2009: Comparison of GEMLAM model output and point observations for the Baffin Island domain during the winter of 2008/09. Technical report, National Laboratory for Hydrometeorology and Arctic Meteorology, 65 pp.

Service and Outreach

2016: Program Committee, 28th Conference on Severe Local Storms

2014-present: Chair, Graduate Advisory Council, Penn State University

2013-present: Peer Reviewer, Weather and Forecasting

2013-present: Chair, Society for Women in Meteorology, Penn State University

2013-2014: Participant, Hazardous Weather Testbed Experimental Forecast Program

2012: Student Volunteer, 46th CMOS-AMS Congress

2011-2012:  President, Council of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, McGill University

2010-2012: Councilor, Council of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, McGill University

2009-2010: President, Atmospheric Science Student Group, University of Alberta

Awards and Achievements

2012-2015                   Postgraduate Scholarship—Doctoral (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada)

2012-2013                   Anne C. Wilson Graduate Student Research Award (The Pennsylvania State University)

2012-2013                   Dr. Dennis W. and Joan S. Thomson Distinguished Graduate Fellowship (The Pennsylvania State University)

2011-2014                   John C. Mather Nobel Scholar (NASA)

2011                            Space Learning Grant (Canadian Space Agency)

2010-2012                   Provost's Graduate Fellowship (McGill University)

2010-2012                   Lorne Trottier Science Acceleration Fellowship (McGill University)

2010-2012                   Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada)

2010, 2007                  Atmospheric and Meteorological Undergraduate Research Awards (Environment Canada)

2010, 2009, 2007        Undergraduate Student Research Awards (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada)

2010                            Dean's Silver Medal in Science (University of Alberta)

2009, 2008                  Dr. Robert Folinsbee Scholarships in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (University of Alberta)