Branden T. Katona

Branden T. Katona

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
406 Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802


  1. Ph.D., Meteorology – The Pennsylvania State University, 2016–Present
  2. M.S., Meteorology – The Pennsylvania State University, 2014 - 2016
  3. B.S., Meteorology – University of Oklahoma, 2010-2014

Research Specialties:

Mesoscale Meteorology:


Publications and Presentations

  • Katona, B., P. Markowski, C. Alexander, and S. Benjamin, 2016: The influence of topography on convective storm environments in the eastern United States as deduced from the HRRR. Wea. Forecasting, 31, 1481–1490. doi:
  • Katona, B., and P. Markowski, 2014: A preliminary investigation of the effects of orography on the environments of convective storms in the eastern United States. 27th Conf. on Severe Local Storms, Madison, WI, Amer. Meteor. Soc.