Kelly Marie Nunez Ocasio

Kelly Marie Nunez Ocasio

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


  1. B.S. Theoretical Physics and Atmospheric Sciences - University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (2016)


My research interests involve Tropical Cyclone, Mesoscale Convective Systems and African Easterly Waves.


Núñez Ocasio, K. M., J.L. Evans and G.S. Young, 2019: Tracking Mesoscale Convective Systems that are Potential Candidates to Tropical CyclogenesisFull Access. Mon. Wea. Rev. (In press). doi:10.1175/MWR-D-19-0070.1.

Hamilton, H. L., Núñez Ocasio K. M. , G. S. Young, J. L. Evans, J. D. Fuentes, and Topographic Influence on the African Easterly Jet and African Easterly Wave Energetics. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. (Under review). 

Hamilton, H. L., G. S. Young, J. L. Evans, J. D. Fuentes, and Núñez Ocasio K. M.  2017: The relationship between the Guinea Highlands and the West African offshore rainfall maximum, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 1158–1166, doi:10.1002/2016GL071170

Aberson, S.D., J.A. Zhang, and K.N. Ocasio, 2017: An Extreme Event in the Eyewall of Hurricane Felix on 2 September 2007. Mon. Wea. Rev., 145, 2083–2092, doi:10.1175/MWR-D-16-0364.1