Rachel Gutierrez

Rachel Gutierrez

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
412 Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802
Email: rzg85@psu.edu

Education:

  1. B.S. - Atmospheric Sciences - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Biography:

Research Interests

  • Cloud Physics
  • Radar
  • Severe and Hazardous Weather
  • Emergency Management
  • Earth Science/Geology

Projects

I am currently working with Dr. Kumjian on RELAMPAGO, an atmospheric research field campaign to Argentina to study severe convective storms. I research hail formation and growth using dual-pol radar in my analysis. I am particularly interested in gargantuan hail-producing storms. 

Previously, I conducted research with Professor Rauber (University of Illinois) to help improve decision-support forecasting for weather-vulnerable facilities. 

Presentations

  • Severe and Local Storms Conference in Stowe, VT: "Environmental and Radar Characterisitcs of Gargantuan Hail-Producing Storms" (2018)
  • Frank Talk, Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, Penn State: "Environmental and Radar Characterisitcs of Gargantuan Hail-Producing Storms" (2018)

Posters

  • 2018 North American Hail Workshop in Boulder, CO: "Environmental and Radar Characterisitcs of Gargantuan Hail-Producing Storms" (2018)
  • Undergraduate Research Symposium at the University of Illinois: "A County-Wide Information Base for Decision-Support During Weather Emergencies" (2017)