I am a third year Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Michigan's Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering working with Dr. Derek Posselt (formerly at CLaSP, currently at Jet Propulsion Lab). My current research explores the sensitivity of ice microphysics to precipitation over mountains using numerical simulations. I successfully completed my M.S. in Atmospheric Science (Summer 2014) at Colorado State University co-advised by Drs. Sonia Kreidenweis and Russ Schumacher. My M.S. thesis focused on exploring the effect of latent heating to the development of a mesoscale vortex observed during the September 2013 Colorado extreme precipitation and flooding event.
My research interests are cloud physics, aerosol-cloud interactions and their impact on precipiation, mesoscale processes, and extreme precipitation and flooding. I also enjoy teaching and participating in outreach opportunites to spread scientific knowledge to young scientists (and their parents). Besides research and teaching, I enjoy observing clouds, painting, playing badminton and tennis, and dancing. I'm also an avid fan of The Simpsons television show!
University of Michigan
Department of Climate & Space Sciences and Engineering
2549 Space Research Building
2455 Hayward St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2143
Email: annareli (at) umich.edu