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Benjamin Schenkel

Research Scientist II

Ben’s current research interests focus on improving our fundamental understanding of tropical cyclones and polar lows, and their associated hazards - Factors controlling outer tropical cyclone size and their associated predictability; Sensitivity of outer tropical cyclone size to anthropogenic warming; Factors controlling the occurrence of tornadoes and wind gusts during landfalling tropical cyclones; Role of tropopause polar vortices during extratropical transition of tropical cyclones; Structure and energetics of polar lows.


PhD, Florida State University, 2012


2017–present, Research Scientist II, OU/NOAA CIWRO

2015–2017, Associate Research Scholar, Princeton University

2013–2015, Postdoctoral Fellow, University at Albany, SUNY

Research Team(s):

Severe Convection Group