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Temple Lee

Research Scientist I

My research is focused on improving scientific understanding of meteorological processes occurring within Earth's atmospheric boundary layer (ABL). I am particularly interested in using datasets obtained from recent field studies, as well as high-resolution numerical models, to better understand exchanges of heat, moisture, and momentum between the land surface and atmosphere. My recent work has focused on 1) using small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) to sample ABL thermodynamic, kinematic, and chemical characteristics, 2) identifying and correcting deficiencies in land-surface and ABL parameterizations, and 3) spatial and temporal variability in ABL heights. Knowledge gained from research in each of these research areas leads to better representations of ABL and surface-layer processes in numerical models of the atmosphere, resulting in improvements to weather forecasts.

Education

Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2015

M.S., University of Virginia, 2011

B.S., University of Virginia, 2007

Experience

2017-present, Research Scientist I, NOAA Air Resources Laboratory Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division and Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIWRO), Oak Ridge, TN

2016-2017, Research Associate, NOAA Air Resources Laboratory Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division and Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), Oak Ridge, TN

2015-2016, Research associate, NOAA Air Resources Laboratory Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division and Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites (CICS) Maryland, Oak Ridge, TN

Research Team(s):

Boundary Layer Processes