Rebecca Adams-Selin

Dr. Adams-Selin’s research interests include microphysical impacts on convection, convective gravity waves, and hail modeling prediction. Dr. Adams-Selin led the creation of CAM-HAILCAST, a pseudo-Lagrangian hail model designed to be embedded in a convection allowing model (CAM), in conjunction with Conrad Zielger of the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL).  CAM-HAILCAST explicitly models the growth of a hailstone within a convective updraft to produce forecasts of maximum hail size (Adams-Selin and Ziegler 2016; Adams-Selin et al. 2019, 2022). She currently leads an NSF-funded PREEVENTS project to determine environmental conditions associated with extreme hail types (e.g., very large >4 in hail, “blizzard” hail) and translate that knowledge into improved hail modeling. She is the lead PI of an NSF-proposed large field campaign awaiting Phase II approval, the In-situ Collaborative Experiment for the Collection of Hail in the Plains (ICECHIP). ICECHIP will provide the first comprehensive observations of hailfall in the U.S. in over 40 years and will close critical observational knowledge gaps in hail research. Dr. Adams-Selin also conducted original work examining gravity wave impacts on the environment in advance of MCSs observed in idealized simulations (Adams-Selin 2020a,b) and with PECAN field campaign data (Groff et al. 2021).

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