BLISS group members release white paper detailing vision of PBL research at the National Weather Center

BLISS members Dr. Elizabeth Smith, Tyler Bell, and Dr. Jeremy Gibbs released a white paper titled “Pushing the Boundary (Layer)” detailing the future of PBL research at the National Weather Center (NWC). The authors lay out a vision for how the NWC community is poised to lead a new effort in boundary-layer meteorology on national and international levels. They examine the current state of boundary layer research in the NWC community, present relevant science goals across various time horizons, and outline the future needs required to support those goals. Finally, a series of detailed actions are recommended to the community to bring the ideas to fruition.

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Dr. Elizabeth N. Smith
Dr. Elizabeth N. Smith
Research Meteorologist

Elizabeth joined NSSL as a research meteorologist in January 2020, where she focuses on boundary-layer processes relevant to near- and pre-storm environments and convection initiation.

Tyler Bell
Tyler Bell
Research Associate

Tyler is a Research Associate in CIMMS working on using ground-based remote sensors and WxUAS to advance the understanding of various boundary layer processes. He is acitvely exploring ways to optimally combine data collected from WxUAS and ground-based remote sensing.

Dr. Jeremy A. Gibbs
Dr. Jeremy A. Gibbs
Research Meteorologist

My name is Jeremy Gibbs. I am a Research Meteorologist at the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory. My research includes computational and theoretical studies of atmospheric boundary-layer flows, turbulence modeling, land-surface modeling, parameterization of boundary-layer and surface-layer interactions, and multi-scale numerical weather prediction. I am currently working on projects to improve atmospheric models in the areas of scale-aware boundary-layer physics, heterogeneous boundary layers, and other storm-scale phenomena.