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Climate & Space alumnus wins prestigious postdoctoral fellowship

The goal of the fellowship program is to help develop a Great Lakes regional environmental modeling system. | Short Read
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Climate & Space is very pleased to announce that department alumnus Dr. David Wright has won a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Data Assimilation and Model Coupling from the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR).

The goal of the fellowship program is to develop a Great Lakes regional environmental modeling system that integrates NOAA’s Next Generation Global Prediction System (NGGPS), Great Lakes Operational Forecasting System (GLOFS), and National Water Model (NWM) with advanced data assimilation (DA) capability.

Dr. Wright has joined Prof. Christiane Jablonowski’s research team and also closely collaborates with NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL). His project is titled ‘Improving Lake Effect Snowfall Forecast Capability using a Coupled High-Resolution Weather, Hydrodynamic Ice Modeling System.’

Congratulations, Dr. Wright!

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The electrons absorb laser light and set up “momentum combs” (the hills) spanning the energy valleys within the material (the red line). When the electrons have an energy allowed by the quantum mechanical structure of the material—and also touch the edge of the valley—they emit light. This is why some teeth of the combs are bright and some are dark. By measuring the emitted light and precisely locating its source, the research mapped out the energy valleys in a 2D crystal of tungsten diselenide. Credit: Markus Borsch, Quantum Science Theory Lab, University of Michigan.

Mapping quantum structures with light to unlock their capabilities

Rather than installing new “2D” semiconductors in devices to see what they can do, this new method puts them through their paces with lasers and light detectors. | Medium Read