Clark Evans

Assistant Professorevans

Office: EMS E486
Phone: (414) 229-5116
E-mail: evans36@uwm.edu
Web: http://derecho.math.uwm.edu/
CV:  http://derecho.math.uwm.edu/cv.pdf

Educational Degrees

Ph.D., Meteorology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 2009
M.S., Meteorology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 2006
B.S., Meteorology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 2004

Research Positions

Postdoctoral Fellow, Advanced Study Program, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, 2009-2011

Research Areas

My research interests are varied and encompass problems within synoptic and dynamic meteorology.  More specifically, I am interested in tropical cyclones and severe local storms and their impacts from the mesoscale to the climate-scale.  To attempt to gain insight into these phenomena, I primarily use theory in conjunction with numerical modeling, though I do augment those tools with observations when and where available.  Specific research foci include:
  • The formation and extratropical transition of tropical cyclones
  • Warm-core vortex development associated with continental mesoscale convective systems
  • Forecasting convective/convection initiation
  • Utilizing ensemble modeling systems to gain insight into routine and high-impact meteorological events

Selected Service and Projects

  • Associate Editor, Monthly Weather Review, 2012
  • Investigator, Mesoscale Predictability Experiment (MPEX), 2011-present
  • Participant, PRE-Depression Investigation of Cloud-systems in the Tropics (PREDICT), Fall 2010
  • University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Magazine, First Person:  Four Questions, Clark Evans.
    [Available at http://www2.ucar.edu/magazine/columns/four-questions/clark-evans-ncar-0.]
  • UCAR Staff Notes:  A super-sized storm.
    [Available at https://www2.ucar.edu/staffnotes/research/2376/super-sized-storm.]

Publications

Evans, Clark, Weisman, Morris L., and Bosart, Lance F. “Development of an Intense, Warm-Core Mesoscale Vortex Associated with the 8 May 2009 'Super Derecho' Convective Event.” Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, American Meteorological Society 71.3 (2014): 1218-1240.
Evans, Clark, Van Dyke, Donald F., and Lericos, Todd. “How do forecasters utilize output from a convection-permitting ensemble forecast system? Case study of a high-impact precipitation event.” Weather and Forecasting, American Meteorological Society 29.2 (2014): 466-486.
Burghardt, Brock, Evans, Clark, and Roebber, Paul J. “Assessing the predictability of convection initiation across the High Plains using an object-based approach.” Weather and Forecasting, American Meteorological Society 29.2 (2014): 403-418.
Weisman, Morris, Evans, Clark, and Bosart, Lance. “The 8 May 2009 super derecho: analysis of a realtime explicit convective forecast.” Weather and Forecasting, American Meteorological Society (2013): 863-892.
Evans, Clark, Archambault, Heather, Cordeira, Jason, Fritz, Cody, Galarneau, Jr., Thomas, Gjorgjievska, Saska, Griffin, Kyle, Johnson, Alexandria, Komaromi, William, Monette, Sarah, Muradyan, Paytsar, Murphy, Brian, Riemer, Michael, Sears, John, Stern, Daniel, Tang, Brian, and Thompson, Segayle. “The PRE-Depression Investigation of Cloud-systems in the Tropics (PREDICT) field campaign: perspectives of early career scientists.” Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, American Meteorological Society 93. (2012): 173-187.
Evans, Clark, Schumacher, Russ, and Galarneau, Jr., Thomas. “Sensitivity in the overland reintensification of Tropical Cyclone Erin (2007) to near-surface soil moisture characteristics.” Monthly Weather Review, American Meteorological Society 139. (2011): 3848-3870.