Office: EMS E486
Phone: (414) 229-5116
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
Postdoctoral Fellow, Advanced Study Program, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, 2009-2011
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, Projects, and Publications
- 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.]
- Evans, C. and R. E. Hart, 2012: The thermodynamic evolution of an extratropically transitioning tropical cyclone. Mon. Wea. Rev., in review.
- Weisman, M. L., C. Evans, and L. F. Bosart, 2012: The 8 May 2009 super derecho: analysis of a realtime explicit convective forecast. Mon. Wea. Rev., accepted pending revisions.
- Evans, C., and coauthors, 2011: The PRE-Depression Investigation of Cloud-systems in the Tropics field campaign: perspectives of early career scientists. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., in press.
- Evans, C., R. S. Schumacher, and T. J. Galarneau, Jr., 2011: Sensitivity of the overland reintensification of Tropical Cyclone Erin (2007) to near-surface soil moisture characteristics. Mon. Wea. Rev., 139, 3848-3870