Paul Roebber                                                                               RoebberPaul

Distinguished Professor

Office: EMS W428
Phone: (414) 229-3950

Educational Degrees

Ph.D., Meteorology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, 1991
M.S., Meteorology, Massachusetts Inst. of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA, 1983
B.Sc., Meteorology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1981

Research Positions

Postdoctoral Research Associate, SUNY at Albany, 1992-1993

Research Interests

  • Synoptic and mesoscale meteorology
  • Climate dynamics
  • Systems modeling and data analysis
  • Numerical weather prediction

Selected Service, Projects, and Publications

  • Initiative Administrator of Innovative Weather
  • Numerical Assessment of the Practical and Intrinsic Predictability of Warm-season Convective Initiation, NSF Grant, 2014-2017, with C. Evans.
  • Role of Low-Level Clouds in the Accelerated Warming of the Great Lakes, NSF Grant, 2012-2105, with S. Kravtsov.
  • Development of a Client Demonstration Temperature Forecast System, UWM Research Foundation Catalyst Grant, 2013-14.
  • Recent publications of interest:
    • Roebber, P.J., 2013: Using evolutionary programming to generate skillful extreme value probabilistic forecasts.Mon. Wea Rev., 141, 3170-3185.
    • Roebber, P.J. M. Westendorf and G.R. Meadows, 2010: Innovative Weather: A new strategy for student, university and community relationships. Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., 91, 877-888.
    • Schumann, M.R., and P.J. Roebber, 2010: The influence of synoptic forcing on convective morphology: An observational analysis.Mon. Wea. Rev., 138, 463-474
    • Roebber, P.J., 2009: Planetary waves, cyclogenesis, and the irregular breakdown of zonal motion over the North Atlantic.Mon. Wea. Rev., 137, 3907-3917.
    • Van Klooster, S.L., and P.J. Roebber, 2009: Surface-based convective potential in the contiguous United States in a business-as-usual future climate. J. Climate, 22, 3317-3330.
    • Roebber, P.J, 2009: Visualizing multiple measures of forecast quality. Wea. Forecasting, 24, 601-608.

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