Lawrence D. Carey, Ph.D.

Professor, Atmospheric and Earth Science

Contact

301 Sparkman Drive
SWIRLL
Room 226
Huntsville, AL 35899
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256.824.4030
lawrence.carey@uah.edu

Biography

Using dual-polarization radar, lightning, atmospheric sounding and surface observations, Dr. Carey studies the environmental, kinematic and microphysical controls of electrical, lightning, precipitation, severe weather and mesoscale meteorological phenomena.

Lawrence D. Carey's Curriculum Vitae

Lawrence D. Carey's Personal Website


Education

  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 1999
  • M.S., Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 1994
  • B.S., Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University, 1989
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Boston University, 1988

Honors & Awards

  • 2018 UAH Graduate School Mentor Award
  • 2017 NASA Agency Honor Award, Group Achievement Award to GOES-R Team
  • 2014 NASA GSFC Robert H. Goddard Honor Award to GPM Ground Validation Science Team

Expertise

  • Radar Meteorology
  • Lightning Meteorology
  • Precipitation Microphysics
  • Severe Storms
  • Mesoscale Meteorology

Recent Publications

  • Stough, S. M., and L. D. Carey, 2020: Observations of anomalous charge structures in supercell thunderstorms in the Southeastern United States. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 125, e2020JD033012. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JD033012

  • Carey, L. D., E. V. Schultz, C. J. Schultz, W. Deierling, W. A. Petersen, A. L. Bain, and K. E. Pickering, 2019: An evaluation of relationships between radar inferred kinematic and microphysical parameters and lightning flash rate in Alabama storms. Atmosphere, 10(12), 796. https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos10120796.

  • Medina, B. L, L. D. Carey, C. G. Amiot, R. M. Mecikalski, W. P. Roeder, T. M. McNamara, and R. J. Blakeslee, 2019: A random forest method to forecast downbursts based on dual-polarization radar signatures. Remote Sensing, 11, 826. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs11070826.

  • Amiot, C. G., L. D. Carey, W. P. Roeder, T. M. McNamara, and R. J. Blakeslee, 2019: C-band dual-polarization radar signatures of wet downbursts around Cape Canaveral, Florida. Weather and Forecasting, 34, 103-131. https://doi.org/10.1175/WAF-D-18-0081.1.

  • Medina, B. L, L. D. Carey, C. G. Amiot, R. M. Mecikalski, W. P. Roeder, T. M. McNamara, and R. J. Blakeslee, 2019: A random forest method to forecast downbursts based on dual-polarization radar signatures. Remote Sensing, submitted.

  • Amiot, C. G., L. D. Carey, W. P. Roeder, T. M. McNamara, and R. J. Blakeslee, 2019: C-band dual-polarization radar signatures of wet downbursts around Cape Canaveral, Florida. Weather and Forecasting, 34,103-131. https://doi.org/10.1175/WAF-D-18-0081.1. 2018

  • Mecikalski, R. M., and L. D. Carey, 2018: Radar reflectivity and altitude distributions of lightning flashes as a function of three main storm types. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123, 12,814-12,828. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JD029238.

  • Mecikalski, R. M., and L. D. Carey, 2018: Radar reflectivity and altitude distributions of lightning as a function of IC, CG and HY flashes: Implications for LNOx production. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123, 12,796-12,813. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JD029263.

  • Gatlin, P. N., W. A. Petersen, K. R. Knupp and L. D. Carey, 2018: Observed response of the raindrop size distribution to changes in the melting layer. Atmosphere, 9, 319. https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos9080319.

  • Bela, M. M., M. C. Barth, O. B. Toon, A. Fried, C. Ziegler, K. A. Cummings, Y. Li, K. E. Pickering, C. R. Homeyer, H. Morrison, Q. Yang, R. M. Mecikalski, L. Carey, M. I. Biggerstaff, D. P. Betten, and A. A. Alford, 2018: Effects of scavenging, entrainment, and aqueous chemistry on peroxides and formaldehyde in deep convective outflow over the Central and Southeast United States, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123, 7594-7614. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JD028271.

Affiliate Faculty

  • Dr. Arastoo Biazar
  • Dr. Monte Bateman
  • Dr. Dan Cecil
  • Dr. Hugh Christian
  • Dr. Tim Coleman
  • Dr. Eugene Crawford
  • Dr. Richard Ferrare
  • Mr. Burgess Howell
  • Mr. Daniel Irwin
  • Dr. Gary Jedlovec
  • Dr. Timothy Lang
  • Dr. Xiong Liu
  • Dr. Eugene McCaul
  • Dr. Walt Petersen
  • Dr. Jonathan Pleim
  • Dr. Rahul Ramachandran
  • Dr. Roy Spencer