Dr. Lawrence Carey

Professor, Atmospheric Science Department


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.

Dr. Lawrence Carey's Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Lawrence Carey's research website


  • 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

Classes Taught


  • 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.