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Posted on March 11, 2014

Dr. Karen Kosiba, an atmospheric scientist, will present her research on tornadoes, hurricanes and lake-effect snow at 11 a.m. March 25 in Eberly Hall, Room 120, as part of the Cal U Meteorology Club’s Colloquia Series.

Her presentation is free and open to the public and the Cal U community.

Kosiba, who has been featured on the Discovery Channel’s Storm Chasers series, focuses her research on low-level wind structure in tornadoes, supercell storm dynamics, and the boundary-layer winds in hurricanes.

She has participated in many field projects including the Radar Observations of Tornadoes and Thunderstorms Experiment (ROTATE); Verification of Rotation in Thunderstorms Experiment (VORTEX2), where she operated the Doppler on Wheels (DOW) 7; Long Lake-Axis-Parallel Lake-Effect Storms Project (LLAP); Hurricanes and Landfall (HAL); and Convectively and Orographically-Induced Precipitation Study (COPS). 

Kosiba is passionate about science education and has received multiple awards for her performance as a teacher. 

For more information, contact the Colloquia Series chair, Robert McGinnis, at