Kristen Corbosiero

Kristen Corbosiero

Studies hurricane formation, structure and intensity change of tropical cyclones

The World Within Reach
Kristen L. Corbosiero
Associate Professor
 

College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences

Address:
ES 321
Phone:
518-442-5852
Personal Pages: http://www.atmos.albany.edu/facstaff/kristen

 

Introduction

For more information about my research and teaching interests, funding opportunities for students and publication/conference presentation PDFs, please visit my web site: http://www.atmos.albany.edu/facstaff/kristen/

Education

Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, University at Albany, State University of New York, May 2005.
 
M.S., Atmospheric Science, University at Albany, State University of New York, August 2000.
 
B.S. with Distinction, Atmospheric Science, Cornell University, May 1997.

Research Interests

Dr. Kristen L. Corbosiero studies the structure and intensity change of tropical cyclones using both observational data sets and high-resolution numerical models. Specifically, she is interested in understanding the physical processes responsible for the formation of hurricane rainbands and secondary eyewalls, and how tropical cyclones respond to, and evolve in, vertical wind shear. In addition, Dr. Corbosiero is currently pursuing research aimed at understanding the role of cloud microphysical parameterizations on the track and intensity of simulated tropical cyclones, the mechanisms of rapid intensity change in hurricanes, and the impact of recurving eastern North Pacific tropical cyclones on the North American Monsoon System.

Publications

Corbosiero, K. L., and J. Molinari, 2002: The effect of vertical wind shear on the distribution of convection in tropical cyclones. Mon. Wea. Rev., 130, 2110-2123.
 
Corbosiero, K. L., and J. Molinari, 2003: The relationship between storm motion, vertical wind shear and convective asymmetries in tropical cyclones. J. Atmos. Sci., 60, 366-376.
 
Molinari, J., D. Vollaro, and K. L. Corbosiero, 2004: Tropical cyclone formation in a sheared environment: A case study. J. Atmos. Sci., 61, 2493-2509.
 
Corbosiero, K. L., J. Molinari, and M. L. Black, 2005: The structure and evolution of Hurricane Elena (1985). Part I: Symmetric intensification. Mon. Wea. Rev., 133, 2905-2921.
 
Corbosiero, K. L., J. Molinari, A. R. Aiyyer, and M. L. Black, 2006: The structure and evolution of Hurricane Elena (1985). Part II: Convective asymmetries and evidence for vortex Rossby waves. Mon. Wea. Rev., 134, 3073-3091.
 
Molinari, J., P. Dodge, D. Vollaro, K. L. Corbosiero, and F. D. Marks, Jr., 2006: Mesoscale aspects of the downshear reformation of a tropical cyclone. J. Atmos. Sci., 63, 341-354.
 
Davis, C., W. Wang, S. S. Chen, Y. Chen, K. Corbosiero, M. DeMaria, J. Dudhia, G. Holland, J. Klemp, J. Michalakes, H. Reeves, R. Rotunno, and Q. Xiao, 2008: Prediction of landfalling hurricanes with the Advanced Hurricane WRF Model. Mon. Wea. Rev., 136, 1990-2005.
 
Corbosiero, K. L., M. J. Dickinson, and L. F. Bosart, 2009: The contribution of eastern North Pacific tropical cyclones to the warm season rainfall climatology of the southwest United States. Mon. Wea. Rev., 137, 2415-2435.
 
Fovell, R. G., K. L. Corbosiero, and H.-C. Kuo, 2009: Cloud microphysics impact on hurricane track as revealed in idealized experiments. J. Atmos. Sci., 66, 1764-1778.
 
Fovell, R. G., K. L. Corbosiero, A. Seifert, and K. N. Liou, 2010: Impact of cloud-radiative processes on hurricane track. Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L07808, doi:10.1029/2010GL042691.
 
Abarca, S. F., K. L. Corbosiero, and T. J. Galarneau, Jr., 2010: An evaluation of the World Wide Lightning Location Network (WWLLN) using the National Lightning Detection Network (NLDN) as ground truth. J. Geophys. Res., 115, D18206, doi:10.1029/2009JD013411.
 
Abarca, S. F., K. L. Corbosiero, and D. Vollaro, 2011: The World Wide Lightning Location Network and convective activity in tropical cyclones. Mon. Wea. Rev., 139, 175-191.
 
Abarca, S. F., and K. L. Corbosiero, 2011: Secondary eyewall formation in WRF simulations of hurricanes Rita and Katrina (2005). Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L07802, doi:10.1029/2011GL047015.
 
Cao, Y., R. G. Fovell, and K. L. Corbosiero, 2011: Tropical cyclone track sensitivity to initialization in idealized simulations: A preliminary study. Terr. Atmos. Ocean. Sci., 22, 559-578.