Daniel Keyser

Daniel Keyser

Research Professor
Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences
Education

BS, Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University, 1975.

MS, Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University, 1977.

PhD, Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University, 1981.

D. Keyser Portrait Aug. 2020
About

Introduction

My research interests are in the area of synoptic-dynamic meteorology, which is concerned with applying principles and concepts from mathematics and physics to understanding atmospheric phenomena and processes spanning global to regional scales. Phenomenological and process studies on these scales have the potential of contributing to improvements in weather-forecasting skill not only through advances in understanding, but also through refinement of the numerical and conceptual models used in weather-forecasting practice. In conducting these studies, I have attempted to bridge the perennial gap between theory and observation through the application of dynamical models and diagnostics to selected types of weather systems, such as extratropical and tropical cyclones, polar lows, fronts, jet streaks, coherent tropopause disturbances, banded precipitation systems, and inertia-gravity waves. Current research comprises phenomenological and predictability studies of the structure and evolution of arctic cyclones, polar lows, and tropopause polar vortices.

Research Interests

Synoptic-dynamic and mesoscale meteorology; phenomenological and process studies conducted through the application of dynamical models and diagnostics to selected types of weather systems, such as extratropical and tropical cyclones, polar lows, fronts, jet streaks, coherent tropopause disturbances, banded precipitation systems, and inertia-gravity waves.