Physics Thesis Defense

Date: Thu. 28 May, 2015 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Duration: 1 Hour
Location: Workman Center

Julia Tilles, graduate student in the Physics Department, will defend her thesis, titled, “Charge Structures in New Mexico, Colorado and South Dakota.” thunderstorms in the beginning of the season are "different" from storms at the end of the season. Large, organized Mescoscale Convective Systems (MCS's) reign in the spring and early summer, and small, isolated storm cells dot the landscape in the late summer. Tilles manually identify charge regions in Lightning Mapping Array data for New Mexico, Colorado, and South Dakota. She use this data set to demonstrate our ability to connect charge structure with storm morphology, and to relate these findings to charging mechanism theories. 4 p.m. in Workman 352

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