Project Scientist I
Hydrometeorology Applications Program (HAP)
Job Duties and Current Projects
Organizes and manages cloud physics and cloud seeding research programs: collects observational data during field campaigns; analyzes observational data including in situ aircraft measurements, polarimetric and Doppler radar measurements, and satellite observations; writes reports and articles on scientific results, and presents results at national and international conferences.
Current projects: Queensland Cloud Seeding Research Program, Cloud and Aerosol Research in Istanbul
Cloud and precipitation microphysics, aerosol impacts on microphysics and convection, weather modification, atmospheric electrification and lightning, radar meteorology and applications, airborne measurements, numerical modeling
Ph.D., 2006, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University
M.S., 2003, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University
B.S., 2000, Meteorology/Climatology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Tessendorf, S.A., R.T. Bruintjes, C.E. Weeks, M. Dixon, M. Pocernich, J.W. Wilson, R.D. Roberts, E.A. Brandes, K. Ikeda, C.A. Knight, L. Wilson, J.R. Peter, and N. Torosin, 2010: Overview of the Queensland Cloud Seeding Research Program. J. Wea. Modification, 42, 33-48.
Tessendorf, S.A., 2009: Characteristics of lightning in supercells. Lightning: Principles, Instruments, and Applications. H.-D. Betz, U. Schumann, P. Laroche (Eds.), Springer Monographs, pgs 83-114.
Tessendorf, S.A., S.A. Rutledge, and K.C. Wiens, 2007: Radar and lightning observations of normal and inverted polarity multicellular storms from STEPS. Mon. Wea. Rev., 135, 3682-3706.
Tessendorf, S.A., K.C. Wiens, and S.A. Rutledge, 2007: Radar and lightning observations of the 3 June 2000 electrically inverted storm from STEPS. Mon. Wea. Rev., 135, 3665-3681.
Tessendorf, S.A., L.J. Miller, K.C. Wiens, and S.A. Rutledge, 2005: The 29 June 2000 supercell observed during STEPS. Part I: Kinematics and microphysics. J. Atmos. Sci., 62, 4127-4150.