Kelly Marie Nunez Ocasio

Kelly Marie Nunez Ocasio

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
402 Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802
Email: kmn18@psu.edu

Education:

  1. B.S. Theoretical Physics and Atmospheric Sciences - University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (2016)

Biography:

My research interests involve Mesoscale Convective Systems, African easterly waves, tropical cyclogenesis, and African Climate.

Publications

Núñez Ocasio, K. M., J. L. Evans, and G. S. Young, 2020: A wave-relative framework analysis of AEW-MCS interactions leading to Tropical Cyclogenesis, Mon. Wea. Rev.148, 4657-4671, doi:10.1175/MWR-D-20-0152.1

Hamilton, H. L., Núñez Ocasio, K. M., Evans, J. L., Young, G. S., and Fuentes, J. D. 2020: Topographic Influence on the African Easterly Jet and African Easterly Wave Energetics, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 125, e2019JD032138, doi:10.1029/2019JD032138

Núñez Ocasio, K. M., J. L. Evans, and G. S. Young, 2020: Tracking Mesoscale Convective Systems that are Potential Candidates for Tropical Cyclogenesis, Mon. Wea. Rev., 148, 655-669, doi:10.1175/MWR-D-19-0070.1

Hamilton, H. L., Young, G. S., Evans, J. L., Fuentes, J.D., and Núñez Ocasio, K. M., 2017: The relationship between the Guinea Highlands and the West African offshore rainfall maximum, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 1158–1166, doi:10.1002/2016GL071170  

Aberson, S.D., J.A. Zhang, and K.N. Ocasio, 2017: An Extreme Event in the Eyewall of Hurricane Felix on 2 September 2007. Mon. Wea. Rev., 145, 2083–2092, doi:10.1175/MWR-D-16-0364.1