Kelly Marie Nunez Ocasio

Kelly Marie Nunez Ocasio

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
402 Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802


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


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


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