Katia Lamer

Katia Lamer

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student

University Park, PA 16802
Email: kxl5431@psu.edu

Education:

  1. McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  2. - Masters of Science, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, 12/2014 Thesis: Observations of the Variability of Shallow Trade-Wind Cumulus Cloudiness and Mass Flux in Relation to Boundary Layer Structure
  3. - Bachelors of Science, Earth System Science, 05/2013
  4. Dean’s honor list
  5. Distinction, GPA: 3.83/4.0

Biography:

Published Papers (Peer-reviewed)_______________________________________________________

-Berg L. and coauthors (2016). The Two‐Column Aerosol Project: Phase I—Overview and impact of elevated aerosol layers on aerosol optical depth. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres121(1), 336-361.

-Lamer K. and P. Kollias (2015). Observations of fair‐weather cumuli over land: Dynamical factors controlling cloud size and cover. Geophysical Research Letters42(20), 8693-8701.

-Lamer K., P. Kollias, and L. Nuijens (2015). Observations of the variability of shallow trade wind cumulus cloudiness and mass flux. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres120(12), 6161-6178.

-Lamer K., A. Tatarevic, I. Jo, and P. Kollias (2014). Evaluation of gridded scanning ARM cloud radar reflectivity observations and vertical Doppler velocity retrievals. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques7(4), 1089-1103.

-Kollias P. and coauthors (2014). Scanning ARM cloud radars. Part II: Data quality control and processing. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology31(3), 583-598.

Conferences, Seminars, Workshops and Field Campaigns__________________________________

Lamer K. (2017). ACE-ENA field campaign from, Graciosa, Azores, 23 June 2017 to 07 July 2017

Lamer K (2017). My summer dispatch: Cloud research in the Azores. 17 August 2017 (educational youtube video) 

Lamer K. and coauthors (2017). Arctic cloud type and phase determination in NSA observations
for ModelE evaluation and development: A testbed for ice nucleation, ARM/ASR Joint PI Meeting, Tysons, VA, 13-17 March 2017 (talk).

Lamer K. (2017). NSA ground-based observations for GCM evaluation: Arctic cloud phase within the context of cloud vertical structure, ARM/ASR Joint PI Meeting, Tysons, VA, 13-17 March 2017 (talk).

Lamer K. and coauthors (2017). Using long-term Arctic ground-based observations for GCM evaluation: Liquid phase occurrence within the context of cloud vertical structure, ARM/ASR Joint PI Meeting, Tysons, VA, 13-17 March 2017 (poster).

Kollias and coauthors (2016). Shallow cumulus variability at the Eastern North Atlantic site, The American Geophysical Union Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 12-16 December 2016 (talk, presenting author).

Lamer K. and coauthors (2016). Using long-term AMR observations to evaluate Arctic mixed-phased cloud representation in the GISS ModelE GCM, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 12-16 December 2016 (poster).

Lamer K. and E. Luke (2016). Status of KAZR2 moments files at the ENA: a perspective from cumulus-oriented research, Radar Science Workshop, Richland, WA, 14-15 November 2016 (talk).

Lamer K. (2016). Scanning cloud radar products – Beyond SACRCORR, ARM/ASR Joint PI Meeting, Tysons, VA, 2-5 May 2016 (talk).

Lamer K. and coauthors (2016). Mapping ARM radar observations to microphysical processes in mixed-phase single layer clouds, ARM/ASR Joint PI Meeting, Tysons, VA, 2-5 May 2016 (poster).

 Del Genio T. and coauthors (2016). Cloud Lifecycle working group updates, Plenary session, ARM/ASR Joint PI Meeting, Tysons, VA, 2-5 May 2016 (1-slide contribution to talk).

Lamer K. (2016). Scanning ARM Cloud Radar: Radar Science Perspective, Radar Science Workshop, Miami, FL, 21-26 February 2016 (talk).

 Lamer K., P. Kollias, and L. Nuijens (2015). Observations of the variability of shallow Trade-wind cloudiness and mass flux, American Geophysical Union Joint Assembly, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 3-7 May 2015 (talk).

Lamer K. and P. Kollias (2015). Scanning ARM Cloud Radar (SACR) volumetric cloud observations, ARM/ASR Joint PI Meeting, Tysons, VA, 16-19 March 2015 (talk).

Lamer K. and P. Kollias (2015). Observations of forced and active cumulus at the SGP: inferences for the ARM SGP Mega Site configuration, ARM/ASR Joint PI Meeting, Tysons, VA, 16-19 March 2015 (poster).

 Lamer K. and P. Kollias (2015). Observing fair-weather cumulus at the SGP central facility, Radar Science Workshop, Miami, FL, 24-28 February 2015 (talk).

 Lamer K. and coauthors (2014). Observations of shallow cumulus mass flux at Barbados and its relationship to cloudiness and boundary layer structure, ASR Fall Working Group Meeting, Bethesda, MD, 17-20 November 2014 (talk).

 Lamer K. (2014). Observations of shallow cumulus mass flux at Barbados and its relationship to cloudiness and boundary layer structure, University of Cologne group visit, Cologne, Germany, 1 July 2014 (talk).

 Lamer K. (2014). 3-D and 4-D cloud observations from scanning mm-wavelength radars, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany, 2 June 2014 (talk).

 Lamer K. (2014). Scanning ARM Cloud Radar scientific applications, MIRA workshop, Germany, May 2014 (talk).

 Lamer K. and coauthors (2014). Gridded Scanning ARM Cloud Radar BL-RHI observations and new scientific opportunities, ASR Science Team Meeting, Potomac, MD, 10-13 March 2014 (poster).

 Lamer K. and coauthors (2013). Scanning ARM Cloud Radar 3-D gridded products radar reflectivities and vertical Doppler velocity retrievals: Discussion on how to move forward, ASR Fall Working Group Meeting, Rockville, MD, 4-8 November 2013 (talk).

 Lamer K. and coauthors (203). Evaluation of gridded Scanning ARM Cloud Radar reflectivity observations and vertical Doppler velocity retrievals, ITaRS Summer School, Bucharest, Romania, 23 September – 4 October 2013.

 Lamer K. and coauthors (2012). 3D observations of marine stratocumulus structure and dynamics at the Azores using a scanning cloud radar, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 3-7 December 2012 (talk).

Lamer K. and coauthors (2012). Development of a methodology to retrieve cloud vertical Doppler velocity, McGill Undergraduate Research Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 4 October 2012.

Service to the Profession_______________________________________________________________

Reports to Research Agencies and Sponsors

- ARM report: 2016 Radar Science Workshop summary and recommendations                             12/2016

- ARM report: 2016 Radar Science Workshop summary and recommendations                             05/2016

- ARM report: Second recommendation on the optimum configuration of the two

                        Scanning ARM Cloud Radars at the SGP                                                                01/2016

- ARM report: Recommendation on the optimum configuration of the two Scanning

                        ARM Cloud Radars at the SGP                                                                                05/2015

 Reviewer for Articles in Professional Journals

Journal of Atmospheric Measurement Techniques (1 review to date)

Journal of Geophysical Research (2 review to date)

 

Related Skills________________________________________________________________________

MS Office Suite, MATLAB, LINUX,

Curious, hard working and reliable

 

Languages__________________________________________________________________________

French (proficiency), English (proficiency), Greek (intermediate), Spanish (basic)