Lauren Deanes

Lauren Deanes

  • M.S. Graduate Student
530 Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802
Email: Lxd5122@psu.edu

Education:

  1. B.S. Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2016
  2. Minors: Afro-American Studies and Environmental Studies

Biography:

Current Advisor: Dr. Gregory Jenkins, Pennsylvania State University

Research Focus: Comparing Saharan dust proxies (PM10 and aerosol optical depth) to reported meningitis cases in West Africa

Publications:

Cheadle, L., Deanes, L., Sadighi, K., Casey, J.G., Collier-Oxandale, A., Hannigan, M. (2017) “Quantifying Neighborhood-Scale Spatial Variations of Ozone at Open Space and Urban Sites in Boulder, Colorado Using Low-Cost Sensor Technology.” Sensors 17: 2072.

Other Research Experiences:

2016: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS)

  • "Evaluation of High Resolution Rapid Refresh-Smoke (HRRR-Smoke) model products for a case study using surface PM2.5 observations"
  • Worked under the direction of Dr. Ravan Ahmadov at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Evaluated HRRR-Smoke model by comparing its output to EPA observations
  • Advisor: Dr. Ravan Ahmadov, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

2015: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS)

  • "Small-Scale Spatial Variability of Ozone in Boulder, Colorado"
  • Measured ozone variability at sites in Boulder, Colorado using U-pods
  • Advisor: Dr. Michael Hannigan, University of Colorado-Boulder

2014: Colorado State University, Center for Multiscale Modeling of Atmospheric Processes (CMMAP)

  • "Potentially harmful Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in the Fort Collins, Colorado area"
  • Canister sampling of BTEX compounds at various settings (urban, rural, biogenic, etc.) in and around Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey Collett, Colorado State University

Presentations:

1) "Exploring Relationships between PM10, Aerosol Optical Depth, and Suspected Meningitis Cases During West Africa’s 2006−2012 Dry Seasons", American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, 2018 (Abstract Accepted)

2) "Evaluation of High Resolution Rapid Refresh-Smoke (HRRR-Smoke) model products for a case study using surface PM2.5 observations", American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2016 (Poster)

3) "Small-Scale Spatial Variability of Ozone in Boulder, Colorado", American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2015 (Poster)

4) "Potentially harmful Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in the Fort Collins, Colorado area", American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, 2015 (Poster)