Elle Hanson

Elle Hanson

  • Masters student, Atmospheric Science
  • Graduate research assistant
418 (office), 420/426 (lab) Walker Bldg
University Park, PA 16802
Email: ellehanson@psu.edu
Phone: (612) 756-6490


  1. Luther College, Decorah, IA
  2. - Bachelors of Arts, Physics and Chemistry (majors), Mathematics and German (minors), 5/2013
  3. Pennsylvania State University, PA
  4. - Master of Science, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, 2019

Research Specialties:

Clouds and Cloud Physics:



2019 - present: Research Assistant, CRESST/UMD - NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Planetary Systems Laboratory (Code 693) - Greenbelt, MD

2013 - 2018: Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science - Pennsylvania State University - University Park, PA

  • Experimental ice physics
  • Experimental cloud physics
  • Cirrus
  • Extraterrestrial ices
  • Phase change processes

Harrington, J. Y., H. Morrison, Alfred Moyle, and E Hanson, 2019: On Calculating the Deposition Coefficient in Approximate Models of Ice Crystal Vapor Growth. J. Atmos. Sci., [in review].

Harrison, A., A. Moyle, Hanson, J.Y. Harrington, 2016: Levitation Diffusion Chamber Measurements of the Mass Growth of Small Ice Crystals from Vapor. J. Atmos. Sci., 73, 2743-2758, DOI: 10.1175/JAS-D-15-0234.1


Hanson, Moyle, J.Y. Harrington, 2016: Measurements of vapor growth and sublimation of individually levitated ice particles below -30°C. Proc. 16th Int. Conf. on Clouds and Precipitation, Manchester, UK, International Commission on Clouds and Precipitation, S1.14.