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Luke Madaus

Doctoral candidate in the University of Washington Department of Atmospheric Sciences

Primary areas of research include data assimilation, mesoscale dynamic meteorology and forecast verification

Advisers: Dr. Clifford Mass and Dr. Gregory Hakim

Curriculum Vitae Latest Blog Post Twitter: @lmadaus

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Surface Observations and Convective Initiation

My PhD thesis work investigates how assimilating standard surface weather observations at high spatial and temporal frequency may improve short-term storm-scale forecasts of convective initation.


Olympex Plots

Olympex Forecasting

As a lead forecaster for the Olympex Field Campaign, I've been creating forecast graphics to support operational weather briefings. These graphics include output from our UW Local WRF model runs, regional radar composites, and sounding plots.

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Forecast Verification

Local Forecast Verification

What started as a project to help our UW WxChallenge forecast team has expanded into a long-term, forecast verification project that aggregates and verifies public and private point next-day point forecasts in an interactive, web-based environment. I have a work-in-progress sample website showing some of these verification statistics

Forecast Verification (not guaranteed...)