Dr. Chelsea Lauren Parker

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Dr. Chelsea Lauren Parker

  • ASST. RESEARCH SCIENTIST
  • 301.614.6486
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 615
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
  • Research Interests

    Research Overview

    Chelsea's current work brings together satellite and in situ observations, reanalysis datasets, and numerical modeling to characterize and improve our understanding of the polar atmosphere and sea ice – ocean – atmosphere interactions in a changing climate. Her research ranges in scale from investigating the dynamics of episodic events such as polar lows and Arctic cyclones, to working on improving the representation of polar atmospheric processes in global models.

    Positions/Employment

    7/2019 - Present

    Assistant Research Scientist

    Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) University of Maryland, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland

    Education

    2017: PhD, Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, Brown University, U.S.A

    2014: MSc, Geological Sciences, Brown University, U.S.A

    2010: BSc, Physical Geography, University of Bristol, U.K.  

    Publications

    Refereed

    Parker, C. L., P. A. Mooney, M. A. Webster, and L. N. Boisvert. 2022. "The influence of recent and future climate change on spring Arctic cyclones." Nature Communications, 13 (1): 6514 [10.1038/s41467-022-34126-7]

    Blanchard‐Wrigglesworth, E., M. Webster, L. Boisvert, C. Parker, and C. Horvat. 2022. "Record Arctic Cyclone of January 2022: Characteristics, Impacts, and Predictability." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 127 (21): [10.1029/2022jd037161]

    Boisvert, L., R. Boeke, P. Taylor, and C. L. Parker. 2022. "Constraining Arctic Climate Projections of Wintertime Warming With Surface Turbulent Flux Observations and Representation of Surface-Atmosphere Coupling." Frontiers in Earth Science, [https://doi.org/10.3389/feart.2022.765304]

    Horvath, S., L. Boisvert, C. Parker, et al. M. Webster, P. Taylor, and R. Boeke. 2021. "Fate of sea ice in the 'New Arctic': A database of daily Lagrangian Arctic sea ice parcel drift tracks with coincident ice and atmospheric conditions." The Cryosphere, (Submitted) [10.5194/tc-2021-297]

    Webster, M. A., C. Parker, L. Boisvert, and R. Kwok. 2019. "The role of cyclone activity in snow accumulation on Arctic sea ice." Nature Communications, 10 (1): 5285 [10.1038/s41467-019-13299-8]

    Mooney, P., F. Mulligan, C. Bruyère, C. Parker, and D. Gill. 2019. "Investigating the performance of coupled WRF-ROMS simulations of Hurricane Irene (2011) in a regional climate modeling framework." Atmospheric Research, 215: 57-74 [10.1016/j.atmosres.2018.08.017]

    Parker, C. L., C. L. Bruyère, P. A. Mooney, and A. H. Lynch. 2018. "The response of land-falling tropical cyclone characteristics to projected climate change in northeast Australia." Climate Dynamics, 51 (9-10): 3467-3485 [10.1007/s00382-018-4091-9]

    Parker, C. L., A. H. Lynch, and P. A. Mooney. 2017. "Factors affecting the simulated trajectory and intensification of Tropical Cyclone Yasi (2011)." Atmospheric Research, 194: 27-42 [10.1016/j.atmosres.2017.04.002]

    Parker, C. L., A. H. Lynch, S. A. Spera, and K. R. Spangler. 2017. "The Relationship between Tropical Cyclone Activity, Nutrient Loading, and Algal Blooms over the Great Barrier Reef." Biogeosciences Discussions, 1-35 [10.5194/bg-2017-23]

    Selected Public Outreach

    Australian Tropical Cyclones in a Warmer World 2019 - Present
    https://www.c3we.ucar.edu/australian-tropical-cyclones-warmer-world

    Outreach piece discussing tropical cyclones and climate change on the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Capacity Center for Climate & Weather Extremes (C3WE) Blog

    Awards

    2021: Scientific Achievement Award, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Hydrosphere, Biosphere, Geophysics

    Annual Peer Awards.

    2016: First Place Student Oral Presenter award, 96th AMS Annual Meeting.

    2014: Student award and honorable mention, 94th AMS Annual Meeting

     

    Grants

    09/01/2021 - 09/01/2025 Horizon 2020, EU

    Polar Regions in the Earth System

    ; Unfunded Colaborator
    06/15/2020 - 06/15/2023 Interdisciplinary Research in Earth Science, NASA, NASA NRA #: NNH19ZDA001N-IDS

    Investigating the Fate of the Sea Ice and Interaction with the Polar Atmosphere in the ‘New Arctic’

    ; Co-Investigator
    04/15/2020 - 04/15/2023 Weather and Atmospheric Dynamics, NASA, NASA NRA #: NNH19ZDA001N-ATDM

    Improving Our Understanding of Precipitation Events in the Arctic

    ; Co-Investigator
    05/01/2015 Summer Visiting Scientist Grant, National Center for Atmospheric Research
    04/01/2015 Graduate Student Fellowship, Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, Brown University

    Teaching Experience

    Mentoring and Advising

    2022: Undergraduate Research Co-Advisor, Samantha Halstead Santez, Internship and Capstone Thesis project for Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Maryland.

    2020-present: PhD Research Co-Advisor, Benjamin Woods, Research and Thesis towards Doctorate of Philosophy in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Maryland.

    2018-2019: Mentor and Co-Advisor, Undergraduate Honors Thesis in Geology-Physics/Mathematics, Brown University.

    2017-2018: Co-Instructor, Undergraduate Independent Study Class and Summer Research in Geophysics, Brown University.

    2015: Mentor and Thesis Reader, Undergraduate Honors Thesis in Geology, Brown University.


    Teaching

    2015, 2017: Guest Lecturer, Global Water Cycle, Brown University

    2015-2016: Guest Elementary Science Teacher, Vartan Gregorian, Providence, R.I.

    2015: Teaching Assistant, Weather and Climate, Brown University

    2013: Teaching Assistant, Climate and Climate Change, Brown University

    Publications

    Refereed

    Parker, C. L., P. A. Mooney, M. A. Webster, and L. N. Boisvert. 2022. "The influence of recent and future climate change on spring Arctic cyclones." Nature Communications 13 (1): 6514 [10.1038/s41467-022-34126-7]

    Blanchard‐Wrigglesworth, E., M. Webster, L. Boisvert, C. Parker, and C. Horvat. 2022. "Record Arctic Cyclone of January 2022: Characteristics, Impacts, and Predictability." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 127 (21): [10.1029/2022jd037161]

    Boisvert, L., R. Boeke, P. Taylor, and C. L. Parker. 2022. "Constraining Arctic Climate Projections of Wintertime Warming With Surface Turbulent Flux Observations and Representation of Surface-Atmosphere Coupling." Frontiers in Earth Science [https://doi.org/10.3389/feart.2022.765304]

    Horvath, S., L. Boisvert, C. Parker, et al. M. Webster, P. Taylor, and R. Boeke. 2021. "Fate of sea ice in the 'New Arctic': A database of daily Lagrangian Arctic sea ice parcel drift tracks with coincident ice and atmospheric conditions." The Cryosphere (Submitted) [10.5194/tc-2021-297]

    Webster, M. A., C. Parker, L. Boisvert, and R. Kwok. 2019. "The role of cyclone activity in snow accumulation on Arctic sea ice." Nature Communications 10 (1): 5285 [10.1038/s41467-019-13299-8]

    Mooney, P., F. Mulligan, C. Bruyère, C. Parker, and D. Gill. 2019. "Investigating the performance of coupled WRF-ROMS simulations of Hurricane Irene (2011) in a regional climate modeling framework." Atmospheric Research 215 57-74 [10.1016/j.atmosres.2018.08.017]

    Parker, C. L., C. L. Bruyère, P. A. Mooney, and A. H. Lynch. 2018. "The response of land-falling tropical cyclone characteristics to projected climate change in northeast Australia." Climate Dynamics 51 (9-10): 3467-3485 [10.1007/s00382-018-4091-9]

    Parker, C. L., A. H. Lynch, and P. A. Mooney. 2017. "Factors affecting the simulated trajectory and intensification of Tropical Cyclone Yasi (2011)." Atmospheric Research 194 27-42 [10.1016/j.atmosres.2017.04.002]

    Parker, C. L., A. H. Lynch, S. A. Spera, and K. R. Spangler. 2017. "The Relationship between Tropical Cyclone Activity, Nutrient Loading, and Algal Blooms over the Great Barrier Reef." Biogeosciences Discussions 1-35 [10.5194/bg-2017-23]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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