Natalie P Thomas

Natalie P Thomas

  • POSTDOCTORAL SCIENCE RESEARCH
  • 301.614.5304
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 610.1
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: UNIVERSITIES SPACE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION
  • Brief Bio

    Dr. Natalie Thomas is a post-doc in the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO). Her current research supports the GMAO's Reanalysis of EOS Observations for the National Climate Assessment project. She is investigating the applicability of the MERRA-2 reanalysis in various applied climate topics. Her current focus is on the large-scale weather associated with extreme climate events such as heat waves. General research interests include climate variability and change, extreme climate events, and teleconnections.

    Positions/Employment

    1/2019 - Present

    Visiting Postdoctoral Research Scientist

    USRA, Greenbelt, MD

    Education

    PhD, Atmospheric and Oceanic Science - University of Maryland - Dec 2018

    BS, Applied Mathematics and Environmental Science - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - May 2014

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Thomas, N. P., M. G. Bosilovich, A. B. Marquardt Collow, et al. R. D. Koster, S. D. Schubert, A. Dezfuli, and S. P. Mahanama. 2020. "Mechanisms Associated with Daytime and Nighttime Heat Waves over the Contiguous United States." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 59 (11): 1865-1882 [10.1175/jamc-d-20-0053.1]

    Thomas, N., and S. Nigam. 2018. "Twentieth-Century Climate Change over Africa: Seasonal Hydroclimate Trends and Sahara Desert Expansion." Journal of Climate, 31 (9): 3349-3370 [10.1175/jcli-d-17-0187.1]

    Nigam, S., N. P. Thomas, A. Ruiz-Barradas, and S. J. Weaver. 2017. "Striking Seasonality in the Secular Warming of the Northern Continents: Structure and Mechanisms." Journal of Climate, 30 (16): 6521-6541 [10.1175/jcli-d-16-0757.1]

    Thomas, N. P., H. Seim, and S. Haines. 2015. "An Observational, Spatially Explicit, Stability-Based Estimate of the Wind Resource off the Shore of North Carolina." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 54 (12): 2407-2425 [10.1175/jamc-d-15-0090.1]

    Brief Bio

    Dr. Natalie Thomas is a post-doc in the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO). Her current research supports the GMAO's Reanalysis of EOS Observations for the National Climate Assessment project. She is investigating the applicability of the MERRA-2 reanalysis in various applied climate topics. Her current focus is on the large-scale weather associated with extreme climate events such as heat waves. General research interests include climate variability and change, extreme climate events, and teleconnections.

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Thomas, N. P., M. G. Bosilovich, A. B. Marquardt Collow, et al. R. D. Koster, S. D. Schubert, A. Dezfuli, and S. P. Mahanama. 2020. "Mechanisms Associated with Daytime and Nighttime Heat Waves over the Contiguous United States." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 59 (11): 1865-1882 [10.1175/jamc-d-20-0053.1]

    Thomas, N., and S. Nigam. 2018. "Twentieth-Century Climate Change over Africa: Seasonal Hydroclimate Trends and Sahara Desert Expansion." Journal of Climate 31 (9): 3349-3370 [10.1175/jcli-d-17-0187.1]

    Nigam, S., N. P. Thomas, A. Ruiz-Barradas, and S. J. Weaver. 2017. "Striking Seasonality in the Secular Warming of the Northern Continents: Structure and Mechanisms." Journal of Climate 30 (16): 6521-6541 [10.1175/jcli-d-16-0757.1]

    Thomas, N. P., H. Seim, and S. Haines. 2015. "An Observational, Spatially Explicit, Stability-Based Estimate of the Wind Resource off the Shore of North Carolina." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 54 (12): 2407-2425 [10.1175/jamc-d-15-0090.1]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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