Carlos Lopez Carrillo
The Genesis of a Hurricane from more ordinary tropical convection is a fascinating problem.
My main area of research is about Hurricanes, in particular the formation of these disturbances; I have work in the analysis of diverse data sets like HS3 (The Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel) program, collected using HIWRAP (High Altitude Imaging Wind and Rain Airborne Profiler). These data let us explore the inner core of the storm and it is the ideal counterpart to the dropsonde data, which allows us to understand the environmental conditions where the storm is evolving. Lately, I am working on modeling the evolution of tropical storms using the WRF (Weather and Research and Forecast) Model from NCAR (National Center for Atmospheric Research.) I'm particularly interested in understanding the rapid intensification of these storms.