T. Connor Nelson
Class of 2013
Connor is a 2013 graduate from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology- Geography. While at Ohio University, Connor was a forecaster at Scalia Lab as well as the Vice President and Events Coordinator for the Ohio University chapter of the American Meteorological Society. His research at Ohio University involved working with the National Weather Service in Charleston, WV to examine a tornado outbreak in southeastern Ohio using a lightning jump algorithm.
Connor graduated with a Master’s in Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSMT) in 2015. At SDSMT, he was a graduate research assistant in the storm penetrating A-10 aircraft research group and developed a surface hail size model to aid mission guidance using NCAR’s TITAN software suite.
Connor is currently a Ph.D. candidate at University at Albany, State University of New York and a Project Research Assistant at the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center. His research at the ASRC involves the improvement and analysis of dropsonde-derived vertical velocities in tropical cyclones. He participated in the 2015 Tropical Cyclone Intensity experiment funded by the Office of Naval Research.