Abby Hutson

Past Postdoctoral Research Fellow

4840 S. State Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108-9719

hutsona@umich.edu

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Abby Hutson, PhD, is a CIGLR Postdoctoral Research Fellow collaborating with Ayumi Fujisaki-Manome, PhD, and the climate modeling team at NOAA GLERL to improve the simulation of precipitation within the Great Lakes region and advance our understanding of its potential impact in a changing climate. Prior to working with CIGLR and NOAA GLERL, Hutson studied storm-scale dynamics within supercell thunderstorms, using both observations and numerical modeling to identify outflow characteristics associated with tornado formation.

Education:
  • Ph.D., Geosciences, Texas Tech University (2021)
  • M.S., Atmospheric Science, Texas Tech University (2017)
  • B.S., Meteorology and Mathematics, Valparaiso University (2015)
Research Interest/Area of Expertise:
  • Climate Modeling
  • Storm Dynamics, Tornadoes, Supercells, Thunderstorms, Precipitation
  • Climate Change
Recent Publications: 

Hutson, A., Weiss, C., & Bryan, G. 2019. Using the Translation Speed and Vertical Structure of Gust Fronts to Infer Buoyancy Deficits within Thunderstorm Oublow. Monthly Weather Review. 3575–3594. 

Eveler, A., T. Grashel, A. Kenyon. 2015. Optimizing the Allocation of Vaccines in the Presence of Multiple Strains of the Influenza Virus. Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Journal. 16. 121-142.


Recent Presentations:

2021 Hutson, A.: Using a Statistical Ensemble Technique to Determine Why Some Supercells Produce Tornadoes (and Why Others Do Not). University of Michigan CLaSP Seminar Series, Ann Arbor, MI.

2020 Hutson, A. and C. C. Weiss: Using Ensemble Sensitivity Analysis to Identify Storm-Scale Characteristics Associated With Tornadic Potential in High-Resolution Simulated Supercells. Severe Local Storms Symposium, Boston, MA., paper 951.

2020 Hutson, A. and C. C. Weiss: Using Ensemble Sensitivity Analysis to Identify Storm-Scale Characteristics Associated with Tornadic Potential in High-Resolution Simulated Supercells. 4th Texas Weather Conference, Lubbock, TX

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