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Graduate Students Take 1st and 2nd Place in Oral Presentation Competition

Allison Preston • DATE: August 9, 2018

Graduate students John Park and Tianze Peng won first and second place, respectively, in the student oral presentation competition at the American Meteorological Society Conference on Air-Sea Interaction in Oklahoma City, OK, on June 14. 

Park's presentation, titled "An Eulerian-Lagrangian model to simulate sea spray transport in the marine atmospheric boundary layer," earned him a first place win. Currently, he is researching numerical models to predict where sea salt aerosols go into the atmosphere, and how this information can be used to understand their impacts on weather and climate. 

Peng earned a second-place honor in the student oral presentation.

Peng also discussed his research in a presentation titled, "Feedback of sea-spray on air-sea heat fluxes and the influence of droplet lifetime." He is investigating the ways in which energy is transferred from the ocean to the atmosphere in the hopes of better predicting hurricane formation and intensification. 

Park and Peng are both working under the direction of Assistant Professor David Richter.