Dr. Carol Schreck investigates tropical weather and its impacts around the globe. He is particularly interested in identifying and predicting the Madden–Julian Oscillation (MJO) and equatorial waves.
He engages with partners in private industry to explore how these systems can improve long-range forecasts of weather risk over the United States, including hurricanes, extreme precipitation, and extreme temperatures. Carl also partners with forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center and National Hurricane Center to improve extended forecasts of tropical cyclogenesis and tropical rainfall.
One of his passions is assessing and reducing uncertainties in the historical tropical cyclone best tracks, including through the CycloneCenter.org citizen science project.
Carl joined NCICS in August 2010 after completing his Ph.D. at the University at Albany. He serves as a Research Assistant Professor with the NCSU’s Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences and as an Adjunct Associate Professor with NC A&T.
He is a co-editor of the annual “State of the Climate” and “Explaining Extreme Events” reports for the Bulletin of the Atmospheric Sciences.