Climate Researcher, North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies

Summit for Emerging Climate Leaders

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No Wrong Path

During one's journey toward a career, they are faced with many forks in many roads, and at each they must decide which way to turn. However, sometimes the path chosen doesn't lead to the destination that was expected, and there's nothing wrong with that. We'll explore the different paths by which a goal can be reached, and how that goal can change on the way.

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Mon

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Mar

19

9:20 am

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Scott Stevens

Scott Stevens received his Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology from the University of Oklahoma and his Master of Science degree in Atmospheric Science from Colorado State University. His master's thesis was centered around the transition from warm cloud to rain and its relationship to several meteorological variables, using data from the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement program's station on Nauru Island. Using statistical techniques, Scott studied the correlation between these variables and the onset of rain, in the hopes of improving satellite algorithms, which detect rainfall. As an undergraduate, Scott also completed an internship with the Oklahoma Climatological Survey, in which he investigated decadal warming trends using the Oklahoma Mesonet.

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