Linda M. Keller

[Linda Keller]

Linda M. Keller is a researcher in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and splits her time between Northern Hemisphere research and work on the Antarctic Automatic Weather Station Project (AAWS). Linda is responsible for processing the 10-minute data, doing quality control on the 3-hourly data, and putting out the databook for each year of automatic weather station data. In addition, Linda can serve as backup for Matthew Lazzara and Shelley Knuth when they are on travel.

Linda's area of interest is climatology and consequently she will be working on creating climate summaries for some of the longest running AWS sites. Another interest is the interaction of El Ni�o and Antarctic weather patterns.

Linda received her B.S. and M.S. in Meteorology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her thesis topic was "The Moisture Budget of an Extratropical Cyclone�. She has worked on various research projects in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences since 1977.

Other research areas:

  • Large scale cyclogenesis events in the Pacific

  • Sudden onset of seasons reflected in the kinetic energy

  • Cyclone tracks culminating in a 20 year atlas of cyclone tracks and cyclogenesis for the Northern Hemisphere

  • Exact form available potential energy studies for the FGGE year

  • Satellite data assimilation evaluation studies with NASA Goddard

  • Alternate forms of observational data assimilation including kriging

  • Maize crop yield model study

  • Climate simulations with a low resolution model

  • Severe weather forecasting in the isentropic framework

  • Moisture budget of an extratropical cyclone

  • Linda is a member of the American Meteorological Society, the American Geophysical Union, and Sigma Xi. She also serves as a representative to the UW Academic Staff Assembly and is on the Committee on Women in the University. She currently resides in Madison with her husband, Michael, and three cats.

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