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Stephen Guimond

Assistant Research Professor

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Research Interests

Remote sensing with a focus on airborne Doppler radar including designing algorithms for computing geophysical variables such as winds, latent heat and precipitation. Geophysical fluid dynamics with a focus on hurricanes, convection, turbulence and computational methods.

Teaching Interests

Atmospheric Dynamics, Computational Physics, Numerical Weather Prediction, Radar Remote Sensing

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants, and Sponsored Research

Guimond, Stephen (Co-Principal) Understanding Hurricane Inner-Core Asymmetries and their Relationship to Convective Bursts and Storm Intensification using a Suite of NASA Data Grant (Funded) Sponsored by NASA (Mar 1, 2017 – Feb 29, 2020)

Guimond, Stephen (Co-Principal) Real-time Observations of the Three-Dimensional Hurricane Boundary Layer Winds and Ocean Surface Vector Winds with an Imaging Airborne Profiler Grant (Currently Under Review) Sponsored by NOAA

Guimond, Stephen (Supporting) Investigation of Microphysics and Precipitation for Atlantic Coast-Threatening Snowstorms (IMPACTS) Grant (Funded) Sponsored by NASA

Guimond, Stephen (Principal) The dynamics of turbulent buoyant plumes Contract (Funded) Sponsored by DOE/LANL

Guimond, Stephen (Principal) The dynamics of extreme winds in the hurricane environment Contract (In-Progress) Sponsored by Global Science and Technology (GST)

Intellectual Contributions

Concentric Eyewall Asymmetries in Hurricane Gonzalo (2014) Observed by Airborne Radar vol. 145 729 - 749 Monthly Weather Review

A Large Eddy Simulation of Hurricane Intensification 17 pp. 33rd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Amer. Meteor. Soc..

vol. 75 3071-3093 Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences

A Large Eddy Simulation of Hurricane Intensification: Implications for New Airborne Radars Geophysical Research Letters

Hurricane boundary layer height relative to storm motion from GPS dropsonde composites Atmosphere


(Author & Presenter) (Author) (Author) AGU Fall Meeting Poster Coherent Turbulent Structures & Wavelet Analyses of Hurricane Isabel via Observational (IWRAP) & Model (LES) Data AGU

(Author & Presenter) AGU Fall Meeting Oral Presentation The Asymmetric Dynamics of Hurricane Matthew (2016) During An Eyewall Replacement Cycle AGU

(Author & Presenter) 33rd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology Oral Presentation The Formation and Evolution of Convective Bursts in Hurricanes: An Observational Study American Meteorological Society

(Author & Presenter) Seminar Understanding the Physics of Hurricane Intensification: Measurement, Theory and Modeling UMBC Department of Physics UMBC

(Author & Presenter) 38th Conference on Radar Meteorology Oral Presentation Novel radar observations of turbulent eddies in the lower levels of intense Hurricane Rita (2005) American Meteorological Society Chicago, IL

(Author & Presenter) 38th Conference on Radar Meteorology Poster A Multi-Radar, Multi-Platform Investigation of the Inner Core of Hurricane Matthew (2016) American Meteorological Society Chicago, IL