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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 (Co-Principal) 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

339 vol. 10 Atmosphere

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


NASA Ocean Vector Winds Science Team Meeting Oral Presentation Coherent Turbulence in the Boundary Layer of Intense Hurricanes NASA Portland, Maine

(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