Group Members

Catherine Stauffer

I am a fifth-year Ph.D. student and am eagerly looking forward to continuing my journey with Dr. Wing's group.

I completed my Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from Florida State University in 2018. During my undergraduate studies I was employed as a Meteorological Analyst at Risk Management Solutions (RMS) where I created real-time and historical observation-based analyses of tropical cyclone wind fields. My work at RMS contributed to my induction into FSU's Garnet and Gold Scholar Society. In Spring 2018 I defended an undergraduate Honors Thesis, advised by Dr. Mark Bourassa, with FSU's Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies (COAPS). My thesis explored air-sea coupling dependency on sea surface temperature fronts using research vessel data.

I have lived in several states, Florida since 2010. In my spare time I am often reading a book or exploring the outdoors. I am a member of the Highpointers Club and Georgia's Canyon Climbers Club.

Catherine Stauffer

Ph.D. Student, M.S. 2020
Research Topic: convective self-aggregation, clouds, and climate


Stauffer, C.L. and A.A. Wing (2022): Properties, Changes, and Controls of Deep-Convecting Clouds in Radiative-Convective Equilibrium, J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 14, e2021MS002917, doi:10.1029/2021MS002917.

Wing, A.A., C.L. Stauffer, T. Becker, K.A. Reed, M.-S. Ahn, N.P. Arnold, S. Bony, M. Branson, G.H. Bryan, J.-P. Chaboureau, S.R. de Roode, K. Gayatri, C. Hohenegger, I.-K. Hu, F. Jansson, T.R. Jones, M. Khairoutdinov, D. Kim, Z.K. Martin, S. Matsugishi, B. Medeiros, H. Miura, Y. Moon, S.K. Müller, T. Ohno, M. Popp, T. Prabhakaran, D. Randall, R. Rios-Berrios, N. Rochetin, R. Roehrig, D.M. Romps, J.H. Ruppert, Jr., M. Satoh, L.G. Silvers, M.S. Singh, B. Stevens, L. Tomassini, C.C. van Heerwaarden, S. Wang, and M. Zhao (2020): Clouds and convective self-aggregation in a multi-model ensemble of radiative-convective equilibrium simulations, J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 12, e2020MS002138, doi:10.1029/2020MS002138.