David Delene, PhD

Associate Research Professor
University of North Dakota

Dr. David J. Delene, Associate Research Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of North Dakota. r. Delene’s research interests include atmospheric aerosols, cloud physics, weather modification, and satellite remote sensing. Dr. Delene’s work has centered on making in situ measurements of cloud and aerosol properties to understand aerosol-cloud interaction and precipitation formation. Measurements from the research aircraft, along with radar, surface and satellite observations, provides new information for understanding cloud and precipitation processes. Dr. Delene has led airborne field projects in North Dakota, Saudi Arabia and Florida, and precipitation in NASA GPM validation field projects (MPACE, GCPEX, OLYMPEX). Recently, Dr. Delene has been involved with the NASA ORACLES project, provided scientific support for South Korea and China research aircrafts, and is conducting analysis of the CAPE2015 data set of in-situ measurements in thunderstorm anvils concurrent with the Navy's Mid-Course Doppler Radar (MCR). Analysis is ongoing of the CAPE 2015 dataset to compare MCR and aircraft measurements and improve the forecasting of cirrus clouds. Dr. Delene is the lead developer of the Airborne Data Processing And Analysis (ADPAA) software package that is used on several airborne platforms and is being actively developed by several scientists.

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