Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr. Alan C. Czarnetzki

Dr. Alan C. Czarnetzki
Latham 102 and Latham 206A
(319) 273-2152
Specialties: Dynamic and Synoptic Meteorology

Ph. D. Meteorology (1992), University of Wisconsin-Madison

M. S. Meteorology (1986), University of Wisconsin-Madison

B. S. Meteorology (1984), University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests: 
  • Middle latitude cyclones (dynamic and synoptic meteorology)

  • Thunderstorm phenomena (mesoscale dynamics)

  • Air quality

  • Meteorological decision support systems that can be used by decision makers, planners, and emergency managers charged with protecting communities in the path of potentially adverse weather.

Selected Publications: 
  • Beaumont, J. & Czarnetzki, A. 2015, Temporal Development of Stability Parameters Prior to Thunderstorms using Microwave Radiometer Observations, in Abstracts of the 19th Annual National Weather Association Severe Storms and Doppler Radar Conference, Des Moines Iowa.

  • Czarnetzki, A. C., 2013, Superadiabatic Lapse Rates in the Near-Surface Environment, in Abstracts of the 17th Annual National Weather Association Severe Storms and Doppler Radar Conference, Des Moines Iowa.

  • Jian, H., Brikenheuer, D., Czarnetzki, A., Gutman, S., Jackson, M., Toth, Z., Ware, R., Xie, Y., Yuan, H., 2013, Water Vapor Analysis during Early Stage Development of the June 2012 Derecho, in Proceedings of the 93rd Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, Austin Texas.

  • Czarnetzki, A. C., 2012, Persistent Daytime Superadiabatic Surface Layers Observed by a Microwave Temperature Profiler. Proceedings of the 37th National Weather Association Annual Meeting, Madison Wisconsin

  • Czarnetzki, A. C. and S. K. Newlin, 2011. Atmospheric Structure During Episodes of High PM2.5 Concentration. Proceedings of the Air and Waste Management Associations 104th Annual Conference, Orlando Florida.

  • Czarnetzki, A. C., 2009. Air quality activities for the middle and high school science classroom. Proceedings of the 7th Hawaii International Converence on Education, Honolulu Hawaii.

  • Czarnetzki, A. C., 2009. Air quality course for science teachers at the University of Northern Iowa. Proceedings of the 18th Symposium on Education, Phoenix Arizona, American Meteorological Society.

  • Korotkova, S. A., A. C. Czarnetzki, and K. McCready, 2006. Simulation of Particulate Matter Distribution over Iowa (paper number 2006-2583), Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education, Chicago Illinois.

  • Brooks, D. R., A. C. Czarnetzki, W. Geery, K. Panec, and R. Roettger, 2005. Current Scientist/Teacher Collaborations in Atmospheric Science. Proceedings of the Ninth Annual GLOBE Conference, Prague, Czech Republic.

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