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My name is Guoqing Ge, which can be roughly pronounced as "Gwo-cheen Gore". My Ph.D. study focuses on examining and improving suitable storm-scale 3DVAR data assimilation for the prediction of tornadic supercell thunderstorms. I have investigated the following topics: the impacts of different data fields on storm-scale data assimilation, the impacts of beam broadening and earth curvature on storm-scale data assimilation of radial velocity, developing weak constraints in 3DVAR cost function to couple different model fields to produce a more dynamic-consistent analysis and therefore improve the subsequent forecast of tornadic supercell thunderstorms.
I came from China. I got my B.S on Meteorology from Nanjing University, China and my M.S on Meteorology from Peking University (it is also called by some as Beijing University), China. My master research focused on mesoscale processes. At that time, I got to know the OU School of Meteorology (SoM) and the Center of Analysis and Prediction of Storms (CAPS, http://caps.ou.edu) because of their leading role in mesoscale to storm-scale studies.
I entered OU School of Meteorology on 2005 and since then acted as a Graduate Research Assistant at CAPS. The faculties at SoM are very enthusiastic and have wide and profound expertise in their research fields. I benefit greatly from their teaching and the discussions with them. The staff in SoM and CAPS are very nice and very helpful. They make me studying here in a different country and under a different culture more smoothly. The powerful computing capability and a research-friendly atmosphere maintained by CAPS are very beneficial to me and play an important role in my dissertation research that is co-advised by Prof. Kelvin Droegemeier and Prof. Jidong Gao.
In the past several years, my experience at the School of Meteorology is very pleasant. Studies at the SoM provide me a good foundation to seek future career goals. Right now, I will continue to work at CAPS as a postdoctoral research associate under the supervision of Prof. Ming Xue and focus on hybrid EnKF-3DVAR data assimilation.