Me ziplining in Costa Rica during the summer of 2016.

Shaun Howe

Office ATL 4339

Hometown Neshanic Station, NJ
Education A.S. Physics (2014), Raritan Valley Community College
B.S. Atmospheric Science (2016), Cornell University
Advisor Professor Ning Zeng

Academic Career

While a student at Cornell, I spent a summer interning at NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. My project advisor was Dr. Vaishali Naik and focused on using airport visibility observations as a metric for haze and understanding how haze related to meteorology in the US. I continued this project as a senior honors thesis working with Dr. Natalie Mahowald. As a senior, I was also the Co-President of the Cornell Chapter of the American Meteorological Society and was active in outreach and undergraduate involvement within the Atmospheric Science Major. After graduation, I spent the summer working at the Office of the New Jersey State Climatologist where I worked on various projects ranging from the validity of Newark snowfall data to atmospheric visibility in New Jersey.

I am currently a second year PhD student and am working on the SENSE project by refining and implementing low cost carbon dioxide sensors to measure carbon dioxide concentrations in the Baltimore/Washington region. The project is apart of a lager NIST funded project to better measure greenhouse gas emissions in urban areas. The University of Maryland component of the project is known as FLAGG-MD.

The second part of my research involves utilizing the VEGAS Dynamic Vegetation Model in conjunction with WRF to simulate greenhouse gas emissions in the testbed area for Baltimore/Washington DC. I am currently testing the model by running forward simulations of carbon dioxide for the Hebei Province in Beijing China. The results can be found under the "Beijing Pollution" tab.


AOSC/GEOL 123 Fall 2017 Office Hours - held in Atlantic Building 4339:

Monday and Wednesday: 1:00PM-2:00PM

You can also email me to meet by appointment.

Other Interests

When I am not coding, I enjoy hiking, playing guitar, and watching baseball.