Brian Gaudet


My name is Brian Gaudet, and I work as a research scientist at the Department of Meteorology. My research involves using computer models to predict the interaction of winds and turbulence near the surface over regions such as central PA and Indianapolis, and using the model output to help predict the transport of particulate matter and tracers such as carbon dioxide. These model simulations can also be used as a component of a system to work backwards helping to use measurements of tracer concentrations downwind to deduce the total quantity released at a known source location. If you have never taken an online course before don't worry too much! There is some adjustment, but I hope you find the format convenient and flexible. I will do my best to help you, and to answer any questions you have about content or logistics.

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