Daniel Chavas Wins Max Eaton Prize for Best Student Paper

April 29, 2012

Dan Chavas has won this year’s Max Eaton Prize for the best student paper at the American Meteorological Society’s 30th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology held last week in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Dan is trying to understand what determines the size (i.e. diameter) of a hurricane, which is not well understood and in nature is relatively independent of how fast its fastest winds are. The work he presented used a computer model of a hurricane in a simplified physical environment to determine the fundamental aspects of this environment that serve to modulate the final size of the model storm. For more information on Daniel’s research, read this article.

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