Visiting Assistant Professor, Dec. 1998-present Jackson, MS Dept. of Physics, Atmos. Sci., and Gen. Sci., Jackson State University Teaching Meteorology and General Science classes Research on land surface parameterization in climate models Service to community and university Post-Doctoral Research Assistant, Jan. 1997-Nov. 1998 Tallahassee, FL Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Florida State University Coordinated regional climate modeling study of sensitivity to sea surface temperature fields with development of land surface parameterization Navy Research Fellow, Sept. 1994-Dec. 1996 Tallahassee, FL Research Assistant, June 1993-Sept. 1994 NASA Space Grant Fellow, June 1990-May 1993 Department of Meteorology, Florida State University Developed extension of BATS land surface parameterization scheme with detailed hydrological budgeting Researched roles of biosphere and its seasonal variation in climate modeling Extensive numerical model development and other programming in FORTRAN Visiting Scientist, Summer 1991 & Summer 1992 Huntsville, AL U.S.R.A., G.H.C.C, Marshall Space Flight Center Analyzed results of climate simulations with CCM1 Prepared data for mass-flux study of tropical convection with SSMI satellite imagery Research Assistant, June 1988-Aug. 1990 College Station, TX Department of Meteorology, Texas A&M University Statistically analyzed 50 year record of daily Texas rainfall for spatial patterns by EOFs Prepared meteorological data for impact study on hazardous waste site proposal Computer Experience: Cray-YMP/XMP (Unicos), SGI (Unix), DEC (VMS), IBM PC (Windows & Linux) Programming in FORTRAN and C Parallel computing on SGI Power Challenge Word processing with LaTeX and Microsoft Word Graphics and analysis with NCAR graphics, GrADS, Gempak, MC-IDAS, GRASS Teaching Experience: Courses taught: Dynamic Meteorology, Meteorological Measurements, Seminar in Atmospheric Science, Professional Meteorology, Introduction to Science and Technology Occasional lecturing for graduate courses in Tropical Meteorology, and Numerical Weather Prediction Invited seminars: Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL (1992) Dept. of Meteorology, Univ. of Nairobi (1993) Naval Research Laboratory, Monterey, CA (1994) Miscellaneous: Member of American Meteorological Society Member of American Geophysical Union Spanish proficiency; varying degrees of experience/training in Turkish, Arabic, Latin, and French International experience: 3 months in Turkey; 2 months in Canada; more limited travel in Jordan, Kenya, England, and Mexico
White, L.D., 1999: The role of the biosphere in modulating ENSO response over the southeastern United States. Manuscript in preparation for Journal of Climate. White, L.D., 1999: Parameterization of biosphere processes in the FSU spectral models. Manuscript to be submitted to Journal of Hydrometeorology. White, L.D., M. Tewari, and T.N. Krishnamurti, 1998: Application of a GCM to study the surface hydrological budget of Amazonia. J. of Applied Meteor., Vol. 37, No. 10, pp. 1321-1331. Krishnamurti, T.N., L.A. Ogallo, L.D. White, and G. Daughenbaugh, 1994: Climate Atlas of Africa: 1980-1989. Dept. of Meteorology, Florida State Univ., Report #FSU-94-14, 696 pp.
Third Conference on Coastal Atmospheric and Oceanic Prediction and Processes, New Orleans, LA, Nov. 3-5, 1999. 24th Annual Meeting of the National Weather Association, Biloxi, MS, Oct. 15-22, 1999. White, L., 1999: Validation of the Enhanced BATS within the PILPS framework. 33rd Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Congress, May 31- June 4, 1999, 99. White, L.D., 1999: Role of land surface processes in modulating ENSO impacts over continents. 23rd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Jan. 10-15, 1999, 210-211. White, L.D., 1998: Role of land surface processes in modulating southeast U.S. ENSO impacts. 23rd Annual Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop, Oct. 26-30, 1998. White, L.D., and S. Cocke, 1997: Regional climate modeling with advanced biosphere- hydrological parameterization. 22nd Annual Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop, Oct. 6-10, 1997, 322-325. White, L., 1996: Sensitivity of global seasonal climate simulations to static or seasonally varying vegetation forcing. 21st Annual Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop, Oct. 28-Nov. 1, 1996, 26-29. The National Center for Atmospheric Research Summer Colloquium on The PBL and Its Parameterization, Boulder, CO, July 24-Aug. 4, 1995. White, L., 1994: Utilization of a coupled biosphere-atmosphere model for seasonal forecasting and sensitivity studies. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Preprints, 105. American Meteorological Society Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, Jan. 23-28, 1994.
Tallahassee Area Sea-Breeze Experiment (TASBEX), Tallahassee, FL, Summer 1994.
THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY [Fall 1990-Fall 1996] Tallahassee, FL Doctor of Philosophy in Synoptic Meteorology, December 1996 Coursework: Turbulence, Numerical Weather Prediction, General Circulation, Tropical Meteorology, Global Climate System Doctoral Dissertation: Sensitivity of Global Seasonal Climate Simulations to Static or Seasonally Varying Vegetation Forcing TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY [Summer 1988-Summer 1990] College Station, TX Master of Science in Synoptic Meteorology, December 1990 Relevant Coursework: Dynamic Meteorology, Meteorological Satellite Data, Tropical Meteorology, Mesometeorology, Synoptic Meteorology, Radar Meteorology, Hydrological Modeling Masters Thesis: An Analysis of Daily Precipitation Patterns over Texas Using Empirical Orthogonal Functions TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY [Fall 1984-Spring 1988] College Station, TX Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, May 1988 27 hours of Physics courses McFadden President's Endowed Scholarship, as undergraduate (4 years) Salutatorian of high school class
Born: February 12, 1968 in Nairobi, Kenya United States citizen Marital Status: Married Community Involvement: Teaching Children's Church Course coordinator for Tallahassee Bible Institute Eagle Scout Hobbies & Interests: Music, travel, canoeing, hiking, history
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