About Me

I am a fifth year Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Michigan's Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering working with Dr. Derek Posselt (formerly at CLaSP, currently at Jet Propulsion Lab) and Dr. Hugh Morrison (NCAR), and advised by Dr. Allison Steiner. My current research explores the sensitivity of orographic precipitation to changes in microphysical and environmental parameters using idealized numerical simulations and statistical frameworks, such as the Morris Screening method, variance-based sensitivity analysis, and Monte Carlo simulations. I successfully completed my M.S. in Atmospheric Science (Summer 2014) at Colorado State University co-advised by Drs. Sonia Kreidenweis and Russ Schumacher. My M.S. thesis focused on exploring the effect of latent heating to the development of a mesoscale vortex observed during the September 2013 Colorado extreme precipitation and flooding event.

My research interests are cloud microphysics and thermodynamics, mountain meteorology, aerosol-cloud interactions and their impact on precipiation, mesoscale processes, and extreme precipitation and flooding. I also enjoy teaching and participating in outreach opportunites to spread scientific knowledge to young scientists (and their parents). Besides research and teaching, I enjoy observing clouds, painting, playing badminton and tennis, and dancing. I'm also an avid fan of The Simpsons television show!

Contact Me

    Annareli Morales
    University of Michigan
    Department of Climate & Space Sciences and Engineering
    2549 Space Research Building
    2455 Hayward St.
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2143
    Email: annareli (at) umich.edu