Subcategory: Geosciences and Earth Sciences
Room: Exhibit Hall A
Christopher Thompson - Virginia Union University
Co-Author(s): Tambria Wake, Virginia Union University, Richmond VA; Francis Mensah, Virginia Union University, Richmond VA.
In this research, we observe velocities, temperatures, relative humidity, visibility and precipitations distributions for the storms, that is, Winter Storm Riley in March, 2018, Hurricane Florence in September, 2018, Hurricane Michael in October, 2018, and Hurricane Dorian in August, 2019 in Richmond, VA. Data was collected from both Virginia Union University (VUU) and Richmond International Airport (RIA) weather stations. These data were analyzed and comparison was done. Our primary hypothesis was that VUU is between highways and several buildings resulting in lower winds speed than RIA. Finally, we use satellite data for validation of our results. For future work, we intend to collect more storms data from different weather channels and see if we can reach the same conclusions. Moreover, we plan to collect aerosols samples in the vicinity of the VUU weather station to understand the difference in particles in the atmosphere during and after these storms.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): NSF National Science Foundation
Faculty Advisor: Dr.Francis Mensah, email@example.com
Role: My job was to collect data from the weather station. Also after collecting the data i analyze and compare the data .