University of Miami Rosenstiel School names Kieran T. Bhatia 2010 Alumni Fellow

December 16, 2010

MIAMI - December 16, 2010 - The University of Miami's Rosenstiel School Alumni Association announced that this year's Alumni Fellow is Kieran T. Bhatia. The 12th recipient of this honor since 1997, Bhatia is working toward his Ph.D. with Dr. David Nolan on the dynamics and development of hurricanes.

Bhatia graduated Cum Laude from the University of Maryland at College Park in 2010, earning a B.S. in Physics (meteorology track). In addition to his research on campus, he spent two summers conducting research at NOAA sites in Boulder, Colorado and Camp Springs, Maryland. At NOAA's Office of Atmospheric Research in Boulder, he developed probabilistic evapotranspiration forecasts for two of the most profitable agricultural regions in the country, the Imperial and Coachella Valleys in southern California. In Camp Springs, he evaluated the success of a conditional bias correction on the 5-day forecast for the 500 hectopascal height field and mean sea level pressure.

The fellowship currently provides tuition and a stipend for the first year of the graduate's career at the Rosenstiel School.
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