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Andrew Janiszeski

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Contact Information

4044-J Natural History Building
1301 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801
Graduate Research Assistant, Advisor: Dr. Robert M. Rauber


I'm currently a Ph. D. student in the department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois. I currently study the role of kinematics in re-organizing snowfall beneath cloud-top generating cells in midlatitude winter storms and am currently participating in the NASA-EPSO IMPACTS field campaign. I hope to understand, with a three-part study, how precipitation originating at cloud-top relates, via kinematics, to low-level snow bands. I received my M.S. degree back in 2018 at UIUC as well with my research focusing on the finescale structure of a nor'easter using HIAPER Cloud Radar (HCR) data and WRF thermodynamic overlays.

Before my graduate work, I received a B.S. in Meteorology at SUNY Oswego in 2015. I participated and performed research on the OWLeS project during my final two years there focusing on high-resolution WRF modeling of lake effect snow bands. 

Research Interests

My current research interests include: radar remote sensing, extratropical cyclones, high-resolution modeling (WRF), simple modeling (kinematic model scripted in Python), mesoscale snow bands, cloud-top generating cells, and finescale frontal structure.


State University of New York at Oswego

2015 - B.S. Meteorology  

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2018 - M.S. Atmospheric Sciences

Courses Taught

Fall 2015, 2018:  ATMS 100 Introduction to Meteorology

Spring, Fall 2016: ATMS 140 - Climate and Global Change

Recent Publications

Rauber, R. M., S. M. Ellis, J. Vivekanandan, J. Stith, W-C Lee, G. M. McFarquhar, B. F. Jewett, and A. Janiszeski, 2017: Fine scale structure of a snowstorm over the Northeastern United States: a first look at high resolution HIAPER Cloud Radar Observations.  Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 98,253-269.

Tessendorf, S.A.; French, J.R.; Friedrich, K.; Geerts, B.; Rauber, R.M.; Rasmussen, R.M.; Xue, L.; Ikeda, K.; Blestrud, D.R.; Kunkel, M.L.; et al. A transformational approach to winter orographic weather modification research: The SNOWIE Project. Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc. 2019100, 71–92