1301 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801
I am a second-year Ph.D. student in Atmospheric Sciences working within the Hence Mesoscale Group under Asst. Prof. Deanna Hence. My current area of research involves studying the interactions between tropical cyclones and the Madden-Julian Oscillation in the Indian Ocean using remote sensing instrumentation and high-resolution modeling. I previously studied deep convection during an MJO event observed by the DYNAMO field campaign in the tropical Indian Ocean.
Before attending the University of Illinois for graduate school, I completed a B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington. I participated in research every summer for the last three years of my undergraduate career, including comparing entrainment and related thermodynamic metrics between different microphysical schemes used in simulating a tropical squall line.
Tropical convection, Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO), tropical cyclones, radar remote sensing
- Ph.D. Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018 - Present
- M.S. Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017
- B.S. Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, 2015
NASA Earth Science FINESST, 2019 - Present
- ATMS 100 - Introduction to Meteorology
- ATMS 120 - Severe and Hazardous Weather
- ATMS 201 - General Physical Meteorology
Thayer, Jeffrey D. and D.A. Hence, 2020: Tropical Cyclone Interactions with the Madden-Julian Oscillation in the Indian Ocean. American Meteorological Society, 100th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
Thayer, Jeffrey D. and D.A. Hence, 2019: Tropical Cyclone Interactions with the Madden-Julian Oscillation in the Indian Ocean. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2019, San Francisco, CA.