Suzanne Wetzel Seemann

Associate Researcher, CIMSS/SSEC
University of Wisconsin - Madisonoffice: room 425
Madison, Wisconsin 53706-1695 (608) 265-5357


M.S. University of Wisconsin, Madison: Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, January 2000. Coursework included frontal cyclone theory and synoptic lab, geophysical fluid dynamics I and II, air pollution and dispersion, climate change, Java programming, atmospheric thermodynamics, air pollution policy, and atmospheric radiative transfer. GPA: 4.0 (of 4.0).

M.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: Joint Degree in Environmental Engineering (at MIT) and Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering (at WHOI), September 1996. Coursework focused on atmospheric and ocean boundary layer turbulence, sediment transport, coastal engineering, geophysical fluid dynamics, land-atmosphere interaction, and mathematics. GPA: 4.6 (of 5.0).

B.S.E. Princeton University: Civil and Environmental Engineering, with honors, June 1994. Coursework included core engineering courses, groundwater hydrology, water resources, water pollution technology, environmental systems planning and design.

Relevant Work Experience

1/2000 - present Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, UW-Madison, WI
6/1998 - 1/2000 COMET / NWS Graduate Fellow, University of Wisconsin, Madison and NWSFO Sullivan, WI
1/1998 - 1/2000 Graduate Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin, Madison
9/1997 - 5/1998 Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin, Madison
1/1998 National Weather Service Internship, Sullivan, WI
9/1996 - 8/1997 Visiting Investigator, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
6/1994 - 9/1996 Graduate Research Assistant, MIT/WHOI
9/1993 - 6/1994 Undergraduate Research Assistant, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
6/1993 - 9/1993 Summer Research Assistant, University of Washington, Seattle


Conferences and Workshops

Field Experience

Computer Experience

Experienced in MATLAB, C, Java, UNIX, and scripts, Linux, netCDF, HTML, LaTeX, GEMPAK

Familiar with FORTRAN 77, Fortran 90, Perl, CGI scripting, Vis5D, AWIPS, NTRANS

Professional Activities and Awards

Awarded COMET/NWS Graduate Fellowship, June 1998-June 2000
Awarded the UW-Madison Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences' Teaching Award, May 1998
Participant National Weather Forecasting Contest, 1997-1999
Member, American Meteorological Society, 1998-present
Member, American Geophysical Union, 1995-1997
Member, Society of Women Engineers, 1992-1994
Awarded membership to Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, May 1994
Received the Sigma Xi Book Award for Excellent Research, June 1994
Red Bank Regional High School Valedictorian, June 1990

Other Interests

tennis, woodworking, running, hiking, birding, wildflowers

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