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Katia Lamer

Res Associate Environ Science, EE Cloud Process, Environmental and Climate Sciences Department

Katia Lamer

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Environmental and Climate Sciences Department
Bldg. 490D, Room 2-107
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-7095
klamer@bnl.gov

Katia Lamer is a Research Associate in the Department of Environmental and Climate Sciences at Brookhaven National Laboratory. She has interests in both Earth Sciences and sustainability, but her scientific work is mostly focused on atmospheric boundary layer process and their impact on shallow clouds. Katia was born in Canada and attended McGill University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in Earth System sciences in 2013 and a master's degree in Atmospheric and Oceanic sciences in 2014. She then moved to the U.S. to pursue Ph.D. studies under the supervision of Eugene Clothiaux. Her Ph.D research focused on interfacing observations and GCM models to evaluate their representation of mixed-phase clouds. For this purpose, she created the (GO)2-SIM forward simulator as an objective tool that converts model output to observables. Following graduation, Katia worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the City College of New York with Jimmy Booth, where she investigated the impact of large-scale conditions on the properties of rain in subsidence regimes. Since she began her employment at BNL, her work has been focused on characterizing the dynamical structure of New York City's urban boundary layer.

Expertise | Research | Education | Publications | Awards


Expertise

  • Boundary layer turbulence
  • Land-atmosphere interactions
  • Cloud and rain processes
  • Remote sensing
  • Model evaluation

Research Activities

  • Research Associate, 12/2019-present:  Environmental and Climate Sciences Dept., Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY
  • Post-Doctoral Researcher, 03/2019-11/2019:  City University of New York, City College, New York, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Graduate Assistant, 08/2015-12/2018:  The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
  • Research Assistant, 12/2014-08/2015:  McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
  • Undergraduate Student Research Assistant,  02/2014-04/2014:  McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Education

  • Ph.D., Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States.
  • M.S., Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • B.S., Earth System Science, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Selected Publications

  • Kollias P, Bharadwaj N, Clothiaux EE, Lamer K, Oue M, Hardin J, Isom B, Lindenmaier I, Matthews A, Luke EP, Giangrande SE, Johnson K, Collis S, Comstock J, Mather JH (2020) The ARM Radar Network: At the Leading Edge of Cloud and Precipitation Observations. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 101:E588–E607. doi: 10.1175/bams-d-18-0288.1
  • Kollias P, Luke E, Oue M, Lamer K (2020) Agile Adaptive Radar Sampling of Fast-Evolving Atmospheric Phenomena Guided by Satellite Imagery and Surface Cameras. Geophysical Research Letters. doi: 10.1029/2020gl088440
  • Battaglia A, Kollias P, Dhillon R, Lamer K, Khairoutdinov M, Watters D (2020) Mind the gap – Part 2: Improving quantitative estimates of cloud and rain water path in oceanic warm rain using spaceborne radars. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 13:4865–4883. doi: 10.5194/amt-13-4865-2020
  • Lamer K, Kollias P, Battaglia A, Preval S (2020) Mind-the-gap part I: Accurately locating warm marine boundary layer clouds and precipitation using spaceborne radars. doi: 10.5194/amt-2019-473
  • Lamer K, Naud CM, Booth JF (2020) Relationships Between Precipitation Properties and Large-Scale Conditions During Subsidence at the Eastern North Atlantic Observatory. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. doi: 10.1029/2019jd031848
  • Zhu Z, Lamer K, Kollias P, Clothiaux EE (2019) The Vertical Structure of Liquid Water Content in Shallow Clouds as Retrieved From Dual-Wavelength Radar Observations. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 124:14184–14197. doi: 10.1029/2019jd031188
  • Endo S, Zhang D, Vogelmann AM, Kollias P, Lamer K, Oue M, Xiao H, Gustafson WI, Romps DM (2019) Reconciling Differences Between Large-Eddy Simulations and Doppler Lidar Observations of Continental Shallow Cumulus Cloud-Base Vertical Velocity. Geophysical Research Letters 46:11539–11547. doi: 10.1029/2019gl084893
  • Lamer K, Puigdomènech Treserras B, Zhu Z, Isom B, Bharadwaj N, Kollias P (2019) Characterization of shallow oceanic precipitation using profiling and scanning radar observations at the Eastern North Atlantic ARM observatory. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 12:4931–4947. doi: 10.5194/amt-12-4931-2019
  • Lamer K, Fridlind AM, Ackerman AS, Kollias P, Clothiaux EE, Kelley M (2018) (GO)2-SIM: a GCM-oriented ground-observation forward-simulator framework for objective evaluation of cloud and precipitation phase. Geoscientific Model Development 11:4195–4214. doi: 10.5194/gmd-11-4195-2018
  • Lamer K, Kollias P, Nuijens L (2015) Observations of the variability of shallow trade wind cumulus cloudiness and mass flux. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 120:6161–6178. doi: 10.1002/2014jd022950
  • Kollias P, Jo I, Borque P, Tatarevic A, Lamer K, Bharadwaj N, Widener K, Johnson K, Clothiaux EE (2014) Scanning ARM Cloud Radars. Part II: Data Quality Control and Processing. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 31:583–598. doi: 10.1175/jtech-d-13-00045.1
  • Lamer K, Kollias P, Nuijens L (2015) Observations of the variability of shallow trade wind cumulus cloudiness and mass flux. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 120:6161–6178. doi: 10.1002/2014jd022950
  • Lamer K, Kollias P (2015) Observations of fair-weather cumuli over land: Dynamical factors controlling cloud size and cover. Geophysical Research Letters 42:8693–8701. doi: 10.1002/2015gl064534
  • Kollias P, Jo I, Borque P, Tatarevic A, Lamer K, Bharadwaj N, Widener K, Johnson K, Clothiaux EE (2014) Scanning ARM Cloud Radars. Part II: Data Quality Control and Processing. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 31:583–598. doi: 10.1175/jtech-d-13-00045.1

Awards & Recognition

  • Canada Steamship Lines Award, McGill University, 08/2013.
  • Research Scholarship for the M.S. degree, Fonds de Recherche Nature et Technologies, 04/2013.
  • Student Undergraduate Research Award, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sc., McGill University,  04/2013.
  • Undergraduate Research Conference, 2nd Recipient, Earth Science, McGill University, 10/2012.
  • Student Undergraduate Research Award, Earth Planetary Science, McGill University,  06/2011.
  • Salme Nommik Bursary, McGill University, 10/2011.
  • Tim Hortons Scholarship, McGill University, 10/2010.
  • Membership:  American Geophysical Union
Katia Lamer

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Environmental and Climate Sciences Department
Bldg. 490D, Room 2-107
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-7095
klamer@bnl.gov

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