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Thank you for visiting my personal website! Here you can find pages on my various research, general academic and educational outreach activities.

About Me

Born and raised on the East End of Long Island, NY, I've grown up loving the diversity of weather phenomena there. I have always had a special passion for understanding strong nor'easters and used to marvel at the combination of wind, wintry precipitation and a raging sea. Living on the coast inspired an insatiable interest in storms at sea that coincided with the popularity of The Perfect Storm movie release during my impressionable pre-teen years. I kept up the interest in weather and took every opportunity to perform class projects or research papers on any weather topic that I could during junior high and high school. I attended the University at Albany and received my B.S. in Atmospheric Science (Summa Cum Laude) and completed the Honors College program in May of 2011. My senior thesis topic was on the mesoscale banding associated with the 26-27 December 2010 East Coast cyclone. I knew my curiosity in understanding atmospheric science wasn't satisfied so I started graduate school at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University in August of 2011. I have explored intermittent embedded convection within stratiform precipitation in the Pacific Northwest but shaped my dissertation proposal to reflect my East Coast winter storm interests under the advisement of Dr. Brian Colle. A side project investigating the evolution of the mesoscale band associated with Winter Storm "Nemo" or the blizzard of 8-9 February 2013 in collaboration with a few prominent scientists helped solidify my dissertation topic on the role of thermodynamic processes in single and multi-banded East Coast winter storms. I aim to earn my Ph.D. in atmospheric science in 2016 which is essentially a huge step in a life-long dream.



Contact Info
sara.ganetis"at"stonybrook.edu
Curriculum Vitae
Coastal Meteorology and Atmospheric Prediction Group