Branden T. Katona

Branden T. Katona

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
406 Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802
Email: bik5072@psu.edu

Education:

  1. Ph.D., Meteorology – The Pennsylvania State University, 2016–Present
  2. M.S., Meteorology – The Pennsylvania State University, 2014 - 2016
  3. B.S., Meteorology – University of Oklahoma, 2010-2014

Research Specialties:

Mesoscale Meteorology:

Influence of topography on convective storms and their environments

Biography:

Publications and Presentations

  • Katona, B. and P. Markowski, 2018: Investigating the effects of topography on the generation of low-level vorticity in simulated supercells. 29th Conf. on Severe Local Storms, Stowe, VT, Amer. Meteor. Soc.
  • Katona, B. and P. Markowski, 2018: Revisiting the influence of topography on local convective environments using high-resolution model output. 29th Conf. on Severe Local Storms, Stowe, VT, Amer. Meteor. Soc.
  • Katona, B. and P. Markowski, 2016: Assessing the influence of topography on convective storm environments using high-resolution operational model output. 28th Conf. on Severe Local Storms, Portland, OR, Amer. Meteor. Soc.
  • Katona, B., P. Markowski, C. Alexander, and S. Benjamin, 2016: The influence of topography on convective storm environments in the eastern United States as deduced from the HRRR. Wea. Forecasting, 31, 1481–1490. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/WAF-D-16-0038.1
  • P. Markowski, Y. Richardson, M. Kumjian, A. Anderson-Frey, G. Jimenez, B. Katona, A. Klees, R. Schrom, and D.Tobin, 2015: Comments on “Observations of wall cloud formation in supercell thunderstorms during VORTEX2”. Mon. Wea. Rev.143, 4278–4281. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-15-0126.1