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Deanna joined the faculty of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Fall 2014. Prior to joining the faculty, she was a post doc at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center where she studied tropical cyclones using the NASA Global Hawk Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) research aircraft during the NASA Hurricane and Severe Storms Sentinel (HS3) multi-year Earth Venture Mission.

Her research interests include tropical meteorology, tropical cyclones, orographic precipitation, remote sensing, mesoscale convective systems, radar meteorology, satellite meteorology, and hazardous weather.

Complimenting her scientific interests, she is passionate about science communication and policy as well as expanding scientific literacy amongst the public. She is looking forward to a career of bridging the gap between science and other human interests to help science be more relevant and useful to the greater good.

Teaching

  • ATMS 120 - Severe and Hazardous Weather
  • ATMS 504 - Physical Meteorology
  • ATMS 410 - Radar Remote Sensing

Education

  • Ph.D. Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, 2011
  • M.S. Atmospheric Science, University of Washington, 2007
  • B.S. Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Science, University of Michigan, Meteorology concentration, 2004

Office Address

3066 Natural History Building

Office Phone

+1.217.244.6014

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Research Output

Identifying and Characterizing Tropical Oceanic Mesoscale Cold Pools using Spaceborne Scatterometer Winds

Garg, P., Nesbitt, S. W., Lang, T. J., Priftis, G., Chronis, T., Thayer, J. D. & Hence, D. A., Mar 16 2020, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 125, 5, e2019JD031812.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Vertical structure of tropical cyclone rainbands as seen by the TRMM precipitation radar

    Hence, D. A. & Houze, R. A., Sep 1 2012, In : Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. 69, 9, p. 2644-2661 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Vertical structure of tropical cyclones with concentric eyewalls as seen by the TRMM precipitation radar

    Hence, D. A. & Houze, R. A., Mar 1 2012, In : Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. 69, 3, p. 1021-1036 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Vertical structure of hurricane eyewalls as seen by the TRMM Precipitation Radar

    Hence, D. A. & Houze, R. A., Aug 1 2011, In : Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. 68, 8, p. 1637-1652 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle