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    • Bachelor of Sciences, Meteorology, Virginia Tech, 2015

    • Masters of Science, Atomspheric Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2017

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  • Elliot C. Shiben

    I am currently a first year Ph.D. student. I earned my bachelor’s degree at Virginia Tech in meteorology with minors in geography and physics in 2015. I also received my master’s degree in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2017 where I spent time studying Stratosphere-Troposphere exchange at the University of Wisconsin using the UWNMS model.

    I am currently working with Dr. Yue, Dr. Russell, and the rest of the CIPS team. Our plan of study is to study atmospheric coupling via gravity waves using the CIPS instrument on the AIM satellite. We plan to study gravity wave propagation throughout the atmosphere in order to understand the dynamical state of the upper atmosphere. We eventually plan on connecting disturbances at the lower atmosphere to upper atmospheric waves.

    Project: Atmospheric Coupling via Gravity Wave Propagation from the Troposphere to the Mesopause Region Using NASA AIM and Other Satellites

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    Atmospheric Gravity or buoyancy waves (GWs) are fluid waves generated when two bodies of different densities come into contact with one another. Gravity becomes the restoring force, creating a wave pattern as the fluids move back and forth. GW amplitudes increase upwards with altitude due to the decrease in atmospheric density and conservation of energy. […]