Portrait of Lynn McMurdie

Lynn McMurdie

Research Associate Professor

Atmospheric Sciences

Lynn McMurdie is a meteorologist whose work centers on storms. More specifically, she studies the structure of storms that form over the oceans and their modification as they traverse over mountain ranges. Her latest project was the Olympic Mountains Experiment (OLYMPEX) where midlatitude storms were sampled by aircraft, multiple specialized radars and ground instruments measuring the structure and amounts of falling rain and snow. These observations will be used to valid satellite estimates of global rainfall and to study the modification of storm systems as they move over coastal mountain ranges. Her future work will be to study supercell thunderstorms in Argentina and east coast snowstorms. Her research approach applies observations to modeling and theory. For her dedication not only to research, but also in the classroom, she has won numerous teaching awards from the Atmospheric Science department of University of Washington.