Neil Lareau, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Neil Lareau

Contact Information

Degrees

  • Carnegie Mellon University,Pittsburgh, PA,Fine Art, BFA, 2002
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, Atmospheric Science, MS, 2010
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT,Atmospheric Science, PhD, 2014

Biography

Dr. Lareau joined UNR in 2018. His research program leverages modern observing and modeling systems to advance our understanding of atmospheric dynamics across a range of scales. Dr. Lareau's previous professional appointments include: Faculty at San Jose State University, post-doctoral scholar at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Post-Doctoral Scholar at San Jose State University. Dr. Lareau earned both MS and PhD degrees in Atmospheric Science from the University of Utah. He also holds an undergraduate degree (BFA) in Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University.

Research Interests

My research focuses on high-impact weather in the western United States.Research foci include: Fire weather and wildfire plume dynamics, complex terrain boundary layers, cumulus convection, orographic precipitation, and synoptic-scale weather systems.

Class Materials

ATMS 410/610 AIRFLOW AND WEATHER DYNAMICS
ATMS 413/613 INTRODUCTION TO SYNOPTIC
METEOROLOGY

Publications