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Alexandra Anderson-Frey

Assistant professor, Atmospheric Sciences


Expertise: Tornadoes and severe storms

Alex Anderson-Frey is an atmospheric scientist who focuses on mesoscale meteorology and the study of severe storms. Research interests include: using machine learning techniques to tease out the environmental conditions most conducive to the development of tornado outbreaks; exploring why some storms result in tornadoes and others don’t; describing the growing intersection of risk and exposure to deadly storms; re-evaluating forecasting techniques for unusual severe-weather scenarios; filling gaps in the severe-storm record, especially outside of the U.S.; using cloud-computing models to simulate severe-weather scenarios; and asking how best to define a “good” severe-weather warning. Other interests include computer programming, machine learning and teaching.