Jake Mulholland

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  • Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016-Present
  • M.S. in Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014-2016
  • B.S. in Meteorology, State University of New York at Oswego, 2010-2014

Summary: Jake is a third year Ph.D. candidate in atmospheric sciences at UIUC. He obtained his B.S. degree from the State University of New York at Oswego in 2014, and his M.S. degree from UIUC in 2016. Jake's M.S. research topic was the formation mechanisms of misovortices within long lake-axis parallel (LLAP) lake-effect snow bands east of Lake Ontario using both dual-Doppler radar observations from the OWLES field campaign (winter 2013-2014) and high-resolution WRF simulations. The first third of his Ph.D. research consisted of creating a two-year radar and environmental climatology of severe convective storm modes and life cycles near the Sierras de Cordoba mountain range in Argentina, South America. Currently, Jake is analyzing the environmental and storm-scale factors that aid in the rapid upscale convective growth of orogenic deep moist convection into larger mesoscale convective systems in this region of South America using both ground-based radar data and high-resolution WRF and CM1 simulations. This work is partially in preparation for RELAMPAGO, in which Jake will be an integral part (both in forecasting operations and in the field launching mobile soundings).


  1. Mulholland, J.P., J. Frame, S.W. Nesbitt, S.M. Steiger, K.A. Kosiba, and J. Wurman2017Observations of Misovortices within a Long-Lake-Axis-Parallel Lake-Effect Snowband during the OWLeS Project. Mon. Wea. Rev., 1453265–3291, https://doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-16-0430.1 
  2. Mulholland, J.P., S.W. Nesbitt, R.J. Trapp, K.L. Rasmussen, and P.V. Salio2018Convective Storm Life Cycle and Environments near the Sierras de Córdoba, Argentina. Mon. Wea. Rev., 1462541–2557, https://doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-18-0081.1 

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