My background is quite eclectic, and before pursuing a career in atmospheric science I studied the humanities, worked abroad, and was even employed as an immunologist. While enthusiastic about many subjects, my true passion is earth science. Always fascinated by weather, I eventually decided to switch to meteorology and climatology. Previously, I have worked with the Great Lakes Multidisciplinary Design Team at the University of Michigan to model air pollution, and with the Naval Research Laboratory to study the relationship between tropical thermodynamics and biomass burning patterns. My current research at CSU involves the high-resolution numerical modeling of aerosol distributions in littoral zones with WRF-Chem, as well as the application of novel statistical methods to the atmospheric sciences. When not running simulations, I love to learn wacky instruments and play music, run, bike, travel, paint, and read.
MS - Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, 2016
BS - Russian Language & Literature, History, Eastern European Studies, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2011
Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP), 2015 & 2018
Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) PRSE Graduate Fellowship, 2016
Michigan Geophysical Union Poster Award in Atmospheric Science, 2016
Balalaika & Domra Association of America Scholarship, 2014 & 2015
School of Eclectic Art Award, 2012
Wisconsin Regional Art Program State Award, 2012
UW-Madison Distinctive Academic Achievement, 2011
Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholar, 2006-2010
Cooper Power Systems Scholarship, 2006 & 2008-2010
Brady Academic All-Star, 2006
Bukowski, J. , D. J. Posselt, J. S. Reid, and S. A. Atwood, 2017: Modes of vertical thermodynamic and wind variability over the Maritime Continent, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 4611-4626, doi:10.5194/acp-17-4611-2017 .
Bukowski, J., and S. C. van den Heever: Relative Contributions of Convective and Non-Convective Dust Lofting over the Arabian Peninsula.
-AMS 98th Annual Conference, Austin, TX, 2018 (P)
-CSU Graduate Student Showcase, Fort Collins, CO, 2017 (P)
Bukowski, J., D. J. Posselt, J. S. Reid, and S. A. Atwood: Covariance of Thermodynamics and Maritime Continent Smoke Aerosols.
-AMS 97th Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, 2017 (O)
-AGU Annual Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2016 (O, presented by J.S. Reid)
-The 6th Annual Young Scientist Symposium on Atmospheric Research, Fort Collins, CO, 2016 (O)
-10th Annual Earth System and Space Science Poster Conference, Boulder, CO, 2016 (P)
Bukowski, J., L. Fitzpatrick, S. Kawecki, Y. Li, A. Steiner, D. J. Posselt, and K. Richardville: Modeled Sensitivity of Tropospheric Ozone to Planetary Boundary Layer Height in the Great Lakes Region.
-AMS 16th Annual Student Conference, Seattle, WA, 2017 (P)
Bukowski, J., L. Fitzpatrick, S. Kawecki, Y. Li, A. Steiner, and D. J. Posselt: The Sensitivity of Surface Ozone Concentrations to Anthropogenic NOx Emissions in the Great Lakes Region.
-Michigan Geophysical Union 13th Research Symposium, Ann Arbor, MI, 2016 (P, Award)
-CSU Graduate Student Showcase, Fort Collins, CO, 2016 (P)
Bukowski, J., D. J. Posselt, J. S. Reid, and S. A. Atwood: An Evaluation and Constraint of Thermodynamic Boundary Conditions over the Maritime Continent.
-AMS 32nd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2016 (O)
-AMS 15th Annual AMS Student Conference, New Orleans, LA, 2016 (P)
-AGU Graduate Virtual Poster Showcase, Washington, DC, 2015 (P)
Freeman, S. W., J. Bukowski, S. M. Hitchcock, L. D. Grant, P. J. Marinescu, and S. C. van den Heever: A Novel Use of Multirotor sUAS to Sample Severe Convective Storms during the C3LOUD-Ex Field Campaign. AMS 98th Annual Conference, Austin, TX, 2018 (O)
van den Heever, S. C., J. Bukowski, L. Grant, S. R. Herbener, S. Kawecki, P. J. Marinescu, J. M. Park, and S. M. Saleeby: The Impact of Radiation Absorbing Aerosols on the Intensity and Organization of Several Mesoscale Regimes. AMS 98th Annual Conference, Austin, TX, 2018 (O)
Saleeby, S. M., S. C. van den Heever, and J. Bukowski: Impact of Simulated Dust Lofting Methodologies on Sea Breezes along the Arabian Peninsula. AMS 98th Annual Conference, Austin, TX, 2018 (O)
Posselt, D. J., J. S. Reid, J. Bukowski, R. L. Storer, and F. He: Aerosol–Convection Covariability: Results from Field Campaigns and Model Ensembles. AMS 98th Annual Conference, Austin, TX, 2018 (O)
Grant, L. D., S. C. van den Heever, P. J. Marinescu, S. W. Freeman, J. Bukowski, and P. C. Kennedy: Spatial and Temporal Variability in Midlatitude Cold Pools from C3LOUD-Ex Observations. AMS 98th Annual Conference, Austin, TX, 2018 (O)
Kreidenweis, S., Q. Bian, L. Grasso, X. Xu, J. Bukowski, S. C. van den Heever, J. E. Solbrig, and S. Miller: Disappearing Dust Plumes: Exploring the Roles of Water Vapor and Dust Properties in Detection from Satellite Observations. AMS 98th Annual Conference, Austin, TX, 2018 (O)
Posselt, D. J. and J. Bukowski: Sensitivity of Mesoscale Convective Cloud Systems to Changes in Microphysics and the Environment. AMS 32nd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2016 (O)
Beginning Domra Music Teacher (Balalaika and Domra Association of America), 2017 & 2018
English as a Second Language (Schools of Hope - Sherman Middle School, Madison, WI), Fall 2010-Spring 2011
Russian Conversation (Greater University Tutoring Service - UW-Madison), Fall 2010-Spring 2011
English as a Second Language (The Sunshine Project, St. Petersburg, Russia), Summer 2010
German Language I & II (West High School, Waukesha, WI), Fall 2005-Spring 2006
CSU Convective Cloud Outflows and UpDrafts Experiment (C3LOUD-Ex) - Research Scientist / Drone Pilot, May-June 2017
CSU Graduate Student Council - Department of Atmospheric Science Representative, 2018-Present
FORTCAST - Executive Board Member, 2018-Present
Balalaika and Domra Association of America - Executive Board of Directors Member, 2016-Present
Teen Science Cafe - Volunteer, September 2017
Little Shop of Physics - Volunteer, 2017 & 2018
The Michigan Engineer - Featured Scientist, Fall 2016
Museum of Wisconsin Art - Exhibitor, Summer 2013
FAA Part 107 Licensed UAS Pilot