Jennie Bukowski

jennie.bukowski (at)


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. My research at CSU involves high-resolution mesoscale modeling of aerosol-cloud-environment interactions 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


Bukowski, J., and S.C. van den Heever, 2019: Convective distribution of dust over the Arabian Peninsula: the impact of model resolution. In review at Atmos. Chem. Phys.

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. Link

Miller, S.D., L.D. Grasso, Q. Bian, S.M. Kreidenweis, J.F. Dostalek, J.E. Solbrig, J. Bukowski, S.C. van den Heever, Y. Wang, X. Xu, J. Wang, A.L. Walker, T.-C Wu, M. Zupanski, C. Chiu, and J.S. Reid, 2019: A Tale of Two Dust Storms: analysis of a complex dust event in the Middle East, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 5101–5118. Link

Saleeby, S. M., S.C. van den Heever, J. Bukowski, A.L. Walker, J.E. Solbrig, S.A. Atwood, Q. Bian, S.M. Kreidenweis, Y. Wang, J. Wang, and S.D. Miller, 2019: The influence of simulated surface dust lofting and atmospheric loading on radiative forcing, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 10279–10301. Link

Posselt, D. J., F. He, J. Bukowski, and J.S. Reid, 2019: On the Relative Sensitivity of a Tropical Deep Convective Storm to Changes in Environment and Cloud Microphysical Parameters, J. Atmos. Sci., 76, 1163-1185. Link

Freeman, S. W., J. Bukowski, L.D. Grant, P. J. Marinescu, J.M. Park, S.M. Hitchcock, and S.C. van den Heever, 2019: Where Should the Sensor Go? An Evaluation of Multirotor Drone Sensor Siting Locations. In review at J. Atmos. Ocean Tech.

Awards and Honors

AMS Summer Policy Colloquium - NSF Funding Recipient, 2019
PNNL Aerosol Summer School, 2019
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 Scholarship, 2006-2010
Cooper Power Systems Scholarship, 2006 & 2008-2010
Brady Academic All-Star, 2006

Conference Presentations

Bukowski, J., and S. C. van den Heever: Direct Radiative Feedbacks in Haboobs.
-AMS 18th Conference on Mesoscale Processes, Savannah, GA, 2019 (O)
-AGU Annual Fall Meeting, Washington, DC, 2018 (O)

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)

Teaching Experience

Graduate Student Instructor - Weather & Climate Laboratory (CSU ATS-351), Fall 2019
Graduate Teaching Assistant - Intro to Weather & Climate (CSU ATS-350), Fall 2019
Beginning Domra Music Teacher (Balalaika & 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

Field Experience

CSU Convective Cloud Outflows and UpDrafts Experiment (C3LOUD-Ex) - Research Scientist / Drone Pilot, 2017

Positions Held and Community Outreach

CSU Graduate Student Council - Dept. of Atmospheric Science Representative, 2018-Present
Balalaika & Domra Association of America - Executive Board of Directors Member, 2016-Present
AMS FORTCAST - Executive Board Member, 2018-2019
Colorado Climate Center – Weather and Science Day - Science Demo Volunteer, 2018-2019
S. Christa McAuliffe STEM Academy - Careers in STEM Presenter / Mentor, 2019
Werner Elementary - Earth & Science Day Volunteer, 2019
The Growing Project - Volunteer, 2019
Young Scientist Symposium on Atmospheric Research - Aerosol Session Chair, 2017-2019
Teen Science Cafe - Volunteer, 2017
Little Shop of Physics - Science Demo Volunteer, 2017-2019
The Michigan Engineer - Featured Scientist, Fall 2016
FAA Part 107 Licensed UAS Pilot

Last Updated: 10/19