Sean Freeman

sean.freeman@colostate.edu


Biosketch

I grew up in West Virginia and Kentucky and graduated with my bachelor's degree from Florida State University in meteorology and computer science. I been involved in research since high school at the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at Western Kentucky University. While at Florida State, I completed a senior thesis investigating the transport of anthropogenic pollutants by Hurricane Sandy. In addition to my thesis work, I also participated in the NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP) in 2013. In Summer 2015, I had the pleasure to return to SARP as its coding mentor, giving lectures and individually teaching 32 students about programming. Outside of work, I love looking at the mountains to the west. I enjoy traveling, cooking, and watching college football (Go Noles!).

Education

BS, Meteorology, Florida State University, 2015
BS, Computer Science, Florida State University, 2015

Awards

NCAR ASP Summer Colloquium Participant, 2018
AMS Mesoscale Conference Travel Grant, 2017
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2015
American Meteorological Society Graduate Fellowship, 2015
Phi Beta Kappa, 2015
American Meteorological Society Pedro S. Grau Scholarship in Meteorology, 2014
NASA Group Achievement Award (SEAC4RS), 2013
Barry Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention, 2013
Chi Epsilon Pi, 2013

Publications

Heath, N. K., H. E. Fuelberg, S. Tanelli, F. J. Turk, R. P. Lawson, S. Woods, and S. Freeman (2017), WRF nested large-eddy simulations of deep convection during SEAC4RS, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 122, 3953–3974, doi:10.1002/2016JD025465

First-Author Presentations

Freeman, Sean W., S. C. van den Heever, and A. L. Igel, Good Nus and Bad Nus: An Investigation of the Raindrop Shape Parameter in a Deep Convective Simulation? 15th AMS Conference on Cloud Physics and Radiation, Vancouver, BC, July 2018. (P)

Freeman, Sean W., S. C. van den Heever, B. H. Kahn, and P. M. Kalmus, Thermodynamic Environmental Conditions Leading to Tornadogenesis. 98th AMS Annual meeting, Austin, TX, January 2018 (O)

Freeman, Sean 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. 98th AMS Annual meeting, Austin, TX, January 2018 (O)

Freeman, Sean W., S. C. van den Heever, Environmental Controls on Tornadogenesis. 17th AMS Conference on Mesoscale Processes, San Diego, CA, July 2017

Freeman, Sean W., S. C. van den Heever, and A. L. Igel, Does the shape of the assumed raindrop size distribution matter in convective storms? 17th International Conference on Clouds and Precipitation, Manchester, UK, July 2016. (O)

Freeman, Sean W., and H. Fuelberg, A High Resolution Atmospheric Chemistry Simulation of Hurricane Sandy (2012). American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, Jan. 2015. (O)

Freeman, Sean W., and H. Fuelberg, A High Resolution Atmospheric Chemistry Simulation of Hurricane Sandy (2012). American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, Jan. 2015. (O)

Freeman, Sean W., N. K. Heath, and H. Fuelberg, Simulated Convectively Influenced vs. Lightning Influenced Air: Methods for Calculation and Associated Uncertainties. American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Fransisco, CA, Dec 2014. (P)

Freeman, Sean W., N. Grossberg, R. B. Pierce, P. Lee, F. Ngan, E. Yates, L. Iraci, B. Lefer, Evaluation of atmospheric chemical models using aircraft data.
-American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, Feb. 2014. (P)
-American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Fransisco, CA, Dec 2013. (P)

Freeman, Sean W., R. Mahmood, A. Quintanar, A. Gonzalez, Sensitivity study of soil moisture and carbon dioxide over the Ohio Valley.   241st Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Anaheim, CA, Mar. 2011. (P)

Teaching Experience

ATS 640 (Synoptic Meteorology), Teaching Assistant, Fall 2016
NASA Student Airborne Research Program, Coding Mentor, June - August 2015

Field Experience

Technical Manager, CSU Convective Cloud Outflows and UpDrafts Experiment (C3LOUD-Ex), July 2016; May-June 2017.

Meteorology and Flight Planning Team Member, NASA Studies of Emissions, Atmospheric Composition, Clouds and Climate Coupling by Regional Surveys (SEAC4RS), August 2013.

Miscellaneous and Media Appearances

FAA Part 107 Licensed UAS Pilot
Interviewed on CSU SOURCE, August 2017
Interviewed on Weather Junkies Podcast, July 2017
Interviewed in CSU Magazine, Winter 2016

Last Updated: 9/18