Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder

Melissa Nigro

Research Interests

Melissa's research focuses on the driving forces of the low-level wind field over the Ross Ice Shelf. She uses observational data and numerical weather prediction systems to understand the mechanisms that drive the wind flow in the transitional area between the Transantarctic Mountains and the Ross Ice Shelf. The project focuses on the influence of synoptic scale and mesoscale systems on the wind field in this region. As well as the impact of the topographic forcing from the Transantarctic Mountains.

Current Research

Currently at ATOC