Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

Evan Kalina

Research Interests

Evan's work focuses on improving numerical weather prediction models by transitioning innovations from the research community into operational systems and through his own applied research. He collaborates with model developers across government labs, academia, and private industry to test and evaluate potential forecast improvements in the Hurricane Weather Research and Forecast (HWRF) system, one of NOAA's operational models for the prediction of tropical cyclone track, intensity, and structure. He also works on assessing and improving the performance of the experimental High Resolution Rapid Refresh Ensemble (HRRRE) by introducing stochastic physics into the model parameterization schemes and evaluating the impact on ensemble spread and error. He equally enjoys scientific investigation of applied research questions and software engineering work that focuses on code management and developing workflows for operational modeling systems.