- Atmospheric Science
Kip Nielsen is a 2022-2026 Self Graduate Fellow pursuing a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science at KU. He holds a B.S. in Atmospheric & Oceanic Science and Environmental Studies from the University of Wisconsin – Madison (2017) and an M.S. in Atmospheric Science with a certificate in Environmental Studies from KU (2021). His research uses aircraft observations and numerical simulations to investigate the land-atmosphere interactions over cities with an emphasis on the urban heat island during heat waves and the stability of the lower atmosphere related to high pollution days. Given the implications of these atmospheric interactions on public health issues, he also plans to work with local organizations to relay this information to the community.
Mentor: David. A. Rahn, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Geography & Atmospheric Science