Kyle Wodzicki

Kyle Wodzicki

Phone: Email: kwodzic@ncsu.edu Orcid: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2221-1856

Biography

Kyle Wodzicki joined NCICS in March 2022 as a Climate Data Analyst. With nearly ten years experience performing atmospheric research, Kyle is applying his computer programming and data analysis expertise to various projects at NCICS, such as the development of a new heat vulnerability index for the Southeast US. This new index is aimed at reducing heat-related sickness and death by incorporating atmospheric information that better measures how heat affects people. Kyle also looks forward to expanding his skills into the AI/ML and cloud compute areas to aid in development of new satellite retrieval techniques and streamlining of data product creation.

After earning his B.S. in Meterorology from SUNY Oswego in 2013, Kyle completed his M.S. (2015) and Ph.D. (2021) in Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M. While at Texas A&M, Kyle was involved in the Atmospheric Science Graduate Council, serving as treasurer and vice president during his tenure. He also participated in the Vortex SE Meso18-19 project, creating a GUI for processing atmospheric sounding data collected during the field campaign and helping to launch weather balloons. After graduate school, Kyle worked as a postdoctoral research associate on the Dynamics and Chemistry of the Summer Stratosphere (DCOTSS) field campaign where he developed forecast projects used to plan science flights.

In his free time, Kyle spends his time wood working and playing drums and guitar. He also dabbles in system administration with a small home server for media and file sharing and web hosting.

Publications

2020
Wodzicki, K. R., and A. D. Rapp, 2020: Variations in precipitating convective feature populations with ITCZ width in the Pacific ocean. J. Climate, 33, 4391–4401, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0689.1
2018
Byrne, M. P., A. G. Pendergrass, A. D. Rapp, and K. R. Wodzicki, 2018: Response of the intertropical convergence zone to climate change: Location, width, and strength. Current Climate Change Reports, 4, 355–370, doi: 10.1007/s40641-018-0110-5
Bartos, E. A., A. D. Rapp, and K. R. Wodzicki, 2018: Increasing frequency of midtropospheric dry layers in the Pacific intertropical convergence zone. Geophys. Res. Lett., 45, 13,523–13,529, doi: 10.1029/2018GL080799
2016
Wodzicki, K. R., and A. Rapp, 2016: Long-term characterization of the Pacific ITCZ using TRMM, GPCP, and ERA-Interim. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121, 3153–3170