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.
Wodzicki, K.R. and A.D. Rapp, 2022: More Intense, Organized Deep Convection With Shrinking Tropical Ascent Regions. Geophysical Research Letters, 49 (15), e2022GL098615. http://dx.doi.org/doi.org/10.1029/2022GL098615