Dr. Aaron Steele

Aaron Steele

- Basic Information -

Time in Larsen Lab: 2008-2009
Basic Project Description: Aaron started out trying to study wind in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer, but -- for most of the time he was working in the lab -- he was focused on studying radiative transfer through correlated random media. He also contributed to some of the early rain gauge array work at UNK. He -- along with Grant Saltzgaber and Matt Noffke -- was among the first ever students I mentored as a faculty member. In Aaron's case, most of the mentoring was done jointly with my colleague Dr. Aaron Clark.

- Dissemination Based on work in Larsen Lab -

- Peer-Reviewed Journal Papers -

M.L. Larsen, A.S. Clark, M. Noffke, G. Saltzgaber, and A. Steele (2010). Scaling properties of rainfall accumulation as measured by a tipping-bucket rain gauge network. Atmospheric Research, 96, 149--158. doi: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2009.12.008

- Professional Conference Presentations -

M.L. Larsen, A. Clark, and A. Steele (2009). Direct simulation of radiative transfer through a 3-dimensional correlated medium. Gordon Research Conference on Radiation and Climate. Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH. July 5-10, 2009.

M.L. Larsen, A. Clark, M. Noffke, G. Saltzgaber, and A. Steele (2009). Examination of sub-pixel accumulation variability in central Nebraska. 34th Conference on Radar Meteorology. Williamsburg, VA. October 5-9, 2009.

M.L. Larsen, A. Clark, A. Steele, and D. Hayes (2010). Development of a ballistic photon transport model that explicitly resolves cloud microstructure. 13th AMS Conference on Cloud Physics and 11th AMS Conference on Atmospheric Radiation. Portland, Oregon. June 28-July 3, 2010.

- Student Research Presentations -

A. Steele, M.L. Larsen, and A. Clark (2008). Light propagation through clouds using a Monte-Carlo simulation. UNK 10th Annual Student Research Day. April 1, 2008.

A. Steele, M.L. Larsen, and A. Clark (2008). Monte-carlo computational methods for solving the 3d radiative transfer through correlated media problem. UNK Physics Student Research Day. April 29, 2008.

A. Steele, M.L. Larsen, and A. Clark (2008). Radiative Transfer in the Atmosphere. UNK Sci-Math Colloquium. November 6, 2008.

A. Steele, M.L. Larsen, and A. Clark (2009). Development of a JOGL visualizer for a radiative transfer numerical computation. UNK 11th Annual Student Research Day. March 25, 2009.

- Awards won while working in Larsen Lab -

2008-2009 UNK Undergraduate Research Fellow

- Post-Graduation Activities and Current Status -

I've lost track of Aaron. I believe he defended his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering at Notre Dame back in about 2014 or so. I don't know what he's been up to since then -- but I'd love to hear back from him!
updated: 8 August 2021