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Kyle Brooks


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Research Interests:

Severe and Convective Storms, Tornadoes, Tropical Meteorology, Numerical Weather Prediction, Computing in Atmospheric Science, Machine Learning, Big Data

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I am a M.S student who models the weather! I also love to program and work with computers. My graduate advisor is Dr. John Knox.

My story started when I was around 3 years old when I recieved the book "Do Tornadoes Really Twist" for my birthday. I was instantly hooked (pun fully intended) on meteorology. I come from a small town in southwest Georgia (Worth County) known as Sylvester. 

My interests include tropical cyclones, tornadoes, and severe weather. I am also a well-versed radar meteorologist and modeler and love using computers to their full potential when predicting the future states of our atmosphere. I really enjoy data science as well and work with massive datasets to find patterns and other interesting properties. 

In my free time, I enjoy biking, photography, and flying my drone. I also spend a lot of time watching videos and documentaries about weather events around the world. I also enjoy Minecraft and No Man's Sky.


A.S General Studies with Engineering Focus, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Tifton, Georgia -- Graduated July 2019

B.S Atmospheric Sciences, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia -- Graduated May 2022

B.S Geography, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia -- Graduated May 2022

Dissertation/Thesis Title:
“A Long Time Comin’": Modeling the Impacts of a Direct Major Tropical Cyclone Landfall on Coastal Georgia

Creation of a student-run, on-campus Numerical Weather Forecasting Model. Athens, GA - UGA 2023 Student Technology Fee One-time Funding Allocation

WRF in the GEOG 1112 Curriculum. Athens, GA - UGA 2023 Franklin College Teaching Enhancement and Innovation Grant

Developing new storm design criteria for natural hazards planning research and practice (co-PI). Athens, GA - UGA 2021 Presidential Interdisciplinary Seed-Grant


Of note:

Co-founder of the UGA's implementation of the WRF-ARW model and WRF Club

Founder and President of UGA Atmospheric Sciences Coding Initiative and Implementation Club

Graduate Representative for UGA Chapter of the American Meteorological Society

Member of UGA Chi Epsilon Pi Atmospheric Sciences Honor Society

Selected Publications:

Brooks, K. T., J. A. Knox, P. A. Knox, L. Seymour, and Z. Lei, 2023: Exploring Extreme Wind Statistics in Georgia Mesonet and National    Weather Service Data. 27th Conference on Other Topics in Applied Climatology, Denver, CO, Amer. Meteor.    Soc.,


Brooks, K. T., C. Nam, M. M. Bell, J. C. DeHart, 2022: Variability in Thermodynamic Profiles of Extreme Precipitation Events in Northern  Taiwan. 21st Annual Student Conference, Houston, TX, Amer. Meteor.  Soc., 

Major Professor

John A. Knox

Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor

Committee Members

John A. Knox

Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor

Gabe Kooperman

Associate Professor

Marshall Shepherd

Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor

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