Tim Bonin

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Tim graduated from Valparaiso University with a B.S. in Meteorology in 2009, after which he went to the University of Oklahoma to earn his MS (2011) and PhD (2015) degrees in meteorology. In completion of his MS, Tim worked on developing the SMARTSonde as an unmanned aerial system for boundary layer research, and conducting initial experiments with the SMARTSonde. For his PhD work, Tim evaluated turbulence measurements from Doppler lidars and used these measurements, along with observations from an Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer (AERI), to understand the nocturnal boundary layer and low-level jets. After completion of his PhD, Tim spent the summer exploring the Great Plains with the OU/NSSL Collaborative Lower Atmospheric Mobile Profiling System (CLAMPS) team taking measurements during the Plains Elevated Convection at Night (PECAN) project.

Tim now works for the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) in the Atmospheric Remote Sensing Group. There, he is working on a number of different projects using Doppler lidars including the Indianapolis Flux Experiment (INFLUX) and the Wind Forecast Improvement Project 2 (WFIP2).

Contact Information

E-Mail: timothy.bonin@noaa.gov

Research Interests

  • Doppler lidar
  • low-level jets
  • turbulence
  • boundary layer meteorology
  • nocturnal boundary layer
  • unmanned aerial systems