Duke University, Civil and Environmental Department
160 Hudson Hall, Box 90287
Durham, NC 27708
Work phone: (919) 660-5557
My research interests as a Ph.D. candidate include: land/atmosphere interactions, extreme events and hydrometerology in mountainous regions.
- Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering. Duke University. Expected May 2015.
- B.S. Atmospheric Sciences, Mathematics Minor. University of North Carolina at Asheville. August 2009. Cumulative GPA 3.94, graduated summa cum laude.
- Phlebotomy Certificate. Asheville Buncombe Technical College. May 2006.
- Linguistics. New York University. August 1998 - December 2000.
- Relevant coursework: Thermodynamics, Synoptic Meteorology, Meteorological Instruments, Numerical Analysis, Exploratory Data Analysis and Nonparametric Statistics, Calculus Based Statistics, Fluid Mechanics, Meteorological Statistics, SAMSI Undergraduate Statistics Workshop 2008
STG, Inc. Meteorological Precipitation Analyst. (September 2009 – August 2010).
- Assist in the upgrade of quality control for NCDC’s hourly precipitation dataset (HPD)
- Use the new system to perform quality control on newly digitized data
Duke University. Contractor/Undergraduate Research. (November 2007 – August 2009).
- Prepare rain gauges for installation in the field, maintain gauges in the field
- Data analysis, including developing a program using calibration data to determine rainfall totals
- Contributed to a poster presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting (Dec. 2008)
National Climatic Data Center. Intern. (January 2009 – April 2009).
- Assisted in the development of a quality controlled snowstorm database
- Developed repeatable, consistent, detailed quality control procedures using GIS
- Presented work at UNC Asheville’s Atmospheric Sciences Symposium and NCDC (April 2009)
- Proficient in: MatLab, GIS, Fortran, Microsoft Office
- Knowledge of: Python, SAS, Minitab, QuickBooks, IDL, Java
Awards and Memberships
- American Meteorological Society (AMS), 2007-present
- Pratt-Gardner Fellowship, Duke University, 2010
- James B. Duke Fellowship, Duke University, 2010-2014
- Award for Academic Excellence, University of North Carolina at Asheville, 2009
Publications and Presentations
- Wilson, A., S. Hinson, D. Manns, R. Ray and J.H. Lawrimore, 2010. Hourly precipitation data processing changes at NCDC. 15th Symposium on Meteorological observation and Instrumentation, Atlanta, GA, American Meteorological Society, 8.3.
- Wilson, A., 2009. Development of a Quality-Controlled Snowstorm Database. Oral Presentation to NCDC. Asheville, NC
- Squires, M., C. Tabor, and A. Wilson, 2009. Development of New Snowstorm Indices and a New GIS Snowstorm Database at the National Climatic Data Center. Oral Presentation. Carolinas and Virginia Climate Conference, Wilmington, NC.
- Prat, O.P., A.P. Barros, D.K. Miller, W. Li, P. Shrestha, D.H. Kang, K. Tao, J. Brun, A. Wilson, G. Cutrell and J. Proud, 2008. On the diurnal cycle of summertime rainfall and boundary conditions in the Great Smoky Mountains: The 2008 IOP at Purchase Knob Research Station. Poster Presentation, 2008 AGU fall meeting, San Francisco, CA.