University of Wisconsin - Green Bay


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Steven Meyer

Steven Meyer

Spring 2012

"Accuracy of 7- and 10-Day Forecasts for Green Bay"

Grant in Aid of Research

Final Report: "Digitizing the Data: To accomplish the goals of this project I hired Sara Denomme, a senior Environmental Sciences student, to digitize the National Weather Service 7-day temperature forecasts I have been archiving since July 2006. Because Sara already had summer plans to travel to China she didn’t get to start the digitizing process until the third week of the Fall semester. This set the project behind from day one; however, once she started, Sara made good progress. Sara graduated in December but she offered to continue digitizing the temperature data into January (gratis). Whatever digitizing she does not complete, I will complete before the end of the winter break. Part of the project is also to digitize The Weather Channel 10-day temperature forecasts. When it became clear that Sara would not be able to complete all the digitizing work I had planned for her to finish, I hired a second student. Robin Gilbertson, an undeclared (intending to declare biology) freshman student from my First Year Seminar class, took on the task of digitizing The Weather Channel 10-day temperature forecasts and is making wonderful progress. Presenting the Results: With Sara Denomme having graduated in December, I will nominate Robin Gilbertson to present our preliminary results at the Academic Excellence Symposium during the Spring 2013 semester. She has verbally agreed to present a poster at the symposium. In addition, I have accepted an invitation from Prof. Matt Dornbush to present our preliminary findings at an NAS seminar on 19 April 2013. Further Study: Even with our late start to the project, we will have results to present on temperature forecasts this Spring semester. Beginning this summer, I want to continue examining these forecasts by analyzing the precipitation side of the forecasts."


Spring 2006

Faculty Lecture Series Presenter


Spring 2005

"Analyze 119 years of Snowfall Data for Green Bay, WI"

Grant in Aid of Research


Spring 2004

"Determine the Accuracy of the Climate Prediction Center's seasonal climate outlooks for Wisconsin"

Grant in Aid of Research


Spring 2003

"Determine the Accuracy of the Climate Prediction Center's seasonal climate outlooks for the Great Lakes region"

Grant in Aid of Research


Spring 2002

"Student Computer Programming Help with an Electronic Climate Atlas of Wisconsin"

Grant in Aid of Research