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Ashley Queen



Tel: (919) 513-4438

Email:  anqueen AT ncsu.edu

 

Education:

M.S. Student, Atmospheric Science, Marine Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University, August 2005 – Present.

B.S. Degree, Meteorology with Statistics minor, Marine Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University, May 2005.

 

 

Work Experience:

Graduate Research Assistant, Air Quality Forecasting Lab, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, August 2005 – Present.

Student Office Aide, University Honors Program, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, March 2003 – Present.

Meteorologist, State Climate Office of North Carolina, May 2005 to August 2005.

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, August 2004 - May 2005.

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Air Quality Forecasting Lab, North Carolina State University , Raleigh, NC , May 2004 – December 2004.

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Climate Modeling Lab, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC , January 2004 – May 2004.

Broadcast Meteorology Intern, WJHL Television Station, Johnson City, TN, May 2003 – August 2003.

 

 

Research Experience:

1. North Carolina State University, Air Quality Forecasting Lab, Graduate Research Assistant, AMS Fellowship Program.  Main tasks include the conducting and evaluating MM5 simulations with different cloud microphysics schemes, in order to examine the influence of meteorological predictions of clouds and precipitation on CMAQ wet deposition simulations (supported by NSF).

2. State Climate Office of North Carolina, Meteorologist, Summer Research Program.  Main tasks included radar/satellite image and data collection along with plotting model data, all of which were used to examine mesoscale circulation patterns and precipitation in the Sandhills Region of the Carolinas and Georgia.

3. North Carolina State University, Air Quality Forecasting Lab, Research Assistant, Summer Undergraduate Research Program. Main tasks included researching air quality monitoring projects and analyzing the data from these projects to be used to evaluate and improve air quality model predictions (supported by NSF).

4. North Carolina State University, Climate Modeling Lab, Research Assistant, Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU).  Main tasks included the analysis of the RegCM2 model’s predicted precipitation amounts for Eastern Africa in relation to observed data and assessing the quality and value of climate model predictions (supported by NSF).

 

 

Publications:

Queen, A., Y. Zhang, R. Gilliam, and J. Pleim, 2008, Examining the sensitivity of MM5-CMAQ predictions to explicit microphysics schemes and horizontal grid resolutions, Part I—Database, evaluation protocol, and precipitation predictions, Atmos. Environ., 42, 3842-3855.

Queen, A. and Y. Zhang, 2008, Examining the sensitivity of MM5-CMAQ predictions to explicit microphysics schemes and horizontal grid resolutions, Part II— PM Concentrations and wet deposition predictions, Atmos. Environ., 42, 3856-3868.

Queen, A. and Y. Zhang, 2008, Examining the sensitivity of MM5-CMAQ predictions to explicit microphysics schemes and horizontal grid resolutions, Part III— The Impact of horizontal grid resolution, Atmos. Environ., 42, 3869-3881.

 

Zhang, Y., S.-Y. Wu, J.-L. Hu, S. Krishnan, K. Wang, A. Queen, V. P. Aneja, and P. Arya, 2006, Modeling Agricultural Air Quality: Current Status, Major Challenges, and Outlook, Atmospheric Environment, submitted.

 

Zhang, Y., P. Liu, A. Queen, C. Misenis, B. Pun, C. Seigneur, and S.-Y. Wu, 2006, A Comprehensive Performance Evaluation of MM5-CMAQ for Summer 1999 Southern Oxidants Study Episode, Part-II. Gas and Aerosol Predictions, Atmospheric Environment, 40(26), 4839-4855.

 

 

Non-Refereed Conference Proceedings:

Queen, A. and Y. Zhang, 2007, Examining the Sensitivity of Meteorological and Chemical Predictions to Explicit Microphysics Schemes, submitted to the Proceedings of the 87th AMS Annual Meeting / the 9th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry, January 14-18, San Antonio, TX.

 

Zhang, Y., S.-Y. Wu, J.-L. Hu, S. Krishnan, K. Wang, A. Queen, V. P. Aneja, and P. Arya, 2006, Modeling Agricultural Air Quality: Current Status, Major Challenges, and Outlook, Proceedings of the Workshop on Agricultural Air Quality: State of the Science, June 5-8, Potomac, MD

 

Queen, A., S. Krishnan, Y. Zhang, S.-Y. Wu , J. Pleim, S. Roselle, and R. Gilliam, 2006, MM5 Precipitation Physics and their Impact on the Wet Deposition Predictions of CMAQ, Proceedings of the Workshop on Agricultural Air Quality: State of the Science, June 5-8, Potomac, MD.

 

Zhang, Y., P. Liu, C. Misenis, and A. Queen, B. Pun, and C. Seigneur, 2004, Performance evaluation of CMAQ for summer 1999 Southern Oxidants Study Episode, Proceedings of the Models3 Users’ Conference, October 18-20, 2004, Chapel Hill, NC , 1 page.

 

 

Contributed Conference Presentations:

Queen, A. and Y. Zhang, 2007, Examining the Sensitivity of Meteorological and Chemical Simulations to Explicit Microphysics Schemes, to be presented orally at the 87th AMS Annual Meeting / the 9th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry, January 14-18, San Antonio, TX.

 

Queen, A., S. Krishnan, Y. Zhang, S.-Y. Wu , J. Pleim, S. Roselle, and R. Gilliam, 2006, MM5 Precipitation Physics and their Impact on the Wet Deposition Predictions of CMAQ, presented as a poster at the Workshop on Agricultural Air Quality: State of the Science, June 5-8, Potomac, MD.

 

Zhang, Y., S.-Y. Wu, J.-L. Hu, S. Krishnan, K. Wang, A. Queen, V. P. Aneja, and P. Arya, 2006, Modeling Agricultural Air Quality: Current Status, Major Challenges, and Outlook, presented orally at the Workshop on Agricultural Air Quality: State of the Science, June 5-8, Potomac, MD.

 

Queen, A., and J. White, 2005, Is the Fine Particulate Matter Air Pollution “Non-Attainment” Problem in Hickory and Lexington, NC Regional or Local?, presented as a poster at the 2005 North Carolina State University Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 28, Raleigh, NC.

 

Zhang, Y., P. Liu, C. Misenis, and A. Queen, B. Pun, and C. Seigneur, 2004, Performance Evaluation of CMAQ for Summer 1999 Southern Oxidants Study Episode, presented orally at the 2004 Models-3 Users’ Conference, October 18-20, Chapel Hill, NC .

 

Queen, A., and C. Misenis, 2004, Performance Evaluation of Community Multi-scale Air Quality (CMAQ) Model for June 1999 Episode, presented as a poster at the 2004 North Carolina State University Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium, August 5, Raleigh, NC .

 

 

Awards and Honors:

National Science Foundation Division of Atmospheric Sciences Fellowship, American Meteorological Society, 2005 – 2006

Harry R. Glahn Scholarship in Statistical Meteorology, American Meteorological Society, 2004 – 2005

Raytheon Undergraduate Industry Scholarship, American Meteorological Society, 2003 – 2005

Paul A. Humphrey Meteorology Scholarship, North Carolina State University, 2001 – 2005

Academic Achievement Award, Central North Carolina Chapter of the AMS, 2005

Named North Carolina State University’s Outstanding Atmospheric Science Student, 2005

Undergraduate Research Symposium Award, North Carolina State University, 2005

Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, North Carolina State University, 2005

Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, North Carolina State University, 2004

Inducted into National Collegiate Scholars, North Carolina State University, 2002

Inducted into Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, North Carolina State University, 2002

 

 

Membership/Activities:

Member of American Geophysical Union, January 2006 – Present

Member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), January 2005 – Present

Member of Central North Carolina Chapter of the AMS, August 2004 – Present

Member of NCSU Student Chapter of the AMS, August 2002 – Present

Member of Phi Beta Kappa, January 2005 – Present

Member of Phi Kappa Phi, March 2004 – Present

Member of University Honors Program, August 2001 – Present

Member of University Scholars Program, August 2001 – Present

WKNC Student Weather Radio Broadcaster, 2002 – 2003 (rotating cycles)