Lightning Resources

Lightning Research Group at CICS-MD

Dr. Scott Rudlosky began working as a Physical Scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) during December 2011. He is co-located with the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites (CICS) and the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) in College Park, Maryland. Scott originally joined CICS/ESSIC as a Research Associate in January 2011 following completion of his M.S. (2007) and Ph.D. (2010) in Meteorology at Florida State University. He obtained his B.S. (2004) in Geography with a specialization in Atmospheric Science from The Ohio State University. Scott serves as a member of the GOES-R Risk Reduction Team that develops algorithms and datasets to better understand future operational applications of total lightning datasets that will be provided by the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) aboard the upcoming GOES-R satellite. Scott also serves on the National Weather Service (NWS) Lightning Safety Awareness Team and the NWS Total Lightning Implementation Working Group. He interacts closely with high school, undergraduate, and graduate students, and teaches a course on mesoscale meteorology in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science at the University of Maryland.

Kayla Brown is currently a senior in the Science and Technology Program at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, MD. As an intern at CICS-MD, she focuses on the detection capabilities of the Earth Networks Total Lightning Network (ENTLN) in comparison to the National Lightning Detection Network (NLDN). At school, she serves as a member of the National Honor Society, the Japanese National Honor Society, and she manages the school JV/Varsity wrestling team.



Doug Kahn

Matthew Bielec

Shenjian Su


Patrick Meyers (2013-)

Dustin Shea (2013, M.S.)
Doug Kahn(2014-17)
Meredith Nichols (2013-15)
Sarah Shellem (2013-15)
Mitchell Ramsey (2013)
David Wheeler (2013)
Thomas Kelly (2014)
Reginald Johnson (2014)
Angelena Bohman (2014)
Matthew Brown (2015)
Zuriel Herran (2015-16)