The Office of the Vice President for Research recognizes David Carroll, an advanced instructor in the College of Natural Resources and Environment, for his work studying surface-atmosphere interactions that influence thunderstorm development and severe weather threats.
Carroll helped establish the meteorology program at Virginia Tech. He works with mobile weather-monitoring applications to study the near-storm environment of severe thunderstorms throughout the U.S. and cold-air damming events in the central Appalachians.
A recipient of the Governor's Award for Innovative Technology for storm-chase curriculum and a Sigma Xi Outstanding Math/Science Instructor, Carroll teaches courses in Applied Meteorology, severe weather, and field courses.
This year, geography, meteorology, and wildlife science students reached new heights, as Carroll and Lynn Resler, an associate professor of geography, planned a new field course to the Cascade Mountains of Washington state.
The students were expected to learn how complex mountain topography influences the dynamics of such physical systems as snow and ice, climate, plants, and animals over time and space, as well as the forces and events that form mountains
Carroll studied environmental science as an undergraduate before completing his graduate work through the Department of Geosciences at Mississippi State.