Amy Tinklenberg Receives the 2023 Roger E.A. Arndt Fellowship

Amy studies “the velocity of frozen precipitation,” in other words, snowfall and settling. “The settling velocity of frozen precipitation is not well understood, despite it occurring all around us,” Amy said when describing her research at the award ceremony which took place on December 15th in SAFL’s auditorium and on Zoom. 

As a native Minnesotan, snow is indeed often occurring all around Amy, and she’s determined to utilize her northern position to contribute to a larger body of research that will help improve weather and snow accumulation predictions on the ground, as well as the simulated properties of clouds, which are among the main sources of uncertainty in climate projections. (Tinklenberg, Guala & Coletti, 2023).

“We hope to combine the experimental data from my laboratory experiments with the field studies conducted by fellow SAFLers to develop a formulaic way of predicting snowfall speed given the particle and flow characteristics.”

perforated disks

Photo: perforated disks used in Amy's research. 

Congratulations to Amy and to her co-advisors, Filippo Coletti and Michele Guala.