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Name: Matyas, Corene
Title: Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator
Organization: Geography
Education: Ph.D., Geography, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 2005
Office Address: 3119 Turlington Hall PO Box 117315 Gainesville, FL 32611
Email: matyas@ufl.edu
Telephone: +1 (352) 392-0492

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I am a climatologist whose work centers around rainfall. Currently, I am working to analyze rainfall patterns from landfalling tropical cyclones. I utilize a GIS to spatially analyze radar reflectivity and precipitation amount data, identifying where heavy rainfall occurs within each storm. My goal is to develop a model to forecast the location of heavy rainfall using knowledge of atmospheric and land surface forcing on the development of rainfall.

Keywords: tropical cyclones; climatology; rainfall; Geographic Information Systems; geospatial analysis; radar; meteorology; physical geography