Gretchen Mullendore, Ph.D
Dr. Gretchen Mullendore is an associate professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of North Dakota. She obtained her PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington and then worked as a researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles before joining the faculty at the University of North Dakota in 2007. She manages an active research group funded by state and federal agencies (e.g., North Dakota Atmospheric Resources Board, NSF) and private companies (e.g., Northrop Grumman Corporation). Current research areas include using both observations and models to better understand convective transport, application of storm dynamics to turbulence forecasting, forecast validation at cloud scales, and using emerging technologies to improve atmospheric science workflows. Dr. Mullendore teaches undergraduate classes in computer concepts and numerical methods, and graduate classes in mesoscale dynamics and numerical weather prediction. She was awarded the 2017 UND Foundation/B.C. Gamble Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Service and has been honored as outstanding professor by the UND AMS Student Chapter several times. Dr. Mullendore currently serves as a member on the Unidata Users Committee and the AMS Committee on Mesoscale Processes.
Numerical modeling, convective transport, mesoscale dynamics, tropospheric-stratospheric exchange, cloud modeling, and convection initiation.