Emma Layton

Bio:
Originally from Northern Virginia, Emma received her bachelors in Earth Science from Columbia University in 2023. Her senior thesis, which assessed the performance of clear-sky fluxes in parameterized radiation models, spurred her interest in atmosphere dynamics and the nuts-and-bolts of climate modeling. Now a Ph.D. student at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, her interests have shifted to shallow cumulus dynamics and mesoscale convective organization.

Education:
B.A. Earth Science – Columbia University

Research Interests:
Emma has research interests in mesoscale shallow cumulus convective organization and the sensitivity of weather processes to atmospheric and land use changes in Hawai’i. By contributing to understandings of how land use and climate change shift cloud and rainfall patterns, she hopes to help build a foundation for community-based climate resilience efforts.