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Check out our recent publication on Kelvin waves and hurricane formation here!
Take a look at my poster presentation at the 2023 AMS Annual Meeting here!

Current Research Interests

  • Mechanisms of Tropical Cyclone Formation

  • In-Situ Observations of Tropical Cyclones

  • Interactions between Convectively-Coupled Kelvin Waves and African Easterly Waves

  • Tropical Cyclones and Climate Change

About Me

Hello! My name is Quinton Lawton and I am a PhD student in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Miami. I currently work in the Majumdar Research Group. My research is funded under a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, which I was awarded in the Spring of 2020. 

I am passionate about using tropical cyclone research as a way to mitigate their negative impacts on people and communities. I have conducted research in both academic and operational settings. This has included projects investigating climate change and tropical cyclones, operational hurricane forecast models (with NOAA's HWRF group), collaborations with scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and work studying the predictability of tropical cyclogenesis (formation). I actively seek out both intra- and inter-disciplinary collaborations, and would love to hear from you!


I also see my career as an opportunity to innovate programs that make science and research more accessible to younger students. I have been heavily involved in recruitment and outreach activities for Texas A&M University and the University of Miami. Visit the "Outreach" page to learn more.

In The News

News@TheU               "2021 Atlantic hurricane season comes to an end", Nov 30, 2021.

News@TheU               "A mid-season review of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season", Oct 6, 2021.

News@TheU               "Canes on Canes webinar takes a deep dive on hurricanes", Jun 7, 2021.

News@TheU               "UM students awarded prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowships", May 27, 2020. 

TAMU Foundation    "A Scientific Summer to Remember", Jun 19, 2019.

TAMU GeoNews        "Meteorology Student Contributed to Hurricane Forecast Model Improvements", Nov 30, 2018.

KBTX News               "TAMU green roof project breaks real world & classroom barriers", Apr 5, 2017.


Click below to view my curriculum vitae and learn more about my scientific career.


Learn more about the projects I'm currently working on or have worked on in the past. 


Learn more about the outreach activities I've spearheaded by clicking below.

Contact Me

Are you interested in a collaboration or just want to talk? Click below! 

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