Research Experience

Current Affiliation -- PhD Student at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

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PhD Research: Atmospheric Waves and Hurricane Genesis
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NOAA/NWS/NCEP Environmental Modeling Center
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Downscaling Tropical Cyclones from Climate Models
Peer Reviewed Publications

Lawton, Q. A., S. J. Majumdar, K. Dotterer, C. Thorncroft, and C. J. Schreck, 2022: The Influence of Convectively Coupled Kelvin Waves on African Easterly Waves in a Wave-Following Framework. Monthly Weather Review, 150(8), 2055-2072, doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-21-0321.1.

Lawton, Q. A., R. L. Korty, and R. A. Zamora, 2021: Tropical cyclones downscaled from simulations of the Last Glacial Maximum. J. Climate, 34(2), 659-674, doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-20-0409.1.

Undergraduate Thesis

Lawton, Q. A., 2018: Downscaled Tropical Cyclones in Simulations of the Last Glacial Maximum. Thesis, Texas A&M University, 72 pp. Two-year embargo hold. Thesis document available upon request.

Conference Presentations

Lawton, Q. A., S. J. Majumdar, K. Dotterer, C. Thorncroft, and C. J. Schreck III, 2022: The Influence of Convectively Coupled Kelvin Waves on African Easterly Waves in a Lagrangian Framework. AMS 35th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Tropical Wave Oral Session I, New Orleans, LA.

Lawton Q. A., S. J. Majumdar, and K. Dotterer, 2022: Updating Our Perspective on the Connection Between Tropical Cyclogenesis and Convectively Coupled Kelvin Waves, AMS 35th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Poster Session, New Orleans, LA.

Lawton Q. A., 2022: The Influence of Convectively Coupled Kelvin Waves on African Easterly Waves and Tropical Cyclogenesis. National Hurricane Center Seminar, Miami, FL.

Lawton, Q. A., S. J. Majumdar, K. Dotterer, and C. Thorncroft, 2021: The Influence of Convectively Coupled Kelvin Waves (CCKWs) on the African Easterly Wave (AEW) Pathway to Tropical Cyclogenesis. AMS 34th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Tropical Cyclogenesis II, Virtual.

Lawton, Q. A., S. J. Majumdar, K. Dotterer, and C. Thorncroft, 2021: Tropical Cyclogenesis via Convectively Coupled Kelvin Wave (CCKW) – African Easterly Wave (AEW) interactions. Part II: AEW Behavior during the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season. American Meteorological Society’s Fourth Special Symposium on Tropical Meteorology and Tropical Cyclones Poster Session, Virtual.

Dotterer, K., C. Thorncroft, Q. A. Lawton, and S. J. Majumdar, 2021: Tropical Cyclogenesis via Convectively Coupled Kelvin Wave (CCKW) – African Easterly Wave (AEW) interactions. Part I: CCKW Behavior during the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season. American Meteorological Society’s Fourth Special Symposium on Tropical Meteorology and Tropical Cyclones Poster Session, Virtual.

Walker, A., G. Rizzuto, Q. A. Lawton, and S. J. Majumdar, 2021: Large-Scale Environmental Influences on African Easterly Waves and Tropical Cyclogenesis in the Eastern Atlantic Basin. 2021 American Meteorological Society Student Conference, Virtual.

Lawton, Q. A., S. Abarca, B. Liu, A. Mehra, A.C. Didlake Jr., and R. Rogers, 2019: Investigating Hurricane Convection in HWRF. Tropical Cyclones and Extreme Monsoon Precipitation Poster Session at the 2019 American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ.

Lawton, Q. A., S. Abarca, B. Liu, A. Mehra, A.C. Didlake Jr., and R. Rogers, 2018: Investigating Hurricane Convection in HWRF. Texas A&M Department of Atmospheric Sciences Seminar, College Station, TX.

Lawton, Q. A., S. Abarca, B. Liu, A. Mehra, A.C. Didlake Jr., and R. Rogers, 2018: Investigating Hurricane Convection in HWRF. Environmental Modeling Center HWRF Seminar, College Park, MD.

Lawton, Q. A., S. Abarca, B. Liu, A. Mehra, A.C. Didlake Jr., and R. Rogers, 2018: Investigating Hurricane Convection in HWRF. NCEP Student Presentation Workshop, College Park, MD.

Lawton, Q. A., and R. L. Korty, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX: Downscaled Tropical Cyclones in Paleoclimate Simulations: Intermodel Variability. 2017 Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium, Rice University, Houston, TX.

Lawton, Q. A., and R. L. Korty, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX: Intermodel Variability in Tropical Cyclones Downscaled from Paleoclimate Simulations. 33rd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Ponte Vedra, FL.

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Lawton, Q. A., and R.L Korty, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX: Downscaled Tropical Cyclones in Paleoclimate Simulations: Intermodel Variability. 2018 American Meteorological Society Student Conference, Austin, TX.

Marquez, L., Q. A. Lawton, T. M. Fenske, K. L. Squires, and D. T. Conlee, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX: Potential Applications of Low Power Amateur Radio Digital Modes in Meteorology. 2018 American Meteorological Society Student Conference, Austin, TX.

Silva, A. M., Q. A. LawtonJ. E. MarbleE. A. SmithE. T. Williams, and D. T. Conlee, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX: Methods of Heat Flux Measurement in a Modular Green Roof System. 2017 American Meteorological Society Student Conference, Seattle, WA.

Silva, A. M., Q. A. LawtonJ. E. MarbleE. A. SmithE. T. Williams, and D. T. Conlee, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX: Methods of Heat Flux Measurement in a Modular Green Roof System. 2017 Texas Weather Conference, Austin, TX