Employee Spotlight: Meet Janice Bytheway
April 18, 2017
Researcher Janice Bytheway began working with PSD's Hydrometeorology Modeling and Applications Team in March after finishing her PhD in Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University in February. Janice's research interests generally focus on the atmospheric components of the global hydrologic cycle, specifically examining ways in which we can better observe and represent these components at a variety of spatial and temporal scales. Her dissertation research focused on using remotely sensed observations from radar and satellite to validate forecasts of warm season convective precipitation over the central U.S. from the HRRR model, and to try to relate forecast outcomes to model processes and assumptions, working with Curtis Alexander and Stan Benjamin at ESRL’s Global Systems Division. Prior to that, Janice worked on two NASA MEaSUREs projects focusing on global climatologies of water vapor (NVAP-M) and the global terrestrial water cycle. Her work at PSD with Rob Cifelli and Mimi Hughes will build upon her dissertation research, focusing on forecasts of more stratiform rainfall in northern and central California as part of the Advanced Quantitative Precipitation information (AQPI) project.
In her spare time, Janice is a member of the FAST Masters swim team, and she enjoys spending time outside gardening, hiking, cycling, and camping. If she’s not soaking up the sun, she also enjoys cooking, travelling, and rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers.