Rachel McCrary



I am a graduate research assistant in the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University. My research focuses on the evaluation of general circulation models (GCMs). For my master's research project I evaluated the ability of coupled GCMs to represent long-term drought over the Great Plains of the United States. For my Ph.D. project I have been evaluating the ability of the SP-CAM to simulate the West African Monsoon. In particular I have been looking at the connection between convection and African Easterly Waves as simulated in the model. I have also been examining the simulation of the low-level jet over West Africa.

In my free time I enjoy biking, hiking, yoga, cooking, reading, watching movies and hanging out with my friends and family.