August 2013-July 2016, Colorado State University
Ph.D in Atmospheric Science
Dissertation: Land Surface Sensitivity of Mesoscale Convective Systems
March 2009-September 2011, Air University
MA in Military Operational Art and Science
July 2006-April 2008, Naval Postgraduate School
MS in Atmospheric Science
Thesis: Long-Range Statistical Forecasting of Korean Summer Precipitation
Aug 1996-May 2000, University of Maryland, College Park
BS in Geography
Air Force Weather Company Grade Officer of the Year, 2005
Air Force Special Operations Command Weather Field Grade Officer of the Year, 2012
Air Force Materiel Command Weather Field Grade Officer of the Year, 2011
Air Force Weather Agency Company Grade Officer of the Year 2009
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Nielsen, E. R., G. R. Herman, R. C. Tournay, J. M. Peters, and R. S. Schumacher, 2015: Double impact: When both tornadoes and flash floods threaten the same place at the same time. Wea. Forecasting, 30, 1673–1693
Tournay, R.C., January 2015. Land Surface Sensitivity of Warm Season MCS Nocturnal Transition. Presented at the American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ.
Tournay, R.C., January 2017. Delivering Decision Superiority to the Warfighter. Presented at the American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.
Tournay, R.C., May 2018. US Air Force Numerical Weather Modeling Capabilities. Presented at the American Meteorological Society WAF/NWO Meeting, Denver, CO.