Lt Col Kyle E. Fitch, PhD

Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Science

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Education

PhD, Atmospheric Sciences, University of Utah, 2020

MS, Applied Physics, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2016

BS, Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, 2006

Awards

  • Distinguished Graduate, AFIT, 2016
  • Dean's Award, Best Thesis in Department of Engineering Physics, AFIT, 2016
  • Advanced Technical Intelligence Award, AFIT, 2016
  • Undergraduate Atmospheric Sciences Academic Achievement Award, University of Washington, 2006

Publications

[5] Fitch, K. E. and T. J. Garrett (2022). Measurement and analysis for the parameterization of Arctic snow with frequent occurrence of riming. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 127(7), e2021JD035980, https://doi.org/10.1029/2021JD035980 

[4] Fitch, K. E. and T. J. Garrett (2022). Graupel precipitating from thin Arctic clouds with liquid water paths less than 50 g m-2Geophysical Research Letters, 49(1), e2021GL094075, https://doi.org/10.1029/2021GL094075 

[3] Fitch, K. E., Hang, C., Talaei, A., and T. J. Garrett (2021). Arctic observations and numerical simulations of surface wind effects on Multi-Angle Snowflake Camera measurements. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 14(2), 1127-1142. https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-1127-2021

[2] Dunnavan, E. L., Jiang, Z., Harrington, J. Y., Verlinde J., Fitch, K. E., and T. J. Garrett (2019). The shape and density evolution of snow aggregates. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 76(12), 3919-3940. https://doi.org/10.1175/JAS-D-19-0066.1

[1] Fitch, K. E., Hutchison, K. D., Bartlett, K. S., Wacker, R. S., and K. C. Gross (2016). Assessing VIIRS cloud base height products with data collected at the Department of Energy Atmospheric Radiation Measurement sites. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 37(11), 2604-2620. https://doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2016.1182665

 

TALKS AND POSTERS

[12] Cleveland, Z., Fitch, K. E. and Stanford, M. (2022, January). WRF-LES Simulation of Enhanced Riming in Persistent Arctic Mixed-Phase Clouds. Poster presented by Z. Cleveland at the 21st American Meteorological Society (AMS) Student Conference (virtual)

[11] Fitch, K. E. and Starr, C. (2021, December). Estimates of low-level Arctic mixed-phase cloud boundaries using multidirectional oxygen A-band retrievals. Talk presented by K. Fitch at the 2021 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting (virtual)

[10] Fitch, K. E., Garrett, T. J., and A. Talaei (2020, May). Large Graupel Produced by Thin Clouds in the Arctic. Poster presented by T. Garrett at the 2020 European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly Conference (virtual conference)

[9] Garrett, T. J., Fitch, K. E., Talaei, A., and K. Rees (2019, December). Unexpected Impacts of Riming on Hydrometeor Density and Fallspeed in Multi-Angle Snowflake Camera Measurements. Poster presented by T. Garrett at the 2019 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA

[8] Fitch, K. E., Talaei, A., and T. J. Garrett (2019, June). Arctic Hydrometeors and Boundary Layer Clouds. Talk presented by K. E. Fitch at the 2019 Joint Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) User Facility and Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Principal Investigators (PI) Meeting, Rockville, MD

[7] Fitch, K. E., Talaei, A., and T. J. Garrett (2019, June). Thin Clouds Producing Graupel in the Arctic. Poster presented by K. E. Fitch at the 2019 Joint Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) User Facility and Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Principal Investigators (PI) Meeting, Rockville, MD

[6] Fitch, K. E. (2019, March). Arctic Clouds and Precipitation: Boundary Layer Clouds and Riming Processes. Invited talk presented at weekly seminar, Laboratoire d’Optique Atmosphérique, University of Lille, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France

[5] Talaei, A., Garrett, T. J., and K. E. Fitch (2018, December). On the Fall Velocity of a Hydrometeor in a Turbulent Flow. Poster presented by A. Talaei at the 2018 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, Washington, DC. https://doi.org/10.1002/essoar.10500257.1

[4] Garrett, T., Talaei, A., Fitch, K., Hang, C., Pardyjak, E., Stuefer, M., and T. Gordon (2018, March). Measurements of Hydrometeor Microphysics and Fallspeed in the Arctic with the Multi-Angle Snowflake Camera. Poster presented by T. Garrett at the 2018 Joint Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) User Facility and Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Principal Investigators (PI) Meeting, Tysons, VA

[3] Fitch, K. and T. Garrett (2018, March). Classifying Riming Extent in the Arctic with the Multi-Angle Snowflake Camera. Talk presented by K. Fitch at the 17th Electromagnetic and Light Scattering Conference, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

[2] Fitch, K., Hutchison, K., Bartlett, K., Wacker, R., and K. Gross (2016, March). Evaluating the VIIRS Cloud Base Height Pixel-level Retrieval Algorithm for Single-layer Water Clouds. Poster presented by K. Fitch at the Southwest Ohio Council on Higher Education Annual Research Symposium, Dayton, OH

[1] Fitch, K., Hutchison, K., Bartlett, K., Wacker, R., and K. Gross (2016, January). Evaluating the VIIRS Cloud Base Height Pixel-level Retrieval Algorithm for Single-layer Water Clouds. Poster presented by K. Fitch at the 15th Annual American Meteorological Society Student Conference, New Orleans, LA

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