Naufal Razin is a Postdoctoral Fellow who joined CIRA in November 2021 in Fort Collins, CO. He got his B.S. in Meteorology (2015) from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, and his M.S. (2018) and Ph.D. (2022) in Atmospheric Science from Colorado State University. In his M.S. research, Naufal used airborne radar observations to highlight the role of dominantly stratiform kinematics in the unconventional eyewall replacement cycle of Hurricane Ophelia (2005). In his Ph.D. work, Naufal used machine learning and the Tropical Cyclone Precipitation, Infrared, Microwave, and Environmental Dataset (TC PRIMED) to analyze the role of convective and stratiform precipitation in tropical cyclone intensity change. He collaborated with scientists from the CSU Department of Atmospheric Science and CIRA to develop TC PRIMED.
As a Postdoctoral Fellow at CIRA, he now works with the RAMMB Tropical Cyclone group to analyze tropical cyclone structure using satellite passive microwave observations and machine learning, while continuing to develop TC PRIMED and passive microwave observations for machine learning and forecast applications. His publication information is available at: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5471-6026.