Meteorology Student Earns Fellowship to Present Paper in Paris

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Andre Pattantyus, a Florida Institute of Technology student working on a master’s degree in meteorology, has earned a fellowship grant to cover expenses when he presents his scientific paper at a conference in Paris this June. Conference organizers awarded the fellowship.

Pattantyus, from Poughkeepsie, N.Y., will deliver a paper on his research of boundary layer development as it relates to wind flow regimes in mountainous terrain at the 15th International Symposium for Advancement in Boundary Layer Remote Sensing. In the Earth’s atmosphere, the planetary boundary layer is the air layer near the ground affected by diurnal heat, moisture and momentum flux.

Pattantyus plans to pursue a doctoral degree this fall at Florida Tech.

Meteorology is offered through the Department of Marine and Environmental Systems. The department offers degree programs in coastal zone management, environmental science, meteorology, ocean engineering, earth remote sensing, oceanography, and environmental resource management.

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