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Stephan De Wekker

Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Environmental Sciences
Office location and address
380A New Clark Hall
291 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
PH.D. University of British Columbia, 2002
AS ENVS Onboard Turbulence Recognition System for Improved UAS Operator Situational Awareness
Source: Barron Associates, Inc.
November 01, 2019 – August 14, 2022
MOU - Luray Tower renewal 2020_2025
Source: U.S. DOC - Nat. Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin. (Noaa
July 08, 2020 – May 31, 2021
MOU - Luray Tower 2019_2020
Source: U.S. DOC - Nat. Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin. (Noaa
April 26, 2019 – May 31, 2020
MOU - Luray Tower
Source: U.S. DOC - Nat. Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin. (Noaa
February 09, 2018 – March 08, 2019
AS-ENVS in 2017 North American Solar Eclipse data analysis
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
April 01, 2018 – August 31, 2018
AS-ENVS Participation in the OWLETS-2 field experiment
Source: U.S. Nasa - Goddard
June 15, 2018 – August 31, 2018
AS-ENVS Quantifying observational variability and inverse model biases of planetary boundary layer depths and their impact on the calculation of carbon fluxes in CarbonTracker
Source: U.S. DOC - Nat. Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin. (Noaa
August 01, 2013 – July 31, 2018
CAREER: An Observational and Numerical Study of Multi-scale Transport and Mixing Processes in the Convective Boundary Layer over Mountains
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Math. & Physical Sciences
July 01, 2012 – June 30, 2018
Doppler lidar processing and research
Source: Simpson Weather Associates, Inc.
August 15, 2017 – March 14, 2018
AS-ENVS Support for Luray Tower Research Year 5
Source: U.S. DOC - Nat. Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin. (Noaa
March 14, 2017 – December 31, 2017
AS-ENVS-DURIP:Acquisition of a Doppler Wind Lidar for making ground-based and airborne atmospheric boundary layer measurements
Source: U.S. DOD - Navy - Office Of Naval Research (Onr)
August 15, 2015 – November 14, 2017
AS-ENVS National Space Grant College and Fellowship (SPACE Grant) Training Grant 2015-2018
Source: Old Dominion University Research Foundation
September 01, 2016 – August 31, 2017
AS-ENVS Mountain Terrain Atmospheric Modeling and Observations (MATERHORN) Program
Source: University of Notre Dame
June 01, 2011 – May 30, 2017
AS-ENVS Support for Luray Tower Research Year 4
Source: U.S. DOC - Nat. Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin. (Noaa
April 11, 2016 – December 31, 2016
Investigation of the Role of OLE's and Terrain Effects Within the Coastal Zone
Source: Simpson Weather Associates, Inc.
July 01, 2011 – February 20, 2016
AS-ENVS Support for Luray Tower Research Site YR 3
Source: U.S. DOC - Nat. Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin. (Noaa
October 17, 2014 – October 31, 2015
AS-ENVS Vertical Profiling of Methane Concentrations with a Multi-Rotor Copter
Source: Appalachian Stewardship Foundation
November 01, 2014 – October 31, 2015
Uranium Mining at Chatham Va Site
Source: Virginia Uranium, Inc.
August 01, 2011 – August 31, 2015
AS-ENVS Assessment of Climate Change Factors that Impact the Shenandoah Salamander
Source: U.S. Depart. of the Interior - Natl. Park Service
June 15, 2010 – June 14, 2015
AS-ENVS Determination of methane concentration near Marcellus hydrofracturing sites in Appalachia
Source: Appalachian Stewardship Foundation
November 01, 2013 – April 30, 2015
AS-ENVS Support for Luray Tower Research Site
Source: U.S. DOC - Nat. Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin. (Noaa
September 06, 2013 – September 06, 2014
AS-ENVS MOU - NOAA
Source: U.S. DOC - Nat. Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin. (Noaa
May 29, 2012 – May 28, 2013
EVSC 3300: Atmosphere and Weather
Credits: 3
Introduces the physical laws governing atmospheric behavior and examines atmospheric variables and their role in the fluid environment of the earth. Prerequisite: MATH 1190 or MATH 1210 or MATH 1220 or MATH 1310 or MATH 1320 or MATH 2310 or APMA 1090 or APMA 1110 or APMA 2120.
EVSC 3301: Atmosphere and Weather Laboratory
Credits: 1
Studies the principles of measurements, instrumentation for measuring atmospheric parameters, and methods of observing and calculating atmospheric variables. Corequisite: EVSC 3300.
EVSC 4035: Drones in Scientific Research
Credits: 2
In this course, students explore how unmanned aerial systems or 'drones' are being used in various research areas with a focus on environmental research. In addition, students investigate ethical, legal, privacy, and policy issues raised by drone technology. Students will get an opportunity to work in teams to discuss the various uses of drone technology.
EVSC 4332: Mountain Meteorology Seminar
Credits: 2
Mountain Meteorology Seminar
EVSC 4370: Climate Near the Ground
Credits: 2
Analyzes the principles governing atmospheric processes occurring at small temporal and spatial scales near the Earth's surface, including energy, mass, and momentum transfer. Includes features of the atmospheric environment affecting plants and feedback mechanisms between plants and their local microclimates, trace gas exchange between the terrestrial biosphere and the atmosphere, energy budgets, evapotranspiration, and motions near the surface. Prerequisite: EVSC 3300 or instructor permission.
EVSC 4559: New Course in Environmental Science
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of environmental science.
EVSC 4995: Supervised Research
Credits: 1–6
Original research usually involving a field or laboratory problem in the environmental sciences under the direction of one or more faculty members. The results may form the basis of an undergraduate thesis which is required to partially fulfill the Distinguished Majors Program in environmental sciences. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EVSC 4999: Thesis Research
Credits: 3
Provides credit for doing work in pursuit of the undergraduate thesis option for majors in Environmental Science
EVAT 5320: Mountain Meteorology
Credits: 3
In this course, various aspects of the effects of mountains on weather and climate will be covered. Examples include diurnal mountain wind systems, mountain waves, and cold air pools. Applications of mountain meteorology to other fields (air pollution, carbon cycle) will also be discussed. The students will learn to write up the results of an independent investigation of a research topic related to mountain meteorology and to present the results.
EVAT 5559: New Course in Atmospheric Sciences
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new course in the subject of atmospheric sciences.
EVAT 7559: New Course in Atmospheric Sciences
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new course in the subject of atmospheric sciences.
EVAT 7999: Independent Study: Atmospheric Sciences
Credits: 1–6
Individual or group study in developing or special areas of atmospheric sciences and interrelated areas.
EVSC 8998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's research, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
EVSC 8999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
EVSC 9995: Research Problems
Credits: 1–12
Individual or group research on interdisciplinary problems in environmental sciences.
EVSC 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
EVSC 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.