Nick Bassill, Ph.D.
Numerical weather prediction, with a specialization in WRF modeling
Data analysis of both gridded model data and weather observations
The New York State Mesonet
Energy & Utilities
Developing an automated outage prediction system for Central Hudson Gas & Electric
Building and testing potential products in conjunction with the New York State Mesonet
Developing and implementing a real-time data assimilation system designed to harness NYSM observations
Creating a system to better estimate future forecast trends that may assist commodities trading
Developing a fire-weather prediction system for the the state of New York
Dr. Bassill received his PhD in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a research focus in ensemble and parameterization studies. Afterward, he worked as a Post-Doctoral researcher at the University of Utah, where he studied aspects of Hurricane Sandy’s unusual track (including what led some models to make an incorrect forecast). Afterward he was hired as a Post-Doctoral researcher with the New York State Mesonet to begin building an operational analysis system that would utilize mesonet observations. Concurrently, he is actively involved in building meteorological products for and doing basic research with the New York State Mesonet. Currently, Nick predominantly spends his time working with the Center of Excellence on a variety of projects.