Vanna Chmielewski


Integrated Sensing Group (ISG)

Job Title:Research Physical Scientist


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Vanna is a Research Physical Scientist and Federal Team Lead for the Integrated Sensing Group in the Warning Research and Development Division at the NOAA/OAR National Severe Storms Laboratory. Her research interests revolve around storm electrification, ranging from lightning predictability to improving lightning observations to the utility of lightning data in monitoring storm evolution.

Degree (Ph.D, M.S, B.A, etc.) Major Subject University or College Name Year (YYYY) (optional)
Ph.D. Geoscience Texas Tech University 2017
M.S. Atmospheric Science Texas Tech University 2013
B.S. Meteorology University of South Alabama 2011
Research Interests
  • Lightning observations, utility and prediction
  • Severe convective storms
  • Cloud microphysics and electrification
Selected Publications

Chmielewski, V. C.J. BlairD. KennedyD. MacGormanK. Calhoun2022A Comparison of Processing Methods for the Oklahoma Lightning Mapping ArrayEarth and Space Science97, doi:10.1029/2021EA002081.

Boggs, L. D.D. MachE. BruningN. LiuO. A. van der VeldeJ. MontanyaS. CummerK. PalivecV. ChmielewskiD. MacGormanM. Peterson2022Upward propagation of gigantic jets revealed by 3D radio and optical mappingScience Advances831, doi:10.1126/sciadv.abl8731.

Chmielewski, V. C.D. R. MacGormanC. L. ZieglerE. DiGangiD. BettenM. Biggerstaff2020Microphysical and transportive contributions to normal and anomalous polarity subregions in the 29-30 May 2012 Kingfisher stormJournal of Geophysical Research125, doi:10.1029/2020JD032384.

Taszarek, M.J. T. AllenP. GroenemeijerR. EdwardsH. E. BrooksV. ChmielewskiS. E. Enno2020Severe Convective Storms across Europe and the United States. Part I: Climatology of Lightning, Large Hail, Severe Wind, and TornadoesJournal of Climate3310239–10261, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-20-0345.1.

Wang, Y.N. YussoufE. R. MansellB. C. MatillaR. KongM. XueV. C. Chmielewski2021Impact of Assimilating GOES-R Geostationary Lightning Mapper Flash Extent Density Data on Severe Convection Forecasts in a Warn-on-Forecast SystemMonthly Weather Review149103217–3241, doi:10.1175/MWR-D-20-0406.1.