• kvenable2011@gmail.com
  • Howard University

Biography

Ms. Kar’retta Venable graduated with the PhD in Atmospheric Sciences in May 2016, advised by Dr. Vernon Morris. She was a research fellow supported by the NOAA Center for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) and the NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Trainee (IGERT) with the John Hopkins University Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering. This enthusiastic interdisciplinary Environmental Scientist holds a B.S. in Geology and a M.S. in Environmental Science.

Current Research

Aerosol-cloud-precipitation interactions, extreme precipitation events, water quality and sustainability, hydrologic cycle and flow regimes, geo-spatial analysis, environmental and atmospheric interactions

Dissertation:  Characterizing aerosol impacts on the distribution of water in the tropospheric column during the monsoon season in the Philippines

Presentations/Publications

Venable, K., S. Abegaz. (2015) Analysis of ozone within the Gulf Coastal States in association with the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: A case study. Environmental Pollution. Under review.

Venable, K. and V. Morris. (2015). Characterizing Aerosol Impacts on the Distribution of Water in the Tropospheric Column During the Monsoon Season in the Philippines. 7th Symposium on Aerosol – Cloud – Climate Interactions.

Venable, K. and V. Morris. (2014).The relevance to providing interdisciplinary research in Water, Climate, and Health (WCH) disciplines for underprivileged communities in Ethiopia. NOAA 7th Education and Science Forum.

Venable, K. and V. Morris. (2014). Characterizing Aerosol Forcing Spatial Patterns and Climatology Trends Impact on Precipitation Rates During the Monsoon Season in Manila, Philippines. 2nd Symposium on Prediction of the Madden-Julian Oscillation: Impacts on Weather and Climate Extremes. Abstract and presentation available for viewing at https://ams.confex.com/ams/94Annual/webprogram/Paper240871.html.

Venable, K. and V. Morris. (2013). Characterizing Spatial Patterns and Climatology Trends using Rainfall Rates in Manila, Philippines. 27th Conference on Hydrology. Abstract and presentation available for viewing at https://ams.confex.com/ams/93Annual/webprogram/Paper214338.html.

Recognitions

NSF IGERT Water, Climate, and Health Trainee (2012 – 2014)
NCAS Graduate Research Fellowship (2011– 2015)
President, Graduate Student Association for Atmospheric Science (2012 – 2015)
American Meteorological Society Washington Forum Student Rapporteur (2014)
National Center for Atmospheric Research Scientist Student Collaborator (2013)

December 2015
Interdisciplinary Researcher for Environmental and Atmospheric Processes, Geo-spatial Analyst, Water Compliance, Professor, Post-Doctoral Researcher