October 11, 2013

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Lee Mullon to Present on Climate Teleconnections at International Conference in Germany

Lee Mullon, P.E., a water resources engineer for Geosyntec based in Florida, will present at the 6th Annual International Conference on Water Resources and Environment Research, set for June 3 — June 7 in Koblenz, Germany.

Mr. Mullon will give two presentations at the conference, "Exploring the Effect of Teleconnection Signal Propagation on Terrestrial Precipitation in North America" and "Prediction of Precipitation Based on Long-term Teleconnection Signal with Remote Sensing-based Wavelet Analysis."

Mr. Mullon conducted research on these two topics as part of his graduate program at the University of Central Florida (UCF), where he is pursuing an M.S. in water resources engineering. His research is funded by the U.S. EPA under the direction of Ni-Bin Chang, Ph.D, P.E., D.WRE, a professor at UCF and Program Director for the National Science Foundation's Cyber-Enabled Sustainability Science and Engineering (CyberSEES) program.

Both of Mr. Mullon's research presentations will discuss the topic of climate teleconnections. Teleconnections can be described as significant, simultaneous correlations between fluctuations in meteorological parameters at widely separate points on Earth. The well-known variations in water temperatures in the Pacific Ocean commonly referred to as El Nino and La Nina are two examples of this phenomenon.