Caitlin Crossett is a PhD student in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and a graduate research assistant on the BREE project with Vermont EPSCoR. Caitlin's research examines heavy precipitation events in the Lake Champlain Basin (LCB), and how the frequency, intensity, and meteorological modes of those events have changed over time. By examining how heavy precipitation events in the LCB have changed in the recent past, more informed hypotheses for how they may continue to change in the future can be made. Additionally, her research investigates how existing land-surface conditions impact the intensity and/or frequency of flooding events in the LCB.
Advisors: Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux, Arne Bomblies, and Alan Betts