Ab Pfeiffer

Image Ab Pfeiffer is a DOW technician for the Center for Severe Weather Research (CSWR). Born and raised in Bristol, Rhode Island, Ab began to appreciate severe weather at a young age, admiring the many nor’easters, blizzards, and tropical storms that impacted the region. During frequent visits to the Midwest to visit relatives, he became even more fascinated with meteorology while observing the frequent severe thunderstorms and tornadoes of that region. In 2007 Ab headed out west to increase his knowledge of these types of weather phenomena, and in 2010 he graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a B.A. in geography and a minor in atmospheric sciences.

Ab has been working for the past two years with CSWR on various scientific projects and outreach events. In 2011, Ab participated in an abbreviated tornado project as a pod deployer and probe navigator. In the winter of 2011-2012, he also operated DOW7 in the Sierra Madre mountain range of Wyoming as part of a cloud seeding experiment involving Weather Modification Inc. (WMI), University of Wyoming, and University of Colorado at Boulder. When Ab has free time from work, he enjoys backpacking and climbing in his “backyard” of the Rockies.




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