Meredith G. L. Brown

Graduate Research Assistant

Meredith is a Graduate Research Assistant for Dr. Shunlin Liang, working on developing and validating surface shortwave radiation estimates from satellite data. She earned her BS in Physics with a minor in Applied Mathematics from the University of Washington, and her MS in Atmospheric and Climate Dynamics from the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin. Her dissertation work is aimed at assessing the impacts of changes in direct and diffuse sunlight on pasture and rangeland productivity, and by extension, any impacts on livestock.

In her time at UMD, Meredith has served as the Graduate Student Government Representative for GEOG, and two years as an executive member of the department’s Graduate Student Organization.

 Meredith is a practicing second degree black belt, she also enjoys seeing the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, rock climbing, and archery.

 
Degrees
  • MS The University of Texas at Austin
  • BS University of Washington
Awards
  • 2014 Behavioral and Social Sciences Dean's Fellowship
  • 2017 Department of Geographical Sciences O.E. Baker Award
Conferences
  • 2016 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, United States. Poster: A comparison of non-parametric techniques to estimate incident photosynthetically active radiation from MODIS for monitoring primary production
Campus -   Graduate Student Government, 2014-2015
Department -   Graduate Student Organization, 2015-2017
2138 LeFrak Hall
Department of Geographical Sciences
Email: mglbrown@umd.edu