Severe convective storms, dynamical downscaling, synoptic meteorology, applied climatology, GIS techniques, operational meteorology, hazards
- Master of Science (2010) Northern Illinois University Geography
- Bachelor of Science (2008) Northern Illinois University Meteorology
- Associate of Science (2006) Illinois Valley Community College
Currently, I am researching the relationship between historical observed convective variables and those produced by reanalyses datasets. Of interest is the relative utility of using reanalysis to approximate atmospheric environments conducive to severe convective storms. Additionally, I am researching aspects surrounding high-resolution dynamical downscaling of global climate model data using the WRF model for purposes of explicitly resolving convection under future SRES emissions scenarios.
- Northern Illinois University Department of Geography Outstanding Teaching Assistant, 2010
- Northern Illinois University Deans Award in the field of Meteorology, 2008
- Northern Illinois University Nancy C. Wick Outstanding Senior Meteorology Student, 2008
- American Meteorological Society Undergraduate Scholar, 2007-2008 (Carl W. Kreitzberg Endowed Scholarship)
- Northern Illinois University Junior Leadership Award, 2007
- Raymond A. Justi Outstanding Science Student Award, 2004
Gensini, V. A., M. Petro, G. Maier, and J. M. Shepherd. Characteristics of Atlantic Basin recurving hurricanes. Submitted to Met. Apps., [in review].
Gensini, V. A., and W. S. Ashley, 2011: Climatology of potentially severe convective environments from the North American regional reanalysis. Electronic J. Severe Storms Meteor., 6 (8), 1–40.
Gensini, V. A., A. W. Black, D. Changnon and S. A. Changnon, 2011: September 2008 heavy rains in Northeast Illinois: Meteorological analysis and impacts. Trans. Ill. State Acad. Sci., 104, 17–33.
Gensini, V. A., and W. S. Ashley, 2010: Reply to "Rip current misunderstandings." Nat. Hazards, 55, 163–165.
Gensini, V. A., and W. S. Ashley, 2010: An examination of rip current fatalities in the United States. Nat. Hazards, 54, 159–175.