Argonne National Laboratory

Scott Collis

Scott Collis

Radar Meteorologist and Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Radar Translator
- Environmental Science

Scott Collis is a specialist in using remote sensing data to extract geophysical insight. He leads the radar products team at Argonne National Laboratory, and is the science lead on the Python-ARM Radar Toolkit and an expert in the remote sensing of precipitating cloud systems. Collis is also a Senior Fellow at the Argonne/University of Chicago Computation Institute.

Scott is also the Translator for the ARM Climate Facility centimeter wavelength radars. In this role, he works with both instrument mentors and data users such as climate and fine scale modelers in order to provide the best possible measurements to improve the representation of cloud systems in global climate models. Scott’s research covers weather phenomena from Darwin to Oklahoma to the Arctic, with a particular focus on the interplay between large-scale forcing and local scale impacts. 

Awards, Honors & Memberships

  • Member of the American Meteorological Society
  • Named one of Popular Science magazine's 2013 "Brilliant 10" global researchers, October 2013.

Publications and Patents

  • Giangrande, S. E., Scott Collis, J. M. Straka, C. R. Williams, and S. Krueger, A Summary of Convective Core Properties Using ARM UHF Wind Profilers in Oklahoma. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, in press. 
  • Collis, S., A. Protat, P. T. May, and C. Williams, 2013: Statistics of storm updraft velocities from TWP-ICE including verification with profiling measurements. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-12-0230.1.
  • Tessendorf, S. A. and Coauthors, 2011: The Queensland Cloud Seeding Research Program. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00060.1.
  • Collis, S. M., R. Dall, J. Howard, D. Andruczyk, and B. W. James, April: Validation of collisional radiative modelling of emission line ratios for helium beam plasma diagnostic. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 110, 340–346, doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2008.12.010.