Benjamin Trabing

Associate Scientist at UCAR/NHC.



3090 Center Green Drive

Boulder, CO 80301

I am an Associate Scientist at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) working remotely for the National Hurricane Center. I got my M.S. and Ph.D. in atmospheric science from Colorado State University and a B.S. in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma. I have a passion for both learning and teaching about the weather. My research interests include tropical meteorology, tropical cyclones, lightning, mesoscale meteorology, and radiation. My goal is to improve forecasts of tropical cyclone hazards and I am actively working on a number of projects to better communicate tropical cyclone intensity forecasts and provide storm surge forecasts to new areas around the world.

Selected Publications


  1. VMAX_90_v3_Prototype_AL092021_2021082612_wcone_fromtxt.png
    The Development and Evaluation of a Tropical Cyclone Probabilistic Landfall Forecast Product
    Benjamin C. Trabing, Kate D. Musgrave, Mark DeMaria, and 3 more authors
    Weather and Forecasting, 2023


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    The Sensitivity of Eyewall Replacement Cycles to Shortwave Radiation
    B. C. Trabing, and M. M. Bell
    Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 2021
    e2020JD034016 2020JD034016
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    Observations of Diurnal Variability under the Cirrus Canopy of Typhoon Kong-rey (2018)
    Benjamin C. Trabing, and Michael M. Bell
    Monthly Weather Review, 2021


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    Impacts of Radiation and Upper-Tropospheric Temperatures on Tropical Cyclone Structure and Intensity
    Benjamin C. Trabing, Michael M. Bell, and Bonnie R. Brown
    Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 2019