Tropical Waves and Monsoons Researchers

Atmospheric Sciences Research Center Researchers

    Ferguson, Craig R.

    Research Associate
    Atmospheric Sciences Research Center
    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Campus Address: 251 Fuller Road
    Albany, New York 12203
    Campus Address: CESTM-L122
    Phone: 518-437-8752
    Email: crferguson@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Observing, diagnosing and understanding land-atmosphere interactions; satellite remote sensing of atmospheric profiles, soil moisture, and evapotranspiration; understanding the hydrological response to climate change; constructing climate-quality reanalyses.

    Freedman, Jeffrey Michael

    Research Associate
    Atmospheric Sciences Research Center
    Campus Address: 251 Fuller Road
    Albany, New York 12203
    Campus Address: CESTM L-312
    Phone: 518-437-8737
    Email: jfreedman@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Dr. Freedman´s main research focus is on renewable energy issues, including work on improving wind and solar power production forecasting, resource assessment, weather and climate influences, and the interaction of wind farms with the atmospheric boundary layer.

    Min, Qilong

    Research Associate Professor
    Atmospheric Sciences Research Center
    Campus Address: 251 Fuller Road, Albany
    New York 12203
    Phone: 518-437-8742
    Email: qmin@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Climate change alters the radiation, temperature, sea surface pressure, and precipitation distributions, and also forces terrestrial vegetation and ecological systems to adapt. Great attention has being paid to potential aerosol impacts on cloud microphysical and radiative properties, as the indirect effect of aerosols currently produces the greatest uncertainty in climate predictions among all known climate forcing mechanisms. Large climate feedback uncertainties limit the accuracy in predicting the response of Earth´s climate to the atmospheric CO2 increase.

    Perez, Richard

    Senior Research Associate
    Atmospheric Sciences Research Center
    Campus Address: 251 Fuller Road
    Albany, New York 12203
    Phone: 518-437-8751
    Email: rperez@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Solar energy resource assessment and evaluating the impact of solar energy systems on utility power grids

    Schwab, James

    Senior Research Associate
    Atmospheric Sciences Research Center
    Research Associate Professor
    Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
    Campus Address: 251 Fuller Road
    Albany, New York 12203
    Campus Address: CESTM L107
    Phone: 518-437-8754
    Email: jschwab@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Field Measurements of Trace Gas and Aerosol Pollutants, Urban, Near Roadway, and On Road Measurements of Pollutants, Instrument and Method Development and Evaluation for Continuous Measurement Systems, Measurement and Analysis of New Particle Formation, Laboratory Measurements of Aerosol Chemistry and Dynamics, and Evaluation of Instrumentation, Evaluation and Analysis of Measurement Data, including Long Term Trends of Trace Species, and Detailed Analysis of Intensive Field Projects

    Walcek, Chris J.

    Senior Research Associate
    Campus Address: 251 Fuller Road, Albany
    New York 12203
    Campus Address: CESTM- ASRC
    Phone: 518-437-8720
    Email: cwalcek@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Air Pollution meteorology: the interactions between meteorological processes and photochemical pollution. Radiative, dynamic, and chemical effects of clouds on atmospheric chemistry related to ozone, particulate haze and acid precipitation. The influence of shear in the planetary boundary layer on pollution dispersion. Regional-scale air quality modeling.

    Wang, Wei-Chyung

    Professor
    Atmospheric Sciences Research Center
    Campus Address: 251 Fuller Road
    Albany, New York 12203
    Campus Address: L207 - CESTM
    Phone: 518-437-8708
    Email: wcwang@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Modeling and observational studies of climate changes due to changes in atmospheric constituents (gases and aerosols).

Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences Researchers

    Corbosiero, Kristen L.

    Assistant Professor
    Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
    Campus Address: ES 321
    Phone: 518-442-5852
    Email: kcorbosiero@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Dr. Kristen L. Corbosiero studies the structure and intensity change of tropical cyclones using both observational data sets and high-resolution numerical models. Specifically, she is interested in understanding the physical processes responsible for the formation of hurricane rainbands and secondary eyewalls, and how tropical cyclones respond to, and evolve in, vertical wind shear. In addition, Dr. Corbosiero is currently pursuing research aimed at understanding the role of cloud microphysical parameterizations on the track and intensity of simulated tropical cyclones, the mechanisms of rapid intensity change in hurricanes, and the impact of recurving eastern North Pacific tropical cyclones on the North American Monsoon System.

    Molinari, John

    Research Professor
    Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
    Campus Address: ES 225
    Phone: 518-442-4562
    Email: jmolinari@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Tropical cyclone formation and intensity change; Role of vertical wind shear at all stages of tropical cyclones; Lightning in tropical disturbances; Tropical waves; Monsoons and monsoon disturbances. We do both observational and high-resolution numerical modeling studies.

    Roundy, Paul E.

    Associate Professor
    Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
    Campus Address: ES 339A
    Phone: 518-442-4476
    Email: proundy@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Dr. Roundy studies waves of the tropical atmosphere and ocean and how these waves interact with one another and with atmospheric moist deep convection to modulate global weather and climate. Areas of emphasis include analysis of observations to study modulation of tropical cyclogenesis and the El Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) by convectively coupled waves and intraseasonal oscillations.

    Tang, Brian

    Assistant Professor
    Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
    Campus Address: ES 324
    Phone: 518-442-4572
    Email: btang@albany.edu

    Research Interests: My research focuses on aspects of tropical cyclones, including their formation, intensification, and interaction with other components of the climate system. I am interested in how vertical wind shear weakens tropical cyclones through ventilation, how tropospheric moisture affects the development of tropical disturbances, and what sets the variability of tropical disturbances and genesis productivity globally and regionally.

    Thorncroft, Christopher D.

    Chair and Professor
    Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
    Campus Address: ES 226
    Phone: 518-442-4555
    Email: cthorncroft@albany.edu

    Research Interests: My research is mainly focused on improving our understanding of the West African monsoon and how it impacts Atlantic tropical cyclone variability. The research spans a wide range of timescales from diurnal to multidecadal. At the weather scale my research is focused on understanding the physical processed that impact the nature  and variability of African easterly waves (AEWs). This includes a special emphasis on how AEWs interact with the ubiquitous mesoscale convective systems and ultimately how this affects the probability that AEWs will help spawn tropical cyclones. Recent work at the weather scale has also emphasized the role of convectively coupled equatorial waves on the West African monsoon and Atlantic tropical cyclogenesis frequency. At the climate scale I am interested in better understanding the annual cycle of the West African monsoon as well as the processes that impact interannual to decadal variability and predictability of Sahel rainfall.