Current Faculty

    Bosart, Lance F.

    Distinguished Professor
    Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
    Campus Address: ES 227
    Phone: 518-442-4564
    Email: lbosart@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Planetary-scale, synoptic-scale and mesoscale meteorology. Multiscale (time and space) weather and climate research (tropics, midlatitudes, and polar regions). Winter storms, hurricanes, organized convective systems and atmospheric predictability. Weather-climate interface. Weather analysis and forecasting process. Forecast verification, and assessment of forecaster skill.

    Corbosiero, Kristen L.

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

    Research Interests: Tropical cyclone structure and intensity change; Tropical–extratropical interactions; Lightning detection systems; North American Monsoon; Synoptic meteorology

    Dai, Aiguo

    Professor
    Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
    Campus Address: ES 310
    Phone: 518-442-4474
    Email: adai@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Climate variability and change, future climate change, the global water cycle, hydroclimate, drought, Asian monsoons, and climate data analysis

    Elison Timm, Oliver

    Associate Professor
    Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
    Campus Address: ES 316A
    Phone: 518-442-3584
    Email: oelisontimm@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Climate variability and change, regional downscaling of climate in connection with environmental impact studies, climate data analysis and diagnostics, paleoclimate reconstructions and modeling.

    Fovell, Robert

    Professor
    Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
    Campus Address: ES 313
    Phone: 518-442-4479
    Email: rfovell@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Modeling and dynamics of convective scale and mesoscale phenomena, tropical cyclones, windstorms, and model verification.

    Idone, Vincent P.

    Associate Professor
    Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
    Campus Address: ES 215
    Phone: 518-442-4577
    Email: vidone@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Atmospheric electricity and lightning, especially the study of triggered (or artificially initiated) lightning using highly time-resolved imagery of the luminous processes propagating along lightning channels.

    Keesee, Robert G.

    Associate Professor
    Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
    Campus Address: ES 214
    Phone: 518-442-4566
    Email: rkeesee@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Chemistry of planetary atmospheres, atmospheric aerosols, nucleation phenomena, ion solvation, gas-surface interactions, ion-molecule and ion-aerosol interactions, chemical and physical properties of molecular clusters and aerosols

    Keyser, Daniel

    Professor
    Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
    Campus Address: ES 224
    Phone: 518-442-4559
    Email: dkeyser@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Synoptic-dynamic and mesoscale meteorology; phenomenological and process studies conducted through the application of dynamical models and diagnostics to selected types of weather systems, such as extratropical and tropical cyclones, fronts, jet streaks, coherent tropopause disturbances, banded precipitation systems, and inertia-gravity waves.

    Lang, Andrea

    Assistant Professor
    Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
    Campus Address: ES 323
    Phone: 518-442-4558
    Email: alang@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Synoptic dynamic meteorology, the role of the synoptic scale in troposphere-stratosphere coupling, weather-climate interactions.

    Liu, Jiping

    Associate Professor
    Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
    Campus Address: ES 211
    Phone: 518-442-4048
    Email: jliu26@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Climate-Cryosphere Dynamics, Feedbacks and Modeling, Atmosphere-Ice-Ocean Interactions, Application of Remote Sensing in Oceans

    Minder, Justin R.

    Assistant Professor
    Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
    Campus Address: ES 339B
    Phone: 518-437-3732
    Email: jminder@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Mountain weather and climate; regional climate; mesoscale dynamics; hydrometeorology

    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.

    Rose, Brian E.J.

    Assistant Professor
    Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
    Campus Address: ES 315
    Phone: 518-442-4477
    Email: brose@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Global-scale climate dynamics, heat transport in the atmosphere and ocean and their interaction, climate sensitivity and feedbacks, the role of sea ice in the global climate system, paleoclimate and idealized climate modeling.

    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: West African monsoon, Atlantic tropical cyclone variability, African easterly waves, mesoscale convective systems, inter-annual and seasonal predictability.

    Torn, Ryan

    Associate Professor
    Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
    Campus Address: ES 229
    Phone: 518-442-4560
    Email: rtorn@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Predictability, data assimilation, synoptic and mesoscale meteorology.

    Vuille, Mathias

    Professor
    Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
    Campus Address: ES 311
    Phone: 518-442-4472
    Email: mvuille@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Climate variability and climate change in tropical South America and East Africa, tropical glacier-climate interactions, tropical paleoclimatology.

    Wang, Junhong (June)

    Research Associate Professor
    Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
    Campus Address: ES 339C
    Phone: 518-442-3478
    Email: jwang20@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Climate observations, data creation and analysis, Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) measurements and applications, and sounding technology and data quality.

    Zhou, Liming

    Associate Professor
    Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
    Campus Address: ES 312
    Phone: 518-442-4446
    Email: lzhou@albany.edu

    Research Interests: Land-atmosphere/climate interaction, land-surface remote sensing, land-surface modeling, and climate modeling