Campus Address: ES 227
Research Interests: I have broad research interests in planetary-scale, synoptic-scale and mesoscale meteorology. I work on a variety of multiscale (time and space) research problems that relate to the weather and climate of higher- and middle-latitude regions as well as the tropics. Research problems that involve winter storms, hurricanes, organized convective systems and the predictability of individual flow regimes are especially attractive to me. I am especially interested in problems at the weather-climate interface. I am also interested in the weather analysis and forecasting process including forecast verification studies and the measurement and assessment of forecaster skill.
Campus Address: ES 321
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.
Campus Address: ES 310
Research Interests: Climate variability and change, future climate change, the global water cycle, hydroclimate, drought, Asian monsoons, and climate data analysis
Campus Address: ES 351
Research Interests: Paleoclimate and impacts of future climate change on regional climate and environments.
Campus Address: ES 214
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.
Campus Address: ES 212
Dr. Johnson's research has focused on upper atmospheric and lower thermospheric dynamics in high latitude regions, with an emphasis on space weather and solar terrestrial coupling. Since 1995 she has been very active in education and outreach programs. She served a decade as the founding Director of Education and Outreach at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. Prior to that, she was a research scientist at the University of Michigan, the Director of the Michigan Space Grant Consortium, and a Research Physicist at SRI International. She regularly serves as an advisor on education, cyber-learning, and diversity to federal agencies, international organizations, and professional societies. Dr. Johnson has offered hundreds of professional development workshops (in-person as well as on-line courses and web seminars) for teachers, reaching thousands of teachers annually. She conceived of and has led the development of Windows to the Universe (http://www.windows2universe.org
) since its inception, reaching well over 100 million users since the project began. She has done extensive work on climate change education (as well as the use of modeling in the classroom) for the public, students, and educators since 1997 through development of online educational resources, exhibits, lectures, publications, and workshop.
Campus Address: ES 214
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
Campus Address: ES 224
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.
Campus Address: ES 323
Research Interests: Synoptic dynamic meteorology, the role of the synoptic scale in troposphere-stratosphere coupling, weather-climate interactions.
Campus Address: ES 211
Research Interests: Climate-Cryosphere Dynamics, Feedbacks and Modeling, Atmosphere-Ice-Ocean Interactions, Application of Remote Sensing in Oceans
Campus Address: ES 339B
Research Interests: Mountain weather and climate; regional climate; mesoscale dynamics; hydrometeorology
Campus Address: ES 225
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.
Campus Address: ES 315
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.
Campus Address: ES 339A
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.
Campus Address: ES 324
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.
Chair and Professor
Campus Address: ES 226
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&nbsp; 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.
Campus Address: ES 229
Research Interests: Predictability, data assimilation, synoptic and mesoscale meteorology.
Campus Address: ES 311
Research Interests: Climate variability and climate change in tropical South America and East Africa, tropical glacier-climate interactions, tropical paleoclimatology.
Research Associate Professor
Campus Address: ES 339C
Research Interests: Climate observations, data creation and analysis, Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) measurements and applications, and sounding technology and data quality.
Campus Address: ES 312
Research Interests: Land-surface remote sensing, land-climate interactions, and land-surface modeling