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 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 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 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.