Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences Researchers

    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

    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.

    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.

    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.

Atmospheric Sciences Research Center Researchers

    Ferguson, Craig R.

    Research Associate
    Atmospheric Sciences Research Center
    Adjunct Faculty
    Campus Address: 251 Fuller Road
    Albany, New York 12203
    Campus Address: CESTM-L110
    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

    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).