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Christopher D. Thorncroft

Variability of extreme weather including how this is changing in association with climate change.

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Christopher D. Thorncroft
Chair and Professor
 

College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences

Address:
ES 226
Phone:
518-442-4555
Faculty Page

 

CEHC Courses Taught

Climate Change - ATM 103 
Climate Variability and Change - ATM306 
Tropical Meteorology - ATM521

CEHC Areas of Expertise

Emergency Preparedness

CEHC Research Interests

Variability of extreme weather including how this is changing in association with climate change. Mitigating the effects of extreme weather with the goal of protecting life and property.

Relevant Background

Co-PI on the New York State Mesonet project (http://www.nysmesonet.org), a major project that will implement a network of weather stations across NY State. The high resolution, high quality weather information will be updated every 5 minutes to better inform emergency managers about evolving weather patterns in support of real-time decision-making. The weather data will also be ingested into numerical weather prediction models to enhance weather forecasting efforts. This is a major collaboration between the University at Albany, DHSES and the National Weather Service.

Special Opportunities for Students

Working with graduate students and collaborators in a number of relevant areas including:
(i) Changing frequency of extreme rainfall in NY State,
(ii) Variability and predictability of Atlantic tropical cyclones from days to decades,
(iii) Development of new forecasting tools for the genesis of tropical cyclones.