Andrea Lang

Researches weather-climate interactions, synoptic dynamic meteorology

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Andrea Lang

Assistant Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences

Expertise:
Synoptic dynamic meteorology; weather-climate interactions; regional weather patterns; forecasting

Campus phone: (518) 442-4558
Campus email: alang@albany.edu

Biography:

Lang's research focuses on understanding the role of midlatitude synoptic dynamics in the atmospheric system. Of particular interest are problems that lie at the intersection of synoptic dynamic meteorology and large scale dynamics.

Currently, Lang's research examines the role of the synoptic scale (e.g. mid-latitude cyclones, ridge building and blocking, extra-tropical transition of tropical cyclones…) in troposphere-stratosphere coupling. The focus of her work is to answer questions such as, what are the specific mechanisms (if any) associated with the synoptic evolution and dynamics of tropopause jet-front systems, the tropopause, and the upper troposphere/lower stratosphere (UTLS) region that promote the initiation and maintaining troposphere-stratosphere coupling in the northern hemisphere winter? The results of this research will inform medium range forecasting and prediction. 

Lang received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2011.