Chris Thorncroft

Focuses on formation of tropical cyclones, intensification, interactions with other components of climate system

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Chris Thorncroft

Interim Director
College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Atmospheric Sciences Research Center

Tropical weather and climate; monsoons, hurricanes

Campus phone: 442-4555
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Professor Chris Thorncroft studies tropical weather and climate. He specializes in the nature and variability of the West African monsoon, including the causes of droughts as well as how West African weather and climate impact hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean.

Thorncroft currently serves as chair for the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences.