I study global scale climate dynamics with a focus on how energy moves through the climate system via radiative and dynamical processes. Large scale energy fluxes control the spatial-temporal distribution of atmospheric and surface temperature, the hydrological cycle and the strength and location of storm tracks (i.e weather systems). My work attempts to understand the controls of climate and climate variability from the perspective of global scale energy fluxes in the atmosphere and ocean.
2011, PhD Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington.
2003, BS Department of Physics and Astronomy, Bowdoin College
NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellow
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
Comer Abrupt Climate Change Fellow
Applied Physics Lab
University of Washington