Faculty

Kenneth Bowman

Kenneth Bowman

David Bullock Harris Professor of Geosciences

Atmospheric dynamics, stratospheric ozone, climate dynamics, satellite meteorology

Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

Professor

Director, Center for Atmospheric Chemistry and the Environment

Chemical composition and phase of atmospheric aerosols, ice nucleation, cloud formation, climate and air pollution, laboratory and field measurements, lidar observations, instrument development

Ping Chang

Ping Chang

Professor

Louis & Elizabeth Scherck Chair in Oceanography

Physical Oceanography: Climate Dynamics; Climate Modeling and Prediction; Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

Don Conlee

Don Conlee

Instructional Professor

Meteorology forecasting and services, meteorological and oceanographic instrumentation

Andrew Dessler

Andrew Dessler

Professor

Reta A. Haynes Chair in Geosciences

Climate change, remote sensing, climate change policy

Craig Epifanio

Craig Epifanio

Associate Professor

Mesoscale atmospheric dynamics, topographically forced waves and wakes, numerical modeling and scientific computation

Robert Korty

Robert Korty

Associate Professor

Hurricanes, moist convection, large-scale dynamics, climate dynamics, climate variability, past climates

Xiaohong Liu

Xiaohong Liu

Professor

Aerosols, cloud microphysics, aerosol-cloud interactions, climate model development, and climate modeling

Timothy Logan

Timothy Logan

Assistant Professor

Director of the Houston Lightning Mapping Array (HLMA) Network

Aerosol-cloud Interactions, Aerosol Chemistry, Biomass Burning Smoke, Atmospheric Electricity

John Nielsen-Gammon

John Nielsen-Gammon

Regents Professor

Texas State Climatologist; Dir., Texas Center for Climate Studies

Applied Climatology, Extreme Rainfall, Drought Monitoring, Local Circulations

Erik Nielsen

Erik Nielsen

Assistant Instructional Professor

Operational Forecasting; Numerical Weather Prediction; Extreme Rainfall Processes; Mesoscale Convective Systems; Concurrent, Collocated Overlapping Hazards; and Social Aspects of Warning Communication

Christopher Nowotarski

Christopher Nowotarski

Associate Professor

Midlatitude convective storms, particularly supercell dynamics, storm/environment interactions, and probabilistic severe weather forecasting

Anita Rapp

Anita Rapp

Associate Professor

Satellite remote sensing of clouds and precipitation, cloud radiative effects, global water and energy budget

R. Saravanan

R. Saravanan

Professor

Department Head

Variability and predictability of climate on seasonal to millennial timescales, coupled ocean-atmosphere interaction, large-scale dynamics of the atmosphere and the oceans

Gunnar Schade

Gunnar Schade

Associate Professor

Trace gas biogeochemistry, air pollution, surface-atmosphere exchange

Courtney Schumacher

Courtney Schumacher

Professor

E. D. Brockett Professorship in Geosciences

Tropical meteorology, radar meteorology, mesoscale-climate interactions

Istvan Szunyogh

Istvan Szunyogh

Professor, Graduate Committee Chair

Atmospheric dynamics, predictability, numerical weather prediction, data assimilation

Yangyang Xu

Yangyang Xu

Assistant Professor

Climate, hydroclimate, radiative effects of aerosols and pollutants

Ping Yang

Ping Yang

University Distinguished Professor and David Bullock Harris Chair in Geosciences

Associate Dean for Research

Atmospheric radiative transfer, remote sensing, numerical modeling of the optical properties of nonspherical particles and its applications

Renyi Zhang

Renyi Zhang

University Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Sciences

Harold J. Haynes Chair in Geosciences

Kinetics and mechanisms of gas-phase and heterogeneous reactions, lab studies of properties of atmospheric aerosols, atmospheric measurements of trace gas species and aerosols, assessment of aerosol-cloud interaction, lightning chemistry

Yue Zhang

Yue Zhang

Assistant Professor

Atmospheric chemistry, chemical reactions of aerosols, aerosol-climate interactions, aerosol mixing state, phase state, and morphology, secondary organic aerosols, environmental chamber and mass spectrometry