Atmospheric Dynamics

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Dynamical meteorology is the physical science of atmospheric motion at all spatial and temporal scales. Topics of dynamical meteorology include the dynamics of the atmospheric general circulation, jet streams, midlatitude storm tracks, tropical cyclones, mesoscale vortices, convective scale storms, boundary layer turbulence, air-sea interactions, atmospheric waves and instabilities, etc.

Faculty

Kenneth Bowman

Kenneth Bowman

David Bullock Harris Professor of Geosciences

Atmospheric dynamics, stratospheric ozone, climate dynamics, satellite meteorology

Don Conlee

Don Conlee

Instructional Professor

Meteorology forecasting and services, meteorological and oceanographic instrumentation

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

Christopher Nowotarski

Christopher Nowotarski

Assistant Professor

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

R. Lee Panetta

R. Lee Panetta

Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and Mathematics

Large-scale flow organization and transport, theory of geophysical models, pattern-forming PDEs, numerical simulation of electromagnetic scattering

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

Istvan Szunyogh

Istvan Szunyogh

Professor, Graduate Committee Chair

Atmospheric dynamics, predictability, numerical weather prediction, data assimilation