Scientist | Polar Science Center/ Applied Physics Lab
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. While a graduate student in Atmospheric Sciences at UW I studied with David Battisti and am a co-founder of Graduate Climate Conference (GCC). After UW I was awarded a NOAA Global Change Postdoctoral Fellow to work at MIT with John Marshall and am now a Senior Research Scientist with APL.