Alum | Atmospheric Sciences & Applied Mathematics
I study how how changes in the land surface influence the atmosphere, on both local and global scales. I have developed an idealized land surface model which can be coupled into the Community Earth System Model (CESM); this model allows us to run very controlled perturbation experiments, to test the sensitivity of the atmosphere to changes in the land surface. My research is motivated by the questions "Where is the atmosphere most sensitive to changes in the land surface, and how sensitive is it to a given change? What land surface parameters (e.g. albedo, or roughness) have the largest influence on the atmosphere in different locations?" I was a graduate student in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, where I worked with Professor Abigail Swann in the EcoClimate Lab.