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Cassano, John J. Associate Professor


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  • My research deals with the weather and climate of Earth's polar regions, with a specific focus on the coupling between the atmosphere and other components of the Earth's climate system. I am particularly interested in small scale atmospheric features that can have climatically significant impacts. To further my research in these areas my research group is involved in the development of a Regional Arctic System Model (RASM) that includes atmosphere, ocean, sea ice, land hydrology, ice sheet, and dynamic vegetation model components. My research group is also involved in polar atmospheric observations and uses autonomous observing systems to make these measurements. I am a co-principal investigator on a project that maintains a network of roughly 65 automatic weather stations on the Antarctic continent. We are also using small unmanned aerial vehicles to make measurements of the polar atmosphere.


  • Polar meteorology and climate, weather and climate modeling, autonomous observing systems


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