The overarching theme of my research is developing new measurement capabilities for aerosol, cloud, precipitation, water vapor, and temperature to understand interactions of aerosol, cloud, and precipitation as well as land-atmosphere and ocean-atmosphere interactions, leading to the improvement of the parameterizations of cloud-related physical processes and the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) in weather and climate models. The four themes of my research are: Research Theme 1: Instrumentation and Multi-Sensor Remote Sensing Algorithm Development. Research Theme 2: Cloud Properties, Processes, and Parameterizations. Research Theme 3: Atmosphere-Land-Ocean-Ice Interactions. Research Theme 4: ABL Structure, Process, and Parameterization.
Cloud physics, atmospheric remote sesning, multi-sesnor remote sesning, global aerosol and cloud distributions, Airborne Raman lidars
ATOC 4500 - Special Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences - Upper Division
Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
Acquaints students at the upper division level with current research in atmospheres, oceans, and climate. Topics may vary each semester. May be repeated up to 18 total credit hours within the degree as long as the topic is different. Students may register for more than one section of this course in the same semester. Recommended prerequisites and corequisites: will vary depending on topic. Recommended restriction: students with 57-180 credits (Juniors or Seniors).
ATOC 7500 - Special Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Acquaints students with current research in atmospheres, oceans, and climate. Topics may vary each semester. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Students may register for more than one section of this course in the same semester.
FYSM 1000 - First Year Seminar
Provide first year students with an immersive experience in an interdisciplinary topic that addresses current issues including social, technical and global topics. Taught by faculty from across campus, the course provides students with an opportunity to interact in small classes, have project based learning experiences and gain valuable communication skills. Seminar style classes focused on discussion and projects.