The main focus of my work is currently in gaining a better understanding of processes that impact extreme weather especially on subseasonal timescales as well as better modeling of the Madden-Jullian Oscillation and its teleconnections using global climate models and regional high resolution models. I am actively working on stochastic parameterization for better representation of physical processes in climate models. Another focus of my work is on data assimilation in coupled ocean-atmosphere models. In the past, I have worked on assimilating ship cruise and satellite observed data into a regional eddy-permitting ocean models to better understand mesoscale ocean processes in this region using a regional ocean model called ROMS. I also study nonlinear data assimilation techniques to improve upon the Ensemble Kalman Filter and Adjoint-based methods in data assimilation into simplified nonlinear models of the atmosphere and climate.
ATOC 1050 - Weather and the Atmosphere
Introduces principles of modern meteorology for nonscience majors, with emphasis on scientific and human issues associated with severe weather events. Includes description, methods of prediction, and impacts of blizzards, hurricanes, thunderstorms, tornadoes, lightning, floods, and firestorms.
ATOC 4500 - Special Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Spring 2019 / Fall 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. Formerly ATOC 7500.