GFDL - Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

Research Interests

Tropical climate dynamics.

Ocean/atmosphere dynamics and coupling.

Impact of climate change and variability on extreme events.

Predictability and prediction of climate and its impacts.


Education

Ph.D. Physical Oceanography

Apr., 2000 University of Washington Seattle, WA

Thesis title: Sub-seasonal wind variability and El Niño

M.S. Applied Mathematics

Feb. 1999 University of Washington Seattle, WA

M.S. Physical Oceanography

Dec. 1996 University of Washington Seattle, WA

B.A. Mathematics

May 1994 Rutgers University New Brunswick, NJ


Professional Experience

Oct. 2012 ? Present  Head of Climate Variations and Predictability Group

NOAA ? Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

Jun. 2006 ? Present Research Oceanographer Princeton, NJ

NOAA ? Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

July 2012 ? Present Lecturer Princeton, NJ

Princeton University, Dept. of Geosciences, Progr. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

May 2010 ? June 2012 Visiting Research Collaborator Princeton, NJ

Princeton University, Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Nov. 2003 – Jun. 2006 UCAR Visiting Scientist Princeton, NJ

NOAA – Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

Sep. 2004 – Jan. 2005 Lecturer New Brunswick, NJ

Rutgers University, Environmental Sci. 323 – Atmospheric Thermodynamics.

May 2001 – Nov. 2003 Research Scientist Seattle, WA

University of Washington, Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Oceans

May 2000 – Apr. 2001 Postdoctoral Research Associate Seattle, WA

University of Washington, Department of Atmospheric Sciences / Joint Institute for the Study
of the Atmosphere and Oceans

Sep. 1994 – Apr. 2000 Research Assistant Seattle, WA

University of Washington, School of Oceanography / Joint Institute for the Study of the
Atmosphere and Oceans

Oct. 1993 – Sep. 1994 Undergraduate Research Assistant New Brunswick, NJ

Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University

Jun. 1993- Aug. 1993 Summer Research Fellow New Brunswick, NJ

Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University


Teaching Experience

Fall Semesters 2010-11 to present Lecturer Princeton, NJ

Princeton University, Geosciences 425 ? Introductory Physical Oceanography.

Sep. 2004 ? Jan. 2005 Lecturer New Brunswick, NJ

Rutgers University, Environmental Sci. 323 ? Atmospheric Thermodynamics.

Sep. 1995 ? Dec. 1995 Teaching Assistant Seattle, WA

University of Washington. Applied. Math. 505 ? Intro. to Fluid Dynamics


Awards Received

American Meteorological Society Clarence Leroy Meisinger Award ?for outstanding
contributions to the understanding of tropical climate variability and change,”
2013.

Department of Commerce Gold Medal 2011 ?For excellence in research and data

stewardship leading to a more confident assessment of the influence of human-induced

climate change on hurricanes.?

Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), 2004-09 ?For

fundamental contributions concerning the roles of subseasonal variability on the onset

and termination of El Niño and on Indian Monsoon rainfall.?

AGU Editor\’s Citation for Excellence in Refereeing for Geophys. Res. Lett.,
2008.

NOAA/OAR Outstanding Paper 2007.

AGU Editor\’s Citation for Excellence in Refereeing for Geophys. Res. Lett.,
2004.

NASA Space Grant Scholarship, 1994-1996.

Cook College, Rutgers University Marine Sciences Student of the Year, 1994.

New Jersey Department of Education Garden State Scholar Scholarship, 1990-1994.


Service

Lead Author for Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report

NOAA-OAR Climate Observing Systems Council (2009-present)

U.S.-CLIVAR Working Group on Hurricanes and Climate (Co-Chair, 2010-present)

U.S.-CLIVAR Predictability, Prediction, and Applications Interface Panel (2009-present)

CLIVAR Asian/Australian Monsoon Panel (2008-present)

CLIVAR Indian Ocean Panel (2007-present)

Associate Editor, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences (2007-present)

Associate Editor, Journal of Climate (2008-present)

Book Review Editor, Int. J. of Climate Change Strategies and Management (2009)

AGU/TOS/ASLO Ocean Sciences 2006 Meeting Scientific Organizing Committee

Judge 2005 NAACP ACT-SO Academic Competition

Scientist in Residence, Exploratorium Museum, San Francisco, CA (Dec. 2011, May 2012)

Speaker: Elementary through High School

Article reviews for: J. Climate, Science, Nature, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., J. Physical

Oceanography, Monthly Weather Review, J. of Geophys. Res., Geophys. Res. Lett., J.

Atmospheric Sciences, J. Oceanic and Atmospheric Tech., Remote Sensing of the

Environment, Tellus

Proposal reviews for: NOAA, NSF, NASA, DOE

Guest lectures at Princeton Univ., Rutgers Univ., Univ. of Pennsylvania, U.S. Naval

Academy, Univ. of Miami


Academic Committees

Jeffrey Strong, Princeton Univ., AOS Program, Ph.D. Thesis Advisor. Expected 2015

Kityan Choi, Princeton Univ., AOS Program, Ph.D. Thesis Advisor. Expected 2014

Julie Kalansky, Rutgers U., IMCS, Ph.D. Committee Member, Expected 2015

Anthony DeAngelis, Rutgers U., Dept. Envir. Sci., Ph.D. Committee Member, Expected 2014

Angela Colbert, Univ. of Miami, RSMAS, Ph.D. Committee Member. Expected 2013

Andrew Ballinger, Princeton Univ., AOS Program, Ph.D. Committee Member. Expected 2012

Christine Standohar, Univ. of Miami, RSMAS, M.S. Committee Member. May 2012

Ian Lloyd, Princeton Univ., AOS Program, Ph.D. Thesis Advisor. May 2011

Pedro DiNezio, Univ. of Miami, RSMAS, Ph.D. Committee Member. Mar. 2011

Daiwei Wang, Columbia University, Ph.D. Defense Examining Committee. Sep. 2010


Professional Organizations

American Geophysical Union.

American Meteorological Society.

The Oceanography Society.


Languages

Fluent in Spanish (lived in Venezuela from age 1 to 14) and Italian. Working knowledge of French. Learning Swedish.