GFDL - Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

Heather M. Archambault, Ph.D.

Associate Director and Physical Scientist
NOAA/OAR Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

email: Heather.Archambault <at> noaa.gov
phone: +1-609-452-6646
University at Albany Dept. of Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences alumnus homepage

 


Biography

Heather Archambault is the GFDL Associate Director and a physical scientist with expertise in synoptic–dynamic and tropical meteorology. Before arriving at GFDL in 2017, she worked for NOAA/OAR’s Climate Program Office, where she helped manage a grant program to support research on subseasonal-to-seasonal prediction and climate model development. Her own research focuses on the predictability of tropical cyclone–midlatitude circulation interactions.

Dr. Archambault received her undergraduate degree from the Pennsylvania State University in Meteorology with a minor in Global Business Strategies in the Earth, Energy, and Materials Industries, and a masters and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Albany/SUNY Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences. She was a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. She currently serves as as Associate Editor of Monthly Weather Review.


Evolution of the North American 700-hPa Q-vector and Q-vector forcing fields over the last 72 hours (dataset: GFS operational analysis; source: http://www.atmos.albany.edu/student/heathera).


Publications (updated May 2018):

Keller, J. H., C. M. Grams, M. Riemer, H. M. Archambault, L. F. Bosart, J. D. Doyle, J. L. Evans, T. J. Galarneau, K. S. Griffin, P. A. Harr, N. Kitabatake; R. McTaggart-Cowan, F. Pantillon; J. F. Quinting, C. A. Reynolds, E. A. Ritchie, R. D. Torn, and F. Zhang, 2017: The extratropical transition of tropical cyclones. Part II: Interaction with the midlatitude flow, downstream impacts and implications in predictability. Mon. Wea. Rev., in revision.

Evans, C., K. M. Wood, S. D. Aberson, H. M. Archambault, S. M. Milrad, L. F. Bosart, K. L. Corbosiero, C. A. Davis, J. R. Dias Pinto, J. Doyle, C. Fogarty, T. J. Galarneau, C. M. Grams, K. S. Griffin, J. Gyakum, R. E. Hart, N. Kitabatake, H. S. Lentink, R. McTaggart-Cowan, W. Perrie, J. F. Quinting, C. A. Reynolds, M. Riemer, E. A. Ritchie, Y. Sun, and F. Zhang, 2017: The extratropical transition of tropical cyclones. Part I: Cyclone evolution and direct impacts. Mon. Wea. Rev., 145, 4317–4344.

Bosart, L. F., B. J. Moore, J. M. Cordeira, and H. M. Archambault, 2016: The interactions of North Pacific tropical, midlatitude, and polar disturbances resulting in linked extreme weather events over North America in October 2007. Mon. Wea. Rev., 145, 1245–1273.

Grams, C. M., and H. M. Archambault, 2016: The key role of diabatic outflow in amplifying the midlatitude flow: A representative case study of weather systems surrounding western North Pacific extratropical transition. Mon. Wea. Rev., 144, 3847–3869.

Archambault, H. M., D. Keyser, L. F. Bosart, C. A. Davis, and J. M. Cordeira, 2015: A composite perspective of the extratropical flow response to recurving western North Pacific tropical cyclones. Mon. Wea. Rev., 143, 1122–1141.

Harr, P. A., and H. M. Archambault, 2015: Dynamics, predictability, and high-impact weather associated with the extratropical transition of tropical cyclones. Dynamics and Predictability of Large-Scale, High-Impact Weather and Climate Events, J. Li, R. Swinbank, H. Volkert, and R. Grotjahn, Eds., Special Publications of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, Cambridge University Press, 153–167.

Archambault, H. M., L. F. Bosart, D. Keyser, and J. M. Cordeira, 2013: A climatological analysis of the extratropical flow response to recurving western North Pacific tropical cyclones. Mon. Wea. Rev., 141, 2325–2346.

Metz, N. D., H. M. Archambault, A. F. Srock, T. J. Galarneau, Jr., and L. F. Bosart, 2013: A comparison of South American and African preferential pathways for extreme cold events. Mon. Wea. Rev., 141, 2066–2086.

Bosart, L. F., J. M. Cordeira, T. J. Galarneau, Jr., B. J. Moore, and H. M. Archambault, 2012: An analysis of multiple predecessor rain events ahead of tropical cyclones Ike and Lowell (10–15 September 2008). Mon. Wea. Rev., 140, 1081–1107.

Evans, C., H. M. Archambault, and Coauthors, 2012: The Pre-Depression Investigation of Cloud-systems in the Tropics (PREDICT) field campaign: Perspectives of early career scientists. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 93, 173–187.

Archambault, H. M., D. Keyser, and L. F. Bosart, 2010: Relationships between large-scale regime transitions and major cool-season precipitation events in the northeastern United States. Mon. Wea. Rev., 138, 3454–3473.

Archambault, H. M., L. F. Bosart, D. Keyser, and A. Aiyyer, 2008: Influence of large-scale flow regimes on cool-season precipitation in the northeastern United States. Mon. Wea. Rev., 136, 2945–2963.