GFDL - Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

Dr. Kirsten L. Findell

Research Physical Scientist

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

201 Forrestal Road,

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ 08542

(609) 452-6530

kirsten.findell@noaa.gov

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ph.D. in Hydroclimatology, Ralph M. Parsons Laboratory, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering

January 2001

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

S.M. in Hydroclimatology, Ralph M. Parsons Laboratory, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering

June 1997

Princeton University

B.S.E. in Civil Engineering, Program in Geological Engineering

June 1992

Principal Fields of Interest

Hydroclimatology, Land-Atmosphere Interactions, Hydrology

Publications

For publications that came out during my tenure at GFDL, please visit my GFDL bibliography.

Prior to arrival at GFDL,

Findell, Kirsten L. and Elfatih A.B. Eltahir, 1999. Analysis of the Pathways Relating Soil Moisture and Subsequent Rainfall in Illinois. J. Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, Vol. 104, No. D24, pp 31,565-31,574.

Findell, Kirsten L. and Elfatih A.B. Eltahir, 1997. An Analysis of the Soil Moisture-Rainfall Feedback, Based on Direct Observations from Illinois. Water Resources Research, Vol. 33, No. 4, pp 725-735.

Findell, Kirsten L., Hasan U. Koyluoglu, and Ahmet S. Cakmak, 1993. Modeling and Simulating Earthquake Accelerograms Using Strong-Motion Data from the Istanbul, Turkey region. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 12 (1), pp 51-59.

Theses

Findell, Kirsten L.: Atmospheric Controls on Soil Moisture-Boundary Layer Interactions. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, January 2001.

Findell, Kirsten L.: An Analysis of the Relationships Between Soil Moisture, Boundary Layer Conditions, and Rainfall, Based on Direct Observations from Illinois. Master’s Thesis, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts

Institute of Technology, June 1997.

Findell, Kirsten L.: Modeling and Simulating Earthquake Accelerograms Using Strong-Motion Data from the Istanbul, Turkey region. Bachelor’s Thesis, Department of Civil Engineering and Operations Research, Princeton University, June 1992.

Professional Service

Review of books and journal articles for Cambridge University Press, the Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, Geophysical Research Letters, the Journal of Hydrometeorology, Hydrological Processes, Advances in Water Resources, the International Journal of Climatology, Climate Dynamics and the World Scientific Publishing Company (Singapore). Review of proposals for NOAA’s Climate and Global Change Progam and NOAA’s Climate Prediction Project for the Americas Program.