Faculty and Research

Research has been central to the department’s activities since its inception. Despite the department’s modest size, an impressive array of research projects are being undertaken by our faculty and students involving field work, experimental work, computer modeling, and theoretical calculations. Our research interests have a primary focus on weather and climate of the tropics, but many projects have application to phenomena of global scope. [ More ]

Full-Time Graduate Faculty

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Steven Businger

Department Chair
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Yi-Leng Chen

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Pao-Shin Chu

State Climatologist
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Jennifer D. Small Griswold

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Christina Karamperidou

  • Ph.D., Columbia University. ENSO dynamics and predictability, the response of mid-latitude atmospheric circulation to climate change and variability, sea level variability and its effects on coastal aquifers and ecosystems, dynamical systems theory, hydro-climate modeling, and hydroInformatics and model optimization.
  • emailname ckaramp
  • Atmospheric Sciences Dept. Page
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Fei-Fei Jin

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Tim Li

Graduate Chair
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Alison D. Nugent

  • Ph.D., Yale University. Mountain meteorology and Cloud Physics: Orographic convection and precipitation, shallow cloud dynamics, cloud microphysics, aerosol-cloud-precipitation interactions, observations and modeling.
  • emailname anugent
  • Curriculum Vitae
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Giuseppe Torri

  • Ph.D., Imperial College London. Atmospheric Physics. Precipitating convection, downdraft and cold pool dynamics, severe thunderstorms, and climate change.
  • emailname gtorri
  • Curriculum Vitae
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Bin Wang

Ph.D., Florida State.  Climate dynamics, geophysical fluid dynamics, and tropical meteorology.
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Yuqing Wang

Other Departmental Faculty

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Jingxia Zhao

Assistant Researcher

Cooperating Graduate Faculty

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H. Annamalai

Associate Researcher, International Pacific Research Center
  • Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Tropical climate dynamics, climate variability and prediction.
  • emailname hanna
  • IPRC Page
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Tiziana Cherubini

Associate Researcher, Institute for Astronomy
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Steve Howell

Researcher, Oceanography Dept., UH-Manoa
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John N. Porter

Associate Researcher, Hawaii Instit. of Geophysics & Planetology, UH-Manoa

Affiliate Graduate Faculty

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Jian Ping Li

Affiliate Professor
  • Ph.D., Lanzhou University, China. Nonlinear climatic dynamics and predictability, dynamics of annular modes and their impacts, monsoon and air-land-sea interaction, numerical methods.
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences web page

Former Department Faculty

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Gary M. Barnes

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Michael Bell

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Kevin P. Hamilton

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Thomas A. Schroeder

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Duane E. Stevens

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Shang-Ping Xie


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