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 ]

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Full-Time Graduate Faculty

Steven BusingerSteven Businger

Department Chair

 

 

Yi-Leng ChenYi Leng Chen

 

 

 

 

Pao-Shin ChuPao-Shin Chu

State Climatologist

 

 

Jennifer D. Small Griswold

Undergraduate Advisor

 

 

Christina KaramperidouChristina Karamperidou

  • Ph.D., Columbia University. ENSO dynamics and predictability, extreme events in response to large-scale climate variability and change, paleoclimate, hydro-climate modeling, machine learning applications in environmental science and climate model optimization.
  • emailname ckaramp
  • Website
  • Curriculum Vitae

 

 

Fei-Fei JinFei-Fei Jin

 

 

 

 

Tim LiTim Li

Graduate Chair

 

 

Alison D. NugentAlison 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

 

 

 

Giuseppe TorriGiuseppe Torri

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

 

 

 

Bin WangBin Wang

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

 

 

 

Yuqing WangYuqing Wang

 

 

Jingxia ZhaoJinxia Zhao

Associate Instructor

 

 

 

Cooperating Graduate Faculty and Researchers

H. AnnamalaiH. Annamala

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

 

 

Tiziana CherubiniTiziana Cherubini

Associate Researcher, Institute for Astronomy

 

 

Rashed ChowdhuryRashed Chowdhury

Affiliate Researcher

 

 

 

John N. PorterJohn Porter

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

 

 

Emeritus Faculty

Kevin P. HamiltonKevin Hamilton

 

 

 

 

Thomas A. SchroederTom Schroeder

Emeritus