Faculty and Research

Thomas A. Schroeder — Emeritus

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Ph. D., Purdue.

1000 Pope Rd, MSB 312
Honolulu, HI 96822

tel: (808) 956-8083 • fax: (808) 956-2877
email: tas@hawaii.edu

Research Interests

My research interests include mesoscale circulations, tropical meteorology and tropical cyclones. I have focused on weather and climate of Hawai‘i and severe weather and its impacts upon society. To this end I helped found and formerly directed the Pacific El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Applications Center which provides experimental climate forecasts and applications information to a number of U.S.-affiliated Pacific Islands.

Recent Publications

Cao, J., T. Giambelluca, D. Stevens and T. Schroeder, 2006. Inversion variability in the Hawaii trade wind regime. J. Climate, in press.

Chowdhury, Md R., P.S. Chu and T. Schroeder, 2006. ENSO and sea-level variability a diagnostic study for the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands. Theoretical and Applied Climatol., in press, available on line.

Zhang, Y., Y-L Chen, T. Schroeder and K. Kodama, 2005. Numerical simulations of sea-breeze circulations in northwest Hawaii. Wea and Forecasting, 20, 827-846.

Lyman, R., T. Schroeder, and G. Barnes, 2005. The heavy rain event of 29 October 2000 in Hana, Maui. Wea. Forecasting, 20, 397-414.

Firing, Y., M. Merrifield, T. Schroeder and B. Qiu, 2004. Interdecadal sea-level fluctuations at Hawaii. J. Phys. Ocean, 34, 2514-2524.

Iman, R., M. Johnson and T. Schroeder, 2002. Assessing hurricane effects. Part 1. Sensitivity analysis. Reliability Eng. and Systems Safety, 78, 131-145.

Iman, R., M. Johnson and T. Schroeder, 2002. Assessing hurricane effects. Part 2. Uncertainty analysis. Reliability Eng. And Systems Safety, 78, 147-155.

Foster, J.,M. Bevis, T. Schroeder, M. Merrifield, S. Businger, S. Dorn, S. Marcus, J. Dickey, amd Y. Bar-Sever, 2000. El Nino, water vapor and the Global Positioning System. Geophys. Res. Lett., 27, 2697-2700.

Ramage, C. S. and T. Schroeder, 1999. Tradewind rainfall atop Mt. Waialeale, Hawaii. Mon. Wea. Rev., 127, 2217-2226.



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