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Analytical Studies of the Tropical Atmosphere and its Relationship to Global Climate

Location

Earth System Research Laboratory, Physical Sciences Division

RO# Location
26.05.02.B0550 Boulder, CO 80305

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Kiladis, George N. george.kiladis@noaa.gov 303.497.3892

Description

The objective of this program is to understand the relationship between tropical atmospheric dynamics and global climate, with emphasis placed on convectively coupled equatorial waves (CCEWs). CCEWs are a special class of atmospheric disturbance constrained to move parallel to the equator and are responsible for a large portion of the rainfall variability within the tropics.

Research focuses on the statistical analysis of observational data and their interpretation, supplemented by analytical theory and modeling studies when appropriate. Chief observational resources include a broad suite of satellite measurements, globally analyzed data such as reanalysis products, and rawinsonde databases from archives or field programs. Current studies emphasize (1) the relationship between tropospheric properties and tropical convective activity; (2) variability of the tropical troposphere and lower stratosphere, including the region of the tropical tropopause; and (3) scale interactions within CCEWs and their energy budgets.

 

Keywords:
Tropical meteorology; Atmospheric waves; Atmospheric convection; Scale interactions;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$60,000.00 $2,000.00
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