Professor of Atmospheric Science
College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Phone number(s): 
(814) 863-1309
Office Address: 
521 Walker Building
PSIEE Research Theme: 
Climate and Ecosystem Change
Research Summary: 

Research interests include dynamics of weather and climate in addition to atmospheric energetics. He explores the influence of physical processes (friction, precipitation, orography) on the formation, structure and propagation of fronts and cyclones. Recent work examines the role of acoustic, Lamb, and buoyancy waves in the adjustment of the atmosphere to hydrostatic and geostrophic balance, and future work will focus on the energetics of deep moist convection.