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Convective cell along the Amazon River, Manaus, Brazil, August 2014


  • Rainfall
  • Tropical Climate Dynamics
  • Land-Atmosphere Interactions
  • Climate Diagnostics and Analysis

Current Group Members

Max Pike (PhD Student)

South Pacific Convergence Zone Rainfall and Dynamics

Juan Perez Arango (PhD Student)

ENSO Tropical Teleconnections

Rani Wiggins (PhD Student)

Easterly waves, vertical atmospheric structure, and diurnal cycle of convection over Central America 

Kelly Burghart (PhD Student)

Tropical-extratropical teleconnections

Lauren Hill-Beaton (MS Student)

SPCZ/double ITCZ

Dr. Bryan Raney (Programmer/Analyst)

Group Alumni

Dr. Alexis Berg (Postdoctoral Associate, 2011-2013)

Current Position:  Research Associate, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Harvard University

Dr. Damianos Mantsis (Postdoctoral Associate, 2011-2014)

Current Position:  Data Scientist, Information Technology Institute (Centre for Research and Technology), Greece

Dr. Kyle Clem (Postdoctoral Associate, 2017-2019)

Current Position:  Research Fellow, School of Geography, Environmental and Earth Science, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Dr. Jaya Khanna (Visiting Scientist, 2018-2019)

Current Position:  Assistant Professor, School of Earth & Planetary Sciences, National Institute of Science Education and Research, India

Dr. Matt Niznik (PhD Student, 2010-2015)

Current Position:  Research Associate, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, Colorado State University

Lalitha Kommajosyula (MS Student, 2011-2013)

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Chi Zhang (MS Student, 2016-2019)

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Sarah Tannenbaum (MS Student, 2016-2021)

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