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Christiane Jablonowski

Associate Professor

Email:

cjablono@umich.edu

Phone:

(734) 763-6238

Fax:

(734) 936-0503

Office:

SRB 1541B

Webpage   |   Curriculum Vitae   |   Google Scholar Profile |   ORCID profile |  

 

Research Interests

  • Variable-resolution and Adaptive Mesh Refinement (AMR) techniques for atmospheric GCMs
  • Parallel and high-performance computing
  • Development of test cases for dynamical cores of GCMs, model intercomparisons
  • Modern numerical methods and computational grids for dynamical cores of GCMs
  • Idealized simulations of the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation (QBO), stratospheric dynamics
  • Dynamics of tropical cyclones, tropical cyclones and climate change
  • Subgrid-scale processes and diffusion in GCMs
  • Cyber-infrastructure tools for the Earth System Sciences

 
Current Group Members
 

Gregory Tierney

Ph.D. Candidate (co-advisor: Derek Posselt, JPL)

Research Interests

  • Extratropical cyclones
  • Sensitivity of idealized extratropical cyclones to changes in the background conditions (using the WRF model)
  • Effects of latent heat release on extratropical cyclones

Contact

Email: gtierney@umich.edu   |   Webpage



 
 

Jared Ferguson

Ph.D. Candidate, Applied Physics Program

Research Interests

  • Adaptive Mesh Refinement (AMR) techniques, AMR library Chombo
  • Atmospheric modeling, tests of shallow water models
  • Tropical cyclones

Contact

Email: joferg@umich.edu   |   Webpage



 
 

Ashley Payne

UM President's Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Sep. 2016 onwards)

Research Interests

  • Large-scale atmospheric dynamics of landfalling atmospheric rivers
  • Dynamical interactions behind extreme precipitation and weather events
  • Representation of precipitation in climate models, convection parameterizations

Contact

Email: aepayne@uci.edu   |   UC Irvine Webpage

Group Alumni
 

Malgorzata Winska

Visiting Assistant Research Scientist (Oct. 2015 - Sep. 2016) (Dekaban fellowship holder from Warsaw University of Technology (WUT), Poland)

Research Interests

  • Geophysical models (atmosphere, ocean, land hydrology) and intercomparisons
  • Irregularities of the Earth's rotation
  • Low degree gravity changes as determind via NASA's GRACE mission (intercomparison and determination of geophysical excitations)
  • Excitations of polar motions

Contact

Email: mwinska@umich.edu   |   Webpage



 
 

Allison Hogikyan

Undergraduate Researcher (Sep. 2014 – Dec. 2015)

Research Interests

  • Simplified physical parameterizations: Kessler warm-rain scheme
  • Moist idealized tests of GCM dynamical cores: Moist baroclinic waves
  • Atmospheric Blocking

Contact

Email: ahogik@umich.edu   |   Webpage



 
 

Diana Thatcher

Computer Scientist, The MITRE Corporation
Ann Arbor, MI (since Feb. 2016)

M.S. degree (2015), University of Michigan

Research Interests

  • Model intercomparisons
  • Idealized test cases for GCM dynamical cores: Moist Held-Suarez test
  • Variable-resolution modeling with GCMs (CAM Spectral Element model): Extratropical transition of tropical cyclones

Contact

Email: diana.r.thatcher@gmail.com   |   UM Webpage



 
 

James Kent

Lecturer (Mathematics), University of South Wales, U. K. (since Jan. 2015)

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan (May 2010 - Dec. 2014)

Research Interests

Contact

Email: james.kent@southwales.ac.uk   |   UM Webpage |   Uni. South Wales Webpage



 
 

Weiye Yao

Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL), Princeton, NJ (since Jan. 2015)

Ph.D. (2014), University of Michigan

Research Interests

  • Atmospheric dynamics
  • Numerical modelling, GCMs
  • Quasi-Biennial Oscillation (QBO) in the stratosphere
  • Sudden Stratospheric Warmings
  • Wave-mean flow interactions in the stratosphere
  • Impact of gravity wave drag parameterizations on QBO simulations

Contact

Email: weiyeyao@umich.edu   |   Webpage



 
 

Erik Kostrzewa

Undergraduate Researcher, University of Michigan (June - Dec. 2014)

Research Interests

  • Moist baroclinic waves with simplified physics and re-evaporation

Contact

Email: kostrz@umich.edu



 
 

Colin Zarzycki

NCAR Project Scientist (CGD & MMM divisions, Sep. 2016 onwards)

NCAR Advanced Study Program (ASP) Postdoctoral Fellow (Sep. 2014 - Aug. 2016)
Ph.D. (2014), University of Michigan

Research Interests

  • Tropical cyclones
  • Atmospheric General Circulation Models
  • Multi-scale modeling with NCAR's Spectral-Element model: variable-resolution computational grids
  • Scale dependencies of physical parameterizations in variable-resolution GCMs

Contact

Email: zarzycki@ucar.edu   |   Webpage



 
 

Peter Bosler

Staff Scientist at Sandia National Laboratories (since spring 2016)

John von Neumann Postdoctoral Fellow at Sandia National Laboratories (Aug. 2014 - spring 2016)
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan (Jun. 2013 - July 2014)
Ph.D. (May 2013), University of Michigan

Research Interests

  • Geophysical fluid dynamics
  • Lagrangian particle/panel methods to solve the equations of fluid motion
  • Vortex methods for the shallow water equations on the sphere and 3D incompressible flows
  • Algorithms for unstructured mesh generation and remapping.
  • Scientific computation

Contact

Email: pabosle@sandia.gov   |   Webpage



 
 

Paul Ullrich

Associate Professor, Department of Land, Air and Water Resources
University of California, Davis, CA (since Sep. 2017)

Assistant Professor, Department of Land, Air and Water Resources,University of California, Davis, CA (2012-2017)
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan (June 2011 - Aug. 2012)
Ph.D. (May 2011), University of Michigan

Research Interests

  • Climate model dynamical cores for atmospheric simulations
  • Test cases for atmospheric models, model intercomparisons
  • Numerical methods for hydrodynamic flow problems
  • Adaptive mesh refinement (AMR)
  • Conservative remapping between grids

Contact

Email: paullrich@ucdavis.edu   |   Webpage



 
 

Kevin Reed

Assistant Professor, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
Stony Brook University, NY (since Jan. 2015)

NCAR Advanced Study Program (ASP) Postdoctoral Fellow (Sep. 2013 - Dec. 2014)
AGU Congressional Science Fellow, Washington D.C. (Sep. 2012-2013)
Ph.D. (2012), University of Michigan

Research Interests

  • Modeling of idealized tropical cyclones with atmospheric GCMSs
  • Impact of GCM dynamical cores and physical parameterizations on tropical cyclone simulations
  • Impact of climate change on tropical cylone statistics in high-resolution global models
  • Policy impacts of climate change
  • Science, technology, and public policy

Contact

Email:kevin.a.reed@stonybrook.edu   |   Webpage



 
 

Jared Whitehead

Ph.D. Applied and Interdisciplinary Mathematics (2011)

Email:

whitehead@math.byu.edu

Research Group Member:

Summer 2009 - Dec. 2011

Current Affiliation:

Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics, Brigham Young University, Utah

Brigham Young University web page:

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James Kessler

M.S. in Atmospheric Science (2015), BSE Earth System Science and Engineering (2014)

Email:

jamkessl@umich.edu

Research Group Member:

May 2013 - December 2013

Affiliation:

B.S.E and MS (2014), Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI



 
 

Michael Glotter

BSE in Earth System Science and Engineering (2010)

Email:

michaelglotter@gmail.com

Research Group Member:

September 2009 - May 2010

Current Affiliation:

since Jan. 2017: Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
AGU Congressional Science Fellow, Washington, D.C., Sep. 2015 - Sep. 2016
Ph.D. (2015), Department of Geophysical Sciences
University of Chicago, IL

University of Chicago web page:

Homepage



 
 

Catalina Oaida

M.S. in Atmospheric Science (2009), BSE in Earth System Science and Engineering (2008)

Email:

oaidac@gmail.com

Research Group Member:

September 2008 - August 2009

Current Affiliation:

Postdoctoral Scholar at California Institute of Technology /
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, CA
Ph.D. (2014), Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), CA

JPL web page:

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Ilissa Ocko

BSE in Earth System Science & Engineering (2008)

Email:

iocko@princeton.edu

Research Group Member:

September 2007 - April 2008

Current Affiliation:

Climate Scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
New York City
Ph.D. (2013), Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Princeton University, NJ

Web page:

EDF Homepage

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Gus Alaka

BSE in Earth System Science & Engineering (2008)

Email:

gusalaka@gmail.com

Research Group Member:

January 2008 - April 2008

Current Affiliation:

Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Miami, Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) Miami, FL
Ph.D. (2014), Department of Atmospheric Science
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.

Colorado State University web page:

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Latest update: August 16th, 2017