Our main research interests are oriented towards understanding dynamics and transport in the atmosphere and oceans. Research in the atmosphere focuses on stratospheric and upper tropospheric dynamics/transport. Improved understanding of, and ability to model, fluid motions in these regions is important for understanding the distribution of trace constituents, such as ozone, and for assessing the impact of human activities on the atmospheric environment. Ocean research focuses on ocean stirring and ventilation (surface to interior transport), and the oceanic uptake of anthropogenic carbon.
In recent years our research interests have expanded to include the atmosphere of Mars and the connections between particular matter and urban heat on public health (in collaborations with colleagues at the School of Public Health).
Anna Scott’s application to the EPA to build and deploy 300 WeatherCubes within Baltimore is one of two selected. More info.
In a nice end to the year, 6 manuscripts have been accepted for publication this month: Orbe et al., “Tropospheric Transport Differences Between Models Using the Same Large-Scale Meteorological Fields”, Geophys. Res. Lett. Toigo et al. ”What Causes Mars’ Annular Polar Vortices?”, Geophys. Res. Lett. Seviour et al. ”The Stability of Mars’ Annular Polar Vortex”, […]
Anna Scott’s paper on Intra-urban temperature variability in Baltimore accepted for publication in the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology. Early release version here.