As the Earth’s atmosphere warms, its climate is moving towards a state unlike any recorded by instrumental data. The change is affecting all major elements of the climate system, from the deep ocean to the stratosphere, and from the tropics to high latitudes, which presents a host of challenges and unresolved questions to the scientific community. My group’s research advances our knowledge of climate and ocean dynamics in the context of this global change as well as past climate variations. We investigate a broad range of topics from El Nino and tropical cyclones to ocean circulation and Arctic sea ice. We are also broadly recognized for our studies of warm climates in past geological epochs, such as the Pliocene and the Miocene. In our work we use a hierarchical approach that involves simulations with state-of-the-art global climate models, advanced theoretical methods, analysis of observations, and conceptual models.

Awards and Achievements

  • Guggenheim Fellowship