AOS Faculty Profile
Assistant Professor, Ph.D. Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, ETH Zurich
Address: 213 Sayre Hall
E-mail: stf at princeton.edu
My approach to research may be best described as "stumbling" over interesting and puzzling data, followed by a quest for identification of the key processes that usually takes much longer than anticipated. As such, I have been working on aspects of cloud microphysics (with a pinch of chemistry), radiation and large-scale dynamics; with a focus on the so-called Upper Troposphere/Lower Stratosphere (UT/LS) region.
Currently, I am working with my group on theoretical approaches to understand atmospheric water vapour, on Kelvin waves in the tropics, and on a mechanistic understanding of the interplay of large-scale dynamics and ozone chemistry, and its feedback on UT/LS temperatures through radiative effects.
- Role of the stratosphere on climate. (Chemical/radiative/dynamical feedbacks.)
- Processes controlling atmospheric water vapour concentrations.
- General circulation and sensitivity to GHG concentrations.
- Cloud microphysics. (Cirrus and polar stratospheric clouds.)
- Planetary atmospheres and the evolution of Earth's climate.
- Software design.
- The Tropical Tropopause Layer.
- Stratospheric water vapour.
- Polar Stratospheric Clouds.
Some Recent Publications
Steinwagner, J., S. Fueglistaler, G. Stiller, et al., Tropical dehydration processes constrained by the seasonality of stratospheric deuterated water, Nature Geosc., 3, 262-266, doi:10.1038/ngeo822, 2010.
Fueglistaler, S., A.E. Dessler, T. Dunkerton, I. Folkins, Q. Fu, P.W. Mote, Tropical Tropopause Layer, Rev. Geophys., 47, RG1004, doi:10.1029/2008RG000267, 2009.
Fueglistaler, S., B. Legras, A. Beljaars, J.-J. Morcrette, A. Simmons, A.M. Tompkins, S. Uppala, The diabatic heat budget of the upper troposphere and lower/mid stratosphere in ECMWF reanalyses, Q. J. Roy. Meteorol. Soc.,135, 21-37, 2009.
Fueglistaler, S., M. Bonazzola, P.H. Haynes, T. Peter, Stratospheric water vapor predicted from the Lagrangian temperature history of air entering the stratosphere in the tropics, J. Geophys. Res., 110 (D8), doi:10.1029/2004JD005516, 2005.