AOS Research Staff Profile
Senior Research Assistant
Address: 219 Sayre Hall
Phone: (609) 258-1034
Email: tflannag @ NOSPAM princeton.edu
Convectively coupled Kelvin waves are important for tropical stratospheric dynamics, but are also responsible for a lot of the short timescale temperature variability at the tropical tropopause. My work focuses on understanding and explaining various aspects of Kelvin wave propagation in the tropical tropopause layer.
I am also interested in the response to convective heating in dry GCMs, and the modelling and behavior of equatorial waves in these systems.
Flannaghan, T.J and S. Fueglistaler, The importance of background state for the climatology of equatorial Kelvin wave propagation into the stratosphere, (in press), J. Geophys. Res.
Flannaghan, T. J., and S. Fueglistaler (2012), Tracking Kelvin waves from the equatorial troposphere into the stratosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 117.
Flannaghan, T. J., and S. Fueglistaler (2011), Kelvin waves and shear-flow turbulent mixing in the TTL in (re-)analysis data, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38.