Amanda Kathleen O'Rourke

Graduate Student, Princeton University
Program in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences
Advisor: Geoff Vallis
Address: 219 Sayre Hall
Phone: (609) 258-1034
Email: amandao at

Research Interests: Geophysical fluid dynamics, large-scale atmospheric circulation, wave-mean flow interaction, midlatitude jets, stratosphere-troposphere coupling, Rossby wave dynamics, idealized models


A. K. O'Rourke and G. K. Vallis: Jet interaction and the influence of a minimum phase speed bound on the propagation of eddies, J. Atmos. Sci., 70, 2614-2628 [pdf]

A. K. O'Rourke, 2010: Optimal Mixing on the Sphere, in Proceedings of the 2010 Summer Program in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Woods Hole, MA, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. [pdf]

Recent Presentations and Sightings


Minimum Phase Speed Bounds and Jet Interaction [poster, pdf], presented at the 19th Conference on Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics, Newport, RI June 17-21, 2013


SEAS Colloquium in Climate Science, Columbia University, November 2013

Fluids Seminar, Cambridge University, June 2012