Associate Professor, Dept. of Geosciences.
Director, Princeton Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS)
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA.
We work on atmospheric problems ranging from cloud microphysics,
radiation to large-scale dynamics. Our primary interests are
mechanisms of interactions between different processes on different
scales, and how this interaction leads to the climate as we know
Yi Zhang, Graduate Student.
Yi is working on the control of global average rainfall, and
the processes controlling the
large-scale spatial patterns in tropical convection. We have
figured out an adequate project for the guy on the left, though.
Aaron Match, Graduate student.
Aaron is working on stratospheric dynamics, with a focus of
the evolution of the stratospheric Brewer-Dobson circulation
in the aftermath of large volcanic eruptions. Observations
suggest a rather different stratospheric circulation afer
the eruption of Pinatubo compared to El-Chichon, which may
be of great relevance in the context of stratospheric
Maximilien Bolot,Postdoctoral Research Associate.
Max is working on tropical convection, troposphere-to-stratosphere
transport, and dehydration in the tropical tropopause layer
with a focus on thin cirrus clouds.
, Hess Fellow.
Nadir is a Hess Fellow of the Department of Geosciences, working with me and Prof. Vecchi
on theoretical aspects of radiative-convective equilibria, and the relation between
the atmospheric general circulation and the hydrological cycle.
His homepage with more information is here
,Postdoctoral Research Associate.
Jie is working with me and Prof. Vecchi on the climate dynamics of past "warm" climates, with a
special focus on the climate of the Cretaceous.
His homepage with more information is here
Associates and collaborators
, Lecturer, Dept. pf Physics, Auckland University.
Tra is a former Postdoctoral Research Associate and we continue our collaboration
on clouds in the Tropical Tropopause Layer, with a focus on the dynamical conditions leading to clouds, and, conversely, the impact of cloud radiative heating perturbations on dynamics.
Shawn Cheeks, Graduate Student.
Shawn works with Steve Garner on mesoscale systems in the US; we collaborate on aspects of the analysis of the
Adrian Tasistro-Hart, Graduate Student at ETH Zurich.
Adrian is a former Princeton Geosciences undergraduate student with Prof. Maloof. We collaborate on numerical
simulations of climate during the Cretaceous, with a focus on the hydrology of the Potosi basin.
He can be contacted at adrianta-at-student.ethz.ch.
Tom has been working on Kelvin waves in the tropical
atmosphere, and temperature trends in the tropics.
He currently works at Cantab Partners, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
See some of his work
Claire has been working on the global radiative balance, with a focus on the role of clouds and the question how local model biases may affect the models' response to perturbations.
She is now at McKinsey.
Miguel, a visitor from U. Complutense in Madrid,
has been working on sudden stratospheric warmings, and
their impact on the tropical stratosphere.
He is now at BTG Pactual Commodities.
Postdoctoral research associates
Yu (Sue) Liu
Sue has been working on troposphere-to-stratosphere transport, and
dehydration in the TTL. She is now at Edinburgh University; her
Jonathon has been working on the role of the Asian monsoon for
troposphere-to-stratosphere transport, and on the diabatic heat budget
in reanalysis data. He is
now Associate Professor at Tsinghua University.
His homepage is
Martin has been working with Geoff Vallis and myself on the structure and dynamics of the stratosphere using GFDL's dynamical core.
His webpage is
Jian Du-Caines, PhD., now Assistant Professor, Louisville University (KT).
Garnet Abrams, BSc., now at Schlumberger. Garnet analysed and interpreted data from
the HIPPO campaign.
Jonathan Lin, Computer Sciences major.
Jonathan is interested in statistical aspects of weather
prediction, with a focus on Hurricanes.
For his senior thesis, he analyses numerical model
predictions with advanced statistical methods.
Sydney Mandelbaum, Geosciences major.
Sydney is analysing Earth's energy balance at the top of the atmosphere,
with a focus on the role of clouds for hemispheric asymmetries of