Research Interests

  • Aerosol variability and radiative forcing
  • Land-ocean-atmosphere coupling
  • Climate variability of the tropics and tropical cyclones
  • Cloud feedbacks
  • Remote sensing

Degrees

  • B.S., Oregon State University
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison

Honors and Awards

  • 2006 Lettau Award for outstanding MS Thesis, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Wisconsin at Madison.
  • 2009 NOAA-CIMSS Collaboration Award, Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, University of Wisconsin at Madison.
  • 2009 Colloquium Student Service Award for creative dedication to the department's intellectual life, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Wisconsin at Madison.
  • 2011 National Academy of Sciences invitation to the 1st Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine symposium.
  • 2012 Maury-Tice Award for Faculty Research, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia.

Mentoring

  • Yu, Qin (Post Doc; 2012-2013)
  • Palko, Diane (Undergrad; 2011-2012)
  • Lynn, Stacy (Masters; 2010-2012)
  • Ostendorff, Anna (Masters; 2010-2012)
  • Rawley, Justin (Undergrad; 2010-2011)
  • Strong, Jeffery (Undergrad; 2010-2011)
  • Wang, Weijie (Masters; 2010-2012)