Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University
I am a climate scientist with a focus on atmospheric physics and global warming. In my research, I use a hierarchy of tools — from pencil-and-paper theories to computational fluid dynamics simulations — to connect the basic building blocks of atmospheric physics to the emergent phenomena of climate. I am particularly interested in clouds, radiative transfer, and severe weather.
In my current position, I am working with Prof. Robin Wordsworth at Harvard to study convection in very warm and moist "runaway greenhouse" atmospheres.
I got my PhD in December 2018 from the Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences at UC Berkeley, where my advisor was David Romps. Prior to graduate school, I studied physics and philosophy at Haverford College.
In a paper led by Yang Chen of UC Irvine, we project that lightning in the Arctic will double by the end of the century in a high-emissions scenario (RCP8.5).
Just in time for AGU, our new paper about the state-dependence of equilibrium climate sensitivity is out now in GRL! Coauthored with Nadir Jeevanjee.
- H2O windows and CO2 radiator fins: a clear-sky explanation for the peak in ECS
- For an explanation of the main idea, check out my AGU talk!
What would constitute a "radiative antidote" to CO2? Check out our new paper in GRL, which shows that attenuation of sunlight in near-infrared wavelengths can offset the effects of CO2 on temperature and precipitation. Coauthored with Nick Lutsko and David Keith.