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    [Department Name]
    University of California
    One Shields Avenue
    Davis, CA 95616-5270


Anastasio Biello Cappa Chen Dillner Faloona Grotjahn Igel A Igel M Jin Kleeman Largier Nathan Nguyen O'Brien Oldroyd Paw U  Ullrich Ustin Wexler Zhang


anastasio.jpgCort Anastasio

Department of Land, Air and Water Resources
3146 Plant & Environmental Sciences Building 
Office: 530-754-6095    Fax: 530-752-1552
Email: canastasio
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Professor of Tropospheric Chemistry and Tropospheric Chemist
Sc.B., Chemistry (Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island)
Ph.D., Atmospheric Chemistry (Duke University, Durham, North Carolina)
Teaching: Fundamentals of Atmospheric Pollution (ATM 6), Climate Change (ATM 116), Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry (ATM 160), Atmospheric Chemistry (ATM 260)
Research Interests: Tropospheric chemistry: chemistry of aerosol particles and fog/cloud drops; atmospheric reactions and cycling of oxidants, nitrogen, organic carbon, and metals; health effects of particles; sea-salt particle chemistry; snow photochemistry.


jbiello.jpgJoseph Biello

Department of Mathematics
Office:
530-554-1209 
Email: biello 
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Professor, Mathematics
Teaching: Partial Differential Equations (MATH 118AB), Methods of Applied Mathematics (MATH 207ABC), Dynamical Systems and Nonlinear Dynamics (MATH 119AB)
Research Interests: I am interested in the structure of the partial differential equations which govern the dynamics of fluids. I am fascinated by wave phenomena in fluids - in particular in rotating fluid systems, of which Earth's atmosphere is our most important example.   


cappa.jpgChristopher D. Cappa

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Office:
530-752-8180
Email: cdcappa 
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Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Teaching:Air Pollution (ECI 149), Air Pollution Control Systems Design (ECI 150), Aerosols Lab (ECI247L), Global Climate Change (ECI289A)
Research Interests: Understanding how the properties of aerosols in the Earth's atmosphere vary in both space and time is of great importance owing to their influence on global climate, precipitation, visibility and human health. Research in the Cappa group focuses on characterization of the chemical, physical and optical properties of atmospheric aerosols, both through laboratory experiments and field observations.


chen.jpgShu-hua Chen

Department of Land, Air and Water Resources
235 Hoagland Hall 
Office: 530-752-1822
Fax: 530-752-1793
Email: shachen
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Professor of Atmospheric Science and Mesoscale Meteorologist
B.S., Atmospheric Sciences (National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan)
M.S., Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana)
Ph.D., Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana)
Teaching: Atmospheric Physics and Dynamics (ATM 60), Weather Observation and Analysis (ATM110), Atmospheric Dynamics (ATM121a,b), Mesoscale Meteorology (ATM 250), Numerical Modeling of the Atmosphere (ATM 255)
Research Interests: Dust and weather, hurricane, remote sensing data assimilation, microphysics, regional climate, air pollution, and model development.


dillner.jpgAnn Dillner

Crocker Nuclear Laboratory
Office:
 530-752-1124   
Email: amdillner 
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Assistant Research Engineer, IMPROVE Program, Crocker Nuclear Laboratory
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Southern Methodist University, 1989
MS, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 1994
PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois, 2000 
Affiliates: Atmospheric Science Graduate Group, Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Teaching:Air Pollution (ECI/ATM 149), Air as a Resource (ERS 131).
Research Interests:Particulate matter (PM) air pollution 
PM and visibility at National Parks in the US (IMPROVE)
Chemical characterization of PM including:
Analysis of soil and trace elements using XRF
Organic functional group analysis with FTIR Spectroscopy
Sampling, analysis and artifacts of organic and elemental carbon 


faloona.jpgIan C. Faloona

Department of Land, Air and Water Resources
3138 Plant & Environmental Sciences Building 
Office: 530-752-2044
Fax: 530-752-1552
Email: icfaloona
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Associate Professor and Associate Bio/Micrometeorologist
B.A., Chemistry (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Ph.D., Meteorology (The Pennsylvania State University)
Teaching: Introduction to Atmospheric Science (ATM 60), Boundary Layer Meteorology (ATM 158), Atmospheric Thermodynamics & Cloud Physics (ATM 120), Advanced Boundary Layers (ATM 223).
Research Interests: Interdisciplinary, observational approach ranging the globe and encompassing three principal areas –atmospheric photochemistry, marine biogeochemistry, and the turbulent dynamics of planetary boundary layers. Focus on bridging the fields of micrometeorology and chemistry in the atmosphere and ocean. Experimentation takes place on aircraft, ocean vessels, towers and in the lab using a wide array of optical and mass spectrometric analytical techniques..


grotjahn.jpgRichard D. Grotjahn

Department of Land, Air and Water Resources
231 Hoagland Hall 
Office: 530-752-2246
Fax: 530-752-1793
Email: grotjahn
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Professor of Meteorology and Climate Dynamicist
B.S., Atmospheric Science (University of Washington, Seattle)
M.S., Meteorology (Florida State University,Tallahassee)
Ph.D., Meteorology (Florida State University, Tallahassee)
Teaching: Severe and Unusual Weather (ATM 10), Weather Analysis and Prediction (ATM 111, 111L), Computer Methods in Meteorology (ATM 150), General Circulation of the Atmosphere (ATM 240)
Research Interests: Extreme weather and climate events; synoptic/dynamic meteorology; climate simulation; general circulation and geophysical fluid dynamics; trends in climate indicators relevant to application sectors


Adel IgelAdele Igel

Department of Land, Air and Water Resources
255 Hoagland Hall
Office: 530-752-1018
Fax: 530-752-1793
Email: aigel
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Assistant Professor of Cloud Physics
B.S. Meteorology (North Carolina State University)
B.S. Physics (North Carolina State University)
M.S. Atmospheric Science (Colorado State University)
Ph.D. Atmospheric Science (Colorado State University)
Teaching: Radiation and Satellite Meteorology (ATM128)
Research Interests: Cloud microphysics; precipitation; aerosol-cloud-radiation interactions; climate change; cloud model development; atmospheric transport.


Matthew IgelMatthew R. Igel

Department of Land, Air and Water Resources
125 Hoagland Hall 
Office: 530-752-6280
Fax: 530-752-1793
Email: migel
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Assistant Adjunct Professor of Cloud Physics
B.S. Meteorology (North Carolina State University)
M.S. Atmospheric Science (Colorado State University)
Ph.D. Atmospheric Science (Colorado State University)
Teaching: Atmospheric Dynamics (ATM 121)
Research Interests: Clouds, extreme weather, tropical convection, remote sensing applications, and machine learning.


Yufang JinYufang Jin

Department of Land, Air and Water Resources
133 Veihmeyer Hall
Office: 530-601-9805
Fax: 530-752-5262
Email: yujin
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Assistant Professor of Remote Sensing and Ecosystem Change & Assistant Environmental Scientist in the AES
B.S. Atmospheric Physics - Peking University, Beijing, P. R. China
M.S. Environmental Science - Peking University, Beijing, P. R. China
Research Interests: Remote sensing of terrestrial ecosystems, crop monitoring and precision agriculture, fire disturbances, ecohydrology, climate-vegetation-humans interactions, biogeochemical cycles, fire and vegetation management, Geographic Information System


kleeman.jpgMichael Kleeman

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
3125 Ghaussi Hall 
Office: 530-752-8386  
Email:mjkleeman
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Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
B.A.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo
M.S. Environmental Engineering Science, California Institute of Technology
Ph.D. Environmental Engineering Science, California Institute of Technology
Teaching: Probabilistic Systems Analysis (ECI 114), Air Quality Modeling (ECI 241), Air Quality (ECI 242), Aerosols (ECI 247).Urban and regional  air quality, climate change, air pollution and health.
Research Interests: Urban and regional  air quality, climate change, air pollution and health.


largier.jpgJohn Largier

Bodega Marine Laboratory 
P.O. Box 247, Bodega Bay, CA 94923 
Office: 707-875-1930
Fax: 707-875-2009
Email: jlargier
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Professor of Coastal Oceanography
B.Sc. Applied Mathematics, Physics (University of Cape Town)
B.Sc. Hons. Applied Mathematics (University of Cape Town)
Ph.D. Oceanography (University of Cape Town)
Research Interests: Coastal oceanography, including wind forcing. Specific atmospheric interests include observations of the marine atmospheric boundary layer in coastal upwelling regions, seasonal and long-term variability in winds, and sea breeze effects. In the water, my interests include wind-driven mixing and how water-borne transport underpin environmental issues. My long-term goal is to better understand coastal ocean systems — to obtain an integrative view of how the diverse components, processes, and scales fit together.


nathan.jpgTerrence R. Nathan

Department of Land, Air and Water Resources
239 Hoagland Hall 
Office: 530-752-1609
Fax: 530-752-1793
Email: trnathan
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Professor of Atmospheric Science and Atmospheric Dynamicist
B.S., Atmospheric Science and Mathematics (State University of New York, Albany)
M.S., Atmospheric Science (State University of New York, Albany)
Ph.D., Atmospheric Science (State University of New York, Albany)
Teaching: Global Climate (ATM 5), Atmospheric Dynamics (ATM 121A), Atmospheric Dynamics (ATM 121B), Advanced Atmospheric Dynamics (ATM 221), Topics in Atmospheric Science (ATM 270), Global Environmental Interactions (ERS 60)
Research Interests: My research is fundamental in nature and focuses on identifying and understanding the physical and dynamical mechanisms that govern the spatial and temporal evolution of large-scale atmospheric circulation systems. This research involves combining observations with advanced mathematical techniques to study the following: tropical- midlatitude interactions during El Niño and La Niña flow regimes; stability of geophysical fluid flows; nonlinear dynamics of atmospheric circulations; interactions among radiation, ozone and dynamics in the stratosphere; and the impacts of meteorological events on exploration, including the Lewis and Clark expedition.


nguyen_photo_small.jpgTran Nguyen

Department of Environmental Toxicology
4113 Meyer Hall 
Office: 530-752-5687
Email: tbn
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Assistant Professor, Atmospheric Chemistry
B.S., Chemistry (University of Southern California)
Ph.D., Chemistry (University of California, Irvine)
Research Interests: Atmospheric oxidation mechanisms, aqueous and heterogeneous chemistry, organic aerosol formation, organic aerosol photochemistry, organic aerosol toxicology


Travis O'BrienTravis O'Brien

Department of Land, Air and Water Resources
125 Hoagland Hall
Fax: 530-752-1793
Email: tob
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Assistant Adjunct Professor, Climate and Atmospheric Processes

Teaching: Atmospheric Thermodynamics & Cloud Physics (ATM 120), TBD
Research Interests: Regional climate processes, extreme climate phenomena, multiscale phenomena, coastal fog, clouds, big data analysis for climate


Holly J. OldroydHolly J. Oldroyd

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

3921 Ghausi Hall
Email: hjoldroyd (at) ucdavis.edu
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Assistant Adjunct Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Teaching: TBD
Research Interests: My research interests include environmental turbulent flows as found in rivers, lakes, and the atmosphere with a focus on water-land-atmosphere interactions.  Investigating surface exchanges of mass and energy improves our understanding of evapotranspiration, microclimates, turbulence intensity, and the transport of greenhouse gases or environmental pollutants.  I use field investigations, laboratory measurements, and numerical simulations to investigate fundamental turbulent transport dynamics, enhance model development, improve forecasting capabilities, and inform resource management strategies, with a focus on mountainous regions, urban areas and the transitional zones between them


paw_u.jpgKyaw Tha Paw U

Department of Land, Air and Water Resources
139 and 225 Hoagland Hall 
Office: 530-752-8172 and 530-752-1510
Fax: 530-752-1793
Email: ktpawu
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Professor of Atmospheric Science and Biometeorologist
B.S., Geophysics (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
M.S., Biometeorology (Yale University)
Ph.D., Biometeorology (Yale University)
Teaching: Severe and Unusual Weather (ATM 10), Meteorological Instruments and Observations (ATM 124), Biometeorology (ATM 133), Atmospheric Turbulence (ATM230), Advanced Biometeorology (ATM 233), PBGG Core Course Series--Spring Quarter (PBI200C, co-taught)
Research Interests: Biometeorology, micrometeorology, evapotranspiration, turbulence, aerosol physics, and boundary layer meteorology. 

 


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Paul A. Ullrich

Department of Land, Air and Water Resources
251 Hoagland Hall
Office:
 530-400-9817
Fax: 530-752-1793
Email: paullrich
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Assistant Professor, Regional and Global Climate Modeling
B.Math., Applied Mathematics and Computer Science (University of Waterloo)
M.Math, Applied Mathematics (University of Waterloo)
Ph.D., Atmospheric Science and Scientific Computing (University of Michigan)
Teaching: Introduction to Climate Change (ATM 5), Atmospheric Dynamics (ATM 121), Climate Dynamics (ATM 241), Climate Change Water and Society (ATM 245), Art of Climate Modeling (ATM 298)
Research Interests: Regional climate change, variable-resolution climate modeling, changes in extreme weather under a changing climate, data analysis and processing, detection and attribution, data mining



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Susan Ustin

Department of Land, Air and Water Resources
139 Veihmeyer Hall
Office: 530-752-0621 or 530-752-5092
Fax: 530-752-5262
Email: slustin
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Professor of Environmental and Resource Sciences
B.S. Biology (California State University Hayward)
M.S. Biology (California State University Hayward)
Ph.D. Botany (University of California Davis)
Teaching: Environmental Remote Sensing (ESM 186), Advanced Topics in Remote Sensing (HYD 286)
Research Interests: Remote sensing of fluxes of carbon and water in relation to environmental properties utilizing optical and thermal scanners; radiation interactions in plant canopies and application to atmospheric, hydrological and ecological problems.

 


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Anthony S. Wexler

Department of Land, Air and Water Resources
Office:
 530-754-6558  
Email: aswexler
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Director, Air Quality Research Center and Crocker Nuclear Laboratory Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Land, Air and Water Resources
B.S., Engineering Physics (University of California, Berkeley)
M.S., Mechanical Engineering (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering (California Institute of Technology)
Teaching: Air Pollution, Thermodynamics (ENG 105), Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: Focus on understanding the processes that transport and transform particulate pollutants in the atmosphere and in lungs and employment of experimental and modeling approaches. Focus is on urban and regional smog and global climate change. Experimental work includes developing new instruments and deploying them in the field, measuring airway changes due to air pollutant exposure, and imaging particle deposition in airways, for both air pollution and pharmaceutical applications. Modeling work includes simulation of particle dynamics in the urban and regional atmosphere, vehicle emissions, and deposition in human airways


zhang.jpgQi Zhang

Department of Environmental Toxicology
Office:
 530-752-5779
Email:dkwzhang
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Professor, Department of Environmental Toxicology Affiliates: Atmospheric Science Graduate Group, Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry Graduate Group, Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Group. 
Research Interests: We conduct field measurements and laboratory studies with a main goal to understand the chemical and physical properties, sources, and lifecycle processes of aerosol particles and fog/cloud droplets in the atmosphere. We also perform integrated analyses of worldwide aerosol mass spectrometry datasets to improve understanding and modeling of aerosol chemistry and climatology. In addition, we develop instruments and data analysis techniques to study the chemistry of organics in airborne PM and droplets.


Emeriti Faculty


cahill.jpgThomas A. Cahill

Department of Physics
Walker 105 
Office: 530-752-4674
Fax: 530-752-9804
Email: tacahill
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DELTA Group Site

Emeritus Professor of Physics and Atmospheric Science
Recalled Professor of Engineering, Head DELTA Group

B.A., Physics (Holy Cross College)
M.A., Physics (University of California, Los Angeles)
Ph.D., Physics (University of California, Los Angeles)
Research Interests: Environmental applications of accelerator beams (soft beta rays, ions, polarized x-rays, lasers, ...), atmospheric physics and chemistry, with emphasis on long range transport of aerosols and their radiative effects in the atmosphere. Including the health effects of very fine particles, including aerosols from the World Trade Center, and aerosol impacts on Lake Tahoe.


jjcarroll.jpgJohn J. Carroll

Department of Land, Air and Water Resources
1110 Plant and Environmental Sciences Building 
Email: jjcarroll
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Professor of Meteorology and Meteorologist
B.S. Geology (Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY)
M.A. Meteorology (University of California, Los Angeles)
Ph.D. Meteorology (University of California, Los Angeles)
Research Interests: Air pollution dispersion, chemistry and effects on natural ecosystems using coupled flow and chemical mechanism models and ground and aircraft measurements. Boundary layer meteorology, meteorological instrumentation, solar and infra red radiation.


flocchini.jpgRobert G. Flocchini

Department of Land, Air and Water Resources
255 Hoagland Hall 
Office: 530-752-1018
Fax: 530-752-1793
Email: rgflocchini
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Professor of Meteorology and Resource Scientist
B.S., Physics (University of San Francisco)
M.S., Physics (University of California, Davis)
Ph.D., Physics (University of California, Davis)
Research Interests: Transport of particulate matter especially with regard to agricultural sources; application of nuclear techniques to agriculture and environment. 


reck.jpgRuth A. Reck

Department of Land, Air and Water Resources
125 Hoagland Hall 
Office: 530-754-5669
Fax: 530-752-1793
Email: rareck
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Director, National Institute For Global Environmental Change (NIGEC)
B.A., Chemistry/Mathematics (Mankato State University, Mankato, MN)
Ph.D., Physical Chemistry (University of Minnesota)
Postdoc, Applied Mathematics (Brown University)
Research Interests: Global climate change: the processes defining the global energy and moisture balance, and the related impacts on the earth's climate and ecosystem. Atmospheric physics and chemistry and the relationship to the observed behavior of the atmosphere.


rhshaw.jpgRoger H. Shaw

Department of Land, Air and Water Resources
1110 Plant and Environmental Sciences Building 
Office: 530-752-1130
Fax: 530-752-1552
Email: rhshaw
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Professor of Meteorology and Meteorologist
B.S. Physics (Liverpool University, England)
M.S. Meteorology (University of Toronto, Canada)
Ph.D. Micrometeorology (University of Guelph, Canada)
Research Interests: Atmospheric science with special interest in physical phenomena occurring at and near the surface; biometeorology and the interaction between the lower atmosphere and living material; surface microclimates especially those associated with vegetation; atmospheric turbulence; diffusion problems in the biosphere.


mlshelton.jpgMarlyn L. Shelton

Department of Land, Air and Water Resources
1110 Plant and Environmental Sciences Building 
Office: 530-754-7699
Fax: 530-752-1793
Email: mlshelton
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Professor of Atmospheric Science
B.S. General Science (Oregon State University, Corvallis)
M.S. Physical Geography (Oregon State University, Corvallis)
Ph.D. Geography (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale)
Research Interests: Physical climatology and the time and space variation of energy and moisture fluxes; hydroclimatology; regional climate change; mesoscale effects of climatic forcing on the hydrologic system; drought occurrence and severity.

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snyder.jpgRichard L. Snyder

Department of Land, Air and Water Resources
243 Hoagland Hall 
Office: 530-752-4628
Fax: 530-752-1793
Email: rlsnyder
Biometeorology Site

Biometeorology Specialist (Cooperative Extension), Land, Air and Water Resources
B.A., Mathematics (University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls)
M.S., Agricultural Climatology (Iowa State University, Ames)
Ph.D., Agricultural Climatology (Iowa State University, Ames)
Research Interests: Evapotranspiration measurements, crop coefficients, irrigation scheduling, water resources planning, frost protection, phenology.

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Su-Tzai Soong

Department of Land, Air and Water Resources
141 Hoagland Hall 
Office: 530-752-0684
Fax: 530-752-1793
Email: ssoong
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Professor of Meteorology and Meteorologist
B.S. Meteorology (National Taiwan University, Taipei)
M.S. Atmospheric Science (University of Missouri, Columbia)
Ph.D. Atmospheric Science (University of Missouri, Columbia)
Research Interests: Clouds and convection; mesoscale cloud systems; air flow over complex terrain; numerical models; heavy precipitation; regional scale climate change.


weare.jpgBryan C. Weare

Department of Land, Air and Water Resources
247 Hoagland Hall 
Office: 530-752-3445
Fax: 530-752-1793
Email: bcweare
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Professor of Meteorology and Meteorologist
B.S., Physics, Math (Bates College, Lewiston, Maine)
Ph.D., Biophysical Sciences (State University of New York, Buffalo)
Teaching: Global Climate (ATM 5), Atmospheric Thermodynamics and Cloud Physics (ATM 120), Radiation and Satellite Meteorology (ATM 128), Climate Dynamics (ATM 241)
Research Interests: Large scale ocean-atmosphere interaction; intraseasonal oscillation; global climatic change; satellite meteorology.


white.jpgBruce R. White

Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Office:
 530-752-6451
Email: brwhite 
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Professor, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
BAEM, University of Minnesota
M.S., University of Minnesota
Ph.D., Iowa State University
Affiliates: Science Graduate Group, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Research Interests:Turbulent boundary layer flows, aerodynamics, environmental aerodynamics, experimental fluid mechanics, wind engineering, particle flows.