Department of Physics,University of Toronto
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My main research interest involves understanding the winds and circulation patterns of the atmosphere on continental to planetary scales. These patterns are determined by dynamics internal to the atmosphere, by climate forcings like anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions and ozone depletion, and by interactions of the atmosphere with the surface. This kind of dynamics can be explored in a satisfying way using state of the art climate models, and understood in detail using dynamical theory and simplified versions of the climate models.
I have also more recently become interested in surface processes involving snow, sea ice, and lake systems, and their relationship to climate. This aspect of my work is more observationally based, but still leans heavily on models.