General circulation of the atmosphere that is driven thermally and dynamically exhibits fascinating patterns. I am interested in studying changes of the general circulation on the climate time scales. These changes may arise from anthropogenic external forcings to the climate system, and/or from internal couplings whitin the system. I am particularly interested in the region of upper troposphere and lower stratosphere, where dynamical, radiative, chemical and thermodyanmical processes are tightly coupled. Using the state-of-the-art atmospheric model developed at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, together with the latest observations, I am seeking to an improved understanding of the climate system on the process level.
I am affiliated with the Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, and the Cooperative Institute for Modeling the Earth System (CIMES) of Princeton University, as well as the Atmospheric Physics Division of GFDL.