Faculty title


Wendell A. Nuss
Professor and Chair
Ph.D., University of Washington.

Extratropical Marine Cyclogenesis, Mesoscale Numerical Weather Prediction, Mesoscale Predictability, Coastal Meteorology and Forecasting

Michael T. Montgomery
Distinguished Professor
Ph.D., Harvard University.

Tropical Meteorology, Hurricanes/Typhoons/Cyclones, Midlatitude Cyclones, Polar Lows, Fronts, Mesoscale Vortices, Mesoscale Convective Vortices, Tornadoes, Stratospheric Circumpolar Vortex and other atmospheric vortices

Faculty Profile - Powell
Scott W. Powell
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Washington

Tropical Meteorology, Remote Sensing (Radar and Satellite Meteorology) and Cloud Dynamics

Qing Wang
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.

Environmental effects on electromagnetic wave propagation, Air-Sea interaction, Boundary layer processes and their parameterizations, Boundary layer clouds and fog

Mikael Witte
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of California Santa Cruz

Cloud physics, microphysics-turbulence interactions, warm precipitation formation, convective parameterization, airborne observations

Research Faculty

Research Faculty

Faculty Profile - Bucholtz
Anthony Bucholtz
Research Professor
Ph.D., University of Michigan

Effects of aerosol particles and clouds on the radiative balance of the Earth’s atmosphere,  Impact of the atmosphere on the performance of EO/IR sensors, Developing next-generation EO tactical decision aids (TDA),  Developing new surface and airborne instrumentation

Ellie Casas
Research Associate
Ph.D., Colorado State University

Tropical Cyclones (TCs) and TC Boundary Layers, Machine Learning, Remote Sensing (Satellite and Radar Meteorology), Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP), Data Visualization, Tropical Meteorology, Mesoscale Meteorology, Air-Sea Interaction, and Atmospheric Dynamics.

Hway-Jen Chen
Research Associate

Monsoon, Tropical Meteorology, Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) Model, Cumulus Parameterization, Mesoscale Meteorology, Wireless Communication, Mobile and Wireless Security

Paul A. Frederickson
Research Associate
Atmospheric Effects on Electromagnetic and Electro-optical Propagation, Marine Atmospheric Boundary Layer Meteorology, Air-Sea Flux Measurement and Parameterization, Air-Sea Interactions
Faculty profile - David Ortiz
David G. Ortiz-Suslow
Research Assistant Professor
Experimental air-sea interaction, Turbulence, Atmospherics impacts on near-surface EM propagation, Wind-wave coupling, Observational methods.
John Persing
Research Associate
Ph.D., Colorado State University.

Tropical cyclones, Geophysical vortices, Tornadoes

Roy Woods
Roy Woods
Research Associate
Measurement technology as relates to air-sea interaction meteorology and cloud and aerosol microphysics
Ryan Yamaguchi
Ryan Yamaguchi
Research Associate
Meteorological measurements relating to air-sea interaction, turbulence, and EM/EO propagation; data acquisition systems; sensor technologies and platforms
Military Faculty title

Military Faculty

Kellen Jones
Kellen Jones, LCDR, USN
Military Faculty
Ph.D., Naval Postgraduate School

Climate Dynamics, Subseasonal to Seasonal Weather and Climate Predictability, Probabilistic Forecasting, Forensic Meteorology, Marine Meteorology, Climate Security.

List of Staff and other Faculty

Research Affiliates




Mark Boothe: Meteorologist

Robert Hale: Meteorologist

Derek Podowitz: Meteorologist

Kristan Soboleski: Administrative Specialist


Emeritus Faculty

Chih-Pei Chang: Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Kenneth L. Davidson: Professor Emeritus

Russell L. Elsberry: Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Peter S. Guest: Research Professor Emeritus

Haflidi H. Jonsson: Professor Emeritus

Tom Murphree: Research Associate Professor Emeritus

Carlyle H. Wash: Professor Emeritus