Profile: David Straus

office: 118 Research Hall


Degree: Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics, Cornell University, 1977. 

Scientific Interests

Dynamics and predictability of atmospheric circulation. Research topics include: The role of tropical forcing of the North Atlantic Oscillation. The extratropical forcing of  tropical intra-seasonal oscillations. The relationships between large scale regimes and weather extremes (Wave action and Rossby wave breaking). The role of moist heating in altering the geophysical turbulence properties of the atmosphere. 

Courses Taught

Introduction to the Physical Climate System CLIM 710
The Predictability of Weather and Climate CLIM 751
The General Circulation of the Atmosphere CLIM 753