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