Doctoral Students

(For more information about PhD Programs, see Climate Dynamics Doctoral Program and Earth Science Graduate Program).

Climate Dynamics Student Organization

The students maintain a Climate Dynamics Student Organization which conducts a student journal club and other activities.

Chandran J. Shukla Fellowship: An endowed fund for academic assistance to Climate Dynamics students.

Current Students


Benson, David


Buchmann, Paul


Chester, Zachary


Cicerone, Teresa


Gaal, Rachel


Gozdz, Olivia


Hay-Chapman , Finley


Hsu, Hsin


Huang, Kai


Joshi, Janak


Knapp, Scott


Kodama, Keri


Korendyke, Mary


Lydeen, Nicholas


Manthos, Zachary


Martin, Jonathan


Nedza, Douglas


Rath, Geoffrey


Sullivan, Karley

Recent and Current Dissertation Titles

Teresa Cicerone
The Impact of Air-Sea Interactions in the Indian Ocean on MJO Initiation

Ralph Getzandanner
Mid-Latitude Regime Transitions

Keri Kodama
Using satellite data and climate simulations to evaluate wind power as an El Nino predictor and the state dependence of Easterly Wind Bursts

Nick Lybarger
The Effect of the Madden-Julian Oscillation on the Energetics of El Niño

Jiexia Wu
A new framework for attributing causes of drought demise over CONUS

Amini, Sara (2018)
The Impact of Large-Scale Circulation Regimes on Extreme Weather Over Pacific and North America

Akiko Elders
Atmospheric Response to Current and Future Arctic Sea ice loss and the Impacts on the Mid-latitudes in CESM-LE

Liang Yu
Understanding the effects of thermal and momentum forcing on the Atlantic multidecadal variability

Guangyang Fang (2018)
The Seasonal Predictability of Anomalous Events of Tropical Atlantic Variability

Zaiyu Wang
Understanding the Role of Coupling in Climate Simulations

Priyanka Yadav (2018)
Predictability of Mid-Latitude Circulation due to Interactions with the Madden Julian Oscillation

Mark Scafonas
The Role of Moisture in the Sensitivity of Baroclinic Life Cylec to Warming Conditions

Bohar Singh (2017)
Seasonality of the Tropical Intraseasonal Oscillations: Sensitivity to Mean Background State

Xuelei Feng (2016)
Understanding of global climate variability and climate changes in high-resolution GCM simulations

Emerson LaJoie (2016)
Projected Changes in Internal Variability for Temperature and Precipitation: New Field Significance Tests

Yan Jin (2016)
Simulation of the East Asian Summer Monsoon (EASM) in SP-CCSM4 under Present and Future Climate Conditions

Xiaoqin Yan (2016)
Detecting Anthropogenic Aerosol Cooling in Models and Observations

Garuba, Oluwayemi (2015)
Mechanisms of Ocean Heat Uptake

Palipane, Erool (2015)
Atmospheric General Circulation Changes under Global Warming

Badger, Andrew (2015)
The Role of Large-Scale Land-Use Change on the Global Climate Response and Sensitivity to Amazon Deforestation

Stofferahn, Eric (2015)
Investigation of Aerosol Effects on the Arctic Surface Temperature During the Diurnal Cycle

Chen, Hua (2013)
Mechanisms of the Internally Generated Decadal-to-Multidecadal Variability in the Atlantic

Colfescu, Ioana (2014)
Attribution of Atlantic Multidecadal Variability to External Forcing, Internal Variability and Weather Noise

Hazra, Abheera (2013)
Seasonal Variations of Tropical Intraseasonal Oscillations

For all past Climate Dynamics thesis titles, see the Alumni page.

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