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


al Fahad, Abdullah


Amini, Sara


Benson, David


Buchmann, Paul


Cicerone, Teresa


Elders, Akiko


Fang, Guangyang


Getzandanner, Ralph


Gozdz, Olivia


Kodama, Keri


Lybarger, Nick


Norton, Holly


Scafonas, Mark


Wang, Zaiyu


Wu, Jiexia


Yu, Liang

Recent and Current Dissertation Titles

Guangyang Fang
The Seasonal Predictability of Anomalous Events of Tropical Atlantic Variability

Zaiyu Wang
Understanding the Role of Coupling in Climate Simulations

Priyanka Yadav
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
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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