Atmospheric Sciences

Department Faculty


Roni Avissar

Dean, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

avissar@miami.edu

(305) 421-4000
Roni Avissar, a former Duke University climatologist who has studied the way Amazon deforestation affects precipitation patterns around the world, became dean of the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science in June 2009. Born and raised in France, Avissar was a professor at Duke's Pratt School of Engineering from 2001 and chair...

Francisco J Beron-Vera

Research Professor

f.berovera@miami.edu

(305) 421-4873
Position and Research Expertise Francisco Javier Beron-Vera is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at RSMAS. He uses concepts from the theory of nonlinear dynamical systems to study transport and mixing processes in geophysical flows. Accomplishments Beron-Vera has been known for his contributions to the...

Pratim Biswas

Dean, College of Engineering

pbiswas@miami.edu

(305) 284-5986
Professor Biswas is the Dean of the University of Miami College of Engineering. He is a faculty member in the Dept of Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering, with an affiliated appointment in the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. Dean Biswas is a pioneer in his field recognized for applying aerosol science...

Amy C Clement

Professor

a.clement@miami.edu

(305) 421-4846
Dr.  Amy Clement earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Columbia College, and Ph.D. from the Department of Earth and Environmental Science at Columbia University, where she studied climate dynamics on multiple timescales, from the glacial period to future climate change. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the University...

Cassandra J. Gaston

Associate Professor

cjg174@miami.edu

(305) 421-4979
Cassandra Gaston is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. She is an expert in atmospheric chemistry, specifically, in aerosols, traces gases, and their interactions. Cassandra has lectured on topics such as atmospheric...

Anthony Joseph Hynes

Professor

a.hynes@miami.edu

(305) 421-4173
Teaching and Mentoring Hynes teaches undergraduate courses on atmospheric science, atmospheric and environmental chemistry and also “Molecules of Life”. This class is team taught with Professor Mike Gaines from the Department of Biology and it explores the modern science of biological molecules, which occurs at the...

Benjamin Kirtman

Professor
DIRECTOR: COOPERATIVE INSTITUTE FOR MARINE AND ATMOSPHERIC STUDIES
DEPUTY DIRECTOR: INSTITUTE FOR DATE SCIENCE AND COMPUTING (IDSC)
PROGRAM DIRECTOR: IDSC EARTH SYSTEMS

bkirtman@miami.edu

(305) 421-4046
Position and Research Expertise Ben Kirtman is a Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. He uses atmosphere-ocean general circulation models to study the predictability and variability of the Earth’s climate system. Teaching and Mentoring Kirtman...

Sharanya J Majumdar

Professor

s.majumdar@miami.edu

(305) 421-4779
Research Interests: Predictability of tropical cyclone formation, motion, and intensification; weather risk communication; ensemble prediction; targeted observations aimed at optimizing current and future observing systems; data assimilation.    Teaching Interests: Tropical Weather and Forecasting; Atmospheric Science;...

Brian Earle Mapes

Professor

mapes@miami.edu

(305) 421-4275
Position and Research Expertise Brian  Mapes  is  a  Professor  in  the  Department  of  Atmospheric  Sciences  at  the University  of  Miami’s  Rosenstiel  School  of ...

Lisa Murphy Goes

Lecturer
Atmospheric Science Program Director

l.murphy7@umiami.edu

(305) 421-4990
Hello! I hold a B.S. in Meteorology from the Pennsylvania State University and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science from the University of Maryland. I believe combining both numerical modeling and paleoclimate data from multiple proxy records is the best way to understand how and why the Earth's climate changed in the past....

David S Nolan, Ph.D.

Professor

d.nolan@miami.edu

(305) 421-4930
David Nolan is a Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science of the University of Miami. He is an expert on hurricanes, tropical meteorology, computer modeling of weather phenomena, and tornadoes. Nolan teaches courses on Atmospheric Dynamics, the General Circulation of the...

Brian J Soden

Professor
Associate Dean, Master of Professional Science
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies

b.soden@miami.edu

(305) 421-4202
Position and Research Expertise Brian Soden is a Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. He specializes in the use of satellite observations to test and improve computer simulations of Earth's climate. His areas of interest include understanding climate...

Paquita Zuidema

Professor
AND CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF atmospheric sciences

pzuidema@miami.edu

(305) 421-4276
Position and Research Expertise Paquita Zuidema is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School. Her research focuses on the relationship of warm, shallow clouds to the large-scale environment, with an emphasis on the connection to radiation. Teaching and Mentoring Dr....