My primary research interests can be classified as mesoscale phenomena, processes, and modeling with an emphasis on phenomena that involve boundary layer processes and/or topographic influences. In recent years, while my research remains within the scope of mesoscale and boundary layer processes, the research questions I have been asking are relevant for understanding the link between small scale processes and climate, particularly at the atmosphere and earth surface interface. There are several different, yet complimentary, topics that my research group will focus around; 1.) impacts of wind energy on the atmosphere, 2.) impacts of the atmosphere on generation of wind energy 3.) topographic flows in Antarctica, 4.) isotopic composition of alpine snowpack 5.) weather observations and forecasts to support a small urban community garden and 6.) the impact of temperature variability on electricity demand.
My primary teaching responsibility is for the Dynamic Meteorology sequence for the BS in Meteorology program. I also teach undergraduate and graduate level elective classes on Mesoscale Meteorology, Mountain Meteorology and Snowpack Hydrology, Boundary Layer Meteorology, and Energy and Climate Change.