People


David Bromwich

Title:
Senior Research Scientist, Byrd Polar Research Center
Professor, Atmospheric Science Program, Department of Geography
Education:
  • Ph.D., Meteorology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1979
  • M.Sc., Meteorology, University of Melbourne, Australia, 1976
  • Diploma of Meteorology, Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Australia, 1971
  • B.Sc. Honours, Physics, University of Sydney, Australia, 1969
Specialization:
Polar meteorology and climatology
Email:
bromwich.1@osu.edu

Le-Sheng Bai

Title:
Research Associate
Education:
  • M.S., Department of Geophysics, Peking University, 1988.
  • B.S., Department of Geophysics, Peking University, 1982.
Specialization:
Atmospheric Dynamics, Numerical Weather Prediction, Synoptic Analysis and Diagnostic Studies of Atmospheric Motion
Email:
bai.28@osu.edu

Keith Hines

Title:
Senior Research Associate
Education:
  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Sciences, UCLA, 1992
  • B.S., Meteorology, San Jose State University, 1983
Specialization:
Mesoscale Modeling, Frontogenesis
Email:
hines.91@osu.edu

Julien Nicolas

Title:
Research Associate
Education:
  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, The Ohio State University, current.
  • M.S., Atmospheric Science and Oceanography, University of Toulouse, France, 2008.
  • B.S., Physics, University of Grenoble, France, 2006.
Specialization:
Polar Meteorology
Email:
nicolas.7@osu.edu

Francis Otieno

Title:
Research Associate
Education:
  • Ph.D., Meteorology, Iowa State Univ., 2005.
  • M.S., Meteorology, Iowa State Univ., 2001.
  • B.S., Meteorology, Univ. of Nairobi, Kenya, 1991.
Specialization:
Use of climate models to study past and present climate change
Email:
otieno.1@osu.edu

Karen Pon

Title:
Graduate Research Associate
Education:
  • M.S., Atmospheric Science, The Ohio State University, current.
  • Graduate Diploma of Meteorology, Bureau of Meteorology, Australia, 2000.
  • B.S. Honours, Mathematics/Enviromental Science, Murdoch University, Australia 1999.
Specialization:
Polar Meteorology
Email:
pon.5@osu.edu

Sheng-Hung Wang

Title:
Research Associate
Education:
  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, The Ohio State University, 2003.
  • M.S., Atmospheric Science, University of Missouri - Columbia, 1997.
  • B.S., Atmospheric Science, Chinese Culture University, Taiwan, 1993.
Specialization:
Global Re-analysis and Numerical Weather Prediction
Email:
wang.446@osu.edu

Jonathan Wille

Title:
Graduate Research Associate
Education:
  • M.S., Atmospheric Science, The Ohio State University, current.
  • B.S., Meteorology, Univ. of Oklahoma, 2013.
Specialization:
Polar Meteorology
Email:
wille.15@osu.edu

Aaron Wilson

Title:
Research Associate
Education:
  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, The Ohio State University, 2013.
  • M.S., Atmospheric Science, The Ohio State University, 2010.
  • B.S., Atmospheric Sciences, The Ohio State University, 2002.
Specialization:
Polar Meteorology, Numerical Weather Prediction
Email:
wilson.1010@osu.edu


Past Members


Rick Toracinta

In Memory of Rick Toracinta

Now Soliciting Donations for the Rick Toracinta Graduate Scholarship

Title:
Research Associate
Education:
  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, Texas A&M, 2000.
  • M.S., Atmospheric Science, Texas A&M, 1995.
  • B.S., Atmospheric Science, University of Massachusetts, 1993.
Specialization:
Polar meteorology and numerical weather prediction

Kelly Amundsen

Title:
Graduate Research Associate
Education:
  • M.S., Atmospheric Science, The Ohio State University, current.
  • B.S., Atmospheric Science, The Ohio State University, 2003.
Specialization:
Polar Meteorology, Remote Sensing
Email:
amundsen.3@osu.edu

Lily Ang

Title:
Research Assistant
Education:
  • B.S., Computer Science, Franklin University.
  • B.S., Mathematics for Commerce, York University, Canada, 1994.
Specialization:
C++, Webmaster

Kristi Arsenault

Title:
Graduate Research Associate
Education:
  • M.S., Atmoshperic Science, The Ohio State University, 2000.
  • B.S., Arizona State University, 1997.
Specialization:
Climatology, Martian Polar Meteorology
Current Status:
Research Associate, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Hydrological Science Branch
Email:
kristi@hsb.gsfc.nasa.gov

Jason Box

Title:
Research Scientist, Byrd Polar Research Center
Education:
  • Ph.D., Geography and Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2001
  • M.A., Geography, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1997
  • B.A. Geography, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1994
Specialization:
Polar Meteorology and Climatology
Email:
box.11@osu.edu

Elizabeth Cassano

Title:
Research Associate
Education:
  • M.S., Atmospheric Science, University of Wyoming, 1998.
  • B.S., Atmospheric Science, Purdue University, 1995.
Specialization:
Polar meteorology and climatology
Current Status:
Research Associate, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), University of Colorado at Boulder
Email:
ecassano@cires.colorado.edu

John Cassano

Title:
Research Associate
Education:
  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, University of Wyoming, 1998.
  • M.S., Atmospheric Science, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1994.
  • B.S., Earth Science, Montana State University, 1992.
Specialization:
Polar meteorology, numerical weather prediction
Current Status:
Research Scientist, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), University of Colorado at Boulder
Email:
cassano@cires.colorado.edu

Biao (Ben) Chen

Title:
Research Associate
Education:
  • Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1993.
  • M.S., Lanzhou Institute of Plateau Atmospheric Physics, China, 1984.
  • B.S., Nanjing Institute of Meteorology, China, 1982.
Specialization:
Double jetstreams, wave-mean flow interaction and ENSO

Qiu-shi Chen

Title:
Senior Research Associate
Education:
  • Ph.D., 1961: Department of Geophysics, Peking University
  • B.S., 1955: Meteorology Division, Department of Physics, Peking University, China
Specialization:
Atmospheric dynamics, numerical weather prediction, synoptic analysis and diagnostic studies of atmospheric motion

Ariel Cohen

Title:
Honors Undergraduate Intern
Education:
  • B.S., Atmospheric Science, The Ohio State University.
Independent Study Topic:
Climate Analysis over Greenland
Email:
cohen.274@osu.edu

Sam Creasey

Title:
System Administrator
Education:
  • B.S., Electrical/Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2000.
Specialization:
Unix Administration, C Programming

Richard Cullather

Title:
Research Associate
Education:
  • Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2002.
  • M.S., Atmospheric Science, Purdue University, 1993.
  • B.S., Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Purdue University, 1990.
Specialization:
Polar net precipitation estimation, operational numerical analyses, polar-lower latitude interaction.
Current Status:
Postdoctoral fellow, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia, University, Palisades, New York.
Email:
cullat@ldeo.columbia.edu

Ryan Fogt

Title:
Graduate Research Associate
Education:
  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, The Ohio State University, 2007.
  • M.S., Atmospheric Science, The Ohio State University, 2003.
  • B.S., Atmospheric Science, Creighton University, 2000.
Specialization:
Polar Meteorology, Education
Email:
fogt.13@osu.edu

Rahul George

Title:
Graduate Research Associate
Education:
  • M.S., Industrial Systems Engineering, The Ohio State University.
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Madras, India, 1995.
Specialization:
Mesoscale Modeling
Email:
george.232@osu.edu

Linjuan (Lin) Gong

Title:
Research Assistant
Education:
  • B.S., Computer Science (Engineering), The Ohio State University, 1998.
  • Computer Science, Washington State University, 1994.1-1995.5.
  • Diploma of Food Engineering, Hunan Food and Grain College, China, 1981.
Specialization:
Data processing, Webmaster

Zhichang Guo

Title:
Graduate Research Associate
Education:
  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, The Ohio State University, 2002.
  • Ph.D.,Institute of Oceanology,Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 1998
  • M.S., Lanzhou University, China, 1993
  • B.S., Lanzhou University, China, 1990
Specialization:
Mesoscale modeling, polar meteorology, ice cover dynamics, oceanology
Current Status:
Research Scientist, Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere studies, Calverton, Maryland.
Email:
guo@cola.iges.org

Chris Hennon

Title:
Graduate Research Associate
Education:
  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, The Ohio State University, 2003.
  • M.S., Atmospheric Science, Purdue University, 1996.
  • B.A., Aeronautics/Mathematics, Miami University (OH), 1994.
Specialization:
Tropical Meteorology
Current Status:
Assistant Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of North Carolina at Asheville, Asheville, NC.
Email:
chennon@unca.edu

Todd Jones

Title:
Honors Undergraduate Intern
Education:
  • B.S., Atmospheric Science, The Ohio State University.
Independent Study Topic:
Greenland vegetation from space
Email:
jones.2033@osu.edu

Gabe Langbauer

Title:
Graduate Research Associate
Education:
  • M.S., Atmospheric Science, The Ohio State University, 2006.
  • B.S., Meteorology, Lyndon State College, 2002.
Specialization:
Tropical Meteorology, Numerical Modeling
Email:
langbauer.1@osu.edu

Lin Li

Title:
Research Associate
Education:
  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, The Ohio State University, 2003
  • M.S., Hangzhou University, China, 1992
  • B.S., Hangzhou University, China, 1989
Specialization:
Mesoscale modeling
Email:
linli@polarmet1.mps.ohio-state.edu

Yufang Li

Title:
Research Associate
Education:
  • B.S., Department of Physics, Peking University, China, 1958.
Specialization:
Atmospheric dynamics, numerical weather prediction, synoptic analysis and diagnostic studies of atmospheric motion

Zhong Liu

Title:
Research Associate
Education:
  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Sciences, The Ohio State University, 1995.
  • M.S., South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 1990.
  • B.S., Shandong College of Oceanography, China, 1983.
Specialization:
Boundary layer dynamics; Mesoscale modeling
Current Status:
Research Associate, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Hydrology Data Support Team
Email:
zliu@daac.gsfc.nasa.gov

Ling Luo

Title:
Research Assistant
Education:
  • B.S., Computer Science, Franklin University, 2000.
  • B.S., Medical Science, GuiYang Medical College, China, 1986.
Specialization:
C++, Webmaster

Yan Ma

Title:
Research Associate
Education:
  • Ph.D., Physical Oceanography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2000.
  • M.S., Atmospheric Dynamics, Lanzhou University, 1995.
  • B.S., Atmospheric Dynamics, Lanzhou University, 1992.
Specialization:
Polar meteorology and numerical weather prediction
Email:
qdny@yahoo.com

Hemal Mehta

Title:
System Administrator
Education:
  • B.S., Computer Science (Engineering), The Ohio State University, 1997.
Specialization:
Data processing, Webmaster, Unix

Andrew Monaghan

Title:
Research Associate
Education:
  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, The Ohio State University, 2007.
  • M.S., Atmospheric Science, The Ohio State University, 2003.
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, 1998.
Specialization:
Polar meteorology and climatology
Email:
monaghan.11@osu.edu

Andrew Moore

Title:
Graduate Research Associate
Education:
  • M.S., Atmospheric Science, The Ohio State University.
  • B.S., Atmospheric Science, The Ohio State University, 2002.
Specialization:
Polar Meteorology, Numerical Modeling (WRF)
Email:
moore.1191@osu.edu

Raghavendra Mupparthy

Title:
Graduate Research Associate
Education:
  • M.S., Civil Engineering (Remote Sensing), The Ohio State University.
  • B.Tech., Civil Engineering, IT-BHU, Varanasi, 1998.
Specialization:
Data processing
Email:
mupparthy.1@osu.edu

Andrew Phillips

Title:
Research Assistant
Education:
  • B.S., Computer Science Engineering: The Ohio State University.
Specialization:
Webmaster, Assistant Unix Systems Admin

Taotao Qian

Title:
Senior Research Associate
Education:
  • Ph.D., Marine and Atmospheric Science, Stony Brook University, 2003.
  • M.S., Atmospheric Science, Nanjing University, China, 1994.
  • B.S., Atmospheric Science, Nanjing University, China, 1991.
Specialization:
Global Climate Modeling, Land-Atmosphere Interaction
Email:
qian.48@osu.edu

Aric Rogers

Title:
Research Associate
Education:
  • M.S., Biophysics, University of Massachusetts Amherst, current.
  • M.S., Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University, 1997.
  • B.S., Atmospheric Science, University of Washington, 1995.
Specialization:
Data analysis using Principle Components Analysis (PCA), Spectral decomposition, and dynamical System quantification (ie. -chaos signature determination using Capacity dimension)
Email:
arogers@bio.umass.edu

Johanna Speirs

Title:
Visiting Scholar
Education:
  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, current.
  • B.S. (Hons), Geographical Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 2005.
  • B.S., Geographical Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 2004.
Specialization:
Polar Meteorology
Email:
j.speirs@uq.edu.au

Dan Steinhoff

Title:
Graduate Research Associate
Education:
  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, The Ohio State University, 2011.
  • M.S., Atmospheric Science, The Ohio State University, 2008.
  • B.S., Atmospheric Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2003.
Specialization:
Polar Meteorology
Email:
steinhoff@ucar.edu

Bruce Veenhuis

Title:
Honors Undergraduate Intern
Education:
  • B.S., Atmospheric Science, The Ohio State University.
Senior Thesis Research Topic:
AVHRR and MODIS derived albedo variability over Greenland
Email:
veenhuis.2@osu.edu

Mike Warfe

Title:
Research Assistant
Education:
  • B.S., Computer Science Engineering: The Ohio State University and Case Western Reserve University.
Specialization:
Unix Systems Admin
Current Status:
Student, Computer Science Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Email:
jmwarfe@darwin.cwru.edu

He-Lin Wei

Title:
Research Associate
Education:
  • Ph.D., Meteorology, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, China, 1997.
  • M.S., Meteorology, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, China, 1994.
  • B.S., Meteorology, Nanjing University, China, 1989.
Specialization:
Mesoscale modeling and meteorology
Current Status:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Camp Springs, MD.
Email:
Helin.Wei@noaa.gov

Lei Yang

Title:
Postdoctoral Fellow
Education:
  • PhD., Atmospheric Sciences, The Ohio State University, 2007.
  • M.S., Atmospheric Sciences, Peking University, 2003.
  • B.S., Atmospheric Sciences, Lanzhou University, 2000.
Specialization:
Data Processing, modeling
Email:
yang.998@osu.edu

Lin Zhang

Title:
Engineer
Education:
  • B.S., Ocean College of Shandong, China.
Specialization:
Antarctic Sea Ice Modeling, Weather Forecasting
Current Status:
National Research Center for Marine Environmental Forecasts, China.

Michael Zwier

Title:
Graduate Research Associate
Education:
  • M.S., Atmospheric Science, The Ohio State University.
  • B.S., Atmospheric Science, The Ohio State University, 2005.
Specialization:
Greenland Climate
Email:
zwier.2@osu.edu