Our Research

I am an Assistant Research Professor at Penn State University in the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science (link). I am greatly fascinated by how clouds, convection, and radiation interact in weather and climate, and in how this interaction affects weather and climate predictability. In my research I view the atmosphere through both idealized and realistic lenses. I bridge these viewpoints to examine if and how our theories hold up in the real world, and to discover what we are missing when they do not. I invoke a combination of observations and high-resolution numerical models in my research, and make especially heavy use of large-scale supercomputing. My recent and ongoing research is investigating the role of cloud–radiation feedback in tropical cyclones, the nature and role of mesoscale gravity waves in the Maritime Continent, island rainfall enhancement, and diurnal time-scale feedback.

Ruppert and Bosart 2014