Research Group

Members of the Climate Processes and Predictability Group


Graduate students

Mark Leonard


Third year graduate student.  Works on the global carbon cycle using global earth system models and data assimilation. Mark is co-advised by Lori Bruwhiler (NOAA scientist).

Danni Du

First-year grad student. Danni's research interests include air-sea interaction, the role of the Indian Ocean in Monsoon Dynamics.  Danni is co-advised by Prof. Weiqing Han.

Post-doctoral scientists

Ho-Hsuan Wei


Dr. Ho-Hsuan Wei joined as a postdoc in the Spring 2019. Dr. Wei earned her Ph.D. from Caltech in Environmental Science and Engineering with Dr. Simona Bordoni. Ho-Hsuan's dissertation focused on the seasonally-varying tropical convergence zones, which are crucial to billions of people who strongly depend on agriculture. Dr. Wei is co-advised by Prof. Kris Karnauskas.


Undergraduate research students

Alison Jarvis


Alison is a fourth-year undergraduate student in Aerospace Engg. at CU Boulder. Her research interests include ocean biogeochemistry, space physics, exoplanets, and space biology. Alison started in our group in Fall 2019 and is working on a research project in ocean biogeochemistry using machine learning. 


Research scientists

Dave Reynolds


Dave started with us in Fall 2019. Dave spent close to a decade as Meteorologist in Charge (MIC) of the National Weather Service (NWS) San Francisco Bay Area Forecast Office. Before becoming MIC in 2002, Dave was Chief of Operations of the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center, one of the service centers of the National Centers of Environmental Prediction in Washington DC. Before joining the NWS as the Science and Operations Officer at Monterey in 1994, Dave directed the Sierra Cooperative Pilot Project from 1982 until 1994. His primary interest is in Quantitative Precipitation Forecasting (QPF) and in climate change impacts in California.