Group members

Michael Diaz

Postdoctoral scholar at UC Berkeley

Varun Murthy

Graduate student at Yale

Recent publications

More Publications

Clim. Dyn., 2018

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A., 2018, 115, 2681-2686, doi:10.1073/pnas.1709031115

Nat. Commun., 2017, 8, doi:10.1038/s41467-017-00957-y

Upcoming talks

Stanford Earth System Science seminar, April 23, 2018

Caltech Environmental Science and Engineering seminar, May 2, 2018

MIT Lorenz Center Workshop: Water and Climate Change: Connecting the Paleoclimate Record to Future Projections, June 3-6, 2018, Dedham, Massachusetts

International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) Workshop on the ITCZ and Monsoons, July 2-5, 2018, Trieste, Italy

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, annual Panorama of the Atmospheric Sciences, July 31, 2018


Current courses at UC Berkeley:

  • EPS C181 | Atmospheric Physics and Dynamics (Fall 2018)

Previous courses:

  • Yale GG 322 | Physics of Weather and Climate (Fall 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016)
  • Yale GG 570 | Cloud Physics and Dynamics, co-taught with Trude Storelvmo (Spring 2011, 2014)
  • Yale GG 765 | The General Circulation of Planetary Atmospheres (Spring 2012, 2015, 2017)
  • EPS C181 | Atmospheric Physics and Dynamics (Fall 2017)
  • EPS 24 | Death by Water: Risk, Science, and Impacts of Hydrological Extremes (Fall 2017)

Data & Tools, a website with educational pages and recent news about monsoons

Global track dataset of monsoon disturbances, as described in Hurley and Boos (2015)

Somali jet index, a measure of the strength of the South Asian monsoon circulation, and of roughly 30 percent of the global cross-equatorial flow

South Asian vertical shear index, the strength of the vertical shear of the zonal wind over South Asian. This was developed by Webster and Yang (1992, QJRMS) as a measure of the strength of the South Asian monsoon circulation.


My group currently has openings for a graduate student and an undergraduate intern.