Group members

Michael Diaz

Postdoctoral scholar at UC Berkeley

Varun Murthy

Graduate student at Yale

Recent publications

More Publications

Nat. Geosci., 2018, 11, 392-400

Clim. Dyn., 2018

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

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.