Atmospheric and Climate Research
Northwest Africa and Arabia are home to a variety of fascinating atmospheric phenomena that have strong climatic and socio-economic consequences. These include the summer Monsoon, mesoscale convective complexes, wind jets and dust storms. My work with Shannon Davis and Houshuo Jiang centers on an atmospheric model of the region and the pathways of moisture transport that wind their way through the East African and Ethiopian Highlands, the Red Sea Hills and the Red Sea corridor.
Davis, S., L. J. Pratt, and H. Jiang. Numerical Simulations of the Tokar Gap Jet: Regional Circulation, Diurnal Variability and Moisture Transport. Submitted to The Journal of Climate.