2011-2014 Postdoctoral Fellow
415 Jadwin Hall
I study topics in climate dynamics including the general circulation of the atmosphere, tropical meteorology, and hurricanes from a theoretical perspective. This work is motivated by future and past climates of Earth as well as the broader range of possible planets, such as exoplanets. My aim is to develop climate theories that expose the physical mechanisms underlying the changes in systematic numerical experiments that I perform with various climate models.
- Changes in zonal surface temperature gradients and Walker ciruclations in a wide range of climates
- Merlis, T. M. and T. Schneider, Journal of Climate, submitted (2011).
- Atmospheric dynamics of Earth-like tidally locked aquaplanets
- Merlis, T. M. and T. Schneider, Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 2, Art. #13 (2010)
- Scales of linear baroclinic instability and macroturbulence in dry atmospheres
- Merlis, T. M. and T. Schneider, Journal of Atmospheric Sciences 66, 1821-33 (2009)
- Fast dynamical spin-up of ocean general circulation models uinsg Newton-Krylov methods,
- Merlis, T.M. and S. Khatiwhala, Ocean Modeling 21, 97-105 (2008).