Professor Greg Tripoli
Chair of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Department,
University of Wisconsin
Thursday, April 11, 2019
7:00 PM (reception following)
Davis Auditorium, 412 CEPSR
Biography: Professor Tripoli has been a professional atmospheric scientist focusing on atmospheric and oceanic research for nearly 43 years and performing atmospheric research overall for over 50 years. Over this period, Tripoli was mentored by Professor T.N. Krishnamurti, Dr. Brahm Oort, Dr. Y. Kurihara, and Professor W. R. Cotton. Tripoli has been involved in the early development of a barotropic forecast model (1967-1968), development and use of first computerized satellite-derived atmospheric motion vectors (MOAA/NESS/CPDB, 1972-1973), development of a Global ocean analysis system (NOAA/GFDL, 1974), initial development of the first multiply nested tropical cyclone modeling system (NOAA/GFDL, 1974-1976), development of the first 3D explicitly resolving cloud/mesoscale model using bulk microphysics (CSU RAMS, 1976-1987) and the first variable stepped topography model capable of explicitly simulating microphysics and aerosol chemistry on all scales of the atmosphere. University of Wisconsin Nonhydrostatic Modeling system (UW-NMS). Professor Tripoli has expertise in mesoscale modeling, cloud modeling, microphysics processes and modeling, nonhydrostatic and fluid dynamics and thermodynamics, mesoscale dynamics, tropical cyclone dynamics, thunderstorm dynamics, tornado and supercell dynamics, tropical dynamics, extratropical dynamics, operational and research tropical cyclone modeling, Mediterranean storms, and global circulation and jet stream dynamics. Currently, Tripoli’s research is focused on tornado dynamics, Hurricane outflow dynamics, and the dynamics of tropical plumes and their interaction with the extratropical Rossby wave train.
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