My main research focus is analysis of observations of waves in the tropical
atmosphere and ocean, and the impacts of these waves on global weather
and climate. Examples of my most important research questions include:
How do wave and climate modes interact to influence the variability of moist
deep convection in the tropics?
How do these waves interact with the global atmospheric circulation?
How do these waves interact to enhance or suppress the development of tropical cyclones?
How do tropical intraseasonal oscillations, atmospheric waves, and related westerly wind bursts interact to influence the development
and demise of El Nino conditions in the tropical Pacific Ocean?