For my PhD work, I will be investigating how synoptic-scale tropospheric events can constructively interfere with the planetary-scale pattern and disrupt the structure and strength of the stratospheric polar vortex.

For my M.S. thesis I created a climatology of lower-stratospheric fronts (LSF) during the winter months over North America. For a realtime diagnostic and cross section analysis of lower-stratospheric fronts, please click here.