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MIT Center for Global Change Science affiliates include: the MIT School of Science; MIT School of Engineering; Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences (EAPS); Civil & Evironmental Engineering (CEE);Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS); Engineering Systems Division (ESD), and Biology.
Events CalendarKendall Memorial Lecture
Research Interests:Dr. Gao's research is focused on the development and application of land-surface models, and using satellite remote sensing...
Research Interests: Atmospheric dynamics and transport, especially in the stratosphere. Impact of transport on the distribution of trace chemicals. Role of eddies in the circulation of the atmosphere and ocean.Selected Publications:Chen, G., R.A. Plumb and J. Lu, 2010: Sensitivities of zonal mean atmospheric circulation to SST warming in an aqua-planet model, Geophysical Research Letters, 37(12): L12701Zalucha, A.M., R.A. Plumb, and R.J. Wilson, 2010: A mechanism for the effect of topography on the Martian Hadley cells, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 67: 673-93Plumb, R.A., 2010: Planetary waves and the extratropical winter stratosphere. In: The Stratosphere: Dynamics, Transport and Chemistry, Polvani, L.M., A.H. Sobel, and D.W. Waugh (eds.), American Geophysical Union: Washington, D.C., pp. 23-41Chen, G., and R.A. Plumb, 2009: Quantifying the Eddy Feedback and the Persistence of the Zonal Index in an Idealized Atmospheric Model, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 66(12): 3707-20Cerovecki, I., R.A. Plumb, and W. Heres, 2009: Eddy Transport and Mixing in a Wind- and Buoyancy-Driven Jet on the Sphere, Journal of Physical Oceanography, 39(5): 133-49
B.Sc., University of Manchester, UKPh.D., University of Manchester, UK