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Christina M Patricola

Christina M Patricola

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences
The primary goal of my research is to understand the physical relationships between extreme weather events, natural climate variability, and climate change within the coupled Earth system.  I design and perform high-resolution numerical climate model simulations to investigate connections between the large-scale climate and extreme weather events, including tropical cyclones, floods, storms, and drought.

Research areas:
- climate variability and change
- climate dynamics
- tropical cyclones
- extreme weather/climate events
- atmosphere-ocean interactions
- high-resolution climate modeling

Contact Info

3017 Agronomy Hall
716 Farm House Ln.
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  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, Cornell University, 2010
  • M.S., Atmospheric Science, Cornell University, 2007
  • B.S., Geological Sciences, Cornell University, 2005

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Professional Experience

  • Research Scientist, Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (8/2016 – 8/2020)
  • Associate Research Scientist, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University (9/2013 – 8/2016)
  • Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University (3/2012 – 9/2013)
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University (8/2010 – 3/2012)

Scholarly Service

  • Editor, Geophysical Research Letters (2019 – 2021)

Portrait by Marilyn Chung, © 2018 The Regents of the University of California, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory