Tiffany ShawAssociate Professor
- Research Focus:
- Atmospheric dynamics; climate
- Hinds 419
NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, Courant Institute, NYU & Columbia University
PhD, Physics, University of Toronto
My research focuses on understanding the physics of Earth’s weather and climate. To this end, I use fundamental principles from fluid dynamics to develop reduced and accurate theories that provide a basis for understanding large-scale aspects of observed weather and climate and their past and future changes. A major question driving my research is how moisture is transported and how it interacts with large-scale flow patterns. I am also interested in understanding how the largest waves on the planet, which can propagate into the stratosphere, impact surface climate.
Shaw, T. A., M. Baldwin, E. A. Barnes, R. Caballero, C. I. Garfinkel, Y-T. Hwang, C. Li, P. A. O'Gorman, G. Riviere, I R. Simpson, and A. Voigt, 2016: Storm track processes and the opposing influences of climate change, Nature Geosc., in press.
Shaw, T. A. and A. Voigt, 2016: What can moist thermodynamics tell us about circulation shifts in response to uniform warming?, Geophys. Res. Lett., 10.1002/2016GL068712.
Shaw, T. A. and A. Voigt, 2015: Tug of war on summertime circulation between radiative forcing and sea surface warming. Nature Geos., 10.1038/ngeo2449.
Voigt, A., and T. A. Shaw, 2015: Radiative changes of clouds and water vapor shape circulation response to global warming. Nature Geos., 10.1038/ngeo2345.
2015 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship (Physics)
2013 NSF CAREER award
2012 Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering
2011 American Geophysical Union James R. Holton Award