Sandro LubisPostdoctoral Scholar

Research Focus:
Atmospheric Fluid Dynamics
Hinds 471


I am an Atmospheric Scientist, working as a postdoctoral fellow in Prof. Noboru Nakamura's group at the Department of Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA. I conduct research in advancing fundamental understanding of atmospheric processes that affect extratropical weather and climate. Potential research topics include, but are not limited to, the role of nonadiabatic processes in synoptic-scale eddy-mean flow interaction, dynamics of large-wave events such as sudden stratospheric warming and wave reflection, the extratropical air-sea interaction and climate variability, mesosphere and lower thermosphere (MLT) dynamics, and chemistry-climate interactions.


Petersen Prize, for excellent PhD thesis at GEOMAR, Germany, 2016

Selected Publications

Lubis, S.W., C.S. Huang, N. Nakamura, N. Omrani, and M. Jucker, 2018aRole of Finite-Amplitude Rossby Waves and Nonconservative Processes in Downward Migration of Extratropical Flow Anomalies. J. Atmos. Sci., doi:

Lubis, S.W., C.S. Huang, and N. Nakamura, 2018b: Role of Finite-Amplitude Eddies and Mixing in the Life Cycle of Stratospheric Sudden Warmings. J. Atmos. Sci., doi:

Lubis, S.W., K. Matthes, N. Harnik, N. Omrani, and S. Wahl, 2018cDownward Wave Coupling between the Stratosphere and Troposphere under Future Anthropogenic Climate Change. J. Climate, doi: