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