Tiffany ShawAssociate Professor

Research Focus:
Atmospheric dynamics; climate
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  • NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, Courant Institute, NYU & Columbia University
  • PhD, Physics, University of Toronto

Research Interests

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.

Selected Publications


  • 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