Dr John M Wallace

Dr John M Wallace
University of Washington
4909 25th Ave. NE
Box 354235
Fields of interest
Climate dynamics
Description of scientific projects
My research and that of my students has been directed at improving our understanding of global climate and its year-to-year and decade-to-decade variations, making use of observational data. We have contributed to the identification and understanding of a number of atmospheric phenomena, including the dominant spatial patterns in month-to-month and year-to-year climate variability, with emphasis on ENSO and the annular modes. The global climate trends of the past few decades exhibits distinctive signatures of some of these patterns. We have also contributed to the methodology for isolating systematic space-time patterns in noisy geophysical data. Current as of 10/17/01