M. Joan Alexander

M. Joan Alexander
Senior Research Scientist
NorthWest Research Associates
Boulder Office
3380 Mitchell Lane
Fields of interest
Atmospheric dynamics, tropical convection and atmospheric waves, stratospheric dynamics and S2S predictability, gravity wave observations and modeling, satellite remote sensing and balloon-borne observations, global modeling and parameterization development, chemistry-climate interactions, wave dynamical effects on chemical tracer transport.
Description of scientific projects
- Long-duration super-pressure balloon observations of the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere.
- Gravity wave drag parameterization development for global forecast and prediction models.
- Tropical convection, waves, and the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation.
- Gravity wave breaking effects on stratospheric tracer transport.