Prof Roni Avissar

Prof Roni Avissar
Duke University
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Edmund T. Pratt Jr. School of Engineering
123 Hudson Hall
Fields of interest
numerical modeling of the climate system (atmosphere, land, ocean and lakes)

Description of scientific projects
Our research concentrates on the interactions between the atmosphere, the land (including water bodies) and the ocean at various spatial and temporal scales. Currently, we investigate the impact of landscape heterogeneity at various locations (mid-latitude, tropical regions and boreal forest) on the regional and global climate, using a combination of regional and global climate models and observations. We have also developed a regional two-way coupled ocean-atmosphere model to study coastal, estuary, and lake processes. Current as of 10/17/01