David Bromwich

Research Professor

Interests: Polar Weather and Climate, Global Climate Change, Modeling

Current Research: My research focuses on global climate change in high latitudes resulting from local and tropical influences and is being studied using climate models and atmospheric reanalyses. Furthermore, I am involved in the Arctic System Reanalysis project that concentrates on the behavior of the coupled atmosphere-land-ocean-sea ice system of the greater Arctic which has been re-constructed since 2000 to describe and understand that rapidly changing part of our Earth. Finally, I am involved with the polar version of the regional WRF model that is being developed, tested, and applied to climate variability and change problems in both Polar Regions.

Courses Taught:
Geography 5900-Climatology
Atmospheric Science 5901-Climate System Modeling
Geography 8901-Seminar in Climatology Problems: "Mesoscale Numerical Weather Prediction", "Weather and Climate of the Polar Regions" or "Satellite Meteorology"

Select Publications:

Hines, K. M., and D. H. Bromwich, 2017: Simulation of late summer Arctic clouds during ASCOS with Polar WRF. Mon. Wea. Rev., 145, 521-541, doi: 10.1175/MWR-D-16-0079.1.

Bromwich, D. H., A. B. Wilson, L. Bai, G. W. K. Moore, and P. Bauer, 2016: A comparison of the regional Arctic System Reanalysis and the global ERA-Interim Reanalysis for the Arctic. Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 142, 644-658, doi: 10.1002/qj.2527.

Wilson, A. B., D. H. Bromwich, and K. M. Hines, 2016: Simulating the mutual forcing of anomalous high-southern latitude atmospheric circulation by El Niño flavors and the Southern Annular Mode. J. Climate, 29, 2291-2309, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0361.1.

Moore, G. W. K., D. H. Bromwich, A. B. Wilson, I, Renfrew, and L. Bai, 2016: Arctic System Reanalysis improvements in topographically-forced winds near Greenland. Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 142, 2033-2045, doi: 10.1002/qj.2798.

Dinniman, M., J. Klinck, L.-S. Bai, D. Bromwich, K. M. Hines and D. Holland, 2015: The effect of atmospheric forcing resolution on the delivery of ocean heat to the Antarctic floating ice shelves. J. Climate, 28, 6067-6085, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00374.1.

Bromwich, D. H., J. P. Nicolas, A. J. Monaghan, M. A. Lazzara, L. M. Keller, G. A. Weidner, and A. B. Wilson, 2013: Central West Antarctica among the most rapidly warming regions on Earth. Nature Geoscience, 6, 139-145, doi: 10.1038/ngeo1671.

Areas of Expertise
  • Climate Change
  • Modeling
  • Polar Meteorology and Climatology
  • Ph.D., Meteorology, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1979
  • M.Sc., Meteorology, University of Melbourne, Australia, 1976
  • Diploma of Meteorology, Bureau of Meteorology, Australia, 1971
  • B.Sc., Honours, Physics, University of Sydney, Australia, 1969

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