David Bromwich

Senior Research Scientist
Affiliated Faculty

Interests: Global Climate Change, Modeling

Current Research: My research focuses on global climate change in high latitudes resulting from local and tropical influences as it is studied using climate models and atmospheric reanalysis. 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. 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:
Bromwich, D.H., Nicolas, J.P., and A.J. Monaghan, 2011. An assessment of precipitation changes over Antarctica and the Southern Ocean since 1989 in contemporary global reanalysis. J. Climate, 24, 4189-4209, doi:10.1175/2011JCLI4074.1

Bromwich, D.H., Steinhoff, D.F., Simmonds, I.,  Keay, K., and R.L. Fogt, 2011. Climatological aspects of cyclogenesis near Adelie Land Antarctica. Tellus A, in press.

Hines, K.M., Bromwich, D.H., Bai, L.-S., Barlage, M., and A. G. Slater, 2011. Development and testing of Polar WRF. Part III. Arctic land. J. Climate, 24, 26-48, doi: 10.1175/2010JCLI3460.1.

Nicolas, J.P, and D.H. Bromwich, 2011. Climate of West Antarctica and influence of marine aire intrusions. J. Climate, 24, 49-67, doi: 10.1175/2010JCLI3522.1.

Otieno, F. O., Bromwich, D.H., and R. Oglesby, 2011. Atmospheric circulation anomalies due to 115k yr BP climate forcing are dominated by changes in the North Pacific Ocean. Clim. Dyn., doi: 10.1007/s00382--011-1138.

Areas of Expertise
  • Climate Change
  • Modeling
  • Polar Meteorology
  • 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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