Dr. Joy Romanski

Associate Research Scientist, Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR), Columbia Climate School

BIOGRAPHY: Dr. Romanski’s research focuses on surface-atmosphere exchanges of heat, moisture and carbon from observations and climate models, surface-atmosphere flux process modeling, and on modeling methane emission from wetlands and lakes. She has conducted analyses of feedbacks between surface turbulent heat flux and atmospheric circulation, and investigated controls of surface latent and sensible heat fluxes by mid-latitude cyclones and by variability of large scale atmospheric circulation features and teleconnections. Dr. Romanski is interested in the influence of atmospheric dynamics on surface-atmosphere coupling on timescales from synoptic to interannual, and on geophysical controls of wetland ecosystem distribution and methane flux variability.