I am an atmospheric scientist, and my research addresses questions of fundamental and applied climatology using a suite of observational and numerical modeling techniques. Geographically, my research has focused on Africa and the Middle-East, where climate analysis is of critical interest to disaster-resilient development, water resources management, and climate change adaptation. My specific research interests include:

  • Regional and global drivers of climate variability and change in tropical regions.
  • Impacts of biomass burning on precipitation processes.
  • Regional climate modeling and dynamical downscaling.
  • Spatio-temporal variability of past and future climate.
  • Analysis of satellite precipitation products.
  • Drought and water resources management.