Christopher Kruse, B. S., M. S.
Mailing address: PO Box 208109, New Haven CT 06520-8109
Street address: 210 Whitney Ave., New Haven CT 06511
I am a PhD candidate advised by Professor Ronald B. Smith in the Geology and Geophysics department at Yale. My current research interests are atmospheric dynamics and mountain meteorology (i.e. mountain waves and orographic precipitation). I also spend a lot of amount of time thinking about numerical weather prediction, Earth’s general circulation, atmospheric predictability, and severe deep convection. My dissertation is on the physics mountain wave attenuation and its role in Earth’s general circulation. I am working to understand how mountain waves attenuate and deposit momentum locally, how good/bad this representation is within general circulation models, and how the effects of local attenuation grow upscale to affect global circulation. My work has so far involved extensive realistic modeling of New Zealand at high (dx=2-6km) resolution and analysis of the DEEPWAVE data set.
I hope to become either a tenure tracked professor in an atmospheric science, geology, or geophysics department or a scientist specializing in mesoscale and, to some extent, general circulation.