Xavier Levine, Ph.D. 2013 Caltech, B.A. 2006 University of Chicago
Mailing address: PO Box 208109, New Haven CT 06520-8109
Street address: 210 Whitney Ave., New Haven CT 06511
Xavier Levine is a climate dynamicist whose research interests primarily lie in the dynamics of tropical circulations and their response to climate changes. His doctoral research has advanced our understanding of the mechanisms controlling the Hadley circulation, an overturning circulation that dominates the climate on Earth in the tropics. As a postdoctoral associate, Xavier investigates how monsoon circulations can remotely aﬀect aridity over deserts in the subtropical regions, and how this may change with global climate changes. Xavier graduated in 2006 from the University of Chicago, with a B.A. in Physics, and received in 2012 a PhD in Environmental Science and Engineering from the California Institute of Technology, supervised by Prof. Tapio Schneider. Xavier started in January 2013 at the Yale Climate & Energy Institute, working in collaboration with Prof. William R. Boos.