Terry Nathan

Department of Land, Air and Water Resources
University of California
E-mail: trnathan@ucdavis.edu
Page: http://lawr.ucdavis.edu/directory_facultypages.php?id=18

Fields of interest: 

I am a professor of atmospheric science and art-science fusion at the University of California, Davis. My research centers on understanding the physical, chemical and dynamical mechanisms that govern the evolution of atmospheric circulation systems. My specific interests include: troposphere-stratosphere interactions on regional and global scales; climate variability due to anthropogenic and solar forcing; stability of geophysical fluids; and art-science fusion through photography.


Recent publications:

Albers, J. R. and T. R. Nathan, 2012:
Pathways for communicating the effects of stratospheric ozone to the Polar Vortex:  Role of zonally asymmetric ozone.
Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 69, No. 3., 785-801.

Nathan, T. R., J. Albers, and E. Cordero, 2011:
Role of wave-mean flow interaction in sun-climate  connections: Overview and some new interpretations and results.
Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-      Terrestrial Physics, 73, 1594-1605

McCormack, J., T. R. Nathan, and E. Cordero, 2011:
The effect of zonally asymmetric ozone heating on the Northern Hemisphere winter polar stratosphere.
Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 38, LO3802, doi:10.1029/2010GL045937.

Nathan, T. R., and D. Hodyss, 2010:
Troposphere-stratosphere communication through local vertical wave guides. 
Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 136 (part A), 12-19.

Nathan, T. R., and E. Cordero, 2007:
An ozone-modified refractive index for vertically propagating planetary waves.
Journal of Geophysical Research–Atmospheres, 112, D02105, doi:10.1029/ 2006JD007357.

Hodyss, D., and T. R. Nathan, 2007:
The role of forcing in the local stability of stationary long waves. 
Part 1.  Linear dynamics. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 576, 349-376.

Cordero, E. C. and T. R. Nathan, 2005:
A new pathway for communicating the 11-year solar cycle signal to the QBO. 
Geophysical Research Letters, 32, No. 18, L18805, 10.1029 /2005GL023696

Hodyss, D., and T. R. Nathan, 2004:
On the connection between coherent structures and low-frequency wave packets in large-scale atmospheric flow. 
Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 61, 2616-2626.

Cordero, E. C. and T. R. Nathan, 2000:
The influence of wave- and zonal mean-ozone feedbacks on the QBO.
Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 57, 3426-3442. 

Cordero, E. C., T. R. Nathan, and R. S. Echols, 1998:
An analytical study of ozone feedbacks on Kelvin and Rossby-gravity waves: effects on the QBO.
Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 55, 1051-1062.