Chris Jones

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Address:
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
University of Washington
Box 352420
Seattle, WA 98195-2420
Office:
ATG 726
Email:
crj6 (at) uw.edu
Curriculum vitae: pdf

Biographical Sketch

I'm interested in using a combination of numerical simulations, modeling, and analytical mathematics to solve problems that have a broader impact on society.  In the past I've worked on particle physics, mode-locking laser dynamics, and developing numerical algorithms to determine the stability of optical structures.

My current research interest lies in the cloud-topped atmospheric boundary layer and cloud feedbacks in global climate models.  The goals of my research are to understand underlying physical mechanisms governing the response of boundary layer clouds to climate change, and to better parameterize these processes in numerical models.

Outside of my studies, I enjoy playing games and baking bread.



Publications

  1. Jones,C. R., C. S. Bretherton and P. N. Blossey, 2014: Fast stratocumulus time scale in mixed layer model and large eddy simulation. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 6, doi:10.1002/2013MS000289.

  2. Bretherton, C. S., P. N. Blossey and C. R. Jones, 2013: Mechanisms of marine low cloud sensitivity to idealized climate perturbations: A single-LES exploration extending the CGILS cases. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 5, doi:10.1002/jame.20019.

  3. Caldwell, P., J. R. Norris, C. R. Jones, R. Wood, S. A. Klein and C. S. Bretherton, 2012: How often is the stratocumulus-topped boundary layer well-mixed? An observational perspective. Geophys. Res. Lett., submitted 4/12.

  4. Jones, C.R., C.S. Bretherton, and D. Leon, 2011: Coupled vs. decoupled boundary layers in VOCALS-REx, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 7143-7153, 2011.


Presentations

Fast Stratocumulus Adjustment Timescale due to Entrainment-Liquid Flux Feedback, AGU Fall Meeting 2013 (poster).
Coupled vs. Decoupled Boundary Layers in VOCALS-REx, UW Department of Atmospheric Sciences Atmosphere and Climate Dynamics Seminar, May 26 2011.
Mode-locking using phase-sensitive amplification, Photonics West, January 2010.


Teaching

Autumn 2010: AMATH 351 (Instructor)
Spring 2010: AMATH 351 (Instructor)
Autumn 2009: AMATH 581 (TA)
Spring 2009: PHYS 121 (Lab TA)
Winter 2009: PHYS 122 (Lab TA)
Autumn 2008: PHYS 121 (Lab TA)


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