I am an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington. My research is on the dynamics of the large-scale circulation of the atmosphere, with a primary focus on the extratropics. Broadly speaking, I am motivated by understanding processes that affect the variability of the atmosphere on sub-seasonal to seasonal timescales, as well as the climate change response. These processes include stratosphere-troposphere coupling, the main focus of my Ph.D. thesis, tropical-extratropical teleconnections, and the interaction between cloud radiative effects and the atmospheric circulation. I use observational data, idealized modelling experiments and analysis of comprehensive climate models as tools for my research.

Contact me at oliverwm@uw.edu.