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Joshua Wadler
About me

I started my PhD program in 2016 in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography (MPO) at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) as a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellow. I am working in Dr. Nick Shay's Upper Ocean Dynamics Lab. My research is based on understanding the time evolving dynamical and thermodynamical structure of tropical cyclones in order to help forecast their intensity change. My specific interests are in coupled air-sea interactions, boundary layer processes, hurricane response to vertical-shear, and vertical velocity characteristics at all heights and magnitudes.

I did my undergraduate studies at the University of Oklahoma (OU), where I graduated summa cum laude in Meteorology and had minors in mathematics, physics, and computer science.

My Curriculum Vitae PDF

3. Wadler .J.B., Jun.A. Zhang, Lynn K. Shay, David S. Nolan, and Joseph B. Olson, 2018: A Characterization of Turbulent Kinetic Energy and its Generation in the Hurricane Boundary Layer from an Idealized Numerical Model, In Prep

2. Wadler, J.B., Jun A. Zhang, Benjamin Jaimes, and Lynn K. Shay, 2018: Downrafts and the Evolution of Boundary Layer Thermodynamics in Hurricane Earl (2010) Before and During Rapid Intensification. Mon.Wea.Rev., In Press

1. Wadler, J.B., R.F. Rogers, and P.D. Reasor, 2018: The Relationship between Spatial Variations in the Structure of Convective Bursts and Tropical Cyclone Intensification as Determined by Airborne Doppler Radar. Mon.Wea.Rev., 146, 761-780. link

Contact Information
Joshua Wadler
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149-1031

Email: jwadler@rsmas.miami.edu

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions about my research or interests in collaboration.

Hurricane Katrina

This image was taken in Hurricane Katrina's eye (not by me) from the NOAA P3 aircraft. The P3 is a low altitude plane (~10,000 ft) that flies into tropical cyclones to get critical data for both real time analyses and future research. This image was obtained from the Aircraft Operations Center. The research that is done by flying into hurricanes makes this field so unique and interesting to me. It is humbling how little we know about the fundamental physics of these amazing storms. Just looking at their structure and imagining all the processes that go into their formation, strengthing, and eventual dissipation certainly make me motivated for a lifetime of research.

Below are two images I took during our deployment into Hurricane Nate (2017). I was on two in-storm flights (171006H1 and 17007H1) and helped coordinate co-located dropsonde and AXBT launches to obtain a high spatial distrubtion of enthalpy fluxes. I was also on the pre-storm ocean survey, where our lab deployed approximately 50 ocean profilers. The left image is in-storm right before we entered the eyewall and the right image is me launching an ocean profiler during the pre-storm.

Nate 1 Nate 2

This website is maintained by Joshua Wadler,
under the support of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (Grant number DGE-1451511). Updated 15 August 2018.