Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Washington
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I am a climate scientist in the University of Washington Department of Atmospheric Sciences studying the physical basis of climate variability and climate change, specifically the mechanisms governing the large-scale circualtion of the atmosphere and ocean. By understanding the physical processes controling the spatial and temporal evolution of climate, I aim to improve our ability to predict climate change and its impacts, so that society can better prepare for the future.

I am currently focused on understanding the role of the ocean circulation in climate variability on long time scales. I have previously worked on planetary-scale atmospheric circulation anomalies, their role in the hydrological cycle, and their response to climate change. I am also interested in the mechanistic controls on the global ocean overturning circulation, and the role of ocean overturning changes in past climate change. My background is in physics and I am broadly interested in understanding the complex interactions between the many elements of the climate system: the atmosphere, the ocean, the cryosphere, and the land surface. For more on my research, see the research and publications tabs.

My passion for earth science is part of a broader interest in exploring, learning about, and educating about the earth. I bring this together on my blog. I also like to document beautiful landscapes from around the world with my photography.

Robert Jnglin Wills

Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
University of Washington

Atmospheric Sciences–Geophysics Building
University of Washington
Box 351640
Seattle, WA 98195-1640

Curriculum Vitae