David S. Nolan, PhD


Phone: 305.421.4930
Office: Room 351, Doherty Marine Science Center
Email:  dnolan@rsmas.miami.edu

David Nolan is a Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science of the University of Miami. He is an expert on hurricanes, tropical meteorology, computer modeling of weather phenomena, and tornadoes.

Nolan teaches courses on Atmospheric Dynamics, the General Circulation of the Atmosphere, and Vortex Dynamics. His graduate students and post-docs use both computer simulations and atmospheric data to better understand physical processes in the atmosphere. His students have worked closely with scientists at the NOAA/AOML laboratory and the National Hurricane Center. He obtained his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Harvard University. Before coming to the University of Miami in 2002, he held research positions at UC Berkeley, Colorado State, and Princeton University. The majority of his research has been on the dynamics of hurricanes, with emphasis on their formation and intensification. Through his collaborations with NOAA, Nolan has been fortunate to fly into the centers of three different hurricanes. He has also investigated the dynamics of convection in the tropics and the fluid dynamics of tornadoes.

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