Stephen J. Colucci is a Professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. His research and teaching are in the general area of atmospheric science, with the goal of learning more and informing students about weather systems and processes.
Dr. Colucci's research concerns the dynamics of large scale midlatitude weather systems such as cyclonic storm systems and anticyclonic fair weather systems with recent interest in the role of the stratosphere in the lifecycles of these systems.
Simple mathematical models are used to explain the observed structure and behavior of the atmosphere, illustrated with analyses of actual weather systems and with computational diagnoses of weather data.
- 2015. "Diagnostic comparison of tropospheric blocking events with and without sudden stratospheric Warming." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 72 (6): 2227-2240. .
- 2015. "The role of non-quasigeostrophic forcing in Southern Hemisphere blocking onsets." Monthly Weather Review 143 (4): 1455-1471. .
- 2012. "Organization of flash-flood-producing precipitation in the northeast United States." Weather and Forecasting 27 (2): 345 - 361. .
- 2010. "Characteristics of baroclinic wave packets during strong and weak stratospheric polar vortex events." Journal of Atmospheric Sciences 67 (10): 3190 - 3207. .
- 2010. "Stratospheric influences on tropospheric weather systems." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 67 (2): 324-344. .