Graduate Fields

At Cornell University, graduate study is governed by graduate fields, which are distinct from university departments. You are a student either in the Graduate Field of Atmospheric Science or the Graduate Field of Geological Sciences.  Many of the procedures in the fields are similar, but where they are different in the document below the text in blue describes Geological Sciences and text in red is for Atmospheric Sciences. While the faculty of the fields are mainly drawn from the department, it also includes faculty from such divergent departments as Classics, Astronomy, Plant Biology, Civil and Environmental Engineering and others. A list of faculty in the graduate fields is below and listing of areas of research interest concentration topics is available at the following links for Geological Sciences and Atmospheric Sciences. A full list of graduate fields can be found here

Faculty in the Graduate Field of Geological Sciences

Geoffrey A. Abers –Department Chair

Richard W. Allmendinger (Emeritus)

Warren D. Allmon

Toby R. Ault

Muawia Barazangi (Emeritus – Graduate School Professor)

Larry D. Brown

Lawrence M. Cathles (Emeritus)

Louis A. Derry

Gregory P. Dietl

Patrick Fulton

Alejandra Gandolfo

Esteban Gazel

Alexander G. Hayes

Jonathan Hendricks

Megan Holycross

David L. Hysell 

Teresa E. Jordan

Robert W. Kay (Emeritus – Graduate School Professor)

Suzanne M. Kay (Emeritus)

Kathleen M. Keranen

Rowena B. Lohman

Jonathan Lunine

Natalie M. Mahowald

Sturt W. Manning

Gregory C. McLaskey

Bruce Monger

Karin Olson Hoal

Matthew E. Pritchard –Director of Graduate Studies

Sara C. Pryor

Matt Reid

Robert M. Ross

Andy L. Ruina

Britney Schmidt

Tammo S. Steenhuis

Jefferson W. Tester

John F.H. Thompson

 

Faculty in the Graduate Field of Atmospheric Sciences

Members of the Field

Concentration

Research/Teaching Interests

Contact Information

Dr. Toby Ault
Associate Professor
Earth and Atmospheric Science

Atmospheric Science

Climate Science
Drought
Spring Dynamics
Tropical Meteorology

Snee Hall
toby.ault@cornell.edu

Dr. Rebecca Barthelmie
Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Atmospheric Science

Global and Regional Climate
Focus on wind shear and wind energy

252 Upson Hall
rb737@cornell.edu

Dr. Gregory Paul Bewley
Assistant Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Atmospheric Science

Environmental turbulence

307 Upson Hall
gpb1@cornell.edu

Dr. Art DeGaetano
Professor
Earth and Atmospheric Science

Atmospheric Science

Applied climatology
Environmental information science
Environmental management

Snee Hall
atd2@cornell.edu

Dr. H. Oliver Gao
Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Atmospheric Science

Air quality
Transport and environment
Sustainable development

314 Hollister Hall
hg55@cornell.edu

Dr. Chuck Greene
Professor
Earth and Atmospheric Science
(ON LEAVE)

Atmospheric Science

Oceanography
Climate change

Snee Hall
chg2@cornell.edu

Dr. Peter Hess
Professor
Biological and Environmental Engineering

Atmospheric Science

Atmospheric aerosols and climate
Air quality

202 Riley Robb Hall
peter.hess@cornell.edu

Dr. Peter Hitchcock
Assistant Professor
Earth and Atmospheric Science

Atmospheric Science

Large-scale atmospheric dynamics
Troposphere-stratosphere interactions

Snee Hall
aph28@cornell.edu

Dr. Dave Hysell
Professor
Earth and Atmospheric Science

Atmospheric Science

Radar and remote sensing
Upper atmospheric physics
Plasma physics
Computational fluid dynamics

3114 Snee Hall
David.hysell@cornell.edu

Dr. Flavio Lehner

Assistant Professor

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Atmospheric Science

 

Snee Hall

Dr. Nikole Lewis
Assistant Professor
Astronomy

Atmospheric Science

Planetary atmospheric processes

312 Space Science Building
nkl35@cornell.edu

Dr. Douglas MacMartin
Senior Research Associate
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Atmospheric Science

Dynamics and feedback analysis in climate systems

561 Upson Hall
dgm224@cornell.edu

Dr. Natalie Mahowald
Professor
Earth and Atmospheric Science

Atmospheric Science

Atmospheric dust
climate modeling

1112 Bradfield Hall
Mahowald@cornell.edu

Dr. Angeline Pendergrass

Assistant Professor

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Atmospheric Science

 

Snee Hall

Dr. Sara Pryor
Professor
Earth and Atmospheric Science

Atmospheric Science

Global climate change/variability and forcing at regional scales
Atmosphere-surface exchange
Formation and removal processes for atmospheric aerosols

1113 Bradfield Hall
sp2279@cornell.edu

Dr. Scott Steinschneider
Assistant Professor
Biological and Environmental Engineering

Atmospheric Science

Hydroclimatic variability and change

320 Riley Robb Hall
ss3378@cornell.edu

Dr. Ke Max Zhang
Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Atmospheric Science

Atmospheric chemistry
Air quality

105 Upson Hall
kz33@cornell.edu