Spencer A. Hill Postdoc Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

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Me in Kansas City, December 2018


(site last updated: 2019 November 11)

I am an atmospheric scientist interested in tropical overturning circulations (monsoons, Hadley cells, and the Intertropical Convergence Zone) — why they exist, how they ebb and flow over the course of each year, how they may have changed in Earth's history, how they may change in Earth's future, and even how they behave in other planetary atmospheres. Please see my Research page for more.

I work at Columbia University, specifically the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, where I am funded by an Earth Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship and advised by Dr. Adam Sobel and Dr. Michela Biasutti. We are working on a project seeking to improve forecasting of the Indian monsoon summer rainfall on seasonal to interannual timescales.

I am also co-leader of the "DIYnamics" project that seeks to improve the teaching of meteorology, climate science, and other planetary-scale sciences at the K-12 through graduate school levels by developing inexpensive, easy-to-use kits for performing physical demonstrations of core scientific concepts. Please see the DIYnamics page or the official DIYnamics website for more.

I am also interested in the Open Science and Open Source Software movements, which manifests through developing open-source software tools for scientists in the Python programming language. Please see the "aospy", Programming, and Resources pages for more.

Please contact me (information below) with any questions about my research or anything else you find on this site. Thanks!


shill@ldeo.columbia.edu | Spencer Hill | 207B Oceanography | Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory | 61 Route 9W | Palisades, NY 10964

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