Darryn Waugh

Research and Professional Interests

Darryn Waugh’s research interests are oriented towards understanding dynamics and transport in the atmosphere and oceans. Research in the atmosphere focuses on stratospheric and upper tropospheric dynamics/transport. Improved understanding of, and ability to model, fluid motions in these regions is important for understanding the distribution of trace constituents, such as ozone, and for assessing the impact of human activities on the atmospheric environment. In recent years he has also become interested in the transport in oceans and lakes, and the uptake of anthropogenic carbon. 

Selected Publications:

Lang, C., D.W. Waugh, Q. Liang, R.S. Stolarski, L. D. Oman, and A.E. Douglass, Impact of UV Changes from Stratospheric Ozone Depletion on Tropospheric Ozone , JGR submitted, 2013.

Waugh, D.W., et al. Tropospheric SF6: Age of Air from the Northern Hemisphere Mid-latitude Surface , JGR, to appear, 2013

Waugh, D.W., Changes in the ventilation of the southern oceans, Philosophical Transactions A , submitted, 2013.

Orbe C., M. Holzer, L.M. Polvani, D.W. Waugh, F. Li, L.D. Oman and P.A. Newman: Seasonal Ventilation of the Stratosphere: Robust Diagnostics from One-Way Flux Distributions, submitted to J. Geophys. Res., 2013.

Ndarana, T, D. W. Waugh, et al., The link between upper tropospheric wave breaking, moisture fluxes and heavy rainfall over South Africa , Quart. J. Roy. Met. Soc., submitted, 2013.

Ryoo, J-M, et al, Impact of Rossby wave breaking on U.S. west coast winter precipitation during the 2008-2010 ENSO cycle, J Climate,to appear, 2013.

Garfinkel, C.I., D. W. Waugh, L.D. Oman, L. Wang, and M.M. Hurwitz, Temperature trends in the tropical upper troposphere and lower stratosphere: connections with sea surface temperatures and implications for water vapor and ozone , JGR, in press, 2013.

Garfinkel, C. I., M. M. Hurwitz, L. D. Oman, D. W. Waugh, Contrasting Effects of Central Pacific and Eastern Pacific El Nino on Stratospheric Water Vapor, GRL, 40, 4115--4120, 2013.

Garfinkel, C. I., L. D. Oman, E. A. Barnes, D. W. Waugh, M. M. Hurwitz, A. M. Molod, Connections between the Spring Breakup of the Southern Hemisphere Polar Vortex, Stationary Waves, and Air-Sea Roughness , J. Atmos. Sci. 70, 2137-2151, 2013.

Garfinkel, C.I., M. M. Hurwitz, D. W. Waugh, A. H. Butler, Are the Teleconnections of Central Pacific and Eastern Pacific El Ni˜no Distinct in Boreal Wintertime?, Climate Dynamics, doi:10.1007/s00382-012-1570-2.

Garfinkel, C. I., D. W. Waugh, E. P. Gerber, The Effect of Tropospheric Jet Latitude on Coupling between the Stratospheric Polar Vortex and the Troposphere , J. Clim, 26, 2077-2095, 2013.

Guzewich, S., et al. High Altitude Dust Layers on Mars: Observations with the Thermal Emission Spectrometer, JGR, 118,1177-1194, 2013.

Guzewich, S., et al. The Impact of a Realistic Vertical Dust Distribution on the Simulation of the Martian General Circulation, JGR, 118, 980-993, 2013.

Orbe C, M Holzer, LM Polvani, and DW Waugh, Air-mass origin as a diagnostic of climate change in tropospheric transport , J Geophys. Res., 118, 1459-1470, 2013.

Tanhua. T., D.W. Waugh, J., Bullister, Estimating changes in ocean ventilation from early 1990s CFC- 12 and late 2000s SF6 measurements , Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, 927-932, 2013.

Waugh, D.W., F. Primeau, T. Devries, and M. Holzer, Recent changes in the ventilation of the southern oceans , Science, 339, 568, doi:10.1126/science.1225411, 2013.

Oman, L, et al. The Ozone Response to ENSO in Aura Satellite Measurements and a Chemistry-Climate Simulation, J. Geophys. Res., 118, 1-12, 2013.

Themes Categories:

Water in the Environment

People Categories:

NSF IGERT Participant


Darryn Waugh, dynamics and transport, atmosphere research