Ph.D. Florida State University. Meteorology.
M.S. Florida State University. Meteorology.
B.S. University of North Carolina. Physics.
My current physical-climate research is focused on bridging the study of weather and climate. I am funded by NASA to study dynamical features as objects and to develop new methods for analyzing climate models. I am funded by the Department of Energy to study sub-scale mixing processes in climate models.
In addition, I have funding to study urban heat waves, human heat health warning systems, and how to govern open source / open innovation communities. I am a co-investigator on Michigan's NOAA-funded Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments Center.
“A Stability Analysis of Divergence Damping on a Latitude-Longitude Grid,” Whitehead, J.L., Jablonowski, C., Rood, R. B., and Lauritzen, P. H., Mon. Weather Rev., 139, 2976-2993, doi:10.1175/2011MWR3607.1, 2011.
“Geostatistical Exploration of Spatial Variation of Summertime Temperatures in the Detroit Metropolitan Region,” Zhang, K., Oswald, E. M., Brown, D. G., Brines, S. J., Gronlund, C. J., White-Newsome, J. L., Rood, R. B., O’ Neill, M. S., Environ. Res., 111, 1046-1053, 2011.
“Software Testing and Verification in Climate Model Development,” Thomas L. Clune and Richard B. Rood, IEEE Software, 28, 49-55, doi:10.1109/MS.2011.117, 2011.
“Assessing Tracer Transport Algorithms and the Impact of Vertical Resolution in a Finite-Volume Dynamical Core,” Kent, J., Jablonowski, C., Whitehead, J. L., and R. B. Rood, Mon. Weather Rev., 2011 (to appear).
“Comparing methods for classifying 'dangerous heat' in heat wave and health warning systems,” Zhang, K., Rood, R. B., Michailidis, G., Oswald, E. M., Schwartz, J. D., Zanobetti, A., Ebi, K. L., and O’Neill, M. S., Environment International, 2011 (Submitted).
“An investigation into the spatial variability of near-surface air temperatures in the Detroit, MI metropolitan region,” Oswald, E. M., Rood, R. B., Zhang, K., Gronland, C. J., O’Neill, M. S., White-Newsome, J. L., Brines, S. J., and Brown, D. G., J. Appl. Meteorol. Clim., 2011 (to appear)
“Potential Vorticity: A Diagnostic Tool for General Circulation Models,” Whitehead, J. L., Jablonowski, C., Kent, J. and Rood, R. B., Q. J. Roy. Meteorol. Soc., 2011 (to be submitted).