Aditi Sheshadri

Atmosphere and Climate Dynamics

I am a Junior Fellow of the Simons Foundation in New York, and a postdoctoral research scientist at Columbia University’s Department of Applied Physics and Applied Math/the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, hosted by Lorenzo M. Polvani. I got my Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science at MIT‘s Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, in the Program for Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate, where I worked with R. Alan Plumb. I’m broadly interested in atmosphere and ocean dynamics, climate variability, and general circulation.

I’m particularly interested in improving our understanding of stratospheric dynamics, stratosphere-troposphere interactions, the variability of the mid-latitude jet and storm tracks, and of how the natural, unforced variability of the earth’s climate could be related to its response to external forcing. I’m currently working on a number of projects, including: interactions of ENSO and stratospheric variability in setting midlatitude wintertime climate and extremes, understanding barotropic and baroclinic modes of variability of the midlatitude jet and storm tracks, and propagating annular modes.

Mail: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964, E-mail: aditi_s at or as4915 at

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