Climate Variability and Change

My research seeks to understand the mechanisms of predictability onsub-seasonal to decadal timescales. Within this framework, I am exploring two general issues: (1) Mechanisms of natural variability in the climate system on multiple timescales, particularly those related to air-sea interactions and (2) how these modes of variability lead to variations in North American hydroclimate. In exploring these issues I use a variety of research tools including coupled climate system models and observational datasets (modern surface and satellite-based records and paleo-climate records).

 

Prospective Students


Undergraduate students with a strong interest in meteorology, oceanography, and/or climate dynamics are encouraged to apply for admission to the Atmospheric Science/Earth System Science graduate program at FIU. The department offers a limited number of teaching and research assistantships for MS and PhD degrees. We encourage highly qualified applicants to pursue the FIU Presidential Fellowship, which includes a tuition fee waiver and a $30,000/year stipend for 3 years. Interested applicants are encouaged to contact Dr. Burgman by January 2014 for the 2014-2015 academic year. Applications are due February 15th and must include GRE scores (plus TOEFL for international students), a resume or CV, letter of intent, and three letters of recommendation. Applications can be submitted through FIU Graduate Admissions.

 

Robert Burgman Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor

Department of Earth and Environment 11200 SW 8th St., AHC-5 362
Miami, FL 33199

Phone: 305-348-6395
Fax: 305-348-3877

Email: rburgman@fiu.edu