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Curriculum Vitae:

Alex O. Gonzalez

  • Ph.D Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO (2015)
  • M.S. Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO (2011)
  • B.S. Meteorology (Major), Mathematics (Minor), The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA (2008)

Research Interests
  • Tropical meteorology
  • Atmospheric dynamics
  • Numerical modeling
  • Climate
  • Boundary layer meteorology

Professional Experience
  • Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles, CA
    • Postdoctoral Scholar in Aerosols and Clouds Group (2015-present)
  • Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO (2009-2015)
    • Postdoctoral Research Assistant (2015)
    • Graduate Research Assistant (2009-2015)
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Atmospheric Dynamics I (Fall 2014)
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Atmospheric Dynamics II (Spring 2012)
  • Autonomous University of the Yucatán (UADY)
    • Co-Instructor, Fundamentals of Meteorology and Hurricanes (Summer 2012 and 2013)
  • Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO
    • Visiting Graduate Student (2011-2012)

Selected Awards
  • Student Oral Presentation Award at the AMS 19th Conference of Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics
  • 2012 Editors' Citation for Excellence in Refereeing for the AGU Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems
  • CMMAP Fellowship (2009-2015)
  • SOARS Scholarship (2009-2015)

Selected Publications
  1. Gonzalez, A. O., G. Mora Rojas, W. H. Schubert, and R. K. Taft (2017), Transient aspects of the Hadley circulation forced by an idealized off-equatorial ITCZ, J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 9, doi:10.1002/2016MS000837.
  2. Gonzalez, A. O., and X. Jiang (2017), Winter mean lower tropospheric moisture over the Maritime Continent as a climate model diagnostic metric for the propagation of the Madden-Julian oscillation, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 2588-2596, doi:10.1002/2016GL072430.
  3. Gonzalez, A. O.,  C. J. Slocum, R. K. Taft, and W. H. Schubert, Dynamics of the ITCZ boundary  layer, J. Atmos. Sci., accepted.
  4. Gonzalez, A. O., and G. Mora Rojas (2014), Balanced dynamics of deep and shallow Hadley  circulations in the tropics, J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 6, doi:10.1002/2013MS000278.
  5. W. H. Schubert, L. G. Silvers, M. T. Masarik, and A. O. Gonzalez (2009), A filtered model of tropical wave motions, J. Adv. Model Earth Syst., 1, Art. #3, 11 pp., doi:  10.3894/JAMES.2009.1.3.

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