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Usama M. Anber

Research Associate

Dr. Anber's main interests and previous work included mathematical modeling for tropical atmospheric dynamics and deep convection, and development of algorithms for cloud-resolving models.

 

Education

  • Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University:  Ph.D. Atmospheric Science, 2015.
  • Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University:  M. Phil. Atmospheric Science, 2014.
  • Department of Astronomy and Meteorology, Cairo University:  M.S. in Atmospheric Science, 2009.
  • Department of Astronomy and Meteorology, Cairo University:  Diploma in Meteorology, 2005.
  • Department of Mathematics, Cairo University: B.S. in Mathematics, 2003.

Areas of Interest

  • Parameterization of the large-scale dynamics in idealized cloud-resolving models.
  • Tropical convection and hydrological cycle over ocean and land.
  • Tropical Atmospheric energy budget.

Awards, Honors and Memberships

  • Department of Ocean and Climate Physics at Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory grant for seminar organization for the academic year 2011-2012.
  • Princeton University grant for Prof. George Philander Symposium, Aug. 2012.
  • Faculty Fellowship at the department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University, 2010.
  • Caltech grant for Ocean-Atmosphere Energy Transport Conference, Nov. 2009.
  • Achievement award for distinguished undergraduate student in Mathematics, Cairo University 2003
  • Excellence award for distinguished first year student in Faculty of Science, Cairo University, 2001.

Experience

  • 2015-2017: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University/GFDL, Princeton, NJ.
  • 2010-2015: Research Assistant, Columbia University, New York.
  • 2010-2014: Teaching Assistant, Columbia University, New York.
  • 2004-2010: Teaching Assistant, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.

Selected Publications

Anber, Wang S., and Sobel A., 2017: Coupling with Ocean Mixed Layer Leads to Intraseaonsal Variability in Tropical Deep Convection – Evidence from Cloud-Resolving Simulations. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 9, 616-626, doi:10.1002/2016MS000803. Open access, link goes to full text.

Anber, Wang S., and Sobel A., 2016: Response of atmospheric convection to vertical wind shear: cloud resolving simulations with parameterized large-scale circulation. Part II: Cloud-Radiation Interaction. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 73, 199-209.

Anber, Wang, S., Gentine, P., and Sobel, A., 2015: Fog and Rain in the Amazon. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1505077112

Anber, Wang S., and Sobel A., 2015: Effect of surface fluxes versus radiative cooling on tropical deep convection. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 72, 3378-3388.

Anber, Wang S., and Sobel A., 2014: Response of atmospheric convection to vertical wind shear: cloud resolving simulations with parameterized large-scale circulation. Part I: Specified radiative cooling. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 71, 2976-2993.