Prof. Terrence R. Nathan

Atmospheric Science Program

Art-Science Fusion Program

Graduate Group in Applied Mathematics

University of California, USA

Professor for Atmospheric Science



1985 Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, State University of New York at Albany, USA

1982 M.S., Atmospheric Science, State University of New York at Albany, USA

1978 B.S., Atmospheric Science and Mathematics, State University of New York at Albany, USA

Publications (Selected)

  1. Grogan, D., T. Nathan and S. Chen (2016) Saharan dust and the nonlinear evolution of the African easterly jet-African easterly wave system, J. Atmos. Sci., DOI: 10.1175/JAS-D-16-0118.1, in press.
  2. Grogan, D. F. P., T. R. Nathan and S.-H. Chen (2016) Effects of Saharan dust on the linear dynamics of African easterly waves, J. Atmos. Sci., 73, DOI: 10.1175/JAS-D-15-0143.1.
  3. Chen, S.-H., Y.-C. Liu, T. R. Nathan, C. Davis, R. Torn, N.Sowa, C.-T. Cheng and J.P. Chen (2015) Modeling the effects of dust-radiative forcing on the movement of Hurricane Helene, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, DOI: 10.1002/qj.2542.
  4. Albers, J. R. and T. R. Nathan (2013) Ozone loss and recovery and the preconditioning of upward-propagating planetary wave activity, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 70, 3977-3994.
  5. Albers, J. R., and J. McCormack and T. R. Nathan (2013) Effect of stratospheric ozone on the morphology of the planetary waveguide, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 118, 563-576, DOI: 10.1029/2012JD017937.
  6. Grogan, D. F., T. R. Nathan, R. E. Echols and E. C. Cordero (2012) A parameterization for the effects of ozone on the wave driving exerted by equatorial waves in the stratosphere, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 69, 3715-3731.
  7. Albers, J. and T. R. Nathan (2012) Pathways for communicating the effects of stratospheric ozone to the polar vortex: role of zonally asymmetric ozone, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences (in press).
  8. McCormack, J., T. R. Nathan and E. Cordero (2011) The effect of zonally asymmetric ozone heating on the Northern Hemisphere winter polar stratosphere, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 38, LO3802, DOI: 10.1029/2010GL045937.
  9. Nathan, T. R., J. Albers and E. C. Cordero (2010) Role of wave-mean flow interaction in sun-climate connections: historical overview and some new interpretations and results, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 73, 1594-1605.
  10. Nathan, T. R. and D. Hodyss (2010) Troposphere-stratosphere communication through local vertical waveguides, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 136 (part A), 12-19.
  11. Hodyss, D. and T. R. Nathan (2007) Instability of marginally stable streamwise varying shear flow to long Rossby waves, Communications in the Mathematical Sciences, 5, No. 4, 833-849.
  12. Nathan, T. R. and E. Cordero (2007) An ozone-modified refractive index for vertically propagating planetary waves. Journal of Geophysical Research–Atmospheres, 112, D02105, DOI: 10.1029/ 2006JD007357.
  13. Hodyss, D. and T. R. Nathan (2007) The role of forcing in the local stability of stationary long waves. Part 1. Linear dynamics, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 576, 349-376.
  14. Hodyss, D. H. and T. R. Nathan (2006) Instability of variable media to long waves with odd dispersion relations, Communications in the Mathematical Sciences, Vol. 4, No. 3, 669-676.
  15. Cordero, E. and T. R. Nathan (2005) A new pathway for communicating the 11-year solar cycle signal to the QBO, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 32, No. 18, L18805, DOI: 10.1029/2005GL023696.
  16. Hodyss, D. and T. R. Nathan (2004) On the connection between coherent structures and low-frequency wave packets in large-scale atmospheric flow, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 61, 2616-2626.
  17. Hodyss, D. and T. R. Nathan (2004) Long waves in streamwise varying shear flows: new mechanisms for weakly nonlinear instability, Physical Review Letters, 93: 074502.
  18. Hodyss, D. and T. R. Nathan (2004) Effects of topography and potential vorticity forcing on solitary Rossby waves in zonally varying flow, Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, 98, 175-202.
  19. Hodyss, D. and T. R. Nathan (2002) Solitary Rossby waves in zonally varying jet flows, Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, 96, No. 3, 239-262.

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