Brian E. Mapes

Professor
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
Meteorology and Physical Oceanography Program
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS)
University of Miami
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami FL 33149

Email: mapes at miami.edu
URL: http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/users/bmapes/

Personal history:

Born in Pueblo, Colorado, February 1964.
Childhood in Boulder, Colorado through high school.

Higher education:

  • B.S., Chemistry, June 1985, Caltech, Pasadena, CA
  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Sciences, June 1992, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
       Dissertation title: The Australian monsoon and its mesoscale convective systems; advisor Robert A. Houze, Jr.
  • Postdoc, 1993-1995: NOAA Climate & Global Change Fellow, at University of Colorado
  • Postdoc, August - December 1995: Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

  • Employment (reverse order):

  • December 2004 - present: Faculty at University of Miami
  • October 2003 - November 2004: research scientist, Colorado Research Associates
  • December 1995 - November 2004: research scientist, Climate Diagnostics Center


  • Publications: Click here for updates, abstracts, and PDF files


    Scientific symposia (last updated 2010):

  • Invited speaker, Below the Rossby Radius: Workshop on Small-scale variability in the general circulation of the atmosphere and oceans, KlimaCampus Hamburg, Germany, Sept. 2010
  • Invited speaker, Data Hierarchies for Climate Modeling, Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, UCLA, May 2010
  • Invited speaker, Climate Feedbacks and Future Remote Sensing Observations, Keck Institute, Caltech, Sept 2009
  • Lead convenor, Tropical Waves & Circulations and Tropical-Midlatitude Interactions (76 submissions), International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science (IAMAS) MOCA-09 joint assembly, Montreal, Canada, July 2009.
  • Invited speaker, Reducing the uncertainty in the prediction of global warming, Jerusalem Institute of Advanced Study, January 2009. 
  • Member of WMO World Weather Research Program Monsoon Panel's Expert Team on severe monsoon weather (since 2008).
  • 2006 AGU Charney Lecturer
  • 2004 AMS Clarence Leroy Meisinger award, "for highly original contributions to the understanding, modeling, and parameterization of atmospheric convection, its organization, and its coupling to the large-scale flow"
  • Invited lecturer, Feb 2004 NCAR-GTP workshop on cumulus parameterization
  • Invited lecturer, Jan 2004 UWERN/UKMO workshop on convection
  • Invited lecturer, Oct 2003 BMRC Australia workshop on cumulus parameterization
  • Invited lecturer, 2001 ECMWF Annual Seminar Course, Physical parameterizations
  • Invited lecturer, 2001 NYU workshop, Tropical convection and waves
  • Invited speaker, "Cumulus clouds in climate" session, AGU fall meeting Dec. 2000
  • Visiting scientist, Atmospheric Sciences, University of Arizona, July 2000 - May 2001
  • Visiting scientist, International Pacific Research Center, University of Hawaii, various times
  • 1997 AMS Editor's Award, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, for "consistently giving thought-provoking reviews on manuscripts dealing with tropical convection"
  • Invited lecturer, 1996 NATO Advanced Study Institute, The physics and parameterization of moist convection
  • Invited lecturer, 1996 ECMWF workshop, New insights and approaches to cumulus parameterization
  • Professional Service:

  • Scientific organizing committee, International Workshop on the Dynamics and Forecasting of Tropical Weather Systems, Jan 2001
  • Associate editor, Monthly Weather Review
  • Editorial Board, Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans
  • Outreach work with high-school science teachers, SOARS summer minority undergraduate research program
  • AMS, AGU member
  • BAMS Subject Matter Editor
  •       NASA GES-DISC Users Committee

          UCAR Presidentís Advisory Committee for University Relations (PACUR), 2014-2016

          UCAR-Unidata Strategic Advisory Council, 2013-2016

          UCAR-Unidata IDV Steering Committee

          Panelist, NCAR Observing Facilities Assessment Panel (OFAP), 2012-2017.