Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences | Rutgers-New Brunswick

Tropical Climate Dynamics

Observation Tower
Las Cruces Biological Station
, Agua Buena, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
March 2014

Benjamin R. Lintner

Associate Professor
Director, Graduate Program in Atmospheric Science

250 Environmental & Natural Resource Sciences Building
14 College Farm Road
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8551

(848) 932-5731

lintner[ @ ]envsci[ . ]rutgers[ . ]edu

Current Research Overview:

My research centers on diagnosing and interpreting processes in the climate system, especially in the tropics.  Prior and current areas of focus include: (i) assessing the controls on tropical precipitation and its spatiotemporal variability; (ii) diagnosing the pathways through which the land surface and atmosphere interact in observations and models; (iii) analyzing the distributions of trace constituents and their transport in the troposphere; and (iv) developing and applying novel approaches for the analysis of precipitation and other climate variables.  I make use of a diverse array of observational and reanalysis data sets, a suite of diagnostic approaches, and a vertical hierarchy of models ranging from process-based analytic prototypes to full-blown global climate models. 

Environmental Sciences 14 College Farm Road New Brunswick, NJ 08901 848-932-5731