Postdoc University of California - Los Angeles Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences 405 Hilgard Ave 7127 Math Sciences Bldg Los Angeles, CA 90095 email: baird[at]atmos[dot]ucla[dot]edu office: MS 7234
Check out my research group's new El Niño webpage! There, you can watch some animations and learn about how El Niño forms and affects weather in California and elsewhere on the earth.
Hi, I'm currently a postdoc in the UCLA Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS). I finished my PhD here in 2016 as part of the Climate Systems Interactions (CSI) group, led by Professor J. David Neelin.
My research interests include global climate modeling, global and regional climate change, moist processes, and the hydrological cycle. Climate models are our best tools for understanding the response of the earth system to greenhouse gas-induced (anthropogenic) warming. My current work deals with assessing these models and constraining their uncertainty, with an eye toward improving society's ability to predict and adapt to climate change.
I was born and raised in northeast Tennessee and went to college in Rhode Island, where I studied geophysics. I moved to Los Angeles in the Fall of 2010 to begin the PhD program at UCLA.
Last updated October, 2016