Spencer A. Hill Postdoc UCLA AOS & Caltech GPS

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Me on UCLA commencement day 2011


(site last updated: 2018 August 02)

I am a postdoctoral research fellow studying tropical overturning circulations (i.e. monsoons, Hadley cells, and the Intertropical Convergence Zone, a.k.a. the ITCZ). I work jointly in the UCLA Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS) with Prof. Jonathan Mitchell and in the California Institute of Technology Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences (GPS) with Prof. Simona Bordoni. Please see my Research page for more.

I am also interested in the Open Science and Open Source Software movements, which manifests through developing open-source software tools for scientists in the Python programming language. Please see the "aospy", Programming, and Resources pages for more.

I am also co-leader of the "DIYnamics" project that seeks to improve the teaching of meteorology, climate science, and other planetary-scale sciences at the K-12 through graduate school levels by developing inexpensive, easy-to-use kits for performing physical demonstrations of core scientific concepts. Please see the DIYnamics page for more.

Please contact me (information below) with any questions about my research or anything else you find on this site. Thanks!


Spencer Hill
UCLA Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
595 Charles E. Young Drive East
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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