Levi Glenn Silvers



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Levi Glenn Silvers

Curriculum Vitae


Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program

Princeton University

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

300 Forrestal Road

Princeton, NJ 08544

silvers@princeton.edu



Interests:
My research focuses on clouds. In particular I am working towards a better understanding of how the interaction between clouds and radiation influence the large-scale circulation of the atmosphere. My work examines the mechanisms by which cloud feedbacks contribute to the mean state of the climate. For this I am using the framework of the Cloud Feedback Model Intercomparison Project (CFMIP) to study how changes in forcing parameters influence cloud feedbacks.
Previously my research centered on tropical convection and the climate sensitivity of models in radiative convective equilibrium.  I have also studied topographically bound balanced motions and the potential vorticity dynamics of atmospheric low-level jets.  In the future I anticipate combining teaching with a basic research program.  
EDUCATION:
2011 Ph.D. Atmospheric Science

Colorado State University, Advisor: Prof. Wayne Schubert

          

2007 M.S. Atmospheric Science

           Colorado State University, Advisor: Prof. Wayne Schubert

          

2004 B.S. Physics

           Gordon College, Wenham, MA., Minor in Mathematics

                     

EMPLOYMENT/WORK EXPERIENCE:
Associate Research Scholar, July 2015-Present

Princeton University/Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton NJ


Post Doctoral Scientist, March 2012-June 2015

           The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany


Post Doctoral Scientist, Fall 2011-March 2012

           Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

 

PUBLICATIONS:
Popp, M. and L. G. Silvers, 2016: Double and single ITCZs with and without clouds. Submitted to Journal of Climate.
Silvers, L. G., B. Stevens, T. Mauritsen, and M. Giorgetta, 2016: Radiative convective equilibrium as A framework for studying the interaction between convection and its large-scale environment. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 8, doi:10.1002/2016MS000629.
Hohenegger, C., L. Schlemmer, and L.G. Silvers, 2015: Coupling of convection and

circulation at various resolutions. Tellus A, 67, 1-17


Silvers, L.G., and Wayne H. Schubert, 2012: A theory of topographically bound balanced motions and application to atmospheric low-level jets.  J. Atmos. Sci., 69, 2878-2891
Silvers, L.G., 2011: A theory of topographically bound balanced motions and application to atmospheric low-level jets.  Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 78 pages.

 

Schubert, W.H., L.G. Silvers, M.T. Masarik, and A.O. Gonzalez, 2009: A filtered model of tropical wave motions. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 1, Art. #3, 11pp.,



doi:10.1029/JAMES.2009.1.3
Schubert, W.H., R.K. Taft, and L.G. Silvers, 2009: Shallow water quasi-geostrophic theory on the sphere. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 1, Art. #2, 17pp., doi:10.1029/JAMES.2009.1.2
Silvers, L.G., 2007: The theory of stratified, quasi-balanced flows on the sphere.  M.S. thesis, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 57 pages.
INVITED TALKS:

2017, COSP Workshop, Paris, France

2017, Seminar, Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Stony Brook, NY

2016, Colloquium, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Center for Atmosphere Ocean Science, New York University, New York, NY

2016, Science Workshop Seminar, Bennington College, Bennington, VT
CONFERENCES, SEMINARS, WORKSHIPS, SUMMER SCHOOLS:

          



2016, CFMIP/WCRP Conference on Cloud Processes, Circulation and Climate Sensitivity, ICTP, Trieste, Italy
2016, Science Workshop Seminar, Bennington College, Bennington, VT
2016, Poster Expo, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ
2015, Presentation, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA

2015, Presentation, European Geophysical Union, Vienna, Austria
2015, Presentation, ICON Model Development Team Meeting, Hamburg, Germany
2015, Seminar, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ
2014, Presentation, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA
2014, Presentation, European Geophysical Union, Vienna, Austria
2013, Presentation, ICON Model Development Team Meeting, Offenbach, Germany
2013, Presentation, Interdisciplinary Conference of Young Earth System Scientists, Hamburg, Germany   
2013, Presentation, ICON Model Development Team Meeting, Katlenburg, Germany

              



2013,  Participant, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts Training Course, Reading, United Kingdom
2012, Presentation, ICON Model Development Team Meeting, Hamburg, Germany
2012, Mentor, Dynamical Core Model Intercomparison Project, Summer School, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO
2012, Presentation, ICON Model Development Team Meeting, Katlenburg, Germany
2011, Presentation, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA
2011, Presentation, 10th Team Meeting for the Center for Multiscale Modeling of Atmospheric Processes (CMMAP), Berkeley, CA
2010, Participant, Summer School on Atmospheric Modeling, Boulder, CO
2009, Presentation, AMS 17th Conference on Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics and 15th Conference on Middle Atmosphere
2008, Participant, Workshop on Isentropic Vertical Coordinates, NCAR
2006, Participant, Summer School on Modern Mathematical Methods in Physical Oceanography. Breckenridge, CO
TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
Science Fair Judge, February 2016

           Monmouth Junction Elementary School, Monmouth Junction, NJ 


Modeling Mentor, August 2012

Dynamical Core Model Intercomparison Project, Summer School, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO


Teaching Assistant, Fall 2009

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Atmospheric Dynamics (AT 601)
Research Mentor, Summer 2009

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

-Assisted Prof. Taka Ito supervising research for an undergraduate intern through the Center for Multiscale Modeling of Atmospheric Processes (CMMAP)
Science Fair Judge, January 2009

           Frontier Academy, Greeley CO; Junior-High Science Fair


Teaching Assistant, Spring 2008

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

General Circulation of the Atmosphere (AT 605)
Teaching Assistant, Spring 2007

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Objective Analysis in the Atmospheric Sciences (AT 655)
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:
Ph.D. Research: A Theory of Topographically Bound Balanced Motions and Application to Atmospheric Low-Level Jets

I studied the response of a rotating, stratified fluid to forcing from the lower boundary.  This research shows the low-level atmospheric jets in North and South America to be part of the topographically bound, balanced motion associated with the potential vorticity anomaly produced by the solar heating of mountains.  Low-level jets function as one of the primary mechanisms through which topography and surface heating influence regional and global climates.           


M.S. Research: The Theory of Stratified, Quasi-Balanced Flows on the Sphere

           Development and application of global quasi-balanced theory to combined barotropic-baroclinic instability, vertical propagation of Rossby waves, and quasi-geostrophic turbulence on the sphere.


Research Assistant, Spring 2005- Fall 2011

           Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

           -Working with Prof. Schubert on global quasi-geostrophic theory
Research Assistant, Fall 2004-Spring 2005

           Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

-Worked with Prof. Henk Dijkstra on research concerning the

thermohaline ocean circulation and seasonal cycles


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
           American Geophysical Union

           American Meteorological Society



European Geophysical Union 

          




Levi G Silvers Curriculum Vitae


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