| Dr. Eugene Cordero
Metr 173: Global Climate Change
Metr 205A: Advanced Atmospheric Dynamics
B.S., 1988, CSU, Northridge
M.S., 1991, CSU, Northridge
Ph.D., 1995, University of California, Davis
Office: Duncan Hall 618
Office Hours: Mo: 3-4pm; Tu 2-3pm or by appointment
Phone: (408) 924-5188
Fax: (408) 924-5191
Department of Meteorology
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0104
Climate change and atmospheric dynamics
My research interests are aligned with understanding how our climate
is changing as a result of both natural and anthropogenic processes.
Investigations are performed using observations and global climate models of the Earth system. Present projects include:
Wave-ozone feedbacks and the solar cycle: Vertically propagating atmospheric waves are important contributors to the variability of circulations in the troposphere and stratosphere. In the stratosphere, waves in ozone distribution perturb the heating distribution and can modify the amplitude and phase of the wave. This feedback, termed, 'wave-ozone feedback', is a mechanism that explains a pathway by which changes in ozone can directly affect wave dynamics. At present, we are studying how ozone variability (i.e. solar cycle or long term trends) affects wave dynamics and how this impacts the circulation and climate of the atmosphere.
Climate Change Education
The communication of the causes, impact and implications of our changing climate is a critical component to any mitigation strategy. I am presently working on developing new methods for teaching climate change that engage the public and ultimately stimulate social change. Part of this work includes using the Green Ninja, a climate-action superhero created to inspire informed action on climate change.
Food Climate Connections
The awareness that our food choices can have a larger impact on global warming than the car we drive is a somewhat novel concept in mainstream America. In a project with Bay Area chef, Laura Stec, Cool Cuisine: Taking the Bite out of Global Warming (L. Stec and E. Cordero, Publisher: Gibbs Smith, 244 pages) is an exploration of the connections between the food we eat and our changing climate through a unique combination of science and culinary art. For further details, see our website.
Selected Recent Publications
Brown, P. T., E. C. Cordero, and S. Mauget, 2012: Reproduction of Twentieth Century Inter- to Multi-decadal Surface Temperature Variability in Radiatively Forced Coupled Climate Models, J. Geophys. Res., 117, DOI: 10.1029/2011JD016864. (PDF)
Mauget, S. A., E. C. Cordero, and P. T. Brown, 2012: Evaluating Modeled Intra- to Multidecadal Climate Variability Using Running Mann-Whitney Z Statistics, J. Climate, 25, DOI: 10.10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00211.1 (PDF)
Cordero, E. W. Kessomkiat, J. Abatzoglou, and S. Mauget, 2011: The Identification of Distinct Patterns in California Temperature Trends, Climatic Change, DOI: 10.1007/s10584-011-0023-y (PDF)
Stec, L and E. Cordero, "Cool Cuisine: Taking the Bite out of Global Warming, (Utah: Gibbs Smith, 2008), 244 pages (Link)
Cordero, E. C., A. M. Todd, and D. Abellera, 2008: Climate change education and the ecological footprint, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 89, 865-872. (PDF)
Cordero, E. and P. M. d. F. Forster, 2006: Stratospheric Variability and Trends in Models used for the IPCC AR4. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 6, 5369-5380. (PDF)
Cordero, E. C. and T. R. Nathan, 2005: A New Pathway for Communicating the 11-Year Solar Cycle Signal to the QBO. Geophysical Research Letters, 32, 10.1029/2005GL023696.(PDF)