Tapio Schneider

Frank J. Gilloon Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering
California Institute of Technology

1200 E. California Blvd.
MC 131-24
Pasadena, CA 91125

Office: 238 Linde+Robinson (map)
Phone: +1 (626) 395-6143
tapio@caltech.edu

Biography

Education

1995-2000
Princeton University
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program (M.Sc. 1997, Ph.D. 2001)
1994-1995
University of Washington, Seattle
Visiting Graduate Student (Physics)
1991-1994
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany
Studies of Mathematics and Physics (Vordiplom 1993)

Academic Employment

2016-present
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Senior Research Scientist
2002-present
California Institute of Technology, Environmental Science and Engineering
Frank J. Gilloon Professor (2010-present)
Director, Linde Center for Global Environmental Science (2011-2012)
Executive Officer for Environmental Science and Engineering (2011-2012)
Professor (2009-2010)
Associate Professor (2008-2009)
Assistant Professor (2002-2008)
2013-2016
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Department of Earth Sciences
Professor of Climate Dynamics
2000-2002
New York University, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Associate Research Scientist

Selected Honors and Awards

2012
World Economic Forum Young Scientist, Annual Meeting of the New Champions, Tianjin, China
2010
Houghton Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2008
Science and Technology in Society Forum, Kyoto, Japan (selected to participate as 1 of 10 scientists under 40 worldwide)
2008
Discover Magazine “Top 20 Scientists under 40”
2005-2010
David and Lucile Packard Fellow
2004-2006
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
2004
James R. Holton Junior Scientist Award, American Geophysical Union
1998-2000
NASA Earth System Science Fellow
1994-1998
Fellow of Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
(German National Scholarship Foundation)

Publications

  • Wills, R. C. and T. Schneider, 2016: Latent heating and transient eddies modify orographic Rossby waves and reduce zonal asymmetry in warm, moist climates. Journal of Climate, submitted.
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  • Schemm, S., and T. Schneider, 2017: Eddy lifetime, number, diffusivity and the suppression of eddy kinetic energy in midwinter. Journal of Climate, submitted.

  • Bischoff, T., T. Schneider, and A. N. Meckler, 2017: A Conceptual model for the response of tropical rainfall to orbital variations. Journal of Climate, 30, 8375–8391.
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  • Tan, Z., C. M. Kaul, K. G. Pressel, Y. Cohen, T. Schneider, and J. Teixeira, 2017: An extended eddy-diffusivity mass-flux scheme for unified representation of subgrid-scale turbulence and convection. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, submitted.
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  • R. D’Agostino, P. Lionello, O. Adam, and T. Schneider, 2017: Factors controlling Hadley circulation changes from the Last Glacial Maximum to the end of the 21st century. Geophysical Research Letters, 44, 8585–8591. doi: 10.1002/2017GL074533.
    [PDF[Official version]

  • For a full list of Tapio Schneider's publications, please visit the Publications page