graduate student in atmospheric sciences interested in climate change and its impacts
My research interests include:
- temperature change in the tropical troposphere
- large-scale ocean atmosphere interactions
- reconciling microwave temperature trends
- climate sensitivity and feedbacks
- food security
I have spent time volunteering for health non-profits since spending time in Uganda and Malawi as a teacher, community work, and health informatics advisor. My time working in global health has helped inform how I look at climate change research and continues to be a cause I support in my free time.
Outside of school I enjoy educational outreach and playing soccer in Seattle co-rec leagues. I am a proud native of Buffalo, NY.
- Currently: PhD Candidate, University of Washington, Atmospheric Sciences
- 2012: M.S. Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington
- 2008: B.S. Physics and Astronomy, Union College
- Po-Chedley, Stephen, Tyler J. Thorsen, and Qiang Fu: “Removing diurnal cycle contamination in satellite-derived tropospheric temperatures: Understanding tropical tropospheric trend discrepancies.” J. Clim., 28 (6), 2274 - 2290, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00767.1. [Guardian Coverage]
- Flannaghan, T. J., S. Fueglistaler, I. M. Held, S. Po-Chedley, B. Wyman, and M. Zhao, 2014: “Tropical temperature trends in Atmospheric General Circulation Model simulations and the impact of uncertainties in observed SSTs.” J. Geophys. Res., 119, 13,327 - 13,337, doi: 10.1002/2014JD022365. [EOS Summary]
- Po-Chedley, Stephen and Qiang Fu, 2013: “Reply to Comments on ‘A bias in the mid-tropospheric channel warm target factor on the NOAA-9 microwave sounding unit.’” J. Atm. Oceanic Techol., 30 (5), 1014 - 1020, doi: 10.1175/JTECH-D-12-00131.1.
- Po-Chedley, Stephen and Qiang Fu, 2012: “Discrepancies in tropical upper tropospheric warming between atmospheric circulation models and satellites.” Environ. Res. Lett., 7, 044018 (8pp), doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/7/4/044018.
- Po-Chedley, Stephen and Qiang Fu, 2012: “A bias in the mid-tropospheric channel warm target factor on the NOAA-9 microwave sounding unit.” J. Atm. Oceanic Techol., 29 (5), 646-652, doi: 10.1175/JTECH-D-11-00147.1. [UW Today]
- Autumn 2010: TA, Introduction to Climate Change, University of Washington, Seattle
- 2009 - 2010: Physics, St. Bernard’s Secondary School, Kiswera, Uganda
- 2009: Mathematics, Social Studies, and English, St. Gertrude’s Primary School, Bunyere Primary School
- IGERT Program on Ocean Change Trainee, 2014
- NSF Graduate Research Fellow, 2010
- Minerva Fellow, Union College, 2008
- Udall Scholar, 2006
- Union College Presidential Scholar, 2004
April 2015: EOS coverage of our study on the role of the warming of the west Pacific in warming the tropical troposphere.
March 2015: Guardian coverage of our study working toward reconciling tropical atmospheric temperature trends.
Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
University of Washington | Seattle
pochedls at atmos dot uw dot edu
UW Department of Atmospheric Sciences
ATG 408 | 4000 15th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98195
Office 310 B