Prof. Dr. Tiffany A. Shaw


Academic positionFull Professor
Research fieldsMeteorology,Climatology
Keywordsatmospheric general circulation, extra tropical storms

Current contact address

InstitutionMax-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie
InstituteAtmosphäre im Erdsystem

Host during sponsorship

Prof. Dr. Bjorn StevensAtmosphäre im Erdsystem, Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie, Hamburg
Start of initial sponsorship01/09/2023


2023Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award Programme

Nominator's project description

Professor Shaw has made fundamental contributions to the understanding of how the atmospheric circulation responds to climate change. Her research explains the expected poleward shift of extra-tropical storms with warming, how this shift is influenced by the retreat of sea-ice, and more generally, how the spatial structure of warming can be constrained by knowledge of the present-day climate. During her stay in Germany, Professor Shaw will extend her work on the response of the extra-tropical storm-tracks to include factors influencing their inter-hemispheric asymmetry.