Paul W. Staten
Assistant Professor, IU Bloomington
Dr. Staten's research focuses on the causes and mechanisms of large scale atmospheric circulation change in the lowest 20 kilometers of the atmosphere. Why does the midlatitude jet shift? Have humans caused the tropical Hadley circulation to widen? What do cloud patterns teach us about circulation change, and how do clouds influence circulation change? How will extreme events like atmospheric rivers or blocking change with global climate?
Dr. Staten makes extensive use of model output, as well as gridded data from NOAA weather satellites.
Dr. Staten obtained a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics with a Physics minor from Weber State University in 2006, before pursuing a Meteorology Master's and Atmospheric Sciences Ph.D. at the University of Utah. He then spent two years as a Caltech Postdoctoral Scholar with the AIRS group at NASA JPL/Caltech. He has been at Indiana University since 2015.
Devon's research focuses on understanding past changes in Earth’s climate by (1) improving our understanding of organic geochemical paleoclimate proxies, (2) using various organic geochemical proxies to reconstruct paleoclimatic and paleoenvironmental changes, and (3) utilizing climate models to better understand the driving forces behind the observed changes in the proxy record.
Devon is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Indiana University. Previously, she received her B.S. degree in Earth Systems from the University of Massachusetts in 2012, as well as dual M.S. degrees in Geological Sciences and Environmental Sciences from Indiana University in 2014.
Lu, J., D. Xue , Y. Gao , G. Chen , L. Leung , P. W. Staten (2017): Enhanced hydrological extremes in the western United States under global warming through the lens of water vapor wave activity, npj Clim. Atmos. Sci., (accepted).
Staten, P. W., B. Kahn, M. Schreier, and A. Heidinger (2016): Subpixel Characterization of HIRS Spectral Radiances Using Cloud Properties from AVHRR, J. Atmos. Ocean Tech., 33, 7, doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-15-0187.1. (Author's personal copy here.)
Palipane, E., J. Lu, P. W. Staten, et al. (2016): Investigating the zonal wind response to SST warming using transient ensemble AGCM experiments, Clim. Dyn., doi:10.1007/s00382-016-3092-9.
Conrick, R., N. L. Curtis, P. W. Staten, C. Kirkpatrick (2016): The relationships between temperature gradient and wind during cold frontal passages in the eastern United States: a numerical modeling study, Atmosph. Sci. Lett., 17, 339–345, doi:10.1002/asl.663. Open PDF available here.
Staten, P. W., T. Reichler, and J. Lu (2014): The transient circulation response to external forcings, J. Climate, Climate, 27, 9323–9336. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00035.1. (Author-created PDF available here.)
Staten, P. W. and T. Reichler (2013): On the ratio between shifts in the eddy-driven jet and the Hadley cell edge, Climate Dynam., 42, 1229-1242, doi:10.1007/s00382-013-1905-7. (Author-created PDF available here.)
Staten, P. W., T. Reichler, J. Rutz, and J. Lu (2011): Breaking down the tropospheric circulation response by forcing, Climate Dynam., 39, 2361-2375, doi:10.1007/s00382-011-1267-y. (Author-created PDF available here.)
Staten, P. W., and T. Reichler (2009): Apparent temperature precision from GPS Radio Occulation, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L24806, doi:10.1029/2009GL041046.
Staten, P. W., and T. Reichler (2008): Use of radio occultation for long-term tropopause studies: uncertainties, biases, and instabilities,J. Geophys. Res., 113, D00B05, doi:10.1029/2008JD009886.
Staten, P. W. (2013): The response of the general circulation to imposed forcings, 220 pp, University of Utah, Salt Lake City. [pdf]
Staten, P. W. (2008): An evaluation of radio occultation measurements for long-term tropopause monitoring, 62 pp, University of Utah, Salt Lake City. [pdf]
Grise, K. M., and P. W. Staten (2017): Tropical Widening: What, When, Where (and Why), UCAR Community Programs Seminar, Boulder (CO), 13 October, (invited talk). [recording]
Grise, K. M., and P. W. Staten (2017): Changing Width of the Tropical Belt Working Group, US CLIVAR Pre-Summit Webinar, 3 August, (talk)
Staten, P. W., G. Chen, J. Lu (2017): The Response of Water Vapor Wave Activity to Warming, 21st Conference on Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics/19th Conference on the Middle Atmosphere, Portland (OR), 25--30 June, (poster).
Staten, P. W., (2017): Regional Widening of the Tropics Report, International Space Science Institute Tropical Width Diagnostics Intercomparison Project working group meeting, Bern, Switzerland, 13--17 March, (talk).
Liu, X., P. W. Staten, B. H. Kahn, M. Schreier (2016): A13C-0270 Detecting Changes in Southern Ocean Cloud Properties Using Legacy Satellites, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco (CA), 12--16 December, (poster).
Conrick, R., N. L. Curtis, P. W. Staten, C. Kirkpatrick (2015): An analysis of surface gradient relationships during cold front events in the eastern United States: a numerical modeling study", 27th Conference On Weather Analysis And Forecasting/23rd Conference On Numerical Weather Prediction, Chicago (IL), 28 June - 3 July, (poster). [PDF]
Staten, P., T. Reichler, and J. Lu (2015): Circulation widening in an instantaneously forced climate, 20th Conference on Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics, Minneapolis (MN), 15-19 June, (talk). [PDF], [recording]
Staten, P. (2015): Indiana’s Climate - The last billion years, and the next hundred, Crossroads Geology Conference, Bloomington (IN), 27-28 March, (keynote talk).
Staten, P., B. Kahn, M. Schreier, A. Heidinger (2014): Comparing sources of variability in cloud-characterized HIRS radiances, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco (CA), 15-19 December, (poster).
Staten, P., B. Kahn, and T. Reichler (2014): How does the changing general circulation affect observed cloud types?, 94th AMS Annual Meeting, Atlanta (GA), 2-6 February, (poster). [PDF]
Staten, P. B. Kahn, and M. Schreier (2013): How do cloud types affect inter-satellite biases?, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco (CA), 9-13 December, (talk). [PDF]
Staten, P. and T. Reichler, J. Lu (2012): The relationship between latitudinal shifts in the eddy-driven jet and the Hadley cell, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco (CA), 3-7 December, (poster). [PDF]
Staten, P., T. Reichler, J. Lu (2011): Southern hemisphere circulation shifts in a warming climate, WCRP Open Science Conference, Denver (CO), 24-28 October, (poster). [PDF]
Staten, P., T. Reichler, J. Lu (2010): Understanding the direct and indirect circulation response to radiative forcings, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco (CA), 13-17 December, (poster). [PDF]
Staten, P., T. Reichler, J. Kim, and J. Rutz (2010): How Ozone Causes Southern Hemisphere Climate Change, AGU Meeting of the Americas, Foz do Iguassu, Brazil, 8 - 12 August, (talk). [PDF]
Staten, P. and T. Reichler (2008): Practical GPS RO Temperature Precision, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco (CA), 15 - 19 December, (poster). [PDF]
Staten, P. and T. Reichler (2008): Space-Born Detection of Long-Term Tropopause Trends, SPARC General Assembly, Bologna, Italy, 31 August - 5 September, (poster). [PDF]
Staten, P. and T. Reichler (2007): Can radio occultation be used to discern long-term tropopause trends? EMS7/ECAM8 Abstracts, Vol. 4, EMS2007-A-00531, 7th EMS Annual Meeting / 8th ECAM, El Escorial, Spain, 1-5 October, (talk). [PPT]
Sellar, R. G., J. D. Farmer, P. Gardner, P. Staten, A. Kieta, J. Huang (2007): Improved spectrometric capabilities for in-situ microscopic imagers, Seventh International Conference on Mars, Pasadena (CA), 9-13 July (poster). [PDF]
Paul W. Staten
Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
1001 East 10th St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-1405
office: GEOL 424A
phone: (812) 856-5135
fax: (812) 855-7899