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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Contact Info

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Environmental Sciences
14 College Farm Road
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8551

Benjamin Richard Lintner
Associate Professor

Phone: (848) 932-5731
Fax: (
Email: lintner@envsci.rutgers.edu
Website: envsci.rutgers.edu/~lintner

Fields of Interest

Tropical Climate Dynamics Climate Variability and Change Convection and Precipitation Land-Atmosphere Interactions

Description of Scientific Projects

My research centers on diagnosing and interpreting processes in the climate system, especially in the tropics. Prior and current areas of focus include: (i) assessing the controls on tropical precipitation and its spatiotemporal variability; (ii) diagnosing the pathways through which the land surface and atmosphere interact in observations and models; (iii) analyzing the distributions of trace constituents and their transport in the troposphere; and (iv) developing and applying novel approaches for the analysis of precipitation and other climate variables. I make use of a diverse array of observational and reanalysis data sets, a suite of diagnostic approaches, and a vertical hierarchy of models ranging from process-based analytic prototypes to full-blown global climate models.

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