Angela Zalucha

Angela Zalucha
Research Scientist
Atmospheric Science
Curriculum Vitae: 
Planetary Atmospheres


My research interest is planetary atmospheres. Many meteorologists study only Earth's atmosphere, but I am fascinated by the vastly different weather and climate conditions that occur on all planets. I believe that in order to fully understand the physics that governs our own atmosphere, we must study the atmospheres of all planets. It is analogous to the study of the human body--biologists don't just study people to learn how our bodies work, the study all life forms. Studying a variety of atmospheres leads me to have a deep understanding of how fundamental processes change the atmospheric circulation and structure.  Specifically, I use numerical modeling techniques to investigate the atmospheres of Pluto, Triton, Venus, Mars, Titan, and super-Earth exoplanets.

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