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Aditi Sheshadri

Assistant Professor of Earth System Science and Center Fellow, by courtesy, at the Woods Institute for the Environment
I joined Stanford's Earth System Science department as an assistant professor 2018. Prior to this, I was a a Junior Fellow of the Simons Foundation in New York, and a postdoctoral research scientist at Columbia University’s Department of Applied Physics and Applied Math and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. I got my Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science at MIT's Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, in the Program for Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate, where I worked with R. Alan Plumb. I’m broadly interested in atmosphere and ocean dynamics, climate variability, and general circulation.

I'm particularly interested in fundamental questions in atmospheric dynamics, which I address using a combination of theory, observations, and both idealized and comprehensive numerical experiments. Current areas of focus include the dynamics, variability, and change of the mid-latitude jets and storm tracks, the stratospheric polar vortex, and atmospheric gravity waves.


Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Atmospheric Science (2015)
S. M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Aeronautics and Astronautics (2009)
B. E., R. V. College of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering (2007)