Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan


Ángel Adames-Corraliza
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Ángel F. Adames-Corraliza

Assistant Professor

Office: 2543B
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Ph.D. Atmospheric Sciences University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA 

M.S. Atmospheric Sciences, 2013 University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA 

B.S. Physics, Summa Cum Laude, 2010 University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez, Mayagüez, PR, USA, Enrico Fermi Medal, highest graduating GPA in Physics


  • Tropical Meteorology
  • Atmospheric dynamics
  • General circulation of the atmosphere
  • Climate variability and change

Personal Introduction

I seek to further our understanding of the physical processes that drive the atmosphere, especially those of the tropics. Being born and raised in Puerto Rico, I share a personal connection with tropical dynamics, from what causes precipitation on a regional scale to the tropical waves that often carry rainfall. As my knowledge has expanded, I have grown interested in other topics such as climate variability and change and how the midlatitudes and the tropics interact. 

Specializations and Research Interests

  • Madden-Julian Oscillation
  • Monsoon Depressions 
  • Tropical Waves
  • ENSO
  • Tropical-Extratropical teleconnections 
  • Theory of tropical motions
  • Tropical Precipitation
  • Feedbacks between moisture, convection and the large-scale circulation
  • Modeling of the tropics 
  • Climate change

Honors, Awards and Accomplishments

  • UW GO-MAP Stroum Minority Fellowship, 2015.
  • Best student oral presentation, AMS 18th Conference on Air-Sea Interaction, Boston, MA. 
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP) Fellow, 2011-2014.
  • NSF travel fellow for DYNAMO field campaign, 2011.
Updated: 2018-04-23