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: 2543A
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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
  • Climate change

Honors, Awards and Accomplishments

  • AGU's James R. Holton Award, 2018
  • UW GO-MAP Stroum Minority Fellowship, 2015.
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellow, 2011-2014.
Updated: 2018-11-29