Ángel F. Adames-Corraliza

Affiliated Professor


Climate & Space Research Building 2455 Hayward Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2143

Primary Website


  • 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


  • CLIMATE/EARTH 401: Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

Research Interests

  • Tropical Meteorology
  • Atmospheric dynamics
  • General circulation of the atmosphere
  • Climate variability and change
  • Tropical Convection
  • Tropical-extratropical teleconnections


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.


  • Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, 2019.
  • AGU’s James R. Holton Award, 2018
  • UW GO-MAP Stroum Minority Fellowship, 2015.
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellow, 2011-2014.