Associate Professor Gina Henderson’s research published in Nature Climate Change
POSTED ON: Thursday, January 24, 2019 11:07 AM by Leith Daghistani, Alexander R. Davies
Congratulations to Dr. Gina Henderson, an associate professor in the Oceanography Department at the U.S. Naval Academy, on a first author publication in Nature Climate Change. The review article titled Snow–atmosphere coupling in the Northern Hemisphere was published in late 2018, marking a major professional and academic achievement for Dr. Henderson.
The review article summarizes the scientific community’s current understanding of snow– atmosphere coupling, and explores the implications of this interaction under future climate change. The schematic above, copied from the article, shows the sequence of processes by which snow cover can influence the atmosphere and subsequent atmospheric circulation. This research, led by Dr. Henderson, identifies the need for new model experiments to isolate the effect of projected changes in snow cover on the atmosphere.
Nature Climate Change is a monthly journal dedicated to publishing the most significant and cutting-edge research on the nature, underlying causes or impacts of global climate change and its implications for the economy, policy and the world at large. Nature Climate Change is one of the most prestigious and cited scientific journals with a 5-year impact factor of 22.4.
Dr. Henderson is an associate professor in the Oceanography Department. Her research interests include climate modeling, climatology, snow cover, atmospheric circulation, teleconnections, and land-atmosphere-ocean interactions. Dr. Henderson is a graduate of the University of Delaware and holds a Ph.D. in Climatology.