Stephan De Wekker

De Wekker, Stephan Franz Joseph

Primary Appointment

Professor, Environmental Sciences

Contact Information

PO Box 400123 Department of Environmental Sciences
380A New Clark Hall
Telephone: 434-924-3324
Fax: 434-982-2137

Research Disciplines

Environmental Sciences

Research Interests

Boundary-layer meteorology, mountain meteorology, mesoscale modeling, land-atmosphere interactions

Research Description

Landscape heterogeneities can have pronounced effects on atmospheric boundary layer processes. Examples include a modification of the boundary layer growth and the generation of mesoscale circulations. My research focuses primarily on the investigation of these processes in hilly and mountainous terrain using a combination of field studies, data analysis, and numerical modeling techniques. I seek to apply my expertise to problems in a multi-disciplinary context such as found at the interface with ecology, atmospheric chemistry, and hydrology. Examples include the venting and regional transport of aerosols and the estimation of regional CO2 fluxes.

Selected Publications