Jane W. Baldwin

Former Postdoctoral Research Associate
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Jane is broadly interested in how large-scale atmospheric dynamics influence regional climate, with an eye to climate change and policy applications. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Princeton Environmental Institute, and recently completed her PhD in the Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at Princeton University, collaborating with NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. Her dissertation, advised by Prof. Gabriel Vecchi, examines formation of deserts, precipitation variability, and impacts of orography on climate. This work was funded through my National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. She also researched temporal structure and risk of heat waves with Prof. Michael Oppenheimer through a PEI-STEP fellowship in joint with Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School. Prior to her time at Princeton, Jane received a BA from Harvard in Earth and Planetary Sciences, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, where she also pursued a minor in East Asian Studies and Mandarin Chinese.