Hi! My name is Molly Menzel, welcome to my personal page. I study our planet’s atmosphere by using both idealized and fully comprehensive climate models to better understand the dynamics involved. These models present valuable insight and allow us to further develop theory that describes past, present, and future climates. Currently, I am a doctoral student at Johns Hopkins University working with Prof. Darryn Waugh. My latest research is focused on developing a better understanding of the relationship between the subtropical jet and Hadley Cell, and how that impacts both the tropics and the midlatitudes. In addition to research, I actively seek out opportunities to teach the dynamics of our climate to students and the general public alike.
PhD in Earth and Planetary Sciences
Johns Hopkins University
MSc in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, 2017
BSc in Engineering Science and Mechanics, 2014
What are the necessary processes to decouple the subtropical jet from the Hadley Cell?
Is the subtropical jet actually coupled to the Hadley Cell?
How should we define tropical width?
Conclusions from CMIP5 analysis extended to evaluate how the subtropical jet and Hadley Cell response is related to warming width. Results from a heirarchy of models are considered.
Most recent presentation to our interdisciplinary department highlights the broader motivation behind my current work.
Major conclusions from CMIP5 analysis presented at the AOFD bi-annual conference, talk received an Outstanding Student Oral Presentation Award.
Preliminary results from CMIP5 analysis displayed at AGU in poster presentation.