Molly Erin Menzel

Molly Erin Menzel

Atmospheric Scientist

NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

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. I am a recent doctoral graduate from Johns Hopkins University and started a NASA Postdoctoral Program fellowship at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies in the fall of 2022. My latest research is focused on developing a better understanding of the relationship between the upper tropospheric and lower stratospheric circulation features, and how that impacts both the tropics, the midlatitudes, as well as stratospheric transport. In addition to research, I actively seek out opportunities to teach the dynamics of our climate to students and the general public alike.

  • Large-scale Atmospheric Circulation
  • Troposphere-Stratosphere Connections
  • Climate Dynamics
  • PhD in Earth and Planetary Sciences, 2022

    Johns Hopkins University

  • MSc in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, 2017

    McGill University

  • BSc in Engineering Science and Mechanics, 2014

    Virginia Tech