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David W. J. Thompson, PhD.


Professor Atmospheric Science

Contact Info

Phone: (970) 491-3338   Office: 403 Atmospheric Science Bldg.

Email:   Lab:


Fields of Expertise

1.) Climate Science

Areas of Interest

 Climate impactsGlobal climate variabilityLarge-scale atmospheric dynamicsOcean-atmosphere interaction


Professor Thompson's current research focuses on improving our understanding of global climate variability using observational data. His interests include large-scale atmospheric dynamics, the interpretation of observed climate change, stratosphere/troposphere coupling, ocean/atmosphere interaction, decadal climate variability, and the climate impacts of large-scale atmospheric phenomena. Professor Thompson's CV and publications are all available in PDF format via