Tapio Schneider

Frank J. Gilloon Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering; Jet Propulsion Laboratory Senior Research Scientist

Degrees and Appointments

Vordipl., Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat Freiburg, 1993; Ph.D., Princeton University, 2001. Assistant Professor, Caltech, 2002-08; Associate Professor, 2008-09; Professor, 2009-10; Gilloon Professor, 2010-; Director, Linde Center, 2011-12; Executive Officer, 2011-12; Jet Propulsion Laboratory Senior Research Scientist, 2016-.

Tel: 626-395-6143

238 Linde+Robinson Laboratory


Nora Oshima (nora@gps.caltech.edu, 626-395-4956)

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Research Overview

Professor Schneider's research focuses on the climate dynamics of Earth and other planets. Its goal is to develop theories of climate and in particular of the atmospheric macroturbulence that largely controls it. Such theories help us understand the climate changes that occurred over Earth's history and that are likely to occur in the future. They also help us understand the circulations of other planets, for example, how jets on the giant planets form.

List of Research Areas

Large-scale atmosphere dynamics of Earth and other planets, dynamics of climate changes, turbulence in atmosphere and oceans

Environmental Science and Engineering