Christopher Davis

NCAR Senior Scientist

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Area of expertise
hurricanes, typhoons, and other tropical cyclones; thunderstorms, squall lines

Davis uses observations and sophisticated computer models to study the atmospheric systems that lead to thunderstorms and other heavy rainfall events, including hurricanes and other tropical cyclones. One of his principal interests is to better understand the genesis of cyclones and the reason that some tropical disturbances develop into cyclones while others dissipate. Other interests include the rapid intensification of nontropical coastal storms and the effects of mountains on midlatitude storm systems.