Alex DeCaria, Ph.D.
Dr. Alex DeCaria is an Associate Professor of Meteorology in the Department of Earth Sciences. He teaches a broad range of courses including atmospheric dynamics, thermodynamics, modeling, tropical meteorology, computer programming, and Geographic Information Systems. Prior to earning his Ph.D. in 2000, Dr. DeCaria spent 11 years as a surface warfare officer and meteorology/oceanography officer in the U.S. Navy, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Commander. His last duty station was as a typhoon forecaster with the U. S. military's Joint Typhoon Warning Center. He has broad interests, and has published article in the fields of thermodynamics, dynamics, and atmospheric chemistry. His current interests include the use of the Python programming language to create classroom visualizations. He is also currently writing a textbook on atmospheric numerical modeling.