Department of Earth Sciences

Alex DeCaria, Ph.D.

DeCariaAlex DeCaria

Professor of Meteorology

CONTACT:

Phone: 717-871-4739
E-mail: Alex.DeCaria@millersville.edu

BACKGROUND:
  • Ph.D.: University of Maryland, College Park, MD
    (Meteorology, 2000)
  • M.S.: Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
    (Meteo & Physical Oceanography, 1992)
  • B.S.: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
    (Meteorology w/ Physics Minor, 1985)
COURSES TAUGHT:
ESCI 101 – Earth Systems and Natural Hazards
ESCI 107 - The Atmosphere
ESCI 109 - The Atmosphere with Laboratory
ESCI 110 - Introduction to the Earth Sciences
ESCI 241 - Meteorology
ESCI 281 - GIS Applications for the Earth Sciences
ESCI 340 - Physical Meteorology
ESCI 341 - Atmospheric Thermodynamics
ESCI 342 - Atmospheric Dynamics I
ESCI 343 - Atmospheric Dynamics II
ESCI 344 - Tropical Meteorology
ESCI 386 - Scientific Programming, Analysis and Visualization with Python
ESCI 445 - Numerical Modeling of the Atmosphere and Oceans
ESCI 485 - Air-Sea Interaction
EMGT 633 - GIS Applications for Emergency Management
RESEARCH INTERESTS:

I do not have a clearly-defined area of research.  I am open to any area of study that interests me.  I especially enjoy writing scientific programming applications in Python or IDL, particularly those that can be used for classroom visualizations or for operational use.