Samuel Stechmann

  • Program Years: 2003-2007
  • Academic Institution: New York University
  • Field of Study: Applied Mathematics
  • Academic Advisor: Andrew Majda
  • Practicum(s):
    Los Alamos National Laboratory (2004)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Mathematics, Courant Institute, New York University, 2008
    B.S. Physics, B.A. Mathematics, and B.A. Chemistry, University of St. Thomas, 2003

Current Status

  • Status: Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Research Area: Applied Math, Atmospheric Science
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  • Publications

    (selected; for full list see personal web site)

    Hottovy S A, Stechmann S N, 2015: A spatiotemporal stochastic model for tropical precipitation and water vapor dynamics. J. Atmos. Sci. 72, 4721–4738.

    Stechmann S N, Ogrosky H R, 2014: The Walker circulation, diabatic heating, and outgoing longwave radiation. Geophys. Res. Lett. 41, 9097-9105.

    Stechmann S N, Neelin J D, 2014: First-passage-time prototypes for precipitation statistics. J. Atmos. Sci. 71, 3269-3291.

    Stechmann S N, 2014: Multiscale eddy simulation for moist atmospheric convection: Preliminary investigation. J. Comput. Phys. 271, 99-117.

    Thual S, Majda A J, Stechmann S N, 2014: A stochastic skeleton model for the MJO. J. Atmos. Sci. 71, 697-715.

    Hernandez-Duenas G, Majda A J, Smith L M, Stechmann S N, 2013: Minimal models for precipitating turbulent convection. J. Fluid Mech. 717, 576-611.

    Khouider B, Majda A J, Stechmann S N, 2013: Climate science in the tropics: waves, vortices, and PDEs. Nonlinearity 26, R1-R68.

    Neelin J D, Lintner B R, Tian B, Li Q, Zhang L, Patra P K, Chahine M T, Stechmann S N, 2010: Long tails in deep columns of natural and anthropogenic tropospheric tracers. Geophys. Res. Lett. 37, L05804, doi:10.1029/2009GL041726.

    Majda A J and Stechmann S N, 2009: The skeleton of tropical intraseasonal oscillations. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 106, 8417-8422.

    Majda, A J and Stechmann, S N, 2009: A simple dynamical model with features of convective momentum transport. J. Atmos. Sci. 66, 373-392.

    Majda A J, Stechmann S N, 2008: Stochastic models for convective momentum transport. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 105, 17614-17619.

    Majda A J, Stechmann S N, Khouider B, 2007: Madden-Julian Oscillation analog and intraseasonal variability in a multicloud model above the equator. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 104, 9919-9924.

    Jasper, A. W., Stechmann, S. N., and Truhlar, D. G., 2002: Fewest-switches with time uncertainty: A modified trajectory surface-hopping algorithm with better accuracy for classically forbidden electronic transitions. J. Chem. Phys. 116, 5424-5431.


    Sloan Research Fellowship

    ONR Young Investigator Award

    NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship

    NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship