Biographical Note:



VANDA GRUBIŠIĆ

is a Professor and the Chair for Theoretical Meteorology at the Department of Meteorology and Geophysics, University of Vienna.


Grubišić is an atmospheric scientist specializing in the field of mesoscale atmospheric dynamics focusing on airflow and precipitation processes in complex terrain. She has studied dynamics of phenomena such as atmospheric wakes, gravity-wave critical levels, atmospheric cellular convection, orographic precipitation, and mountain lee waves and rotors. She has extensive experience with observational work in atmospheric sciences, including the conduct and management of major mountain meteorology field campaigns.

Grubišić has held a number of teaching, research, and management positions with institutions in the United States and her home country, Croatia.  From 1995 to 2009, she held several prominent positions at the Desert Research Institute in Nevada and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Colorado, and retains visiting appointments with both institutions.  She is currently on the Advisory Committee for the Directorate of Geosciences of the U.S. National Science Foundation. Grubišić has also been a Visiting Professor at the Department of Geophysics at the University of Zagreb since 2006.