John H. E. Clark

John H. E. Clark

  • Associate Professor Emeritus of Meteorology



  1. PhD -- Florida State University


Member of the Graduate Faculty

Research Interests:

Meso- and synoptic-scale dynamics, climate dynamics.

Teaching Interests:

Atmospheric dynamics and the use of computer technology to enhance conceptual understanding.

Dr. Clark investigates how mesoscale atmospheric waves are excited and subsequently develop, with particular emphasis on their roles in cyclone evolution, squall line evolution, and boundary layer turbulence.

Selected Publications:

James, R. P., and J. H. E. Clark, 2003: The diagnosis of vertical motion within dry intrusions. Weather and Forecasting, 18, 132-142.

Clark, J. H. E., R. P. James and R. H. Grumm, 2002: A reexamination of the mechanisms responsible for banded precipitation. Monthly Weather Review, 130, 3074-3086.

Clark, J.H.E., 1998: Gravity waves driven by diurnal fluctuations in mesoscale heating. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. Accepted for publication.

Clark, J.H.E., 1994: The role of Kelvin waves in evolution of the Catalina eddy. Monthly Weather Review, 122, 838-850.

Clark, J.H.E., and S.R. Dembek, 1991: The Catalina eddy event of July 1987: A coastally trapped mesoscale response to synoptic forcing. Monthly Weather Review, 119, 1714-1735.

Clark, J.H.E., and Q. Xu, 1985: The nature of convective instability and its similarity to convective and inertial instability. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 42, 2880-2883.

Clark, J.H.E., 1990: An observational and theoretical study of Colorado lee cyclogenesis. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 47, 1541-1561.