University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

School of Freshwater Sciences


Paul J. Roebber

Professor, School of Freshwater Sciences
and Department of Mathematical Sciences

Phone: 414-229-3950
Fax: 414-229-4907


PhD, Meteorology, McGill University, 1991
SM, Meteorology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983
BSc, Meteorology, McGill University, 1981

Research interests

  • Air-water interactions: physical driving of currents and waves in large lakes and oceans, interface exchanges of heat and moisture, turbulence
  • Synoptic-dynamic and mesoscale meteorology: storm system dynamics from the cyclone-scale to mesoscale convective systems and individual convective storms
  • Numerical modeling: state-of-the-art numerical weather prediction 
  • Data analysis: statistical modeling, nonlinear dynamics, artificial neural networks, evolutionary programming

Recent and selected publications

Roebber PJ. 2010. Seeking consensus: A new approach. Monthly Weather Review. In press.

Roebber PJ, Westendorf M, and Meadows GR. 2010. Innovative Weather: A new strategy for student, university and community relationships. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 91: 877-888.

Schumann MR and Roebber PJ. 2010. The influence of synoptic forcing on convective morphology: An observational analysis. Monthly Weather Review 138: 463-474.

Hanrahan JL, Kravtsov SV, and Roebber PJ. 2010. Connecting past and present climate variability to the water levels of Lakes Michigan and Huron. Geophysical Research Letters 37: 1-6.

Roebber PJ. 2009. Visualizing multiple measures of forecast quality. Weather and Forecasting 24: 601-608.