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Joseph Brodie

Post Doctoral Researcher

My research focuses on using modeling tools to study climate change, mostly focused on the Mid-Atlantic states, and work with these tools to further our use of renewable energy technologies and reduce our climatic influence. My primary current work involves using various models to study air quality changes under current projections of climate change in Delaware, working with associate professor Cristina Archer and assistant professor Sara Rauscher. I also use high resolution lidar observations to study the winds in our dynamic coastal environment, with the goal of using these observations to improve the modeling of our region for both air quality and wind energy.

I received my Ph.D. in Marine Studies with a concentration in Physical Ocean Science and Engineering, under the advisement of associate professor Dana Veron as part of her Clouds, Wind, and Climate Research Group, and working as part of the Center for Carbon-free Power Integration. My dissertation focused on developing a better understanding of atmospheric dynamics in and around offshore wind farms. Specifically, I used numerical models (primarily the Weather Research and Forecasting, or WRF, model) to simulate wake effects in wind farms with the goal of mitigating power losses.


Doctor of Philosophy, Marine Studies, Physical Ocean Science & Engineering Concentration
Dissertation: Quantifying wind resource assessment and grid integration challenges for Delaware offshore wind power utilizing mesoscale modeling techniques
Adviser: Dana E. Veron
Bachelor of Science, Meteorology
George H. Cook Honors Thesis: Statistical modeling of mixed phase clouds in the Arctic
Adviser: Dana E. Veron

Research Interests

Wind energy, climate change and climate modeling, atmospheric and oceanic radiative transfer, cloud and atmospheric physics, heliospheric influences on climate

Professional Profiles

ORCID Identifier
orcidID orcid.org/0000-0003-1041-5077

Publons Reviewer Record
publons publons.com/a/1214671

LinkedIn linkedin.com/in/jfbrodie/

Twitter @JFBrodie

Making Research Matter

Forum challenges graduate students to apply their research

Prediction of Offshore Wind Power

Improving the Mapping and Prediction of Offshore Wind Resources (IMPOWR)

Offshore Wind Experience

UD students get early look at first US offshore wind farm

Applied Energy 2017

Cost minimization of generation, storage, and new loads, comparing costs with and without externalities

Ocean Sciences Meeting 2014

Modeling offshore wind farm configurations in a mesoscale atmospheric model to optimize power production


• Climatology/Meteorology• Renewable Energy• Environmental Fluid Dynamics• Environmental Interactions• Air-Sea Interactions


CEOE School & Departments

School of Marine Science & Policy

Advancing the understanding, stewardship, and conservation of estuarine, coastal, and ocean environments.

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Department of Geological Sciences

Discovering how geological processes have operated over various time scales to create and influence the planet’s surface environments.

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Department of Geography

Investigating the interactions between people and the environment and the processes that explain the location of human and natural phenomena.

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College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment • 111 Robinson Hall • Newark, DE 19716 • USA • Phone: 302-831-2841
Geography: 302-831-2294 • Geology: 302-831-2569 • Marine Science and Policy: 302-645-4212 • E-mail: ceoe-info@udel.edu

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