Distinguished Investigator and Research Professor · Ph.D. Florida State University, 1964
Convective storms, sometimes reaching into the stratosphere, play a major role in maintaining the heat balance of the atmosphere, and in governing the vertical distribution of critical trace gases and aerosols. Work involving the coupling of the deeper atmosphere to the surface and boundary layers is being conducted over the rain forest of the Amazon Basin and the tropical south Atlantic and Pacific. Other studies, which capitalize upon knowledge of convective storms and the boundary layer, include global and regional rainfall, gaps in the rainforest and low frequency sound transmission.
Mike Garstang is the 2012 Artist-In-Residence at the Virginia Coast Reserve Long-Term Ecological Research Station in Oyster, VA. He has also been a lecturer with the Osher Life-Long Learning institute since 2008.
Artwork by Michael Garstang: