Joseph Galewsky


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Department Chair

Ph.D. University of California Santa Cruz, 1996
Northrop Hall Rm. 203

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Research Area/s:

Climate/Atmospheric Sciences,  Hydrology

Research and Academic Interests:

My research interests focus on the atmospheric branch of Earth's hydrologic cycle, its role in global climate dynamics, and its impact on Earth's geological history.

Recent Publications:

Dong, L. and J. Galewsky, in review: Processes governing the static stability in simulations of the Last Glacial Maximum, J. Climate.

Johnson, L.R., Sharp, Z.D., Galewsky, J., Strong, M., Van Pelt, A.., Dong, F., and Noone, D., in press: Isotope correction for laser instrument measurement bias at low water vapor concentration using conventional isotope analyses: application to measurements from Mauna Loa Observatory, Hawaii, Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry.

Wright, J.S. and A. Sobel and J. Galewsky, 2010: Diagnosis of zonal mean relative humidity changes in a warmer climate, J. Climate, v. 23, 4556-4569.

Galewsky, J. and Hurley, J., 2010: An advection-condensation model for subtropical water vapor isotopic ratios, Journal of Geophysical Research, VOL. 115, D16116, 10 PP., 2010

Hurley, J., J. Galewsky, 2010: A last-saturation diagnosis of subtropical water vapor response to global warming, Geophysical Research Letters, v37, doi: 10.1029/2009GL042316.

Hurley, J., J. Galewsky, 2010: A last-saturation analysis of ENSO humidity variability in the subtropical Pacific, J. Climate, v23, 918-931.

Galewsky, J., 2009: Orographic precipitation isotope ratios in stratified atmospheric flows: Implications for paleoelevation studies, Geology, v37, pp. 791-794, doi: 10.1130/G30008A.1.

Gupta, P., D. Noone, J. Galewsky, C. Sweeney, B.H. Vaughn, 2009: Demonstration of high precision continuous measurements of water isotopologues in laboratory and remote field deployments using WS-CRDS technology, Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 23 (16), pp. 2534 – 2542. doi:10.1002/rcm.4100.

Galewsky, J. 2009: Rain shadow development during the growth of mountain ranges: An atmospheric dynamics perspective, J. Geophys. Res., 114, F01018, doi:10.1029/2008JF001085.

Galewsky, J., M. Strong, and Z. Sharp, 2007: Measurements of water vapor D/H ratios from Mauna Kea, Hawaii, and implications for subtropical humidity dynamics, Geophysical Research Letters, V. 34, doi:10.1029/2007GL031330. PDF

Galewsky, J., C.P. Stark, S.J. Dadson, C.-C. Wu, A.H. Sobel, and M.-J. Horng, 2006: Tropical cyclone triggering of sediment discharge in Taiwan, Journal of Geophysical Research, V. 111, F03014, doi:10:1029/2005JF000428. PDF

Galewsky, J., A.H. Sobel, and I. Held, 2005: Diagnosis of subtropical humidity dynamics using tracers of last saturation. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Vol. 62, pp. 3353-3367. PDF

Galewsky, J. and A.H. Sobel, 2005: Moist dynamics and orographic precipitation in Northern and Central California during the New Year's flood of 1997. Monthly Weather Review, Vol. 133, pp. 1594-1612. PDF

Galewsky, J., R.K. Scott, and L.M. Polvani, 2004: An initial-value problem for testing numerical models of the global shallow water equations. Tellus, Vol. 56, pp. 429-440. PDF Note this corrigendum: PDF

Allen, P.A., Bennett, S.D., Cunningham, M.J.M, Carter, A., Gallagher, K., Lazzaretti, E., Galewsky, J., Densmore, A.L., Phillips, W.E.A., Naylor, D. & Solla Hach, C., 2002: The post-Variscan thermal and denudational history of Ireland. In: Dore, A., Cartwright, J., Stoker, M., Turner, J. & White, N. (eds), Exhumation of the North Atlantic Margin: Timing, Mechanisms and Implications for Petroleum Exploration, Geological Society of London Special Publications, 196, 371-399.

Allen, P.A., P. M. Burgess, J. Galewsky, H. D. Sinclair, 2001: Flexural-eustatic numerical model for drowning of the Eocene perialpine carbonate ramp and implications for Alpine geodynamics. Geological Society of America Bulletin: Vol. 113, No. 8, pp. 1052–1066. PDF

Galewsky, J., 1998: The dynamics of foreland basin carbonate platforms: tectonic and eustatic controls. Basin Research: Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 409-416. PDF

Galewsky, J., E. A. Silver, 1997: Tectonic controls on facies transitions in an oblique collision: The western Solomon Sea, Papua New Guinea. Geological Society of America Bulletin: Vol. 109, No. 10, pp. 1266–1278. PDF

Abbott, L.D., E.A. Silver, R.S. Anderson, R.B. Smith, J.C. Ingle, S.A. Kling, D. Haig, E. Small, J. Galewsky, and W. Sliter, 1997: Measurement of the tectonic uplift rate in a young collisional mountain belt, Finisterre Range, Papua New Guinea. Nature: Vol. 385, pp. 501-507. PDF

Whitmore G.P., Johnson D.P., Crook K.A.W., Galewsky J., Silver E.A., 1997: Convergent margin extension associated with arc-continent collision: The Finsch Deep, Papua New Guinea. Tectonics Vol. 16 pp. 77-87.

McAdoo, B. G., D.L. Orange, E.A. Silver, K. McIntosh, L.D. Abbot, J. Galewsky, L. Kahn, and M Protti, 1996: Seafloor structural observations, Costa Rica accretionary prism, Geophysical Research Letters: Vol. 23, pp. 883-886.

Galewsky, J., E.A. Silver, C.D. Gallup, R. L. Edwards, D.C. Potts, 1996: Foredeep tectonics and carbonate platform dynamics in the Huon Gulf, Papua New Guinea. Geology: Vol. 24, No. 9, pp. 819–822. PDF

Silver, E.A., J. Galewsky, and K.D. McIntosh, 1995: Variation in structure, style, and driving mechanism of adjoining segments of the north Panama deformed belt, in P. Mann, ed., Geology of Central America, Geol. Soc. Amer. Spec. Paper 295 , p. 225-233.

Abbott, L.D., E.A. Silver, E.A., and J. Galewsky, 1994: Structural evolution of a modern arc-continent collision in Papua New Guinea. Tectonics: Vol. 13, pp. 1007-1034.