PSD Staff List  »  Stefan Tulich
Stefan Tulich – Scientist
Atmosphere-Ocean Process Team
Affiliation: CIRES
Phone: (303) 497-6551
Mailing Address:
NOAA/ESRL Physical Sciences Division
325 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80305

Fax: (303) 497-6020


I am a Research Scientist II affiliated with CIRES, Univ. of Colorado working in the Tropical Dynamics Group of NOAA's ESRL/PSD. I use observations together with high-resolution models to improve understanding and prediction of convection and its interactions with tropical waves so that society can better respond to changes in weather and climate.


  • B.Sc., Physics, Univ. of Miami, FL, May 1995
  • M.Sc., Atmospheric Science, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, May 1998
  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, Dec 2003


  • Riley, E. M., B. E. Mapes, and S. N. Tulich, 2011: Clouds associated with the MJO: A new perspective from CloudSat. J. Atmos. Sci., 68, 3032-3051.
  • Tulich, S. N., G. N. Kiladis, and A. Suzuki-Parker, 2011: Convectively-coupled Kelvin and easterly waves in a regional climate simulation of the tropics. Clim. Dyn., 36, 185-203.
  • Tulich, S. N. and B. E. Mapes, 2010: Transient environmental sensitivities of explicitly simulated tropical convection. J. Atmos. Sci., 67, 923-940.
  • Mapes, B. E., S. N. Tulich, T. Nasuno, and M. Satoh, 2008: Predictability aspects of global aqua-planet simulations with explicit convection. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 86A, 175-185.
  • Tulich, S. N. and B. E. Mapes, 2008: Multiscale convective wave disturbances in the tropics: Insights from a two- dimensional cloud-resolving model. J. Atmos. Sci., 65, 140-155.

Research Interests

  • Convectively Coupled Equatorial Waves
  • Mesoscale Convective Systems
  • Tropical intraseasonal variability
  • Weather-Climate Interactions