I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, studying the development histories of Martian dust storms.
I previously worked operations as Environmental Theme Lead for the Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity).
My research involves the energetics of transient waves and in dust devils on Mars.
I have a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from Texas A&M University, an MS in Meteorology from Mississippi State University, and
a BS in Physics and a BS in Meteorology (communication, mathematics and music minors).
I am a graduate fellow of the American Meteorological Society.
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Please feel free to contact me with questions on research, employment, or just to chat at michael[at]battalio.com.