Research within Travis’ group focuses on understanding what controls weather and climate phenomena that impact human and natural systems. He and his group specialize in utilizing a combination of numerical models, novel data analysis techniques, and fundamental theory to form and test hypotheses about what controls the physical characteristics and occurrence of weather patterns: from fog to extremes. This research focuses on the broad questions of:
- What causes characteristics of different weather types to vary from year to year?
- How well do different modeling approaches simulate different weather types?
- How will anthropogenic climate change affect specific weather types?