About Me

I am currently an Associate Professor of Atmospheric Science at MIT, in the department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS). My group combines theory and idealized numerical modeling experiments to understand the dynamics of Earth's atmosphere and the stability of the climate system.

From 2014-2016, I was a NOAA and HUCE Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard, working with Eli Tziperman in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences on the process of cold air formation and how it would be affected by changes in cloudiness in a much warmer Arctic. I got my PhD from EAPS at MIT in 2014 (dissertation: Land-Atmosphere Interaction and Radiative-Convective Equilibrium). You can find me in office 54-1616 in the Green Building at MIT, or reach me by email at timothy dot w dot cronin at gmail dot com.

Before starting at MIT in the fall of 2009, I worked for three years at the Ecosystems Center at MBL in Woods Hole, in the Terrestial Ecosystems Modeling group, led by Jerry Melillo. In 2006, I graduated from Swarthmore College with an Honors Major in Physics, an Honors Minor in Math, and the Lang Award for outstanding academic accomplishment. I grew up on Cape Cod and went to high school at Falmouth Academy. My wife, Kaya Schmandt, works in psychology.