Maria Gehne


Research Associate


Atmosphere-Ocean Processes




(303) 497-4347

Research Interests

  • Weather and Climate Variability
  • Convectively Coupled Equatorial Waves
  • Stochastic Models
  • Scale Interactions
  • Predictability


  • Ph.D., Mathematics and Atmosphere Ocean Science, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU, May 2012
  • M.Sc., Mathematics, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Aug 2007

Selected Publications

  • Kiladis, GN, J Dias and M Gehne (2016), The Relationship between Equatorial Mixed Rossby-Gravity and Eastward Inertio-Gravity Waves. Part I. J. Atmos. Sci. 73 (5) 2123-2145, doi: 10.1175/JAS-D-15-0230.1
  • Maria Gehne, Thomas M Hamill, George N. Kiladis and Kevin E. Trenberth, (2016): Comparison of Global Precipitation Estimates across a Range of Temporal and Spatial Scales. Journal of Climate. DOI:
  • Maria Gehne, Richard Kleeman and Kevin E. Trenberth (2014): Irregularity and decadal variation in ENSO: A simplified model based on Principal Oscillation Patterns. Climate Dynamics DOI: 10.1007/s00382-014-2108-6
  • Juliana Dias, Pedro L. Silva Dias, George N. Kiladis, Maria Gehne (2013): Modulation of shallow water equatorial waves due to a varying equivalent height background. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Volume 70, pp. 2726-2750. DOI: 04.1
  • Maria Gehne and Richard Kleeman, (2012): Spectral analysis of tropical atmospheric dynamical variables using a linear shallow water modal decomposition. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Volume 69, Issue 7, pp. 2300-2316. DOI: