Samuel Bartusek

Sam is a Ph.D. candidate working with Mingfang Ting and Yutian Wu. He studies climate and atmospheric dynamics, with a focus on extreme heat events and their physical causes. His work also involves atmospheric chemistry and the intersection between extreme heat and surface air pollution.


Columbia University (2022) | M.A. | Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Princeton University (2020) | A.B. | Department of Geosciences

Honors & Awards

NASA | Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST)

Bartusek, S. T., Seo, H., Ummenhofer, C. C., & Steffen, J. (2021). The role of nearshore air‐sea interactions for landfalling atmospheric rivers on the US West Coast. Geophysical Research Letters, 48(6), e2020GL091388.