Tim Garrett
  • Professor, Atmospheric Sciences
  • Director Scientific Panel, Geneva Global Initiative
  • Chief Scientific Advisor, Particle Flux Analytics Inc.

Current Courses

Fall 2019

  • ATMOS 5900-004
    Capstone Experience
  • ATMOS 6020-001
    Physical Meteorology
    Location: WBB 820 (WBB 820)
  • ATMOS 6910-004
    Grad/Special Topics

Summer 2019

Spring 2019

Entrepreneurial Experience

  • Particle Flux Analytics. 08/01/2015 - present. Employees: 3.
    Comments: Company dedicated to the development, manufacture, and sale of hydrometeor measurement technologies. Recipient of a DOE STTR award.
  • Fallgatter Technologies. 08/2012 - 12/2015. Employees: 2.
    Comments: A company spun-off from the University of Utah through the Technology Commercialization Office, Fallgatter Technologies provided meteorological instrumentation and consulting services. Its core product was the Multi-Angle Snowflake Camera, which photographs hydrometeors in free fall from multiple angles while simultaneously measuring their fall speed. The MASC was sold to nine different government and university agencies in three countries. It has been featured prominently by media outlets worldwide and has been the focus of documentaries for The WeatherChannel, NBC, NSF, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Professional Organizations

  • American Geophysical Union. 01/01/1998 - present. Position : Member.
  • American Meteorological Society. 01/01/1998 - present. Position : Member.

Courses I Teach

  • Atmos 5130 - Physical Meteorology I: Thermodynamics
    Thermodynamics of dry and moist air, including diabatic and adiabatic processes, parcel theory, stability, heat engines and thermodynamic diagrams
  • Atmos 5140 - Physical Meteorology II: Atmospheric Radiation
    Solar and infrared radiative transfer in the atmosphere, and the greenhouse effect.
  • Atmos 5200 - Physical Meteorology III: Cloud Physics
    Aerosol production and removal, cloud and precipitation formation, mixing and turbulence.
  • Atmos 6020 - Atmospheric Radiation
    Theory of solar and infrared radiation; fundamentals of energy balance and climate models; parameterization of infrared and solar-flux transfer in clear, aerosol, and cloudy atmospheres; climate perturbations due to greenhouse gases, aerosols and clouds.
  • Atmos 6020 - Fundamentals of Physical Meteorology
    Overview of fundamental physical processes in the atmospheric sciences. Topics include thermodynamics, radiative transfer, and cloud microphysics.
  • Atmos 6300 - Advanced Cloud Physics
    Nucleation and growth of water and ice particles in clouds; precipitation production; aerosol-cloud-climate interactions; dynamics of stratiform and cumuliform clouds.

Current Students

  • Maximilien Patou, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Project Type: Dissertation. Role: Member. Institution: Universit√© de Lille I.

Former Students

  • Kyle Tietze, Master of Science (M.S.), Project Type: Thesis. Role: Chair.