Jane W. Baldwin

Jane W. Baldwin

Assistant Professor of Earth System Science, Starting July 2021

University of California, Irvine

Dr. Baldwin is broadly interested in how large-scale atmospheric dynamics influence regional climate and climatic extremes, with an eye to climate change and policy applications.

She is currently a Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University studying tropical cyclone risk with Prof. Suzana Camargo and Prof. Adam Sobel. She completed her PhD in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at Princeton University, collaborating with the NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. Her dissertation, advised by Prof. Gabriel Vecchi, used Global Climate Models to examine the influence of mountains on deserts, monsoons, and tropical cyclones. She also researched temporal structure and risk of heat waves with Prof. Michael Oppenheimer through a PEI-STEP fellowship in joint with the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs (formerly Woodrow Wilson School). She was introduced to climate dynamics research through her senior thesis advised by Prof. Peter Huybers while an undergraduate studying Earth and Planetary Science at Harvard University.

In summer 2021, Dr. Baldwin will begin an Assistant Professorship in the Department of Earth System Science at University of California, Irvine.


  • Atmosphere and Ocean Dynamics
  • Extreme Event Risk
  • Climate Modeling
  • Climate Impacts
  • Environmental Health
  • Catastrophe Modeling


  • PhD in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, 2018

    Princeton University

  • BA in Earth and Planetary Sciences (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa), 2012

    Harvard University