Joseph Brodie
Marine Technology
Director of Atmospheric Research
71 Dudley Rd, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 | Room 204F

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Research Interests

I am a meteorologist and physical oceanographer with a primary interest in the modeling of the complex coastal environment. My research focuses on using modeling tools to study climate change and working with these tools to further society’s use of renewable energy technologies to reduce its climatic influence. I use a variety of observations (i.e. lidar, sodar, in situ meteorological buoys and masts) to study our dynamic coastal environment, with the goal of using these observations to improve the modeling of our region for advancing offshore wind energy, along with other coastal stakeholders. These improved models can also be used to study and improve the prediction of other coastal and atmosphere/ocean processes, such as sea breezes and tropical storms.

Short History

After growing up in Monmouth County, NJ, I received my B.S. in Meteorology from Rutgers University in 2005. I then went to work for Continental Airlines as a flight attendant and international service manager for several years, before leaving the skies and returning to graduate school in 2011. I received my Ph.D. in Marine Studies with a concentration in Physical Ocean Science and Engineering from the University of Delaware in 2016. After a year of postdoctoral experience with UD, I joined the RUCOOL team in July 2017.

Select Publications

Archer, C.L., A. Vasel-Be-Hagh, C. Yan, S. Wu, Y. Pan, J. F. Brodie, A. E. Maguire (2018). Review and evaluation of wake loss models for wind energy applications. Applied Energy, 226: 1187-1207.

J. F. Brodie and D. E. Veron. Quantifying offshore wind farm power output using wind climatology and the WRF model. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, in preparation, 2017.

J. F. Brodie, C. L. Archer, and S. A. Rauscher. Synoptic conditions associated with high ozone in the Mid-Atlantic and their variation with climate change. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, in preparation, 2017.

St. Pé, A., M. Sperling, J. F. Brodie, and R. Delgado (2018). Classifying rotor-layer wind to reduce offshore available power uncertainty. Wind Energy.

Veron, D. E., J. F. Brodie, Y. A. Shirazi, and J. R. Gilchrist (2018). Modeling the electrical grid impact of wind ramp-up forecasting error offshore in the Mid-Atlantic region. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, 10(1):013308.

L. Noel, J. F. Brodie, W. Kempton, C. L. Archer, and C. Budischak. Cost minimization of generation, storage, and new loads, comparing costs with and without externalities. Applied Energy, 189: 110–121, 2017. doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.12.060.