About me

My name is Aaron Match. I am an atmospheric scientist with a focus on stratospheric dynamics and climate science. I am an NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences working with Professor Ed Gerber at New York University.

I defended my Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at Princeton University advised by Stephan Fueglistaler in April 2021. My dissertation was titled: "The Unified Internal Dynamics and Global Interactions of the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation". Before coming to Princeton, I completed a B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University. I am originally from Harrisburg, PA, where I gained an early appreciation for model uncertainty when striving to forecast a week in advance when I would be able to build snow forts.

I help bring climate science directly to the public with my colleagues at Climate Up Close.


March 2022: Climate Up Close presented to the Good Food Institute, a non-profit working to accelerate the alternative protein industry.

March 2022: Presented my Ph.D. work on “The Unified Internal Dynamics and Global Interactions of the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation” to my new colleagues at the NYU Center for Atmosphere Ocean Science.

February 2022: Co-presented a climate outreach talk “Setting climate activism in a broader context of environmental and social action” at Chisuk Emuna Congregation in Harrisburg, PA along with Ben Schaffer and Emma Ignaszewski.

January 2022: Presented an invited talk on “The Buffer Zone of the QBO: Theory of Formation and Future Projections” at the 21st Conference on the Middle Atmosphere at the 2022 AMS Annual Meeting.

January 2022: Our climate science communication tour with Climate Up Close in Florida’s Forgotten Coast reached hundreds of folks in Port St. Joe, Eastpoint, Tallahassee, Wakulla Springs, and Apalachicola. Local news coverage

December 2021: Began my NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship in Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences working with Ed Gerber at NYU.

December 2021: The final paper from my Ph.D. work with Stephan Fueglistaler is out in Journal of Climate: "Large Internal Variability Dominates over Global Warming Signal in Observed Lower Stratospheric QBO Amplitude". Link

November 2021: I created this new website. Thanks to Henri Drake for providing a tutorial to our department.