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Mohamed Moustaoui

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Associate Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1804
Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1804
Senior Sustainability Scientist
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1804
Biography: 

Mohamed Moustaoui’s research is focused on studying physical processes that govern the behavior of the atmosphere and developing accurate and fast numerical methods, and scalable algorithms for atmospheric, climate and urban applications. Moustaoui and his collaborators are using computer simulations of atmospheric transport and chemistry coupling global and regional mathematical models to study multi-scale atmospheric interactions. His research aims to produce regional scale climate change information for use in impacts, sustainability and adaptation studies, and produce multi-model ensembles of high resolution future regional simulations to explore and provide climate change scenarios over the United States. Moustaoui is also focusing on atmospheric dynamics and its impacts on regulating the circulation and the transport of chemical tracers in stratospheric and urban environments.

Education: 

Ph.D. Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique, Ecole Polytechnique, France 1995

Publications: 
  • Georgescu, M., A. Mahalov, and M. Moustaoui. Seasonal Hydro-Climatic Impacts of Sun Corridor Expansion. Environ. Res. Letters (2012).
  • Georgescu, M., M. Moustaoui, A. Mahalov, and J. Dudhia. Summer-time climate impacts of projected megapolitan expansion in Arizona. Nature Climate Change (2012).
  • F. Salamanca, M. Georgescu, A. Mahalov, M. Moustaoui, and M. Wang. Anthropogenic Heating of the Urban Environment due to Air Conditioning. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos (0).
  • Georgescu, M., M. Moustaoui, A. Mahalov, and J. Dudhia (2011),. An alternative explanation of the semiarid urban area "oasis effect". Journal of Geophysical Research (0).
  • J. Li, M. Georgescu, P. Hyde, A. Mahalov, and M. Moustaoui. Achieving accurate simulations of urban impacts on ozone at high-resolution. Environ. Res. Lett (0).
  • Mahalov, A., Moustaoui, M. Multi-Scale nested simulations of Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities in ionospheric flows. Journal of Fluids Engineering (0).
  • Mahalov, A., Moustaoui, M., and Grubišic, V. A numerical study of mountain waves in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere. Atmos. Chem. Phys., (0).
  • Mohamed Moustaoui, Alex Mahalov, and Eric J. Kostelich. A Numerical Method Based on Leapfrog and a Fourth-Order Implicit Time Filt. Mon. Wea. Rev (0).
  • Moustaoui, M., A. Mahalov, H. Teitelbaum and V. Grubisic. Nonlinear modulation of O3 and CO induced by mountain waves in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere during terrain-induced rotor experiment. J. Geophys. Res (0).
Research Activity: 
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
MAT 343Applied Linear Algebra
MAT 492Honors Directed Study
MAT 493Honors Thesis
APM 525High-Performance Computing
MAE 598Special Topics
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
APM 792Research
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
MAT 342Linear Algebra
MAT 492Honors Directed Study
MAT 493Honors Thesis
APM 792Research
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
MAT 275Modern Differential Equations
MAT 342Linear Algebra
MAT 492Honors Directed Study
MAT 493Honors Thesis
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
MAT 275Modern Differential Equations
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
MAT 343Applied Linear Algebra
MAT 492Honors Directed Study
MAT 493Honors Thesis
APM 792Research
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MAT 343Applied Linear Algebra
MAT 492Honors Directed Study
MAT 493Honors Thesis
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MAT 275Modern Differential Equations
MAT 343Applied Linear Algebra
MAT 492Honors Directed Study
MAT 493Honors Thesis
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MAT 492Honors Directed Study
APM 560Applied Dynamical Systems
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MAT 343Applied Linear Algebra
MAT 493Honors Thesis
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MAT 492Honors Directed Study
APM 560Applied Dynamical Systems
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MAT 343Applied Linear Algebra
Presentations: 
  • Moustaoui. Nonlinear wave-wave and vortex interactions and impact on Lagrangian transport of Chemicals in the atmosphere,. The American Mathematical Society (AMS) meeting, Tucson, Arizona, October 28-29, 2012 (Oct 2012).
  • Moustaoui. Modulation of trace gases induced by multi-scale dynamical processes. Appllied Science Seminar, ASU Polytechnic (Oct 2011).
  • Moustaoui. Modulation of trace gases induced by multi-scale dynamical processes. Seminar, Nonlinear Dynamical Systems (ASU, Tempe) (Sep 2011).
  • Moustaoui. Nonlinear modulation of tracers in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere using WRF-ARW. 12th Annual WRF Users' Workshop at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder, Col (Jun 2011).
Service: 
  • Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, published by Copernicus Publication, Rviewer (2012 - Present)
  • Global Institute Of Sustainability (GIOS), Arizona State University., Senior Sustainability Scientist (2010 - Present)