Director of ESSIC, Professor in Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, Applied Environmental Health (MIAEH)
Affiliate in MIAEH
Campus: UMD | Building: M Square Research Park | Room: Building 950, Room 4097
Phone: 301-405-5599 |

Antonio Busalacchi is the Director of Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) and a Professor in the Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Science. Tony came to ESSIC in 2000, after serving as Chief of the NASA/Goddard Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes. He has studied tropical ocean circulation and its role in the coupled climate system. His interests include the study of climate variability and prediction, tropical ocean modeling, ocean remote sensing, and data assimilation. His research in these areas has supported a range of international and national research programs dealing with global change and climate, particularly as affected by the oceans.

Education and Training

Ph.D., Oceanography, Florida State University 

M.S., Oceanography, Florida State University

B.S., Physics, Florida State University 


AOSC 680: Introduction to Earth System Science