"It is far better to foresee even without certainty than not to foresee at all. "
You've arrived at the website of Nicholas D. Lybarger (though I prefer Nick). I am a Ph.D. candidate working with Prof. Cristiana Stan in the Climate Dynamics program at George Mason University, in the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences. My research focuses on elucidating the relationship between the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO), a source of intraseasonal variability in the Pacific Ocean, and El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO). My thesis work will provide insight on how to use wind stress and thermocline variability associated with MJO to improve our ability to forecast ENSO amplitude.