Dr. Gabriel Williams
Associate Professor
Office: RITA 333
Phone: 843.953.0278
Email: williamsgj@cofc.edu


Curriculum Vitae


Mesoscale Analysis

TC Analysis

Gabriel J. Williams

- About Me -

I am an atmospheric physicist in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the College of Charleston. I received my Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from Colorado State University , a M.S. in Physics from the University of Texas-Brownsville , and a B.S. in Mathematics and Physics from Morehouse College . For more details on my academic background, see my curriculum vitae and my College of Charleston bio.

- Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics Program -

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is pleased to introduce our new program in meteorology and atmospheric physics. This program is unique in the state of South Carolina. We offer a BA degree in meteorology with two concentrations in operational meteorology and in atmospheric physics. Our concentration in operational meteorology not only meets but exceeds all recommended American Meteorological Society guidelines for undergraduate students. Furthermore, our concentration in Atmospheric Physics makes us one of the few institutions in the United States with an undergraduate program which integrates atmospheric science with a traditional physics education.

If you are interested in our meteorology and atmospheric physics program, feel free to visit our webpage. For students who are interested in weather forecasting and operational meteorology, see the links entitled "Mesoscale Analysis" and "TC Analysis" to the left.

- About Research -

My research centers on the physics of rapidly rotating storms (such as hurricanes and tornadoes) and severe convective storms (such as squall lines and other multicell storms). As an atmospheric physicist, I examine these atmospheric phenomena using a traditional physics framework from classical physics (such as thermodynamics, electromagnetism, and fluid mechanics), and my research has broad applications in tropical meteorology, mesoscale meteorology, boundary layer meteorology, and geophysical fluid dynamics. For more details, see my research page.

If you're interested in this research or might be interested in joining me in research, contact me via email and I'll be glad to talk to you about my ongoing research.

- About Teaching -

For Spring 2023, I am teaching the following courses:

General Physics I (PHYS 111) - MWF 12:00pm-12:50pm, RITA 387
Classical Mechanics (PHYS 301) - MWF 9:00am-9:50am, RITA 363
Thermal Physics (PHYS 405) - MWF 1:00pm-1:50pm, RITA 363

If you are enrolled in one of my courses, all course information will be found in your OAKS account.

updated: 20 May 2022