Sharon Sessions

  Sharon Sessions
  Associate Professor
  Department of Physics
  New Mexico Tech
  801 Leroy Place, Socorro, NM 87801
  (505) 835-5798
  Workman 353

 
 
  Office Hours: Wednesday & Friday 2-3

 
  current course webpages:
  Physics 189 Introduction to Weather & Climate
  Physics 428 Climate Physics
  Physics 502 Introduction to Research and Scientific Communication
 
  previously taught courses:
  Physics 121 General Physics I
  Physics 189 Introduction to Weather and Climate
  Physics 221 General Physics I
  Physics 331 Weather & Climate I
  Physics 444 Solid State Physics
  Physics 501 Introduction to Research and Scientific Communication
  Physics 505 Advanced Dynamics
  Physics 508 Statistical Mechanics
  Physics 515 Quantum Mechanics I
  Physics 516 Quantum Mechanics II
 
 
 
 
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Publications
 
 
  • Zeljka Fuchs, Sharon L. Sessions, David J. Raymond (2014),
        Mechanisms controlling the onset of simulated convectively coupled Kelvin waves,
        Tellus A, 66, 22107, http://dx.doi.org/10.1034021/tellusa.v66.22107.
     
  • Sharon L. Sessions, Leah A. Lindsey, Carlos Lopez Carrillo, and David J. Raymond (2013),
        Modeling the diurnal cycle over tropical oceans using the weak temperature gradient approximation,
        Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, submitted.
     
  • David J. Raymond, Sharon L. Sessions, and Carlos Lopez Carrillo (2011), Thermodynamics of tropical cyclogenesis in the northwest Pacific,
        J. Geophys. Res. -- Atmospheres, 116, D18101, doi:10.1029/2011JD015624. PDF
     
  • Sharon L. Sessions, Satomi Sugaya, David J. Raymond and Adam H. Sobel (2010),
        Multiple equilibria in a cloud resolving model using the weak temperature gradient approximation,
        Journal of Geophysical Research , 115, D12110, doi:10.1029/2009JD013376. PDF of draft; Supplement (PDF)
     
  • David J. Raymond, Sharon Sessions, Adam Sobel, Zeljka Fuchs (2009),
        The Mechanics of Gross Moist Stability,
        Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, Vol. 1, Art. #9, 20 pp., doi:10.3894/JAMES.2009.1.9,
        Published 26 August 2009.
     
  • Patton F. S., G. D. Bothun, S. L. Sessions (2008),
        An electric force facilitator in descending vortex tornadogenesis,
        Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, D07106, doi:10.1029/2007JD009027,
        Published 9 April 2008.
     
  • David J. Raymond, Sharon L. Sessions, Zeljka Fuchs (2007),
        A theory for the spinup of tropical depressions,
        Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, Volume 133, Issue 628,
        Date: October 2007 Part A, Pages: 1743-1754.
     
  • Raymond D. J., S. L. Sessions (2007),
        Evolution of convection during tropical cyclogenesis,
        Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L06811, doi:10.1029/2006GL028607,
        Published 31 March 2007.
     
  • Sharon L. Sessions, D. Belitz, T. R. Kirkpatrick, and Maria Teresa Mercaldo (2003),
        Weak Localization Effects at the Quantum Ferromagnetic Transition,
        Journal of the Physical Society of Japan 72, 171-172, Suppl. A.
     
  • Sharon L. Sessions and Dietrich Belitz (2003),
        Quantum critical behavior in disordered itinerant ferromagnets: Instability of the ferromagnetic phase,
        Physical Review B 68, 054411, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.68.054411
        Published 19 August 2003. PDF
     
  • D. Belitz, T. R. Kirkpatrick, Maria Teresa Mercaldo, and Sharon L. Sessions (2001),
        Quantum critical behavior in disordered itinerant ferromagnets: Logarithmic corrections to scaling,
        Physical Review B, 63, 174428, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.63.174428.
        Published 11 April 2001. PDF
     
  • D. Belitz, T. R. Kirkpatrick, Maria Teresa Mercaldo, and Sharon L. Sessions (2001),
        Local field theory for disordered itinerant quantum ferromagnets,
        Physical Review B, 63, 174427, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.63.174427.
        Published 11 April 2001. PDF
     
     

     
     
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