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MIT Center for Global Change Science affiliates include: the MIT School of Science; MIT School of Engineering; Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences (EAPS); Civil & Evironmental Engineering (CEE);Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS); Engineering Systems Division (ESD), and Biology.
Professor Arlene Fiore is the Peter H. Stone and Paola Malanotte Stone Professor of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences. She breaks her research down...
Research Interests:Large-scale dynamics of the atmosphere, climate change, and turbulence; the behavior of the hydrological cycle and of extratropical storms in different climates.Selected Publications:
Byrne, M. P. & O'Gorman, P. A. 2016. Understanding decreases in land relative humidity with global warming: conceptual model and GCM simulations. Journal of Climate doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0351.1
Singh, M. S. & O'Gorman, P. A. 2016. Scaling of the entropy budget with surface temperature in radiative-convective equilibrium. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems doi:10.1002/2016MS000673
Byrne, M. P. & O'Gorman, P. A. 2015. The response of precipitation minus evapotranspiration to climate warming: Why the "wet-get-wetter, dry-get-drier" scaling does not hold over land. Journal of Climate 28, 8078-8092
O'Gorman, P. A. 2015. Precipitation extremes under climate change. Current Climate Change Reports 1, 49-59
O'Gorman, P. A. 2014. Contrasting responses of mean and extreme snowfall to climate change. Nature 512, 416-418
Byrne, M.P. and P.A. O'Gorman, 2013: Land-ocean warming contrast over a wide range of climates: convective quasi-equilibrium theory and idealized simulations, The ISME Journal, 26(12): 4000-16
Muller, C.J., P.A. O'Gorman and L.E. Back, 2011: Intensification of Precipitation Extremes with Warming in a Cloud-Resolving Model, Journal of Climate, 24(11): 2784-800
O'Gorman, P.A., 2011: The effective static stability experienced by eddies in a moist atmosphere, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 68(1): 75-90
O'Gorman, P.A., 2010: Understanding the varied response of the extratropical storm tracks to climate change, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107(45): 19176-80
B.A., Theoretical Physics, Trinity College, Ireland, 1998M.Sc., High Performance Computing, Trinity College, 1999Ph.D., Aeronautics, California Institute of Technology, 2004