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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.
Events CalendarKendall Memorial Lecture
Research Interests:Dr. Gao's research is focused on the development and application of land-surface models, and using satellite remote sensing...
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