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Prof. Paul O'Gorman

Associate Professor of Atmospheric Science



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:

  1. 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

  2. Singh, M. S. & O'Gorman, P. A. 2016. Scaling of the entropy budget with surface temperature in radiative-convective equilibriumJournal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems doi:10.1002/2016MS000673

  3. 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 landJournal of Climate 28, 8078-8092

  4. O'Gorman, P. A. 2015. Precipitation extremes under climate changeCurrent Climate Change Reports 1, 49-59

  5. O'Gorman, P. A. 2014. Contrasting responses of mean and extreme snowfall to climate changeNature 512, 416-418

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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


Contact Information

t: 617-452-3382


B.A., Theoretical Physics, Trinity College, Ireland, 1998
M.Sc., High Performance Computing, Trinity College, 1999
Ph.D., Aeronautics, California Institute of Technology, 2004