Michael Byrne

Graduate student | MIT Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate

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I am a second year graduate student in the Program for Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at MIT. I am also a participant in the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change. My supervisor is Paul O'Gorman.

My research focuses on atmospheric dynamics, the hydrological cycle, and climate change. In particular, I am interested in how the transportation of water in the atmosphere will change under global warming, and how this will impact precipitation patterns. In addition, I have recently been working on the "land-sea surface warming contrast" whereby, under warming scenarios, land surface temperatures tend to increase more than sea surface temperatures. For more information, see the paper by Joshi et al. (2008).

Contact information:

You can reach me by email at byrnem@mit.edu, by phone at 617.253.1984, or by foot in office 54-1611 (MIT).