Overview

I am a professor in the Program in Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at MIT.


My research interests are in atmospheric dynamics and the hydrological cycle. I am particularly interested in the behavior of precipitation and the general circulation in different climates.

Contact me by email: pog 'at symbol' mit.edu

Recent Publications

Gertler, C. G. & O'Gorman, P. A. 2019
Changing available energy for large-scale and convective circulations in northern summer
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences doi:10.1073/pnas.1812312116 812312116


Recent News

Changing energy of the atmosphere in northern summer over 1979-2017: Less energy available to fuel extratropical cyclones, but more for associated convection
MIT News Article, February 2019.

The promise of machine learning in climate modeling
MIT News Article, February 2019.