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May 27, 2015 9:49 GMT
Congratulations to ESS grad student Clayton Elder, winner of the 2015 United States Permafrost Association Early Career Travel Grant
Magnusdottir Modeling Lab
The Magnusdottir Modeling Lab focuses on atmospheric and climate dynamics. Gudrun Magnusdottir and her team use observations, as well as a hierarchy of numerical models, to study dynamical processes in the atmosphere and climate variability. The lab investigates feedback mechanisms influencing the unprecedented high-latitude trends in several climate variables over recent decades, tropical-extratropical and troposphere-stratosphere dynamical interactions, and the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) -- its variability on different timescales and what controls it in the climate system. Other areas of interest include: sea ice and its climatic effects; variability in the tropics on different time scales; climate modes including the North Atlantic Oscillation/Arctic Oscillation: Forcing mechanisms and trends in observations; and geometrical fluid dynamics and balanced flow.