Magnusdottir Modeling Lab
Professor Gudrun Magnusdottir is interested in atmospheric and climate dynamics. In her work she uses observations as well as a hierarchy of numerical models to study dynamical processes in the atmosphere, and climate variability.
One focus of her research centers on investigating feedback mechanisms influencing the unprecedented high-latitude trends in several climate variables over recent decades.
Another focus of her research centers on tropical-extratropical as well as troposphere-stratosphere dynamical interactions.
A third focus centers on the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), its variability on different timescales, and what controls it in the climate system.
Other areas 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 finally
- geometrical fluid dynamics and balanced flow.