Changes in Earth’s orbit, atmospheric CO2 and ice sheet extent have had dramatic impacts on climate during the past few million years. By running idealized climate model simulations, Michael isolates the climate responses to each of these factors individually and evaluates the results against proxy records. Recently, his research has focused on global temperature and precipitation responses as well as regional responses in the equatorial Pacific, the Maritime Continent, and the monsoon regions.
climate dynamics, paleoclimate, climate modeling
Ph.D., Rutgers University
M.S., Rutgers University
B.S., University of North Carolina at Asheville