Dr Mike Byrne

Dr Mike Byrne
Lecturer in Earth Surface Processes


 

I am a climate scientist and Lecturer in the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences at the University of St Andrews. I am also a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow in the Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics Group at the University of Oxford. I completed my PhD at MIT in 2014 where my advisor was Paul O'Gorman.

My research addresses fundamental questions in atmospheric and climate dynamics, land-climate interactions, the water cycle, and past & future climate change. Recently I have been working to understand the role of atmospheric circulations in climate sensitivity, the dynamics of the intertropical convergence zone, and why continents and oceans respond very differently to climate change. In my research I use a range of tools including theory, computational models of varying degree of complexity, and Earth-system observations.

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12 (of 12 published available) for mpb20. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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Atmospheric dynamics feedback Michael Patrick Byrne, Tapio Schneider
Journal of Climate 2018 vol.31 pp.3249-3264
Response of the intertropical convergence zone to climate change Michael Patrick Byrne, Angeline Pendergrass, Anita Rapp, Kyle Wodzicki
Current Climate Change Reports vol.First Online
Trends in continental temperature and humidity directly linked to ocean warming Michael Patrick Byrne, Paul O'Gorman
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2018 vol.115 pp.4863-4868
Warm and cold wet-states in the western United States during the Pliocene-Pleistocene Daniel Ibarra, Jessica Oster, Matthew Winnick, Jeremy Caves Rugenstein, Michael Patrick Byrne, Page Chamberlain
Geology 2018 vol.46 pp.355-358
Energetic constraints on the width of the intertropical convergence zone Michael Patrick Byrne, Tapio Schneider
Journal of Climate 2016 vol.29 pp.4709-4721
Narrowing of the ITCZ in a warming climate: Physical mechanisms Michael Patrick Byrne, Tapio Schneider
Geophysical Research Letters 2016 vol.43 pp.11350-11357
Thermodynamic and dynamic controls on changes in the zonally anomalous hydrological cycle Robert Wills, Michael Patrick Byrne, Tapio Schneider
Geophysical Research Letters 2016 vol.43
Understanding decreases in land relative humidity with global warming Michael Patrick Byrne, Paul O'Gorman
Journal of Climate 2016 vol.29 pp.9045-9061
Link between land-ocean warming contrast and surface relative humidities in simulations with coupled climate models Michael Patrick Byrne, Paul O'Gorman
Geophysical Research Letters 2013 vol.40
Energetic constraints on precipitation under climate change Paul O'Gorman, Michael Patrick Byrne
Reviews of Geophysics 2012 vol.33

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Dr Mike Byrne
Irvine Building
University of St Andrews
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St Andrews
KY16 9AL
Fife
UK

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email: mpb20@st-andrews.ac.uk

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