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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Recent publications

12  (of 12 published available) for mpb20. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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2018 (26/3)
Journal of Climate
vol.31 pp.3249-3264

Current Climate Change Reports
vol.First Online 
2018 (8/5)
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
vol.115 pp.4863-4868
2018 (15/2)
vol.46 pp.355-358
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 
2016 (16/11)
Geophysical Research Letters
vol.43 pp.11350-11357
2016 (16/5)
Geophysical Research Letters
2016 (15/12)
Journal of Climate
vol.29 pp.9045-9061
Geophysical Research Letters
Reviews of Geophysics

Contact Details:

Dr Mike Byrne
Irvine Building
University of St Andrews
North Street
St Andrews
KY16 9AL

tel: 01334 463914
room: 421
email: mpb20@st-andrews.ac.uk



School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

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