Mega-droughts, climate change modeling, and risk and variability assessments

Program or topic of research 

Mega-droughts, climate change modeling, and risk and variability assessments

Department or unit 

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Contact information 

Toby Ault
atd2@cornell.edu

Program goals 

Develop and apply models for prediction of climate change impacts including drought, spring phenology, and long-term weather variability

Brief description of program 

Dr. Ault’s research interests focus on developing models and tools to help stakeholders cope with climate change. He is interested in three areas of inquiry related to emergent climate risks: (1) estimating the risk of prolonged drought under climate change; (2) understanding the dynamics of seasonality, particularly spring; and (3) characterizing variations in the Tropical Pacific on timescales of decades to centuries, and their influence on global climate. The nature of his work is highly interdisciplinary, affording him the opportunity to collaborate closely not only with climate scientists and modelers, but with colleagues in many other disciplines, including geography, paleoclimatology, and ecology.

More information 

http://ccams.eas.cornell.edu/index.php?page=faculty&id=15



Category: Climate science/modeling, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Phenology, Research

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