Michael Evans
Adjunct Associate Professor, Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research
(301) 405-8763
PhD, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University, 1999

High resolution multiproxy paleoclimatology of the late Holocene, with special emphasis on tropical processes, hydrometeorological variations, and global climate change. Forward modeling of the processes by which environmental forcing is represented in observations collected from paleoclimatic archives. Analysis of historical climate data sets. Climate field reconstruction from sparse observational networks. Analysis and modeling of paleo-reconstruction uncertainties. Synthesis of paleoclimate observations and simulations.

Selected Citations: 

Zeng, X., X. Liu, M.N. Evans, W. Wang, W. An, G. Xu, G. Wu, Seasonal incursion of Indian monsoon humidity and precipitation onto the southeastern Tibetan Plateau inferred from intra-seasonal resolution tree ring oxygen isotopic measurements, Earth and Planetary Sci. Letters, 443, 9-19.

PAGES2k-PMIP3 group (including M.N. Evans), 2015, Continental-scale temperature variability in PMIP3 simulations and PAGES2k regional temperature reconstructions over the past millennium, Clim. Past., doi: 10.5194/cp-11-1673-2015, www.clim-past.net/11/1673/2015/.

McGregor, H.V., M.N. Evans, H. Goosse, G. Leduc, B. Martrat, J.A. Addison, P.G. Mortyn, D.W. Oppo, M.-S. Seidenkrantz, M.-A. Sicre, S.J. Phipps, K. Selvaraj, K. Thirumalai, H.L. Filipsson and V. Ersek, Robust global ocean cooling trend for the pre-industial Common Era, Nat. Geosci., DOI: 10.1038/NGEO2510, dataset archived as: PAGES Ocean2k Synthesis Data Set, www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/study/18718, 8/2015.

2015 Zhang, Q.-B., M.N. Evans, and L. Lyu, Moisture dipole over the Tibetan Plateau during the past five and a half centuries, Nat. Comm., 6, 8062, doi: 10.1038/ncomms9062.

Comboul, M.E., J. Emile-Geay, G.J. Hakim, M.N. Evans, 2015, Paleoclimate sampling as a sensor placement problem, J. Clim., 28(19), 7717-7740, DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00802.1.

Dee, S., J. Emile-Geay, M.N. Evans, A. Allam, E.J. Steig, D.M. Thompson, 2015, PRYSM: An open-source framework for PRoxY System Modeling, with applications to oxygen isotope systems, J. Adv. Mod. Earth Sys., 7(3), 1220-1247, doi: 10.1002/2015MS000447.

Tierney, J.E., N.J. Abram, K.J. Anchukaitis, M.N. Evans, C. Giry, K.H. Kilbourne, C.P. Saenger, H.C. Wu, J. Zinke, Tropical sea surface temperature for the past four centuries reconstructed from coral archives, Paleoceanography, 30, doi: 10.1001/2014PA002717, dataset and reconstructions archived as: PAGES Ocean2K 400 Year Coral Data and Tropical SST Reconstructions, http://ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/study/17267, 3/2015.

Research Themes: 
Climate variability
Dendrochronology
Paleoclimatology

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