David Kirk-Davidoff
Eugenia Kalnay
Raghu Murtugudde

 

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Area of expertise Climate Modeling
Name Daniel Kirk-Davidoff
Title Adjunct Associate Professor
Department Atmospheric and Oceanic Science
University University of Maryland
Email dankd@atmos.umd.edu
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Description of relevant research Dr. Kirk-Davidoff is interested in how and why climate has changed in the past, and in how to devise better ways to test the models we use to predict climate change in the future. He uses computer climate models to understand how the climate system responds to changes at the earth’s surface, whether due to geological processes like mountain building, or fast human processes like the construction of wind turbines.
Relevant citations Barrie, D., D.B. Kirk-Davidof, 2010: Weather response to a large wind turbine array. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 769-775. Available online.


Murphy, L.N., D.B. Kirk-Davidoff, N. Mahowald, B. Otto-Bliesner, 2009. A Numerical Study of the Climate Response to Lowered Mediterranean Sea Level During the Messinian Salinity Crisis. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 279:41-49. PDF


Kirk-Davidoff, D.B., 2009: On the Diagnosis of Climate Sensitivity Using Observations of Fluctuations. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics , 9:813-822. available online.


Kirk-Davidoff, D.B., J.-F. Lamarque, 2008: Maintenance of polar stratospheric clouds in a moist stratosphere. Climate of the Past,4:69-78. PDF.


Kirk-Davidoff, D.B., and D.W. Keith, 2008: On the climate impact of surface roughness anomalies. PDF. J. Atmos. Sci, 65:2215-2234.

Web links Daniel Kirk-Davidoff
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Area of expertise Climate Modeling
Name Eugenia Kalnay
Title Distinguished University Professor
Department Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Science
University University of Maryland
Email ekalnay@atmos.umd.edu
Phone 301.405.5370
Description of relevant research Dr. Kalnay has long experience in developing models and data sets than can be used to better understand and predict weather and climate. She was awarded the World Meteorological Organization’s IMO Prize in 2009. A 2003 Nature paper on the impacts of land-cover and land-use change on climate change was named by Discovery Magazine as one of the top 100 science news stories of the year. The scientific paper has been cited more than 750 times in the last decade. She has also developed methods to more accurately depict the interactions between the oceans and the atmosphere in computer models.
Relevant citations Kalnay, E., & Cai, M. (2003). Impact of urbanization and land-use change on climate. Nature, 423(6939), 528–531.


Cai, M., & Kalnay, E. (2005). Can reanalysis have anthropogenic climate trends without model forcing? Journal of Climate, 18(11), 1844–1849.


Kalnay, E., Kanamitsu, M., Kistler, R., Collins, W., Deaven, D., Gandin, L., Joseph, D. (1996). The NCEP/NCAR 40-year reanalysis project. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 77(3), 437–47

Web links Eugenia Kalnay
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Area of expertise Climate Modeling
Name Raghu Murtugudde
Title Professor
Department Atmospheric and Oceanic Science
University University of Maryland, College Park
Email ragu@essic.umd.edu
Phone 301.314.2622
Description of relevant research The Chesapeake Bay Forecast System was the first regional earth system prediction framework and is now run by volunteers due to funding cuts. Most of Professor Murtugudde’s regional earth system research is directly applicable to Maryland and the region.
Relevant citations Curriculum Virtae
Web links Raghu Murtugudde
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