Aaron Donohoe

Aaron Donohoe

Postdoc

Email thedhoe [at] mit [dot] edu

Phone 617.253.5458

Office 54-1517

Education

2011, PhD Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington.2003, BS Department of Physics and Astronomy, Bowdoin College.

Interests

I study global scale climate dynamics with a focus on how energy moves through the climate system via radiative and dynamical processes. My most recent work has focused on the controls of the meridional heat transport in the climate system and the seasonal cycle of atmospheric temperature. I'm also interested in mid-latitude atmospheric dynamics (storms) and paleoclimate. When I'm not studying climate dynamics, I do a lot of skiing, some backpacking and surfing, and really enjoy cooking.

Awards

NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral FellowNational Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Publications

Aaron Donohoe, John Marshall, David Ferreira, David McGee
The relationship between ITCZ location and cross equatorial atmospheric heat transport; from the seasonal cycle to the Last Glacial Maximum
In Press. Journal of Climate

John Marshall, Aaron Donohoe, David Ferreira, David McGee
The role of the Ocean Circulation in Setting the mean position of the ITCZ
In Press, Climate Dynamics

A. Donohoe and D.S. Battisti.
The seasonal cycle of atmospheric heating and temperature
In press. J. Climate.

A. Donohoe and D.S. Battisti
What determines meridional heat transport in climate models
2009 Donohoe, A. and D.S. Battisti. What determines meridional heat transport in climate models? J. Climate, in press.

A. Donohoe and D.S. Battisti
Atmospheric and surface contribution to planetray albedo
2011 Donohoe, A. and D.S. Battisti: Atmospheric and suface contributions to planetary albedo and their relationship to the total meridional energy transport. J. Climate, 24, 4401-17.

A. Donohoe and D.S. Battisti
The asymmetry between synoptic cyclone and anticyclone amplitudes: implications for filtering methods in feature tracking
2009 Donohoe, A. and D.S. Battisti The asymmetry between synoptic cyclone and anticyclone amplitudes: implications for filtering methods in feature tracking. Mon. Wea. Rev., 137, 3874-87.

A. Donohoe and D.S. Battisti
Causes of Reduced North Atlantic Storm Activity in a CCSM3 Simulation of the Last Glacial Maximum
2009 Donohoe, A. and D.S. Battisti Causes of Reduced North Atlantic Storm Activity in a CCSM3 Simulation of the Last Glacial Maximum J. Climate, 22, 4793-4808.

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