Special Seminar: The ocean's role in polar climate change
Kyle Armour is a James S. McDonnell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at MIT. He obtained his PhD in the Department of Physics at the University of Washington in 2012. His main research interests are in climate dynamics, including the general circulation of the atmosphere and oceans, sea ice, and climate change. His recent work has spanned a range of topics including atmospheric feedbacks and climate sensitivity, the role of the oceans in setting the timescales and geographic patterns of climate change and variability, and the climate implications of geoengineering with stratospheric aerosols. During his PhD, he studied the potential for reversibility in the loss of Arctic sea ice and worked to quantify our climate commitment–the amount of warming that would still occur absent any future greenhouse gas or aerosol emissions. He is the recipient of a 2011 'Studying Complex Systems' Postdoctoral Fellowship Award from the James S. McDonnell Foundation.