Patrick Taylor

NASA Langley Research Center

Climate Research Scientist

Bio: Dr. Taylor is Climate Research Scientist at the NASA Langley Research Center. He has authored 68 total publications (H-Index of 22 and 2296 citations) primarily on the behavior of clouds in tropical and polar regions and their radiative effects on time scales ranging from the diurnal cycle to climate change. His recognitions include the 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, 2015 Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow, lead author on the 2017 USGCRP Climate Science Special Report. PhD in Meteorology, FSU, 2009.

2022-08 Abstract Title: Arctic Climate Change, Clouds, and Chemistry

Abstract Body: To better understand Earth’s Energy Budget and Water Cycle and provide improved climate model projections for societal benefit with a focus on the Arctic, we need to focus research efforts on cloud, radiation, chemistry, and precipitation, and their interactions using satellite remote sensing of clouds and Earth’s radiation budget. This talk will cover (1) the interactions between Arctic sea ice and clouds, (2) the teleconnections between Arctic climate variability, the surface energy budget, and sea ice, and (3) the role of sea ice and surface turbulent fluxes in controlling Arctic amplification.