Dr. Megan C. Kirchmeier-Young

Chercheuse scientifique

La recherche sur les phénomènes climatiques extrêmes

Recherche et / ou projets en cours

Activités qui contribuent à la compréhension de l'état, des tendances et de la variabilité climatiques ainsi que des conditions climatiques extrêmes à l'échelle mondiale et régionale.

  • Détection et attribution du changement climatique à l’échelle mondiale et à l’échelle régionale
  • Analyse et attribution de phénomènes extrêmes

Activités professionnelles / intérêts

Zhang, X., Flato, G., Kirchmeier-Young, M., Vincent, L., Wan, H., Wang, X., Rong, R., Fyfe, J., Li, G., Kharin, V.V. (2019): Changes in Temperature and Precipitation Across Canada; Chapter 4 in Bush, E. and Lemmen, D.S. (Eds.) Canada’s Changing Climate Report. Government of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, pp 112-193.

Derksen, C., Burgess, D., Duguay, C., Howell, S., Mudryk, L., Smith, S., Thackeray, C. and Kirchmeier-Young, M. (2019): Changes in snow, ice, and permafrost across Canada; Chapter 5 in Canada’s Changing Climate Report, (ed.) E. Bush and D.S. Lemmen; Government of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, p. 194-260.

Prix et études

Ph. D. en sciences de l’atmosphère et des occéans, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2015)

B. Sc. en météorologie, University of Oklahoma (2010)

Prix Roger Daley pour une publication postdoctorale de la Société canadienne de météorologie et d'océanographie

Bourse d’études supérieures de l’American Meteorological Society

Principales publications

Kirchmeier-Young, M. C., H. Wan, and X. Zhang, 2021: Anthropogenic contribution to the rainfall associated with the 2019 Ottawa River flood [in « Explaining Extreme Events of 2019 from a Climate Perspective »]. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 102, S33-S38. DOI: 10.1175/BAMS-D-20-0191.1

Gillett, N. P., M. Kirchmeier-Young, A. Ribes, H. Siogama, G. Hegerl, R. Knutti, G. Gastineau, J. G. John, L. Li, L. Nazarenko, N. Rosenbloom, O. Seland, T. Wu, S. Yukimoto, and T. Ziehn, 2021: Constraining human contributions to observed warming since the pre-industrial period. Nature Climate Change. DOI: 10.1038/s41558-020-00965-9.

Kirchmeier-Young, M. C. and X. Zhang, 2020: Human influence has intensified extreme precipitation in North America. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117, 13308-13313. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1921628117

Kirchmeier-Young, M. C., H. Wan, X. Zhang, and S. I. Seneviratne, 2019: Importance of framing for extreme event attribution: the role of spatial and temporal scales. Earth's Future, 7, 1192-1204. DOI:10.1029/2019EF001253.

Kirchmeier-Young, M. C., N. P. Gillett, F. W. Zwiers, A. J. Cannon, and F. S. Anslow, 2019: Attribution of the inuence of human-induced climate change on an extreme fire season. Earth's Future, 7, 2-10. DOI:10.1029/2018EF001050.

Kirchmeier-Young, M. C., F. W. Zwiers, N. P. Gillett, and A. J. Cannon, 2017: Attributing extreme fire risk in western Canada to human emissions. Climatic Change, 114, 365-379. DOI:10.1007/s10584-017-2030-0.

Gagne, M.-E., M. C. Kirchmeier-Young, N. P. Gillett, J. C. Fyfe, 2017: Arctic sea ice response to the eruptions of Agung, El Chichon and Pinatubo. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 122, 8071-8078. DOI:10.1002/2017JD027038

Kirchmeier-Young, M. C., F. W. Zwiers, and N. P. Gillett, 2017: Attribution of extreme events in Arctic sea ice extent. J. Climate., 30, 553-571. DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0412.1

Kirchmeier-Young, M. C., D. J. Lorenz, and D. J. Vimont, 2016: Extreme event verification for probabilistic downscaling. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 55, 2411-2430. DOI: 10.1175/JAMC-D-16-0043.1

Kirchmeier, M. C., D. J. Lorenz, and D. J. Vimont, 2014: Statistical downscaling of daily wind speed variations. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 53, 660-675. DOI: 10.1175/JAMC-D-13-0230.1