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Climate & Space Welcomes Dr. Ashley Payne

Posted: September 13, 2016

Climate & Space Welcomes Dr. Ashley Payne

The Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering department is very pleased to welcome Dr. Ashley Payne to the Space Research Building.

Dr. Payne comes to us as one of two 2015-2016 recipients of the highly competitive University of Michigan’s President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship program. Begun in 2011, the program is a collaborative partnership with the University of California that offers postdoctoral research fellowships in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), economics, and political science, coupled with faculty mentoring, professional development, and academic networking opportunities.

She graduated with a Ph.D. in Earth System Science from the University of California, Irvine, earlier this year and joined the Climate & Space department this past Monday. Her research has focused on the large-scale atmospheric dynamics of landfalling atmospheric rivers along the western coastline of North America, and her broader research interests include climate variability and change, dynamical interactions behind extreme precipitation and weather events, climate system modeling, and science communication.

“I am excited about Ashley’s arrival,” says program mentor Professor Christiane Jablonowski, head of the Atmospheric Dynamics Modeling Group. “She will contribute greatly to the breadth of CLASP’s research portfolio.”

Dr. Payne will present her research at the Climate & Space Weekly Seminar on October 27, 2016 at 3:30pm. Please join us!

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