Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan

FACULTY


Ashley Payne
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Ashley E. Payne

Assistant Professor

Office: 2517B
Phone: 734-647-1991
Email: aepayne@umich.edu
Web: https://aepayne.me

Education

Ph.D. Earth System Science, University of California - Irvine (2016)

M.Sc. Earth System Science, University of California - Irvine (2012)

B.Sc. Geosciences, University of Texas (2010)

Research

I am interested in using observations, reanalysis and numerical modeling to investigate the impacts, characteristics and climatology of extreme precipitation events. I use process-based studies for model evaluation and employ simple experiments to develop a mechanistic understanding of weather extremes and their interaction with climate.

Specializations and Research Interests

  • Climate variability and change 
  • Large-scale atmospheric dynamics of landfalling atmospheric rivers
  • Precipitation and convection representation in climate models
  • Science communication

Honors, Awards and Accomplishments

  • University of Michigan President's Postdoctoral Fellowship (2016)
  • Faculty Endowed Fellowship, School of Physical Sciences, University of California Irvine (2015)
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Program Fellowship (2014)
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2011)
  • Valedictorian, Departmental honors, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas (May 2010)

Professional Service

  • Organizer for Earth, Climate, and Coffee seminar series, Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, University of Michigan (present)
  • Faculty organizer for Tornado Camp at the University of Michigan (2017 - present)
  • Graduate student representative to the University of California Sustainability Steering Committee (2014 - 2015)
  • Graduate student representative to the Global Climate Leadership Council for the University of California system (2014 - 2015)
  • Graduate student representative to the Department of Earth System Science, University of California Irvine (2013 - 2014)
  • Outreach instructor to regional elementary schools with Climate, Literacy, Empowerment and iNquiry (CLEAN) education (09/11 - 05/16)

Publications

Shields, C. A, J. J. Rutz, L. R. Leung, F. M. Ralph, M. Wehner, B. Kawzenuk, J. M. Lora, E. McClenny, T. Osbourne, A. E. Payne, P. Ullrich, A. Gershunov, N. Goldenson, B. Guan, Y. Qian, A. M. Ramos, C. Sarangi, S. Sellars, I. Gorodetzkaya, K. Kashinath, V. Kurlin, K. Mahoney, G. Muszynski, R. Pierce, A. Subramanian, R. Tome, D. Waliser, D. Walton, G. Wick, A. Wilson, D. Lavers, Prabhat, A. Collow, H. Krishnan, G. Magnusdottir, and P. Nguyen, (2018): Atmospheric River Tracking Method Intercomparison Project (ARTMIP): project goals and experimental design. Geoscientific Model Development, 11, 2455-2474, doi: 10.5194/gmd-11-2455-2018.

Payne, A. E. and G. Magnusdottir (2016), Persistent landfalling atmospheric rivers over the West Coast of North America, Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres, 121(22), 13,28713,300, doi:10.1002/2016JD025549.

Payne, A. E., M. F. Jansen, and T. W. Cronin (2015), Conceptual model analysis of the influence of temperature feedbacks on polar amplification, Geophysical Research Letters42, 9561–9570, doi: 10.1002/2015GL065889.

Payne, A. E. and G. Magnusdottir (2015), An evaluation of atmospheric rivers over the North Pacific in CMIP5 and their response to warming under RCP 8.5, Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres120(11), 173 - 11, 190, doi: 10.1002/2015JD023586.

Payne, A. E. and G. Magnusdottir (2014), Dynamics of landfalling atmospheric rivers over the North Pacific in thirty years of MERRA reanalysis. Journal of Climate27(18), 7133 - 7150, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00034.1.

Breecker, D. O., A. E. Payne, J. Quade, J. L. Banner, C. E. Ball, K. W. Meyer, and B. D. Cowan (2012), The sources and sinks of CO2 in caves under mixed woodland and grassland vegetation.Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta96, 230 - 246, doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2012.08.023.

Updated: 2018-11-20