Assistant Professor Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Florida State University Tallahassee, FL 32306 Education 2015Ph.D. School of Oceanography, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Thesis: Mechanisms of Tropical Pacific Climate Change During the Holocene. Advisors: Julian Sachs and David Battisti. 2010M.S. University of Washington, Oceanography. 2010Certificate in Climate Sciences, University of Washington, Program on Climate Change. 2006B.A. University of California, Berkeley, Atmospheric Science. 2006B.A. University of California, Berkeley, Physics.
Tropical climate change and variability
Stable isotope and trace element geochemistry of biogenic carbonates and sediments
Integrating paleoclimate reconstructions with dynamical theories and numerical simulations of the climate system
Climate model-data intercomparison
Primary Appointments 2015–2019Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Berkeley, Geography Dept. & Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Earth and Atm. Sciences. Hosts: John Chiang and Kim Cobb. 2007–2015Graduate Research Assistant. University of Washington, School of Oceanography. Research Advisors: Julian Sachs and David Battisti. 2006–2007Postgraduate Research Assistant. University of California Berkeley, Geography Department. Research Advisor: Robert Rhew. Fellowships and Awards 2018 Finalist for University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship 2015–2017 NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellow 2009–2014NSF Graduate Research Fellow 2010–2012DOE Graduate Research Environmental Fellow 2008–2009Egtvedt Endowment in the School of Oceanography Recipient 2007–2008University of Washington Program on Climate Change Fellow 2007–2008University of Washington Graduate School Fund for Excellence and Innovation recipient 2006–2007Charles H. Ramsden Endowed Fund Research Fellow Publications Submitted or in press:
H. Zhang, M. L. Griffiths, J. C.H. Chiang, W. Kong, Sh. Wu, A. R. Atwood, J. Huang, H. Cheng, Y. Ning, S. Xie (in press). “East Asian hydroclimate modulated by the position of the westerlies during Termination I.” Science.
Donohoe, A., A. R. Atwood, M. P. Byrne (in rev. at Nature Geoscience). “Controls on the width of tropical precipitation and its contraction under global warming.”
Atwood, A. R., D. S. Battisti, C. M. Bitz, J. P. Sachs (subm. to Nature). “Response of the tropical Pacific to abrupt climate change 8,200 years ago.”
Hydro2k Consortium: J. E. Smerdon, J. Luterbacher, S. J. Phipps, K. J. Anchukaitis, T. Ault, S. Coats, K. M. Cobb, B. I. Cook, C. Colose, T. Felis, A. Gallant, J. H. Jungclaus, B. Konecky, A. LeGrande, S. Lewis, A. S. Lopatka, W. Man, J. S. Mankin, J. T. Maxwell, B. L. Otto-Bliesner, J. W. Partin, D. Singh, N. Steiger, S. Stevenson, J. E. Tierney, D. Zanchettin, H. Zhang, A. R. Atwood, L. Andreu-Hayles, S. H. Baek, B. Buckley, E. R. Cook, R. D'Arrigo, S. Dee, M. Griffiths, C. Kulkarni, Y. Kushnir, F. Lehner, C. Leland, H. W. Linderholm, A. Okazaki, J. Palmer, E. Piovano, C. C. Raible, M. P. Rao, J. Scheff, G. Schmidt, R. Seager, M. Widmann, A. P. Williams, E. Xoplaki. “Comparing proxy and model estimates of hydroclimate variability and change over the Common Era.” Climate of the Past 13, 1851-1900. doi: 10.5194/cp-13-1851-2017
Atwood, A. R., D. S. Battisti, A. T. Wittenberg, W. H. G. Roberts, D. J. Vimont (2017). “Characterizing unforced multi-decadal variability of ENSO: A case study with the GFDL CM2.1 coupled GCM.” Climate Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s00382-016-3477-9
Atwood, A. R., E. Wu, D. M. W. Frierson, J. P. Sachs, D. S. Battisti (2016). “Quantifying climate forcings and feedbacks over the last millennium in CMIP5-PMIP3 models.” Journal of Climate 29, 1161-1178, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0063.1
Atwood, A. R. and J. P. Sachs (2014). “Separating ITCZ- and ENSO-related rainfall changes in the Galápagos over the last 3 kyr using D/H ratios of multiple lipid biomarkers.” Earth and Planetary Science Letters 404, 408-419, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2014.07.038
Atwood, A. R., J. K. Volkman, J. P. Sachs (2014). “Characterization of unusual sterols and long chain diols, triols, keto-ols and n-alkenols in El Junco Lake, Galápagos.” Organic Geochemistry 66, 80-89, doi: 10.1016/j.orggeochem.2013.11.004
Myhrvold, C. L., F. Janny, D. Nelson, S. N. Ladd, A. R. Atwood, J. P. Sachs (2014). “Holocene Closure of Lib Pond, Marshall Islands.” PLoS ONE 9, e90939, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0090939
Atwood, A. R. and J. P. Sachs (2012). “Purification of dinosterol from complex mixtures of sedimentary lipids for hydrogen isotope analysis.” Organic Geochemistry 48, 37-46, doi: 10.1016/j.orggeochem.2012.04.006
Teh, Y. A., O. Mazeas, A. R. Atwood, T. Abel, R. C. Rhew (2009). “Hydrologic regulation of gross methyl chloride and methyl bromide uptake from Alaskan Arctic tundra.” Global Change Biology 15, 330-345, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2008.01749.x
Teh, Y. A., R. C. Rhew, A. Atwood, T. Abel (2008). “Water, temperature, and vegetation regulation of methyl chloride and methyl bromide fluxes from a shortgrass steppe ecosystem.” Global Change Biology 14, 77-91, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2007.01480.x
Rhew, R. C., Y. A. Teh, T. Abel, A. Atwood, O. Mazeas (2008). “Chloroform emissions from the Alaskan Arctic tundra.” Geophysical Research Letters 35, L21811, doi: 10.1029/2008GL035762
Atwood, A.R. (2015). “Mechanisms of Tropical Pacific Climate Change During the Holocene.” PhD thesis. University of Washington.
Selected Oral Presentations 08/2018 “A coral ensemble approach to reconstructing mean climate and seasonality in the central Pacific,” Goldschmidt Conference, Boston, MA. 07/2018 “Characterizing zonal variations in the shift of tropical precipitation to climate forcing,” WCRP Grand Challenge Meeting on Monsoons and Tropical Rain Belts, International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy. 02/2018 “The Influence of Mean State Changes on ENSO During the Mid-Holocene: Insights from Coral Records and an Isotope-Enabled GCM,” Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland, OR. 09/2017 “A Coral Ensemble Approach to Reconstructing Central Pacific Climate Change During the mid- Holocene,” GeoBremen, Bremen, Germany. 08/2017 “High latitude teleconnections to tropical mean climate: paleoclimate data and models,” US CLIVAR Summit, Baltimore, MD. Invited. 03/2017 “Proxy and modeling evidence of the 8.2 kyr event in the eastern equatorial Pacific,” 28th Pacific Climate Workshop, Pacific Grove, CA. 12/2016 “A Coral Ensemble Approach to Reconstructing Central Pacific Climate Change During the Holocene,” 185396, AGU Fall Meeting. 06/2016 “Hydroclimate changes in the tropical Pacific over the last millennium: data model comparisons and possible mechanisms,” PAGES2k-PMIP3 Workshop: Comparing Data and Model Estimates of Hydroclimate Variability and Change over the Common Era, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Invited. 07/2016 “Tropical Pacific climate change and ENSO evolution during the Holocene,” NOAA Climate and Global Change Summer Institute, Steamboat Springs, CO. 12/2015 “Possible mechanisms of a southward shift in tropical precipitation during the Little Ice Age,” PP44B-06 AGU Fall Meeting. Invited. 10/2015 “Why was there a Little Ice Age?” Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory seminar. Invited. 09/2015 “Spatial variations of the ITCZ response to North Atlantic freshwater forcing,” Workshop on Monsoons & ITCZ: the annual cycle in the Holocene and the future, Columbia University. Invited. 09/2015 “Why was there a Little Ice Age?” U.C. Berkeley Atmospheric Science Center seminar. Invited. 11/2014 “Possible mechanisms of a southward shifted ITCZ during the Little Ice Age,” Univ. of Washington Chemical Oceanography seminar. 09/2014 “The influence of a weakened AMOC on the El Niño-Southern Oscillation,” U.S. AMOC Science Team Meeting, Seattle, WA. 12/2013 “Last millennium climate change in CMIP5 models,” PP41B-07 AGU Fall Meeting. 09/2013 “The Little Ice Age in CMIP5,” University of Edinburgh School of Geosciences seminar. 12/2012 “Holocene climate changes in the eastern equatorial Pacific from hydrogen isotopes of multiple biomarkers from a Galápagos lake,” PP24B-04 AGU Fall Meeting. 10/2012 “Initial investigations on the interactions between ENSO and the mean state of the tropical Pacific,” Univ. of Washington Chemical Oceanography seminar. 08/2011 “Mean state changes in the tropical Pacific and El Nino-Southern Oscillation Variability: Paleoclimate evidence and climate modeling investigations,” DOE Global Change Education Program Workshop, Knoxville, TN. 10/2010 “Holocene rainfall variations from hydrogen isotope ratios of algal biomarkers in a Galápagos Island lake sediment,” Univ. of Washington Graduate Climate Conference. 11/2008 “What can Christmas Island tell us about rainfall in the tropical Pacific over the last millennium? Univ. of Washington Chemical Oceanography seminar.
Additional Training 2016-18 Visiting scientist, UC Irvine AMS Lab 2016Visiting scientist, University of Minnesota Isotope Lab 2015Advanced Climate Dynamics Course: Climate and Volcanism, Héraðsskólinn, Iceland 2013NASA Intensive Summer School in Computing for Env. Sciences, Univ. of Virginia, VA 2013NCAS Climate Modeling Summer School, Oxford, United Kingdom 2011NCAR Community Earth System Model Tutorial, Boulder, CO Teaching and Mentoring 2017 – 2018 Postgraduate Aaron Jones, laboratory work, Georgia Institute of Tech. 2016 – 2017Undergraduates Melat Hagos and Gemma O’Connor, laboratory work, Georgia Institute of Tech. 2015 – 2016Undergraduate Kayla Townsend, laboratory work, Georgia Institute of Tech. 2013 – 2015Undergraduate Elynn Wu, climate modeling, University of Washington 2010Undergraduate Kyle Thomas, laboratory work, University of Washington 2009Graduate Teaching Assistant, Field course: Exploration seminar in the Marshall Island, University of Washington 2008 – 2009Washington State University Extension Carbon Masters Program course development: Global climate change. Seattle, WA.
Selected Outreach, Service, and Leadership Activities 2016 – presentCo-organizer, Science Leadership and Management, UC Berkeley; Organize yearly seminar series and end-of-year workshopfor graduate students and postdocs to promote leadership development in early career scientists. 2013 – presentPeer reviewer for scientific journals: Geophysical Research Letters, Quaternary Science Reviews, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Organic Geochemistry, Geology, Journal of Geophysical Research–Atmospheres. 2013 – presentVolunteer, Educurious; Develop teacher-training resources and serve as a science expert for high school science teachers. 2010 – 2014Co-organizer/co-chair, Graduate Climate Conference, University of Washington and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 04/2014Speaker, “Climate change impacts in the Pacific Northwest”, Everett Public Library. 04/2012Speaker, “Our changing oceans”, Highland Community College Environmental Chemistry class, Des Moines, WA. 02/2012Speaker, “Current and future ocean change”, Interlake High School AP Environmental Science class, Bellevue, WA. 2009 – 2010Volunteer, Washington State University Extension; Developed pilot program and curricular materials for the community education programs Carbon Masters and Carbon Coaches. 01/2010Speaker, “Climate change 101”, WSU Extension Carbon Masters Program, Cascadia Community College, Bothell, WA. 10/2009Speaker, “Climate change 101”, WSU Extension Carbon Coaches Program, Cascadia Community College, Bothell, WA. 07/2009Co-organizer, Climate Change Symposium, Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands 2008Co-organizer, US Congressional Delegation-House Science and Technology Committee to the Galápagos Islands. 02/2008Volunteer, Technical Advisory Panel member and Science Judge for Washington Regional Ocean Sciences Bowl.