Paul Kushner

Contact via University of Toronto

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Recent Research Projects

Understanding Dynamical Linkages between the Arctic and Midlatitudes

2019/20 • $61,000 • PI
Over thirty years ago some of the earliest computer models of climate change successfully predicted that warming in the Arctic caused by greenhouse gas pollution would rapidly outpace warming in the rest of the world. This “Arctic amplification” (AA) of global warming is linked to melting of...

The Canadian sea ice and snow evolution (CanSISE) network

2012/13-2018/19 • $3,694,985 • PI,CO
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Theory of the atmospheric general circulation: coupling to polar climate and cryospheric change.

2014/15-2018/19 • $260,000 • PI
The complexity of climate change at high latitudes presents many challenges to researchers interested in the atmospheric general circulation. For example, the last two years included the most extreme Artic sea ice minimum and the most rapid spring-to-summer retreat of Northern Hemisphere snow...

Atmosphere-Related Research in Canadian Universities

2015/16 • $14,000 • PI
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Theory and models of the atmospheric general circulation

2010/11-2013/14 • $160,000 • PI
The Earth's atmosphere is an environment that we are constantly immersed in but that we understand in a surprisingly limited way. We experience the atmosphere's circulation directly when we are exposed to wind and precipitation; we experience it indirectly through satellite images that reveal...

ExArch: Climate analytics on distributed exascale data archives

2010/11-2012/13 • $231,455 • PI
Climate science demands on data management are growing rapidly as climate models grow in the precision with which they depict spatial structures and in the completeness with which they describe a vast range of physical processes. For the Climate Model Inter-comparison Project 5 (CMIP5), a...

Simulated evolution of the Canadian cryosphere with applications to Northern Lakes

2010/11-2011/12 • $366,500 • PI,CO
What does the future hold for the ecosystems and climate of Canada's North as a result of climate change? Global warming has already started in Canada's boreal and Arctic regions, and is set to accelerate, but there is still a great deal of uncertainty about just how fast and in what way climate...

The arctic earth system network (AESN) - Travel

2010/11 • $15,000 • PI,CO
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