Smerdon PaleoDynamics Lab

Proxy Synthesis, Modeling, and Climate Dynamics - From Past to Future

Recent Publications

Mankin, J.S., D. Viviroli, M.M. Mekonnen, A.Y. Hoekstra, R.M. Horton, J.E. Smerdon, and N.S. Diffenbaugh, Influence of internal variability on population exposure to hydroclimatic changes, Environmental Research Letters, 12, 04400,

Smerdon, J.E. (2017), What was Earth's climate like before we were measuring it?, Significance, 14: 24-29. doi:10.1111/j.1740-9713.2017.00999.x

Beltrami, H., G.S. Matharoo, J.E. Smerdon, L. Illanes, and L. Tarasov (2016), Impacts of the Last Glacial Cycle on Ground Surface Temperature Reconstructions over the Last Millennium, Geophysical Research Letters, 43.

Coats, S., J.E. Smerdon, B.I. Cook, R. Seager, E.R. Cook, and K.J. Anchukaitis (2016), Internal ocean-atmosphere variability drives megadroughts in Western North America, Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 9886-9894.


The PaleoDynamics Lab at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory is led by Prof. Jason E. Smerdon, with strong connections to colleagues in the Division of Ocean and Climate Physics, the Lamont Tree-Ring Laboratory and the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.  The broad objective of our group is to characterize and understand climate variability and change on multi-decadal to centennial timescales.