Paul Nicknish

Using Energy Flux Potential to understand changes in the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation

This project hopes to better understand the changes to the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) that are projected under a warmer climate and higher CO2 concentrations. We will use a variety of model simulations to analyze past and future AMOC behavior and how these behaviors shape the climate. We are particularly interested in shifts and changes to precipitation due to AMOC circulation changes and plan to use the concept of energy flux potential to constrain these changes.

Message to Sponsor

Thank you so much for supporting this program! I am so grateful for the opportunity to continue my research in climate science over the summer, and even more importantly, I feel so fortunate to be part of a community that funds and supports scientific research. We need it now more than ever. Thank you again!
  • Major: Applied Mathematics
  • Mentor: John Chiang, Geography