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Armineh Barkhordarian

Armineh Barkhordarian received her Ph.D. in Climate Science from the University of Hamburg. Her M.S. degree is in Meteorology. She received her B.S. degree in Physics with a major in Solid-State Physics and minors in Quantum Mechanics and Crystallography. In her current Postdoctoral research at JPL, she is working on regional scale detection and attribution of climate change.

  • Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science - University of Hamburg, Germany (2013).
  • Master of Science in Meteorology - University of Teheran (2009)
  • Bachelor of Science in Solid State Physics - University of Teheran (2006)

Research Interests
Detection of anthropogenic climate change, Single event attribution, Extremes, Climate variability

Professional Experience
  • 2016-present: Post-doctoral Scholar at Jet Propulsion Laboratory and University of California (UCLA), Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences.
  • 2017-present:Visiting Researcher at Max-Planck institute for Meteorology, Hamburg. Germany.
  • 2013-2014: Post-doctoral Researcher at the Institute of Coastal Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany.
  • 2009-2013: Doctoral Scientific Assistant at the Institute of Coastal Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany.

Selected Publications
  1. Barkhordarina A Saatchi S, Behrangi A, Loikith P.C., Mechoso C.R. (2018) Evidence of Faster Drying than Warming in Tropical South America. Under review in GRL.
  2. Barkhordarian A, von Storch H, Behrangi A, Loikith P.C., Mechoso C.R., and Judha D., (2018) Simultaneous regional detection of land-use changes and elevated GHG levels: the case of spring precipitation in tropical South America. Geophysical Research Letters, 45. 2018GL078041.
  3. Loikith P, Detzer J, Mechoso R, Lee K, and Barkhordarian A (2017) The Influence of Recurrent Modes of Climate Variability on the Occurrence of Monthly Temperature Extremes over South America.. Journal of Geophysical Research, 122, 10,297-10,311.
  4. Barkhordarian A, von Storch H, Zorita E and Mechoso C. R. (2017) Observed warming over northern South America in dry seasons has an anthropogenic origin. Climate Dynamics.
  5. Barkhordarian A, von Storch H, Zorita E and J Gómez-Navarro (2016) An attempt to deconstruct recent climate change over the Baltic Sea basin. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmosphere, 121, doi:10.1002/2015JD024648.
  6. Soares D, Lee H, Loikith P, Barkhordarian A and Mechoso CR (2016) Can significant trends in surface air temperature and precipitation be detected over South America? International Journal of Climatology. DOI: 10.1002/joc.4792.
  7. Barkhordarian A (2015) Annex 2: The Concept of Detection and Attribution in the "Second Assessment of Climate Change for the Baltic Sea Basin", Springer, Apr 15, 2015, ISBN: 978-3-319-16005-4.
  8. Niang, et al (2014) Africa. In: Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Part B: Regional Aspects. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC. 2014. pp. 1199-1265.
  9. Planton S, Barkhordarian A, Aurélien R, von Storch H (2013) Detection and Attribution: Regional Assessment of Climate Change in the Mediterranean. Volume 1: Air, Sea and Precipitation and Water. Editors: Antonio Navarra, Laurence Tubiana, Volume 50, 2013, pp 157-186.
  10. Barkhordarian A, von Storch H and Bhend J (2013) The expectation of future precipitation change over the Mediterranean region is different from what we observe. Climate Dynamics, 40, 225 - 244.
  11. Barkhordarian A, von Storch H and Zorita E (2012b) Anthropogenic forcing is a plausible explanation for the observed surface specific humidity trends over the Mediterranean area. Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L19706
  12. Barkhordarian A, Bhend J and von Storch H (2012a) Consistency of observed near surface temperature trends with climate change projections over the Mediterranean region. Climate Dynamics, 38, 1695-1702.
  13. Barkhordarian A (2012c) Investigating the Influence of Anthropogenic Forcing on Observed Mean and Extreme Sea Level Pressure Trends over the Mediterranean Region. The Scientific World Journal, 525303, 16 pages doi:10.1100/2012/525303.

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