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Armineh Barkhordarian

Dr. Armineh Barkhordarian earned her Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Hamburg in Germany. Her M.S. degree is in Meteorology. She received her B.S. degree in Solid-State Physics. She has expertise in Statistical Climatology and application of statistical methods to detection and attribution of climate change analysis. She has experience in Single Event Attribution analysis (e.g., droughts, extreme precipitation). Her current research is focused on identifying human-induced changes in Carbon and Water Cycle as an interconnected system and regional scale Emergent Constrains on climate feedbacks in ESMs.

  • 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
  • Statistical Climatology
  • Optimal Fingerprinting of regional scale anthropogenic climate change
  • Extreme events attribution (such as, droughts, extreme precipitation)
  • Emergent Constraints on climate feedbacks in ESMs

Professional Experience
  • Assistant Researcher. JIFRESSE at NASA/JPL (2019-present)
  • Visiting Researcher at the Max-Planck Institute for Meteorology. Hamburg, Germany (2017-2018)
  • UCLA Post-doctoral scholar at NASA/JPL (2016-2019)
  • Post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Coastal Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany (2013-2015)
  • Doctoral scientific assistant (PhD student) at the Institute of Coastal Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht. Germany (2009-2013)

Selected Awards
  • Fellowship from the Cluster of Excellence (CliSAP) of Hamburg University awarded by the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation (9/2017-11/2017)

Selected Publications
  1. Barkhordarian A, Saatchi SS, Behrangi A, Loikith PC, Mechoso CR (2019) A Recent Systematic Increase in Vapor Pressure Deficit over Tropical South America. Nature- Scientific Reports (2019) 9:15331. 2.
  2. Loikith PC, Albertani L, … A Barkhordarian (2019) A Climatology of Daily Synoptic Circulation Patterns and Associated Surface Meteorology over Southern South America. Climate Dynamics.
  3. Detzer J, Loikith PC, Barkhordarian A and Lee H, (2019) Characterizing Temperature Variability States and Associated Meteorological Drivers Across Southern South America. I. Journal of Climatology.
  4. Barkhordarian A et al., (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, 6262-6271.
  5. Loikith, P. C., J. Detzer, C. R. Mechoso, H. Lee, and A. Barkhordarian, (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.
  6. Barkhordarian A, von Storch H, Zorita E, Loikith PC and CR Mechoso (2017) Observed Warming over Northern South America Has an Anthropogenic Origin. Climate Dynamics, 51, 1901-1914.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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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