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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 researcher at Jet Propulsion Laboratory and University of California (UCLA).
  • 2013-2015: Post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Coastal Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany.
  • 2009-2012: Doctoral scientific assistant (PhD student) at the Institute of Coastal Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany.

Selected Publications
  1. Barkhordarina A and Behrangi A (2017) Detection of non-natural springtime precipitation change over northern South America. (Submitted, Geophysical Research Letters).
  2. 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. (Submitted in JGR-Atmos)
  3. 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. (Submitted to Climate Dynamics).
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. IPCC, 2014: Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Part B: Regional Aspects. Chapter 22: Africa. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Barros et al., (Eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, 688 pp.
  8. Von Storch H, Barkhordarian A, Hasselmann K and Zorita E (2014) Can climate models explain the recent stagnation in global warming? (Published online in
  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, doi:10.1029/2012 GL053026.
  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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