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Professor Michael A. Taylor

Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology; Senior Lecturer; Professor
Room 224
Area of Specialization: 
Environmental Physics,Caribbean Climate Variability, Climatology, Climate Change

Professional Activities

  1. Caribbean Climate Modellers Consortium.
  2. Science Panel Member, CLIVAR, Variability of the American Monsoon Systems (VAMOS) Panel. World Climate Research Programme (WCRP). (2011-2014 )
  3. Board member, Water Resources Authority, Jamaica

Current Projects (Involvements)

  1. Pilot Programme for Climate resilience (PPCR):Regional Track
  2. Tropical Storm Modelling. For Caribbean Weather Impacts Generator (CARIWIG)
  3. Sustainable Water Management under climate change in small island states of the Caribbean (Water AccIS).
  4. Ensemble Climate Modeling in the Caribbean Region.

A Few Articles

  1. Taylor, M. A., 2015: Why Climate Demands Change, Grace Kennedy Foundation, Kingston Jamaica. 97 pp. ISBN 978-976-8041-32-6.
  2. Jones, J. J., T. S. Stephenson, M. A. Taylor, and J. D. Campbell, 2016: Statistical downscaling of North Atlantic tropical cyclone frequency and the amplified role of the Caribbean low level jet in a warmer climate, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121, doi: 10.1002/2015JD024342.
  3. Jones, P. D., C. Harpham, I. Harris, C. M. Goodess, A. Burton, A. Centella-Artola, M. A. Taylor, A. Bezanilla-Morlot, D. Martinez-Castro, J. D. Campbell, T. S. Stephenson, O. Joslyn, K. Nicholls and T. Baur, 2015: Long-term trends in precipitation and temperature across the Caribbean. Int. J. Climatol., 10.1002/joc.4557
  4. Moron, V., I. Gouirand and M. A. Taylor, 2015: Weather types across the Caribbean basin and their relationship with rainfall and sea surface temperature. Climate Dynamics. doi: 10.1007/s00382-015-2858-9
  5. Burgess, C. P., M.  A. Taylor, T. S. Stephenson, A. Mandal and L. Powell, 2015: A macro-scale flood risk model for Jamaica with impact of climate variability. Natural Hazards. DOI 10.1007/s11069-015-1712-z.
  6. Rankine, D. R., J. E. Cohen, M. A. Taylor, A. D. Coy, L. A. Simpson, T. Stephenson, and J. L. Lawrence, 2015: Parameterizing the FAO AquaCrop Model for Rain-fed and Irrigated Field Grown Sweet Potato. Agronomy Journal 107: 1-13. doi:10.2134/agronj14.0287
  7. Centella-Artola, C., M. A. Taylor, A. Bezanilla-Morlot, D. Martinez-Castro, J. D. Campbell, T. S. Stephenson and A. Vichot, 2015: Assessing the Effect of Domain Size over the Caribbean Region
Subjects Taught: 

PHYS1411 Mechanics   
PHYS 1421 Electricity and Magnetism
P14A Introductory Physics
P14B Introductory Physics
P23F Optics and Oscillations
P36B Atmosphere and Climate
P33M Physics Research Project
P63B Physics of Climate
EM640 Water Resource Management

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