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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

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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. D. Rankine, J. Cohen, F. Murray, P. Moreno-Cadena, G. Hoogenboom, J. Campbell, M. Taylor and T. Stephenson (2021).  Evaluation of DSSAT-MANIHOT-Cassava Model for potential irrigation benefits for cassava in Jamaica.  Accepted. Agronomy Journal.
  2. A. Mandal, T. Stephenson, J. Campbell, M. Taylor, S. Watson, L. Clarke, D. Smith, J. Darshan and M. Wilson (2021): An assessment of the impact of 1.5 vs 2 and 2.5 °C global temperature increase on flooding in Jamaica: A case study from the Hope Watershed. Accepted Philosophical Transactions A.
  3. Centella-Artola, A. D., A. Bezanilla-Morlot , M. Taylor, D. Herrera, D. Martinez-Castro, I. Gouirand, M. Sierra-Lorenzo, A. Vichot-Llanos, T. Stephenson, C. Fonseca-Rivera, J. Campbell, M. Alpizar (2020): Evaluation of sixteen gridded precipitation datasets over the Caribbean region using gauge observations. Accepted Atmosphere. IF 2.397
  4. Stephenson, T.S., M. A. Taylor, A. R. Trotman, J. M. Spence,  K. A. Stephenson, A. C. Joseph, C. J. Van Meerbeeck, J. D. Campbell and L. A. Clarke, 2020: [Regional Climates] Caribbean [in State of the Climate in 2019]. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. 99, S340-S342. IF 9.384
  5. Clarke, L. A., M. A. Taylor, A. Centella-Artola, M. St. M. Williams, J. D. Campbell, A. Bezanilla-Morlot, T. S. Stephenson (2020): The Caribbean and 1.5°C: Is SRM an option? Atmosphere. doi: 10.3390/atmos12030367  IF 2.397
  6. Almazroui M, Islam MN, Saeed F, Saeed S, Ismail M, Ehsan MA, Diallo I, O'Brien E, Ashfaq M, Martínez-Castro D, Cavazos T, Cerezo-Mota R, Tippett MK, Gutowski WJ., Alfaro EJ., Hidalgo HG, Vichot-Llano A, Campbell JD., Kamil S, Rashid IU, Sylla MB, Stephenson T, Taylor M, Barlow M (2021). Projected changes in temperature and precipitation over the United States, Central America and the Caribbean in CMIP6 GCMs. Earth Syst Environ 5,
  7. J. D. Campbell, M. A. Taylor, A. Bezanilla-Morlot, T. S. Stephenson, A. Centella-Artola, L. A. Clarke, K. A. Stephenson (2021). Generating Projections for the Caribbean at 1.5°C, 2.0°C and 2.5°C from a High-Resolution Ensemble. Accepted Atmosphere.  IF 2.397
  8. Charlton, Candice S., T. S. Stephenson, M. A. Taylor and C. Douglas (2021). Characterizing bushfire occurrences over Jamaica using the MODIS C6 Fire Archive 2001-2019. Accepted Atmosphere.  IF 2.397
  9. Stephenson, T.S., M.A. Taylor, A.R. Trotman, C.J. Van Meerbeeck, K.A. Stephenson, L.A. Clarke, G. Tamar, JM. Spence, A.C. Joseph and J.D. Campbell 2021: [Regional Climates] Caribbean [in State of the Climate in 2020]. Accepted Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. IF 9.834
  10. Taylor. M. A., Contributing author. Scaling up climate finance in the context of Covid-19. Hourcade, J.C; Glemarec, Y; de Coninck, H; Bayat-Renoux, F.; Ramakrishna, K., Revi, A. (2021). (South Korea: Green Climate Fund).
  11. Taylor, M. A., 2015: Why Climate Demands Change, Grace Kennedy Foundation, Kingston Jamaica. 97 pp. ISBN 978-976-8041-32-6.
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. 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

Book Chapters

  1. Taylor, M.A., M. K. Webber, T. S. Stephenson and F. S. Whyte (2020). Implications of climate change for Blue Economies in the Wider Caribbean. In The Caribbean Blue Economy. Peter Clegg et al. (eds.) Routledge. 262 p. ISBN 9780367263676

Conference Papers

  1. Z. Williams, J.F.M. Dorville, M. Taylor. Using Lora P2P Network for Autonomous Seawater Quality Monitor for Green Powering Desalination Plant. Caribbean Science and Innovation Meeting 2019, Oct 2019, Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe), France. ⟨hal-02581205⟩
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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