Patrick Taylor (NASA)
Title: Climate Research Scientist
Technical Focus Area: Climate Science, Airborne Science
Study Topics: Arctic climate change and feedbacks, sea ice-cloud interactions, earth radiation budget.
Dr. Taylor, a research scientist at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Langley Research Center and member of the Radiation Budget Science Project. Dr. Taylor received Bachelor of Science in Earth Science from California University of PA in 2004, and a Master’s degree and Ph. D. in Meteorology from Florida State university in 2006 and 2009. Dr. Taylor’s recent work has advanced our understanding of the Arctic climate and how clouds are responding to diminishing Arctic sea ice using data from satellites, aircraft, and the surface data synergistically with models to understand the role of clouds within the global climate system. Dr. Taylor’s research accomplishments have culminated in several recognitions including the 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers and the 2013 NASA Early Career Award. In 2014, Dr. Taylor was appointed by Governor McAuliffe to the Virginia Climate Change and Resiliency Update Commission. In 2015, Dr. Taylor was recognized as a Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow. Patrick has also served on the US CLIVAR Process Studies and Modeling Improvement Panel and the Air-Sea Transition Zone Study Team. Dr. Taylor is the Deputy Science Lead for the NASA Arctic Radiation-Cloud-Aerosol-Surface Interaction eXperiment (ARCSIX) to be held in Summer 2024. Dr. Taylor was recently selected to serve as a member on the Global Energy and Water EXchanges (GEWEX) Data and Analysis Panel.
- Taylor, P. C., & Monroe, E., 2023: Isolating the surface type influence on Arctic low-clouds. J. Geophys. Res.: Atmos., 128, e2022JD038098. https://doi.org/10.1029/2022JD038098
- Taylor P. C., Boeke R. C., Boisvert L. N, Feldl N., Henry M., Huang Y., Langen P. L., Liu W., Pithan F., Sejas S. A. and Tan I., 2022: Process Drivers, Inter-Model Spread, and the Path Forward: A Review of Amplified Arctic Warming. Front. Earth Sci. 9:758361. doi: 10.3389/feart.2021.758361
- Cohen, J., Zhang, X., Francis, J. and coauthors (including P. C. Taylor), 2020: Divergent consensuses on Arctic amplification influence on midlatitude severe winter weather. Nat. Clim. Chang. 10, 20–29, doi:10.1038/s41558-019-0662-y.
- Duncan, B. N., and coauthors (including P.C. Taylor), 2020: Space‐based observations for understanding changes in the arctic‐boreal zone. Reviews of Geophysics, 58, e2019RG000652. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019RG000652
- Boeke, R. C. and P. C. Taylor, 2018: Seasonal energy exchange in sea ice retreat regions contributes to differences in projected Arctic warming. Nature Comm., 9, 5017, doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-07061-9.
- Taylor, P. C., 2018: Local processes with a global reach. Nature Climate Change, doi: 10.1038/s41558-018-0342-3.
- Taylor, P. C., and coauthors, 2018: On the increasing importance of air-sea exchange in a thawing Arctic: A review. Atmosphere, 9(2):41, doi:10.3390/atmos9020041.
- Hegyi, B. M., P. C. Taylor, 2018: The unprecedented 2016-17 Arctic sea ice growth season: The crucial role of atmospheric rivers and longwave fluxes. Geophys. Res. Lett., 45, 5204–5212. https://doi.org/10.1029/2017GL076717.
- Taylor, P. C., W. Maslowski J. Perlwitz, and D. J. Wuebbles, 2017: Arctic Changes and their Effects on Alaska and the Rest of the United States. In: Climate Science Special Report: Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume I. U.S. Global Climate Change Research Program, Washington, DC, USA, pp. 303-332, doi: 10.7930/J00863GK.
- Taylor, P. C., S. Kato, K.-M. Xu, and M. Cai, 2015: Covariance between Arctic sea ice and clouds within atmospheric state regimes at the satellite footprint level. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120, 12656-12678, doi:10.1002/2015JD023520.
- Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), 2012
- National Academy of Sciences, Kavli Fellow, 2015
- NASA Agency Early Career Medal, 2013
- NASA Arctic Radiation-Cloud-aerosol-Sea Ice eXperiment (ARCSIX) Mission Science Leadership (Deputy Lead)
- US CLIVAR Process Studies and Model Improvements Panel (Co-Chair)
- 2023 Gordon Research Conference on Radiation and Climate (Co-Chair)
- U.S. Gov’t Expert Review Panelist and Chapter lead for IPCC SROCC and AR6 reports
- Global Energy and Water cycle Exchange Data and Analysis Panel (Member)
- US CLIVAR Polar Amplification of Climate Change Across Hemispheres and Seasons: Causes and Constraints Workshop (Co-Chair)
- Ph. D. Meteorology, Florida State University, 2009 (Prof. Robert G. Ellingson, advisor)
- M. S. Meteorology, Florida State University, 2006 (Prof. Robert G. Ellingson, advisor).
- B. S. Earth Science, California University of PA, 2004
- Research Scientist, NASA Langley Research Center 11/09-Present
Outside of work Dr. Taylor enjoys spending time with family, playing sports, and exercising. He is also an avid homebrewer, national BCJP judge, and a member of the CASK local homebrew club.