Michael Byrne

ETH Zurich
Sonneggstrasse 5
8092 Zurich

Office: NO G 68.1
Phone: +41 44 632 66 23


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I am a postdoctoral researcher working with Tapio Schneider in the Climate Dynamics Group at ETH Zürich. In late 2014, I completed my PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where my advisor was Paul O’Gorman.

My research interests span atmospheric dynamics, the hydrological cycle, and climate change. For details see my personal webpage!


  • Byrne, M. P., Schneider, T., 2018: Atmospheric dynamics feedback: concept, simulations and climate implications. Journal of Climate, 31, 3249-3264.
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  • Byrne, M. P., Schneider, T., 2016: Narrowing of the ITCZ in a warming climate: physical mechanisms. Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 11,350–11,357.
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  • Byrne, M. P. and T. Schneider, 2016: Energetic constraints on the width of the intertropical convergence zoneJournal of Climate29, 4709-4721.
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  • Wills, R. C., M. P. Byrne, and T. Schneider, 2016: Thermodynamic and dynamic controls on changes in the zonally anomalous hydrological cycle. Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 4640-4649.
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