I am an atmospheric scientist studying an array of research problems related to atmospheric physics, land-atmosphere interactions, hydrometeorology, climate change, and the biosphere. My research areas span the Arctic, the tropics, and North America. Particular research problems include the role of the Great Plains Low Level Jet on moisture transport and precipitation events in the upper Midwest, the role of climate change on the frequency of extreme events, the influence of Arctic warming on the boreal forest and feedback mechanisms, monitoring and mitigation of urban heat islands around the world, and the climate response to boreal afforestation for carbon sequestration. I use observations as well as global climate models, regional weather models, and land surface models to investigate these problems.
Climate and Climate Change
ESPM/GEOG 1425 - The Atmosphere
LAAS 5425: Atmospheric Processes - I
LAAS 8195: Ecological Climatology
Mykleby, P. M., P. K. Snyder, and T. E. Twine (2017), Quantifying the trade-off between carbon sequestration and albedo in midlatitude and high-latitude North American forests, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 2493–2501, doi:10.1002/2016GL071459.
Smoliak, B.V., P.K. Snyder, T.E. Twine, P.M. Mykleby, and W.F. Hertel, 2015: Dense Network Observations of the Twin Cities Canopy-Layer Urban Heat Island. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 54, 1899–1917, https://doi.org/10.1175/JAMC-D-14-0239.1
Harding, Keith J. and Peter K. Snyder, 2015: The Relationship between the Pacific–North American Teleconnection Pattern, the Great Plains Low-Level Jet, and North Central U.S. Heavy Rainfall Events. J. Climate, 28, 6729–6742.
Liess, S., A. Kumar, P.K. Snyder, J. Kawale, K. Steinhaeuser, F.H. Semazzi, A.R. Ganguly, N.F. Samatova, and V. Kumar, 2014: Different Modes of Variability over the Tasman Sea: Implications for Regional Climate. J. Climate, 27, 8466–8486, https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00713.1
Drewniak, B., P. K. Snyder, A. Steiner, T. E. Twine, and D. Wuebbles. Simulated changes in isoprene emissions from habitat expansion of Acer Rubrum (Red Maple). Environmental Research Letters, Vol. 9, 2014, 1-10. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/1/014006.
Harding, K., P. K. Snyder, S. Liess. Use of Dynamical Downscaling to Improve the Simulation of Central U.S. Precipitation in CMIP5 Models. Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, Vol. 118 (22), pp. 12,522-12536. doi:10.1002/2013JD019994, 2013.
Snyder, P. K. Concerns over Arctic warming grow. Nature Climate Change, 2013, Vol. 3(6), 539-540. doi:10.1038/nclimate1914.
Snyder, P. K. and S. Liess. The simulated atmospheric response to expansion of the Arctic boreal forest biome. Climate Dynamics, Vol. 42(1-2), pp. 487-503. DOI 10.1007/s00382-013-1746-4.
Harding, K. J. and P. K. Snyder. Modeling the Atmospheric Response to Irrigation in the Great Plains. Part II: The Precipitation of Irrigated Water and Changes in Precipitation Recycling. Journal of Hydrometeorology, Vol. 13, 2012, 1687-1703. DOI: 10.1175/JHM-D-11-099.1.
Anderson-Teixeira, K. J., P. K. Snyder, T.E. Twine, S.V. Cuadra, M.H. Costa, and E. H. DeLucia. Climate Regulation Services of Natural and Agricultural Ecoregions of the Americas, Nature Climate Change, Vol. 2, 2012, 177-181. doi:10.1038/nclimate1346.
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