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Dr. Michael N. Evans

Associate Professor of Geology
Geology Department
University of Maryland, College Park
20742 College Park


  +001 301 405 8763

Expertise & Interests

Overview / specialty        High resolution multiproxy paleoclimatology of the late Holocene, with special emphasis on tropical processes, hydrometeorological variations, and global climate change. Forward modeling of the processes by which environmental forcing is represented in observations collected from paleoclimatic archives. Analysis of historical climate data sets. Climate field reconstruction from sparse observational networks. Analysis and modeling of paleo-reconstruction uncertainties. Synthesis of paleoclimate observations and comparison to simulations.
Official PAGES function(s)        PAGES SSC member, 2k Network Coordinator / Ocean2k Overall Lead
PAGES interests        2k Network, NAmerica2k, Ocean2k



McGregor, H.V., M.N. Evans, H. Goosse, G. Leduc, B. Martrat, J.A. Addison, P.G. Mortyn, D.W. Oppo, M.-S. Seidenkrantz, M.-A. Sicre, S.J. Phipps, K. Selvaraj, K. Thirumalai, H.L. Filipsson, V. Ersek, 2014: Robust global ocean cooling trend for the pre-industrial Common Era, Nat. Geosci., in review.

Tierney, J.E., N.J. Abram, K.J. Anchukaitis, M.N. Evans, C. Giry, K.H. Kilbourne, C.P. Saenger, H.C. Wu, J. Zinke, 2014: Tropical sea surface temperature for the past four centuries reconstructed from coral archives, Paleoceanography, in review.

Kaufman, D. and 22 others, 2014: A community-driven framework for climate reconstructions, EOS Trans. AGU, 95(40), 361.

Evans, M.N., J.E. Smerdon, A. Kaplan, S.E. Tolwinski-Ward and J.F. Gonzalez-Rouco, 2014: Climate field reconstruction uncertainty arising from multivariate and nonlinear properties of predictors, Geophysical Res. Lett., doi: 10.1002/2014GL062063.

Comboul, M.E., J. Emile-Geay, M.N. Evans, N. Mirnateghi, K.M. Cobb and D.M. Thompson*, 2014: A probabilistic model of chronological errors in layer-counted climate proxies: applications to annually-banded coral archives, Clim. Past., 10, 825-841, doi:10.5194/cp-10-825-2014.

Evans, M.N., S.E. Tolwinski-Ward, D.M. Thompson*, K.J. Anchukaitis, 2013: Applications of proxy system modeling in high resolution paleoclimatology, Quaternary Science Reviews, 76, 16-28.

Tolwinski-Ward, S.E., M.N. Evans, M.K. Hughes, K.J. Anchukaitis, 2011: An efficient forward model of the climate controls on interannual variation in tree-ring width, Clim. Dyn., doi:10.1007/s00382-010-0945-5

Evans, M.N. and D.P. Schrag, 2004: A stable isotope-based approach to tropical dendroclimatology, Geochim. et Cosmochim. Acta, 68(16), 3295-3305, DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2004.01.006

Evans, M.N., Alexey Kaplan and Mark A. Cane, 2002: Pacific sea surface temperature field reconstruction from coral ?18O data using reduced space objective analysis, Paleoceanography, 17, DOI: 10.1029/2000PA000590.

Evans, M.N., A. Kaplan, and M.A. Cane, 1998: Optimal sites for coral-based reconstruction of global sea surface temperature, Paleoceanography 13: 502-516.