Purdue Climate Change Research Center

Matt Huber

Biography

Matt is interested in past, present and future climate, the mechanisms that govern climate, and the different forms that climates can take on Earth and other planets. Most of his work so far has concentrated on the issue of how “stuff” (e.g., passive tracers, water vapor, heat, spores) goes from the tropics toward the Poles, and specifically with an emphasis on how these processes operate during greenhouse climate (e.g., the Eocene ~55-35 million years ago). Current research directions include investigating the relationship between severe weather and climate change, and the integrated role of storms (such as hurricanes) on heat (and other tracer) transports.

Selected Publications

Lyle, M., J. Barron, T. J. Bralower, M. Huber, A. Olivarez-Lyle, A. C. Ravelo, D. K. Rea, and P. A. Wilson, The Pacific Ocean and the Cenozoic evolution of climate, Reviews of Geophysics, in press.

Sriver, R. and M. Huber, Observational evidence for ocean heat pump induced by tropical cyclones (2007), Nature 447, 577-580.

Huber, M. and D. Nof, The ocean circulation in the southern hemisphere and its climatic impacts in the Eocene (2006), Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 231, 9-28.

Pagani, M., N. Pedentchouk, M. Huber, A. Sluijs, S. Schouten, H. Brinkhuis, J. S. S. Damste, G. R. Dickens, and the Expedition 302 Scientists, Arctic hydrology during global warming at the Palaeocene/Eocene thermal maximum (2006), Nature Letters 442, 671-675.

Brinkhuis, H., S. Schouten, M. E. Collinson, A. Sluijs, J. S. S. Damsté, G. R. Dickens, M. Huber, T. M. Cronin, J. Onodera, K. Takahashi, J. P. Bujak, R. Stein, J. van der Burgh, J. Matthiessen, J. S. Eldrett, I.C. Harding, A. F. Lotter, F. Sangiorgi1, J. W. de Leeuw, J. Backman, K. Moran, and the Expedition 302 Scientists, Episodic fresh surface waters in the early Eocene Arctic Ocean (2006), Nature Letters 441, 606-609.

Sluijs, A., S. Schouten, M. Pagani, M. Woltering, H. Brinkhuis, J. S. S. Damste, G. R. Dickens, M. Huber, G.-J. Reichart, R. Stein, J. Mattiessen, L. J. Lourens, N. Pedentchouk, J. Backman, K. Moran, and the Expedition 302 Scientists, Subtropical Arctic Ocean temperatures during the Palaeocene/Eocene thermal maximum (2006), Nature Letters 441, 610-613.

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