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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Raymond Bradley

Affiliated Investigator
Director of Climate Systems Research Center
Distinguished Professor of Geosciences
UMass Amherst

Research Interests

  • Climate change assessments and projections
  • Paleoclimate 
  • Climate extremes

Education

B.S.: University of Southampton, Southampton, England, 1969
M.S.: University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, 1971
Ph.D.: University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, 1974

Experience

Department Head, Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1993 to 2000
Distinguished Professor, Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2002 to present

Publications

Climate System Research CenterA 900-year New England temperature reconstruction from in situ seasonally produced branched glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers (brGDGTs)Resilient MA: Climate Change Clearinghouse for the Commonwealth
Consequences of Global Warming of 1.5 \textdegreeC and 2 \textdegreeC for Regional Temperature and Precipitation Changes in the Contiguous United StatesDifferent influences on the tropical Pacific SST gradient from natural and anthropogenic forcingInfluence of North Pacific decadal variability on the western Canadian Arctic over the past 700~yearsLocal and regional wildfire activity in central Maine (USA) during the past 900~yearsQuantifying uncertainty in future floods and drought conditions in the Northeastern United States using regionally downscaled climate projectionsToward mountains without permanent snow and iceFuture Decreases in Freezing Days across North AmericaClimate change in the Northeast United States: An analysis of the NARCCAP multimodel simulationsClimate change in the Northeast United States: An analysis of the NARCCAP multimodel simulationsElevation-dependent warming in mountain regions of the worldGlacier response to North Atlantic climate variability during the HoloceneInfluence of eastern Pacific and central Pacific El Ni\~no events on winter climate extremes over the eastern and central United StatesNAO and PNA influences on winter temperature and precipitation over the eastern United States in CMIP5 GCMsProjected Changes in Climate Extremes over the Northeastern United StatesSnow occurrence changes over the central and eastern United States under future warming scenariosSnow occurrence changes over the central and eastern United States under future warming scenariosWinter climate extremes over the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada and teleconnections with large-scale modes of climate variabilityWinter precipitation variability and corresponding teleconnections over the northeastern United StatesWinter precipitation variability and corresponding teleconnections over the northeastern United StatesClimate change in the northeastern US: regional climate model validation and climate change projectionsClimatic changes in mountain regions of the American Cordillera and the tropics: historical changes and future outlookPaleoclimatology: Reconstructing Climates of the Quaternary (3rd edition).Recent changes of climate in mountain regions of the American Cordillera and the TropicsAssessment of regional climate model simulation estimates over the northeast United StatesWhat can we learn from past warm periods?Climate change in Central America and Mexico: regional climate model validation and climate change projectionsGlobal Warming and Political IntimidationHigh-resolution paleoclimatologyNatural archives, changing climatesWhere do we stand on global warming?Changes in Extreme Climate Indices for the Northeastern United States, 1870\textendash2005Global Signatures and Dynamical Origins of the Little Ice Age and Medieval Climate AnomalyRecent Warming Reverses Long-Term Arctic CoolingA 1,000-year, annually-resolved record of hurricane activity from Boston, MassachusettsClimate change scenario for Costa Rican montane forestsHolocene perspectives on future climate changeProxy-based reconstructions of hemispheric and global surface temperature variations over the past two millenniaVariations of Twentieth-Century Temperature and Precipitation Extreme Indicators in the Northeast United StatesMultidecadal North Atlantic climate variability and its effect on North American salmon abundance
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