I am currently a fellow of the University of Michigan’s President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program working with Christiane Jablonowski in the Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering. I completed my M.S. (2012) and Ph.D. (2016) in Earth System Science at the University of California, Irvine, advised by Gudrun Magnusdottir. Prior to graduate school, I worked with Jay Banner and Dan Breecker at the University of Texas on a project centered on understanding the CO2 in Central Texas cave air. I graduated from the University of Texas in 2010 with a B.Sc. in geoscience.

I am interested in using observations and reanalysis datasets to investigate the impacts, characteristics and climatology of extreme weather events. I use process-based studies to evaluate models and employ simple perturbation experiments to develop a mechanistic understanding of weather extremes and their response to climate change.

I will be starting as a TT Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan in the fall. An updated webiste will be coming soon!


Email: aepayne (at) umich (dot) edu
Office: SRB 2517B
Tel: 734.647.1991
Online profiles: Research Gate, Google Scholar, ORCiD, and ResearcherID.