I am currently an Advanced Study Program post-doctoral fellow at the National Center for Atmospheric Research working with Clara Deser. My research focuses on understanding and modeling temperature variability and change, with a focus on connections between large-scale atmospheric variability and the observed surface climate. My most recent work is on changes in and causes of extreme temperature events.

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mckinnon (at) ucar (dot) edu
Climate and Global Dynamics
National Center for Atmospheric Research
1850 Table Mesa Dr., Boulder, CO 80305
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