Talia Tamarin-Brodsky

Talia Tamarin-Brodsky Assistant Professor, beginning January 2022
Research Description
Talia Tamarin-Brodsky’s research is driven by questions on the interface between weather and climate. She uses novel approaches, by combining Lagrangian and Eulerian perspectives, to answer pressing issues in atmospheric and climate sciences. Her research interests include atmospheric temperature variability and how it responds to climate change, atmospheric dynamics, regional climate and extremes, subseasonal-to-seasonal predictability, and stratosphere-troposphere interactions. Her work on midlatitude storms tracks includes studying mechanisms that control the formation, propagation, intensity, and spatial distribution of storms tracks. For example, she applies a Lagrangian storm-perspective to explain the poleward deflection of midlatitude storm tracks in the northern hemisphere, and the projected poleward shift of the storm tracks under climate change. Her work suggested that the latter can be understood by the increased tendency of individual storms to propagate poleward, and explained why it occurs. Applying ideas from synoptic meteorology into climate science, she studies processes that shape temperature distributions, and the role of linear and nonlinear dynamics in the non-Gaussianity of atmospheric variability. Her research interests also include applying a synoptic-perspective to study nonlinear atmospheric wave breaking events, their relation to weather extremes and recurring weather regimes, how they respond to climate change, and their prediction on subseasonal time-scales. Her work combines theory, computational methods, and observational analysis, often combined using a hierarchy of models with increasing complexity. Tamarin-Brodsky received her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Geophysics as well as her master’s in Physics from Tel-Aviv University, Israel. She earned her PhD from the Weizmann Institute, and completed a postdoctoral project at the University of Reading, U.K. She is currently pursuing a second postdoctoral research project at Tel-Aviv University, Israel, and will be joining MIT EAPS as an Assistant Professor in climate science soon.