Kyle Armour

Assistant Professor, Atmospheric Sciences

Assistant Professor, Oceanography

Kyle Armour
Areas of Expertise
  • Climate dynamics
  • Polar oceanography
  • Sea ice
  • Climate sensitivity
  • ATM S 123
  • ATM S 234
  • ATM S 456
  • Nature Climate Change Research Highlight and CLIVAR Science Highlight: ‘Southern Ocean warming delayed by circumpolar upwelling and equatorward transport’ (2016)
  • Nature Climate Change Research Highlight: ‘The ocean’s role in polar climate change: asymmetric Arctic and Antarctic responses to greenhouse gas and ozone forcing’ (2014)
  • Environmental Research Letters Monthly Highlight: ‘Rapid and extensive warming following cessation of solar radiation management’ (2014)
  • James S. McDonnell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Complex Systems (2012)
  • AGU Editors’ Highlight: ‘The reversibility of sea ice loss in a state-of-the-art climate model’ (2011)
  • AGU Editors’ Highlight and Nature Climate Change Research Highlight: ‘Climate commitment in an uncertain world’ (2011)
  • Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Fellow (2005-2008)
  • Shang-keng Ma Award, UC San Diego, Department of Physics (2005)
  • Committee on Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics (AOFD) Member (Jan 2017-Jan 2020)
  • Reviewer for the following journal and foundations:
    Science, Nature Geoscience, Nature Climate Change, Journal of Climate, Geophysical Research Letters, Climate Dynamics, Journal of Geophysical Research, Climatic Change Letters, The Cryosphere, Environmental Research Letters, Current Climate Change Reports, Progress in Earth and Planetary Science, and the National Science Foundation
  • Convener for the following conference and workshop sessions:
    Understanding natural and anthropogenic drivers of trends and variability, NCAR Southern Ocean Workshop, 2017, Boulder, CO; Large-scale Circulation, AMS Annual Meeting, 2017, Seattle, WA; Physical and Biogeochemical Processes in the Southern Ocean: Observations, State Estimation, and Modeling, Ocean Sciences Meeting, 2016, New Orleans, LA; Dynamics of Deglaciations, AGU Fall Meeting, 2014, San Francisco, CA; Climate Sensitivity and Feedbacks: Advances and New Paradigms, AGU Fall Meeting, 2013, San Francisco, CA; Atmospheric Feedbacks and Climate Change: Observations, Theory, and Modeling, AGU Fall Meeting, 2012, San Francisco, CA
  • Memberships: American Geophysical Union, American Meteorological Society, Heterodox Academy
Selected publications
  • K.C. Armour (2017) Energy budget constraints on climate sensitivity in light of inconstant climate feedbacks. Nature Climate Change, doi: 10.1038/nclimate3278, in press

  • Y. Kostov, J. Marshall, U. Hausmann, K.C. Armour, D.G. Ferreira and M.M. Holland (2016) Fast and slow responses of Southern Ocean sea-surface temperature to the SAM in coupled climate models. Climate Dynamics, 5, 1595–1609, doi: 10.1007/s00382-016-3162-z

  • K.C. Armour (2016) Projection and prediction: Climate sensitivity on the rise. Nature Climate Change, 6, 896–897, doi: 10.1038/nclimate3079

  • K.C. Armour, J. Marshall, J. Scott, A. Donohoe and E.R. Newsom (2016) Southern Ocean warming delayed by circumpolar upwelling and equatorward transport. Nature Geoscience, 9, 549–554, doi: 10.1038/ngeo2731

  • K.C. Armour and C.M. Bitz (2015) Observed and projected trends in Antarctic sea ice. US CLIVAR Variations, 13.4, 13–19

  • G.H. Roe, N. Feldl, K.C. Armour, Y.-T. Hwang and D.M.W. Frierson (2015) The remote impacts of climate feedbacks on regional climate predictability. Nature Geoscience, 8, 135–139, doi: 10.1038/ngeo2346

  • J. Marshall, J. Scott, K.C. Armour, J.-M. Campin, M. Kelley and A. Romonou (2015) The ocean’s role in the transient response of climate to abrupt greenhouse gas forcing. Climate Dynamics, 44, 2287–2299, doi: 10.1007/s00382-014-2308-0