Externally funded research projects (to be updated):

2014-2017: Principal Investigator.  “The impact of meridional variations in cloud albedo on tropical climatology, and biases, in Earth system models.” National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
2014-2017: Principal Investigator.  “The impact of westerly wind bursts and ocean state on the development and diversity of El Niño events:  insights from satellite-based observations and numerical experiments”, funding for a Graduate Student Fellowship, NASA.
2014-2017: Principal Investigator. “Understanding mean patterns, gradients, variability and mechanisms of early Pliocene warmth: The role of cloud albedo.” National Science Foundation. 

2011-2014: Principal Investigator. “A Generalized Stability Analysis of the AMOC in Earth System Models: Implications for Decadal Variability and Abrupt Climate Change.” Department of Energy.

2011-2014: Co-Principal Investigator. “Collaboration Research: Lagrangian Modeling of Convectively Coupled Equatorial Waves and the Madden Julian Oscillation.” National Science Foundation.

2009-2012: Principal Investigator. “Collaboration Research: Reconstructing Meridional Temperature Gradient and Climate Conditions of the Early Pliocene.” National Science Foundation.

2009-2011: Principal Investigator. “Stability of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation.” Department of Energy.

2007-2014: Principal Investigator. “El Niño and Global Warming:  Past and Future Response of the Atmosphere-Ocean System.” David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

2006-2008: Principal Investigator. “Net Energy Dissipation in the Tropical Ocean and ENSO Dynamics: modeling and theoretical study.” National Science Foundation.

2006-2008: Principal Investigator. “Abrupt Climate Changes Involving the Tropics.” Department of Energy.

2003-2005: Co-Principal Investigator.  “Diabatic Aspects of Decadal Climate Fluctuations.” National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

2002-2004: Co-Principal Investigator.  “Climate Variability on Decadal and Longer Timescales.” NASA.


two elninos

Fig. 1: El Niño events of 1965/1966 and 1982/1983 shown as warm sea surface
temperature anomalies propagating along the equator
(Fedorov and Philander 2000, 2001)


different states of the atlantic

Fig. 2: Different states of the Atlanitc ocean meridional overturning
circulation (AMOC) in an idealized ocean model (Fedorov et al 2007)


combined les amoc model

Fig. 3: Interdecadal mode of the AMOC in an ocean GCM (Sevellec and Fedorov 2013)