CLAY TABOR, PhD CandidateClay Tabor

Research Interests

Milankovitch theory proposes that changes in insolation due to orbital perturbations dictate the waxing and waning of the ice sheets.  However, variations in solar forcing alone are not sufficient to produce the glacial oscillations observed in the climate record. Instead, many have suggested that non-linear feedbacks in the Earth system work in concert with the orbital cycles to produce an amplified signal. In my current research, I use a complex Earth system model to explore the role of non-linear climate feedbacks on glacial cycles.


B.S., Atmospheric Science, University of North Carolina at Asheville, Asheville, NC (2009)

Contact Information

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Michigan
1100 North University Avenue
2534 C.C. Little Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1005

Office: 2008 C.C. Little
Phone: 734-647-5636