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Kyle Mattingly

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Research Interests:

My research uses the framework and methods of synoptic climatology to study Earth's climate and its interactions with other biophysical systems. For example, my dissertation analyzes how corridors of intense water vapor transport known as "atmospheric rivers" induce mass loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet. Other research topics include the influence of rain gauge density on estimates of extreme precipitation magnitude and frequency, moisture sources for convective precipitation in subtropical South America, and the impacts of blocking high pressure systems near Greenland on North Atlantic hurricane tracks.

Hired by:
Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Rutgers University

B.S. Meteorology, Western Kentucky University - 2012

M.S. Geography, University of Georgia - 2014

Ph.D. Candidate in Geography, University of Georgia - 2019

Selected Publications:

Mattingly, K. S., T. L. Mote, and X. Fettweis, 2018: Atmospheric river impacts on Greenland

Ice Sheet surface mass balance. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, In Press,


Mattingly, K. S., L. Seymour, and P.W. Miller, 2017: Estimates of extreme precipitation frequency

in urban areas derived from spatially dense rain gauge observations: A case study

of two urban areas in the Colorado Front Range region. Annals of the American Association

of Geographers
, 107(6), 1499–1518, doi:10.1080/24694452.2017.1309961.

Mattingly, K. S. and T. L. Mote, 2017: Variability in warm-season atmospheric circulation

and precipitation patterns over subtropical South America: relationships between the South

Atlantic Convergence Zone and large-scale organized convection over the La Plata basin.

Climate Dynamics, 48(1), 241–263, doi:10.1007/s00382-016-3072-0.

Mattingly, K. S., C. A. Ramseyer, J. J. Rosen, T. L. Mote, and R. Muthyala, 2016: Increasing

water vapor transport to the Greenland Ice Sheet revealed using self-organizing maps. Geophysical

Research Letters
, 43, 9250–9258, doi:10.1002/2016GL070424.

Mattingly, K. S., J. T. McLeod, J. A. Knox, J. M. Shepherd, and T. L. Mote, 2015: A climatological

assessment of Greenland blocking conditions associated with the track of Hurricane

Sandy and historical North Atlantic hurricanes. International Journal of Climatology, 35(5),

746–760, doi:10.1002/joc.4018.

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