Michael E Kelleher

Research Software Engineer

Michael is a Research Software Engineer with the Computational Earth Sciences Group and Climate Change Science Institute at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. His background is in atmospheric and climate sciences, with a B.S. in Meteorology from the State University of New York at Oswego, and M.S. and PhD from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Recently, he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom.

His previous research has focused on the links between tropospheric and stratospheric weather and climate. His dissertation was titled "Investigating the Link Between Sudden Stratospheric Warming and Tropospheric Blocking in the Northern Hemisphere", and has recently worked on the interaction between sea ice and mid-latitude circulation via stratospheric pathways.

He is currently working on designing the Model Analysis Platform for Energy Systems (MAPES) for the visualization of E3SM model data relevant to energy systems user. He also works on the Land Ice Verification and Validation Toolkit (LIVVkit), for the analysis of land ice in climate models.