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Curriculum Vitae

Stephen Taylor, PhD
PhD in Physical Oceanography (2006)
    Scripps Institution of Oceanography / University of California San Diego

MA in Geography
    University of California Santa Barbara

BS in Physics
    University of California Santa Barbara

Training and Research Interests

Science education, climate variations and dynamics, coastal geomorphology, physics and circulation of the atmosphere, hydrological cycle

Wo Learning Champions Change Agent (2014)
Regents' Medal for Excellence in Teaching (2011)

Publications in Refereed Journals
  • Taylor, S.V., D.R. Cayan, N.E. Graham, and K.P. Georgakakos (2008), “Northerly surface winds over the eastern North Pacific Ocean in spring and summer, Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, D02110, doi:10.1029/2006JD008053. [Abstract] [Full Text]
  • Carpenter, T.M., S.V. Taylor, K.P. Georgakakos, J. Wang, E. Shamir, and J.A. Sperfslage (2007), "Surveying flash flood response in mountain streams," Eos Trans. AGU, 88(6), 69, doi:10.1029/2007EO060001. [Abstract] [Full Text]
Selected Conference Presentations
  • Blay, C.T, S.V. Taylor, J.J. Rothenberg, R. Pap (2014) "Kauai Island’s Fluctuating     Sandy Beaches: Response to Varying Wave Energy and Approach Azimuth over Seasonal and Decadal Time Scales," Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Oct. 2014, Paper No. 196-12.
  • Harris, S., J.E. Schoonmaker, S.V. Taylor (2014) "University Students’ Ideas about Climate Concepts Lack Systems Dynamics Thinking,"  Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Oct. 2014, Paper No. 245-13.
  • Harris, S., S.V. Taylor, J.E. Schoonmaker, E. Lane, R. Francois, P. Austin (2011), “Measuring Student Improvement in Lower‐ and Upper‐Level University Climate Science Courses”. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Dec. 2011, Abstract ED11B-0773.
  • Taylor, S.V. (2006), "Understanding the Greenhouse Effect Using Clear vs Cloudy Sky Diurnal Temperature Observations," Eos Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract ED41A-07.
  • Taylor, S.V., N.E. Graham, D.R. Cayan, J. Wang, and K.P. Georgakakos (2006), "Large-scale Atmospheric Circulation Associated With Northwesterly Surface Wind Events Along the US West Coast," Eos Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract A43C-0152.
Selected Educational and Professional Development Workshops