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Michelle McCrystall

Postdoctoral fellow, Centre for Earth Observation Science, University of Manitoba

Michelle McCrystall is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. Her research focuses on two areas focusing on Arctic climate.
The first of these includes determining the drivers of Arctic climate, specifically, investigating the tropical and other remote teleconnections and their impact on Arctic circulation, temperature and sea ice. Secondly, Michelle researches the changes in future Arctic climate with a specific focus on mean and extreme precipitation events and how these are changing into the future with a particular focus of their impact on rain-on-snow events across the Arctic.


  • 2020–present
    Postdoctoral fellow, University of Manitoba
  • 2018–2020
    Postdoctoral associate, University of Exeter


  • 2018 
    University of Cambridge and British Antarctic Survey, PhD in Arctic climate dynamics


  • 2021
    New climate models reveal faster and larger increases in Arctic precipitation than previously projected , Nature Communications
  • 2021
    Arctic rain-on-snow events: Bridging observations to understand environmental and livelihood impacts, Environmental Research Letters
  • 2021
    Arctic winter temperature variations correlated with ENSO are dependant on coincidental sea ice changes, Geophysical Research Letters
  • 2020
    The impact of changes in tropical sea surface temperatures over 1979-2012 on Northern Hemisphere high latitude climate , Journal of Climate